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AFM – Arrival of P 71 , largest Patrol Vessel for Malta – 07.11.2022

On Monday 7th November, 2022 at 0751 hrs the 74.8 metres Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) P 71 as C 890 entered Grand Harbour, Malta during her delivery voyage coming from Chioggia, Italy. She berthed port side alongside at Ras Hanzir Dolphins (RHD). With a full load displacement of over 2,000 tonnes, 74.8 metres as length …

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Towage News – Polish tug STRAZAK-28 delivered – 18.11.2022

On Friday 18th November,2022 the Polish built and owned tug STRAZAK-28 was commissioned for the Szczecin and Świnoujście Seaports Authority SA. She was built at the Remontowa Shipbuilding SA shipyard in Gdańsk with 29.2m as length overall (loa); beam of 10.47m and draught of 3.45 m. Her maximum speed is 12 knots. The purchase of …

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Coast Guard – Guardia Costiera CP 265 in Spain for Frontex Joint Operation Poseidon – December 2020

On Wednesday 16th December, 2020 the Italian Coast Guard (Guardia Costiera) 200/S class patrol craft CP 265 who is normally based at Vibo Valentia in the Calabria region of southern Italy, near the Tyrrhenian Sea was berthed at the Spanish port of Ibiza in the Balearic Islands. Arrived from the Spanish port of Almeria, under the …

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ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION – MAERSK ETIENNE rescued 27 illegal immigrants on 04.08.2020 with group finally reach land on 12.09.2020

On Tuesday 4th August a boat with 27 illegal immigrants were rescued by the 2004 built chemical/oil products tanker MAERSK ETIENNE while she was underway to Tunisia in the Gulf of Gabes coming from Genoa, Italy. On Wednesday 5th August late afternoon she was denied entry to Maltese territorial waters especially when SAR was made …

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Beirut Blast – Countries united in sending Humanitarian Aid – 07.08.2020

Countries and international organisations have lined up to help Lebanon after a massive warehouse explosion sent a shockwave across Beirut, killing at least 154 and injuring over 5,000 persons. Also it destroyed 3 hospitals, major PPE Stores and Lebanon’s major grain store, triggering food crisis worries. Bahraini officials load medical aid and ground support equipment …

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Dangerous Goods – Beirut Port Explosion, Lebanon – 04.08.2020

DANGEROUS GOODS are articles or substances capable of posing a risk to health, safety or the environment. Authorities in Lebanon are busy counting the number of dead and injured after an explosion at Beirut Port that rocked the entire city on Tuesday 4th August, 2020 in the afternoon. It is unacceptable that 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate have …

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ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION – Livestock Carrier TALIA saga – 08.07.2020

On Sunday 5th July 2020 the 52 rescued illegal immigrants that are onboard the livestock carrier TALIA in Maltese territorial waters have not been allowed to disembark by the Government until it has guarantees from other EU member states on their immediate relocation. According to the TALIA’s crew RCC Malta promised to transfer the rescued …

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ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION – Over 400 illegal immigrants disembark after mutiny occured – 06/07.06.2020

After the mutiny saga for the crew and Maltese security personnel aboard the short sea ferry boat EUROPA II after threatening with knives and gathering sleeping bags and other material including gas to set up a blaze and with at least more than 3 hours to take a decision from MALTA VTS and other authorities …

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ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION – Over 250 illegal immigrants aboard 3 Captain Morgan Short Sea Ferry Boats – 26.05.2020

While the outbreak of COVID-19 Pandemic Disease is still around worldwide both Italy and Malta decided to close ports due to public health reasons amid the COVID-19. With the ports closed and with barely any assistance offered by EU member states, Malta has decided to house illegal immigrants rescued by the Armed Forces of Malta …

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ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION – Ropax RAFFAELE RUBATTINO disembarked 183 migrants at Palermo Port – 04.05.2020

The 14-day quarantine period has ended for the illegal immigrants aboard the ropax RAFFAELE RUBATTINO that was anchored off Palermo. They have all tested negative twice for coronavirus. The 183 migrants were rescued by the NGO ships ALAN KURDI and AITA MARI who presently are berthed also inside Palermo Port. They were transferred on the …

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