FELICA

Malta Drydocks – Crude Oil Tanker GENMAR SUN – from 17.04 to 18.05.2002

One of the ships that was seen twice under different names was the 1985 built Japanese crude oil tanker GENMAR SUN. She was built in 1985 by Kawasaki Heavy Industries Co Ltd Sakaide in Japan as ATLANTIC AMITY for Auskerry Limited ( Island Navigation Corporation Hong Kong as manager ) Hong Kong. In 1990 she …

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Malta Drydocks – 333.40 m Tanker SUHAIL STAR – 1999

In the afternoon of Monday 28th June the Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) SUHAIL STAR entered Grand Harbour, Malta assisted by 4 Tug Malta tugs – GREZ (Bow Hawser); FELICA (Port Bow); MARI (Port Quarter) and KATRIN (Stern Hawser) bound to Tank Cleaning Farm (TCF) for tanks cleaning before shifting to Malta Drydocks (MDD). She …

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Towage – FAIRMOUNT SUMMIT towing semi-submersible heavy lifter GAVEA LIFTER loaded with jack up oilrig WEST TITANIA – 13.06.2007

On Wednesday 13th June 2007, the 2005 built 75 metre anchor handling tug FAIRMOUNT SUMMIT towing the 1976 built 196 metre non propelled semi submersible heavy lifter GAVEA LIFTER loaded with the 1981 built jack up oil rig WEST TITANIA loaded from Congo, West Africa entered Grand Harbour around 1346 hrs. 4 Tug Malta tugs …

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Malta Shipyards – Newbuilding Tanker NOVOGRADNJA 317 as SITEAM VOYAGER from 17.03 – 29.03.2008.

One of the newbuilding tankers that used to call at Malta Shipyards for completing works etc was the 2008 built SITEAM VOYAGER which called at Grand Harbour, Malta bound to Dock 6 named with her yard number – NOVOGRADNJA 317. She was assisted by local tugs FELICA and PAWLINA and wearing Eitzen Chemical Funnel Colours. …

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Naval Visits – ESPS PRINCIPE DE ASTURIAS R 11 – 16 to 17.03.2021

The only Spanish Navy (Armada Espanola) Aircraft Carrier that visited Malta so far is ESPS PRINCIPE DE ASTURIAS R 11. She entered Grand Harbour, Malta on Friday 16th March, 2007 around 0835 hrs piloted with the late harbour pilot Austin Vella. She was assisted by Tug Malta twin screw tugs FELICA and MARI. She berthed …

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Heavy Lift – FAIRMOUNT FJELL arrives at Malta for conversion – 25.05.2007

On Friday 25th May, 2007 the 2001 built semi submersible barge FAIRMOUNT FJELL entered Grand Harbour, Malta towed by the 2006 built anchor handling tug MICKLYN MAGNITOR which was due to be renamed BOA MAGNITOR. In August 2005, Fairmount Heavy Transport acquired the FAIRMOUNT FJORD and FAIRMOUNT FJELL as barges from Norway’s BOA Offshore for …

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Mgarr Harbour – MURAT HACIBEKIROGLU II – 20.07.2004

One of the ships that used to call at Mgarr Harbour, Gozo was the 70 metre long coaster MURAT HACIBEKIROGLU II. She was seen several times in our territorial waters calling both Valletta (Grand Harbour) and Marsamxett Harbour ( Old Medserv Base). She was built in Turkey in 1984 by Dearsan Shipyard at Istanbul where …

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Towage – FAIRPLAY 28 towing STOLT SNELAND as Hull 150 – Feb 2008

One of the most interesting towages we have seen in Malta was no doubt the towage of double hull tanker STOLT SNELAND as Hull 150 towed by the 34 metre tug FAIRPLAY 28. In fact on Wednesday 20th February 2008 the towage entered Grand Harbour, Malta. The convoy was berthed at DWQ 4 part of …

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Naval Visits – FFG 50 USS TAYLOR – 17.02 – 21.02.2007

On Friday 17th February, 2007 at 1446 hrs the United States Navy Oliver Hazard Perry Class Frigate USS TAYLOR FFG 50 entered Grand Harbour, Malta for a 4 day Diplomatic Visit assisted by 2 Tug Malta tugs FELICA and PAWLINA. Ship is named for Commander Jesse J. Taylor (1925–1965), a naval aviator who was awarded the Navy Cross posthumously for his …

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Obo – GENMAR SPIRIT at Malta – 31.05 – 23.06.2005

A type of ship which is not seen much around the Maltese Islands is an ore-bulk-oil carrier, also known as OBO. She’s a ship designed to be capable of carrying wet or dry cargoes. The idea is to reduce the number of ballast condition voyages, in which large ships only carry a cargo one way and return empty …

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