Far East

Bunkering – Vehicle Carrier PTOLEMY – 07.01.2023

On Saturday 7th January, 2023 the 1998 built PAN flag vehicles carrier PTOLEMY called at Bunkering Area 3, Malta for uplifting bunkers. She was built in the Netherlands by Frisian Shipbuilding Welgelegen at Harlingen with Yard Number 507 as AUTOPROGESS homeported in Grimstad, Norway. Her keel was laid on 25th March 1997 and launched on …

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Valletta Cruise Port – Cruise Liner MSC VIRTUOSA maiden call – 10.11.2021

On Wednesday 10th November, 2021 the 2021 built liner MSC VIRTUOSA entered Grand Harbour, Malta during her maiden call on a dull day passing breakwaters at 0702 hrs berthing at Valletta Cruise Port. MSC VIRTUOSA is a Meraviglia-Plus built by Chantiers de l’Atlantique in Saint-Nazaire, France. She is the second ship in the Meraviglia-Plus class and sister ship to MSC …

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Bunkering – 400 metre containership EVER GIVEN at Malta – 15.08.2021

On Sunday 15th August the 399.94 metres long container ship EVER GIVEN called at Malta for uplifting bunkers at Bunkering Area 3 east on her way to drydocking in the Far East. She left Harwich anchorage, UK on Friday 6th August after inspection was made by Leask Marine (Orkney) on behalf of¬†American Bureau of Shipping …

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Tugboat – 2008 built HUNTER.

One of the Danish tugs around is the 2008 built (13 years old) tug HUNTER. She was built in Malaysia by Forward Marine Enterprise in Sibu in 2008 as SEA REGENT trading until January 2011. She was acquired by Svendborg Bugsier A/S, Denmark and renamed as HUNTER A wearing black hull. Back to 17th March, …

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MBL News – Cruise Liner VIKING SUN at Valletta Cruise Port – 31.01.2021

On Sunday 31st January, 2021 the 228 metres long cruise liner VIKING SUN entered Grand Harbour, Malta around 0700 hrs assisted by 2 local tugs for uplifting bunkers by BALLUTA BAY and technical stop. She was built in 2017 by Fincantieri at Ancona, Italy of which she was delivered to Viking Ocean Cruises on 25th …

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