Dredging

Dredging – Second Call for GRANE R at Valletta – 02 – 04.09.2022

Infrastructure Malta has commenced dredging works to help improve safety and navigability inside Grand Harbour using the  the 2010 built DP 2 multi purpose offshore vessel GRANE R that entered Grand Harbour on Friday 2nd September at 0640 hrs. The project aims to remove tonnes of silt and other sediment from the seabed in the …

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Local Shipping – Damen built workboat MFC 1

One of the Damen built vessels trading at Malta was the 1974 built Damen Pushy-Cat 46 workboat HAM 774 for the Dutch dredging company HAM (Hollandsche Aannemings Maatschappij). During the 90’s she was seen at Malta with a HAM dredger and was lifted on her hard at Bezzina Ship Repair Yard (BSRY). She was 14.45 …

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Dredging – Haywharf Dredging – July/August 2022

During July and August 2022 Dredging Operations of Inert Material was carried out at the AFM Maritime Squadron Base at Haywharf at Marsamxett Harbour with the Ports & Yachting Directorate of Transport Malta issued Local Notice of Mariners – 091 dated 21st June, 2022 and Amendment – 118 dated 14th July 2022 . Vessels engaged …

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Dredging – GRANE R dredging inner part of Grand Harbour – August 2022

After nearly a month anchored at Bunkering Area 3, the 2010 built DP 2 multi purpose offshore vessel GRANE R entered Grand Harbour on Friday 12th August originally coming from Viana do Castelo at Portugal of which she passed breakwaters at 0839hrs. Transport Malta issued Local Notice to Mariners no 136 regarding the dredging works …

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Dredging – Suction Dredger DIANNE K

One of the interesting vessels that was laid up in Malta was the converted 1954 built suction dredger DIANNE K. She was originally built as the coaster AURIGA at the GJ van de Werff’s Scheepsbw in Westerbroek with yard number 268 for the Dutch owner Jan Kuiper & Egbert Mooij based at Groningen, Netherlands homeported …

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Palumbo Malta Shipyard – Dredger BREYDEL 10.06.2021 – 31.07.2021

The 2008 built Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger (TSHD) BREYDEL called at Grand Harbour, Malta on Thursday 10th June passing breakwaters at 1621 hrs coming from Abu Qir, Egypt. She berthed Port Side alongside Parlatorio Wharf and the following day on Friday 11th June at 0930 hrs she shifted 20 metres ahead assisted by tugboat SPINOLA. …

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Dredging – Mgarr Harbour, Gozo completed – June 2021

The dredging works part of Euro 6 Million Project to improve facilities, particularly for fishermen which was started back in 2019 was finished in June 2021. Images taken last May, 2021. An article about this project was published last Wednesday 18th March 2020 – https://maltashipnews.com/2020/03/18/maritime-projects-mgarr-harbour-gozo-part-1-18-03-2020/ On Monday 14th June, 2021 the crane barge BEZZ III …

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Dredging – Jan De Nul Group with New Suez Canal Dredging Works – April, 2021.

The Suez Canal is the shortest shipping route between Europe and Asia. To enlarge the transit capacity and to increase industrial activity in the area, a new Suez Canal had to be constructed next to the existing one. The project was a challenge because of its size but above all because of the very tight …

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Delivery – Sisters dredgers MAKRAN 1 + MAKRAN 2 – April 2021.

On Tuesday 16th March, 2021 the 2021 newbuilt sisters trailing suction hopper dredgers (TSHD) MAKRAN 1 and MAKRAN 2 started their delivery voyage from Schiedam, Netherlands towards Fujairah, United Arab Emirates. Both were built by ADA Shipyard at Tuzla, Turkey for IHC Shipyard and then towed to the Netherlands for completion and refitting based on …

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Casualties – EVER GIVEN salvage operation update – 29.03.2021

After 6 days blocking the Suez Canal, the grounded mother container ship EVER GIVEN was partially freed around 0540 hrs ( 0340 UTC) . According to the Suez Canal Authority , the container ship is now fully afloat. Efforts will now get under way to restart shipping navigation, with more than 450 vessels waiting near …

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