Harbour Cruise

Local Shipping – PRINCESS DIANA & PRINCESS ELIZABETH

Two boats that were former Libyan Customs and Armed Forces of Malta (AFM) Patrol Craft and were never used as short sea passenger boats were the 31.4 metres craft PRINCESS DIANA and PRINCESS ELIZABETH. PRINCESS DIANA was built in 1963 for the Libyan Customs by Brodogradiliste Kraljevica in Hrvatska at Yugoslavia as ARRAID and on …

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Local Shipping – HERA II (II)

One of the short sea passenger ships around is the Turkish Gullet HERA II (ii) which replaced the first HERA II (1997 built) which was sold locally and now named as FAITH. She arrived in Malta entering Sliema Creek at Marsamxett Harbour on Thursday 23rd July, 2020 from Turkey. On 28th October 2020 she was …

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Ship Repair – Bezzina Ship Repair Yard – March-May 2021

Bezzina Ship Repair Yard (BSRY) is a complete Ship and Yacht repair facility for vessels of steel, aluminium, CRP and wood. It is a privately family owned and situated at Coal Wharf, Grand Harbour inner side. With 2 former Admiralty reinforced concrete floating docks (RCFD) of which lately they were refurbished, repetitive and new clients …

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Valletta Cruise Port – MSC GRANDIOSA as first cruise liner for 2021

On Thursday 28th January, 2021 the 2019 built cruise liner MSC GRANDIOSA called at Valletta Cruise Port marking her the first cruise liner for the year 2021. In fact she entered Grand Harbour, Malta at 0718 hrs coming from Napoli berthing at her usual berth at Pinto 1 and 2 wharves, Valletta Cruise Port. On …

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Local Shipping – HANINI

One of the ships that was used as a ferry between Malta and Gozo was the 1926 twin screw steel built yacht HANINI. She was completed by George Brown & Co at Greenock, UK for Sir Richard A. Cooper as ALICE. In 1933 she was sold to Teodoro Morisini at Naples, Italy and in 1937 …

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SUPREME CRUISES – Passenger Ships GERALDINE and JADE

SUPREME CRUISES which forms part of Supreme Travel operates 2 former Turkish Passenger Ships GERALDINE and JADE. GERALDINE was built in 2006 as the DEDETAS with Turkish call sign as TCA 2587 and was acquired in January 2016 and was renamed GERALDINE JADE was built in 2010 as the DURSUNOGULLARI-2 with Turkish call sign as TCZN4 and was …

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