EUNAVFOR MED

Naval News – EUNAVFOR Operation Irini nets embargo buster – 18.07.2022

Last Monday 18th July the EUNAVFOR MED Operation IRINI found cargo in breach of the United Nations (UN) arms embargo on Libya on the ro/ro vessel VICTORY RORO after she was spotted by French Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA). She has been on the radar for a while when she delivered military vehicles to the country …

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ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION – 230 m bulker PAN UNITY with rescued souls at Malta – 28.12.2021

On Tuesday 28th December, 2021 the 2012 built 230 metre bulker PAN UNITY arrived at Bunkering Area 4 (Sheltered Area in North Westerly Wind) for rendezvous position taking place of the 141 m tanker FOREST PARK which completed uplifting bunkers and her bunkering tanker SCOT MUNCHEN. She had rescued souls aboard that were in distress …

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ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION – AFM Special Forces stormed ‘Hijacked’ tanker and enters Valletta, Malta – 28.03.2019

The bunkering tanker EL HIBLU 1 hijacked by migrants off the coast of Libya was forced to enter Valletta harbour after the Special Operations Unit stormed the vessel and detained the ringleaders in a dramatic rescue operation. The tanker was bound for Libya from Turkey when she diverted from her route to rescue 108 illegal …

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ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION – AFM on alert as ‘Hijacked’ tanker heads to Maltese Territorial Waters – Update – 2300 – 27.03.2019

On Wednesday 26th March, 2019 – Migrants have taken over a merchant ship off the Libyan coast and were headed north, towards Malta. The EL HIBLU 1, a bunkering tanker built in 2015 registered in the Republic of Palau was taken over by 108 migrants when she was six miles off the Libyan coast. The …

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Naval News – German Navy drops out of Mediterranean Sea Operation Sophia – 24.01.2019

German Navy units will no longer be taking part in operation Sophia – an EU-led effort to tackle migrant smugglers in the Mediterranean sea, German officials have announced. Bremen class frigate FGS AUGSBURG F 213 is currently deployed to operation Sophia and will not be replaced by another German Navy ship once her deployment ends …

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Naval Movements at Valletta, Malta – Week 45 of 2018

Monday 5th November, 2018. Before 0900 hrs the AFM Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) P62 entered Valletta calling at Palumbo Malta Shipyard Ltd to berth at Bormla Wharf.        Wednesday 7th November, 2018. At 1614 hrs the Royal Navy Type 45 Class Destroyer HMS DIAMOND D 34 entered Valletta on her way home bound to …

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Naval Movements at Valletta, Malta – Week 37 of 2018

Friday 14th September, 2018. At 0703 hrs the Irish Naval Service Offshore Patrol Vessel LE JAMES JOYCE P 62 entered Valletta during her Operation Sophia Deployment (EUNAVFOR MED)  berthing at Pinto 3 Wharf.       Sunday 16th September, 2018. At 0827 hrs the Irish Naval Service Offshore Patrol Vessel LE JAMES JOYCE P 62 left Valletta. Photos by Capt. Lawrence Dalli. Do not …

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Catania Port Movements – Monday 10th September 2018

The Port of Catania was first built in 1438. Repeatedly rebuilt over the centuries, today it is one of the most important ports in Sicily. With a total surface area of 615,000 m2 used for goods storage yards, Catania Port  is home to a variety of different activities: a tourist and commercial port (with national and …

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Naval Movements at Valletta, Malta – Week 36 of 2018

Monday 3rd September, 2018. At 0636 hrs the Irish Naval Service Offshore Patrol Vessel LE JAMES JOYCE P 62 entered Valletta during her Operation Sophia Deployment (EUNAVFOR MED)  berthing at Dwq 1 Wharf.       Friday 7th September, 2018. At 0920 hrs the Irish Naval Service Offshore Patrol Vessel LE JAMES JOYCE P 62 left Valletta from Dwq 1 Wharf. …

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Naval Movements at Valletta, Malta – Week 35 of 2018

Wednesday 29th August, 2018. At 1031 hrs the Spanish Navy Santa Maria Class Frigate ESPS NUMANCIA F 83 left Valletta from Boiler Wharf assisted by 2 local tugs         Friday 31st August, 2018. From 1250 to 1313 hrs the UK Border Force Cutter HMC PROTECTOR shifted from MMH to Bezzina Ship Repair Yard.     Photos by Capt. Lawrence …

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