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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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Yachting – 2017 built 110.01m yacht KAOS at Malta – September 2022

The largest yacht ever built at Oceanco and the largest yacht ever built in the Netherlands , KAOS was spotted in the Maltese Territorial Waters during the first days of September, 2022. She was built in 2017 to the Passenger Yacht Code standard, which added extra layers of requirements and complexity.  She was built for Sheikh …

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Yacht Transportation – DEO VOLENTE loading at Malta -18.01.2022

On Tuesday 18th January, 2022 the 2007 built Multi Purpose (MPP) Ship DEO VOLENTE entered Grand Harbour, Malta passing breakwaters at 1534 hrs coming from Corfu, Greece. She proceeded to Laboratory Wharf port side alongside, Valletta Gateway Terminals (VGT). She was secured at 1600 hrs. At 1615 hrs she starting loading operation for the BLUE GAME 60 …

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Research/Survey Vessel – ATLANTIC SURVEYOR.

A former standby/safety vessel that was converted into a research/Survey vessels was the ATLANTIC SURVEYOR. She was built in the Netherlands in 1972 at Amels Holland in Makkum as the Buoy Tender BREEVEERTIEN for the Dutch Government with yard no 324. She was acquired in 1997 and renamed as TELCO BALTIC trading until November 2004 …

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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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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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Yachting – MLT Flag Yachts LEGACY V and STARBURST III at Marina Di Valletta, Malta – May/June 2021.

Two Maltese Flag (MLT) 48 metre motor yacht LEGACY V and 47 metre motor yacht STARBURST III were seen berthed at Marina di Valletta, Marsamxett Harbour during May/June 2021. First to arrive was the 48 metre yacht LEGACY V that entered on Sunday 9th May, 2021 at 1434 hrs as MQ2. She was built by …

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Tugboat News – MULTRATUG 17, 24 and 27 at Malta – June 2021.

During the month of June, 3 tugs belonging to the Dutch Company Multraship Towage & Salvage based at Terneuzen, Netherlands called at Malta within 5 days. The first to call was the 16.76 metre 2020 Damen built tug MULTRATUG 24 homeported in Constanta, Romania (ROM) operated by Multraship Romania Srl entering Grand Harbour on Sunday …

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