Haywharf Base

Dredging – Haywharf Dredging – July/August 2022

During July and August 2022 Dredging Operations of Inert Material was carried out at the AFM Maritime Squadron Base at Haywharf at Marsamxett Harbour with the Ports & Yachting Directorate of Transport Malta issued Local Notice of Mariners – 091 dated 21st June, 2022 and Amendment – 118 dated 14th July 2022 . Vessels engaged …

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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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AFM – Live GUNEX – November 2021

Between Monday 15th and Friday 19th November 2021 the Maritime Squadron conducted a live gunnery firing practice involving maritime assets from Pembroke Ranges (LMD-1). The Ports & Yachting Directorate issued Notice to Mariners – NtM 38 dated 5th November, 2021. On Monday 15th November the Emer Class OPV P 62 was seen in the area …

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AFM – Live GUNEX – October 2020

Between Monday 5th and Wednesday 7th October with Thursday 8th and Friday 9th October as reserved dates the Maritime Squadron conducted a live gunnery firing practice involving maritime assets from Pembroke Ranges (LMD-1). The Ports & Yachting Directorate issued Notice to Mariners – NtM 46 dated 23rd September, 2020 On Monday 5th October the following …

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ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION – Spanish Fishing Vessel FRANCISCO Y CATALINA crisis with 51 rescued immigrants – July 2006.

On Friday 14th July 2006 the Spanish Gill Netter FRANCISCO Y CATALINA rescued 51 irregular migrants, all thought to be of Eritrean nationality, and attempted to seek permission to land them in Malta. Malta had refused permission on the basis that Malta had not been the territory closest to the point of recovery by the …

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AFM – 76 Migrants brought to Malta by P 62 – 22.11.2019

On Friday 22nd November, 2019 – The Offshore Patrol Vessel P 62 with 76 migrants onboard, including two toddlers under the age of five years old disembarked at Haywharf Base around 1115 hrs. On Twitter, the humanitarian NGO Alarm Phone said that on Thursday they were alerted that a boat fleeing Libya was in distress, …

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Rescue – MELITA I called off Valletta – 02.11.2018

The 2011 built Interceptor 48 Pilot model pilot boat FOXTROT operating for the Malta Maritime Pilots called Valletta Port Control (VTS) stated that at 1118 hrs when in position off Grand Harbour she noticed a sailing dinghy with 1 person on board capsizing all the time and he can’t make it inside due to the …

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