Dutch owned

Smit International – Tugboat BALAU

Smit Internationale N.V. (or Smit International) was a Dutch company operating in the maritime industry. It was founded in 1842 by Fop Smit as a towage company with onl 1 paddle steamer tug KINDERDIJK. Fop’s sons, Jan and Leendert, continued the company under the name L. Smit & Co and expanded the fleet. In 1870, they began using tugs with …

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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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Livestock Ships – GANADO EXPRESS and SHORTHORN EXPRESS at Malta – 08.08.2022

On Monday 8th August , the 135 metre livestock carrier GANADO EXPRESS and the 117 metres SHORTHORN EXPRESS entered Grand Harbour berthing alongside each other at MMH. First to enter was the 2013 built GANADO EXPRESS at 0859 hrs with 2 tugs assisting. She was built at China by COSCO Guangdong Shipyard at Dongguan with …

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Livestock Ships – BISON EXPRESS

The latest livestock carrier calling at Malta was the 1995 built BISON EXPRESS, one of the 14 Vroon Livestock owned ships around on Friday 10th December at 1301 hrs coming from Jakarta, Indonesia via the Suez Canal. She was built in the Netherlands by Van Diepen Shipyard at Waterhuizen in 1995 with 4 decks and …

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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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Delivery – General Cargo Ship LADY HABARKA at Malta – 06.09.2021

On Monday 6th September the 2021 built general cargo ship LADY HABARKA entered Grand Harbour, Malta at 0815 hrs bound to berth at Pinto 3 Wharf, part of Valletta Cruise Port during her delivery voyage for uplifting bunkers and provisions. She was built at the Chowgule Shipyard in Goa, India and she’s the 5th vessel …

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Haifa Port – July 2021 Movements

The Port of Haifa  is the largest of Israel’s three major international seaports, the others being the Port of Ashdod, and the Port of Eilat. It has a natural deep water harbor, which operates all year long, and serves both passenger and merchant ships. It is one of the largest ports in the eastern Mediterranean in terms of freight volume and …

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Pipe Layer – SOLITAIRE

One of the ship’s owned by the Allseas Group, a Dutch pipelaying and marine construction firm is the 1972 built 300 metres long SOLITAIRE. She was built in Japan by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries at their shipyard in Hiroshima as yn 223 launched on 17th December 1971 and completed in 1972 as the bulk carrier TRENTWOOD until May …

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RoRo Vessels – ALEXANDERHAVEN

The first ship from a Class of 22 known as Project Neva 1607 and 16073 ( The project was developed at the Baltsudoproekt Central Design Bureau ) built for USSR owners and 2 for Jadranska Plovidba, Yugoslavia in Leningrad, USSR was the 1979 built roro ship IVAN SKURIDIN. Built as yard 821 at the A. Zhdanov …

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Research/Survey Vessel – KOBI RUEGG

One of the latest equipment belonging to the Dutch Geo Intelligence Provider Fugro was the 2015 built research vessel KOBI RUEGG that entered Grand Harbour, Malta last Thursday 29th April. She was built in USA by Thoma Sea Shipbuilders at Lockport, Los Angeles as FUGRO AMERICAS until July 2017 where she was due the begin …

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