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Bulkers – 142 metre QUEEN SARA at Malta – May 2022.

An interesting Bulgarian built bulker, the QUEEN SARA was spotted inside the Grand Harbour, Malta both on Wednesday 4th and Saturday 7th May, 2022 berthed at Magazine Wharf, part of Valletta Gateway Terminals (VGT). She was built in Bulgaria by Varna Shipyard AD, in Varna for the Bulgarian National Line – Navigation Maritime Bulgare (Navibulgar …

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Fishing Vessels – SLEBECH

One of the fishing vessels that used to be in Malta was the 1974 built longliner SLEBECH. She was built in Spain by Astilleros Del Atlantico at Santander as BETI DONOSTI for the Spanish based Fishing Company – Laurak Bat Fisheries and then she was sold to Betty Fisheries in 1980 and renamed SLEBECH homeported …

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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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Towage – HOROZ towing Bunkering Tanker KRONE – 05.11.2020

The Turkish owned tugboat HOROZ was seen towing the bunkering tanker KRONE after she was handed over by the Turkish built Tug Malta tugboat GOZZO on Thursday 5th November, 2020 around 1315 hrs. KRONE was built in Turkey in 1978 by Oyah Mehmet at Istanbul with 38 metres length and 6 metres as beam. She …

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Former Military – SEAMAN GUARD VIRGINIA – July 2012

One of the former RAF Marine Unit operating as an Anti Piracy Vessel in the Gulf of Aden was the SEAMAN GUARD VIRGINIA which called at Malta in July 2012 that left Gibraltar back to Thursday 19th July 2012. She was built in 1970 by Fairmile Marine at Berwick-upon-Tweed as RAF 5002 SEA OTTER  the third Seal class Long Range Recovery …

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Beirut Blast – MERO STAR was discharging wheat when explosion happened – 04.08.2020

An Egyptian owned cargo ship MERO STAR was discharging 5,000 tonnes of Ukrainian wheat in Beirut when the powerful blast ripped through the port though the cargo is in good condition. Two Syrian crew members aboard the ship were seriously injured in the blast and others were wounded. MERO STAR is a German built ship …

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