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Maiden Call – World’s Largest Semi-Submersible Heavy Load Carrier YACHT SERVANT at Malta – 02.01.2023

The 2023 year started with a big bang seeing the 2022 built 213.7 metres long semi-submersible heavy load carrier YACHT SERVANT entered Grand Harbour, Malta at 0720 hrs on Monday 2nd January assisted by tug SENGLEA and piloted by the Chief Pilot after he was onboard at 0711 hrs. She proceeded to Magazine Wharf port …

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Palumbo Malta Shipyard – Tanker CHEMTRANS LEO from 27.08 to 24.09.2022

On Saturday 27th August, 2022 the 2006 built LBR flag chemical/oil products tanker CHEMTRANS LEO left Marsaxlokk Harbour bound to Palumbo Malta Shipyard Ltd towed by tugboat SENGLEA. Upon approaching off Grand Harbour, tugs PAWLINA and SEA SALVOR assisted her to berth at Parlatorio Wharf. CHEMTRANS LEO was built in South Korea by Hyundai Mipo …

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Palumbo Malta Shipyard – Cruise Liner MSC PREZIOSA from 15.11 to 04.12.2022

And once again the 2013 built 333 metres long liner MSC PREZIOSA was seen at Palumbo Malta Shipyard on Tuesday 15th November passing breakwaters at 0923 hrs coming from Hamburg, Germany. She entered straight to Dock 6 for drydocking etc. On Saturday 3rd December, 2022 morning she was shifted to Parlatorio Wharf. Upon completion of …

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Towage – CMS SEALION towing barge SANTORINI III – 17.05.2012

On Thursday 17th May 2012 the 1974 built MLT flag and owned tug CMS SEALION towing the 52 metres VCT flag barge SANTORINI III entered Grand Harbour, Malta coming from Tripoli, Libya. CMS SEALION was built in 1973 by Richards (Shipbuilders) Ltd, Crownworks, Lowestoft, UK (Yard no 515) as RALPH CROSS for Tees Towing Co, Middlesbrough, UK …

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Palumbo Malta Shipyard – Barge BENEDETTA from 15.07 to 11.08.2022

On Friday 15th July the 1974 built ITA flag and owned 40.70 m barge BENEDETTA towed by the 1992 built ITA flag and owned tug PAUL which is a familiar tug in our territorial waters arrived off Grand Harbour (OGH) to be handed over to local tugs for drydocking at Dock 4. BENEDETTA was built …

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Palumbo Malta Shipyard – 330 m container ship CAPE SOUNIO from 28.07 to 10.08.2022

On Thursday 28th July, 2022 the 2017 built MLT flag 330 metre container ship CAPE SOUNIO entered Grand Harbour, Malta at 0753 hrs coming from OPL Malta but originally from Gioia Tauro, Italy bound for drydocking inside Dock 6 at Palumbo Malta Shipyard. She was built in Philippines by Hanjin Subic Shipyard at Olongapo as …

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Palumbo Superyachts – LUNA B from 27.05 to 13.06.2022

The Dutch shipyard Oceanco built 66 metre superyacht LUNA B was seen in Malta for the first time at Palumbo Superyachts (PSY) Facilities situated at French Creek, Grand Harbour, Malta. She arrived on Friday 27th May from the Suez Canal and passed breakwaters at 1556 hrs berthing at Somerset Wharf. On Sunday 29th May she left …

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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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Offshore News – Swire Pacific Offshore Fleet sold to Tidewater – 22.04.2022

On Friday 22nd April Tidewater Inc. announced the completion of its purchase of Swire Pacific Offshore Holdings Ltd., a subsidiary of Swire Pacific Ltd., for approximately $190 million after the sale was announced last 9th March. The deal will allow Tidewater to add SPO’s fleet of 50 OSVs to its own, creating one of the world’s largest OSV fleets. Part of …

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Palumbo Malta Shipyard – LPG Tanker NAVIGATOR VIRGO from 04 to 27.04.2022

Another South Korean built ship, the British owned LPG tanker NAVIGATOR VIRGO was spotted at Palumbo Malta Shipyard during the month of April. In fact she entered Grand Harbour on Monday 4th April at 0852 hrs coming from Arzew, Algeria bound for berthing at Factory Wharf. On Friday 8th April she was shifted from Factory Wharf towards …

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