Health Issues

ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION – Italy Demands That Countries Whose Flag Is Flown By Rescue Boats Bear The Responsibility Of Migrants Aboard – November 2022.

A row escalated on Friday 4th November over who should take care of migrants rescued by NGO’s rescue vessels offshore Italy, with Italy insisting that countries whose flag was flown by the vessels should bear some of the responsibility and Norway disagreeing. 3 NGO rescue vessels holding almost 1,000 migrants have been at sea offshore …

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Cruise Liner News – MSC SEASIDE with positive COVID-19 case – 07.06.2021

The 2017 built Seaside Class cruise liner MSC SEASIDE which was planned to enter Grand Harbour, Malta on Monday 7th June, 2021 was refused to enter the country after a passenger tested positive for COVID-19.  In fact during the normal procedure of calling 2 hours before the actual eta she was instructed by Valletta VTS …

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Virtu Ferries – JEAN DE LA VALETTE joining SAINT JOHN PAUL II on Malta-Pozzallo Route from May 2021.

Due to social distance and safety measures of the Pandemic Disease COVID-19, lately the Austal built High Speed Craft JEAN DE LA VALETTE has joined the Incat built High Speed Craft SAINT JOHN PAUL II in Valletta – Pozzallo route. This service was started on Friday 14th May, 2021 when SAINT JOHN PAUL II left …

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Broken Up – Cruise Liner MARCO POLO – 09.01.2021

The classic cruise liner MARCO POLO arrived at Alang, India on Saturday 9th January, 2021. Following the demise of Cruise & Maritime Voyages, due to the COVID 19 Pandemic Disease she was sold at auction by CW Kellock & Co. Ltd. for US$ 2,770,000 on 22 October 2020. She was built as an ocean liner in 1965 …

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Yachting – 41st Edition of the Rolex Middle Sea Race – 17.10.2020

The Middle Sea Race, or Rolex Middle Sea Race for sponsorship reasons is a yacht race organised by the Royal Malta Yacht Club (RMYC). The race was founded in 1968 and it was not run for some years after 1983 until 1996 when the committee of the Royal Malta Yacht Club took a decision to re-instate the race. Maltese local Yacht …

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Maltese Islands – Milk in Malta

In the years gone by, the Maltese Islands were seriously affected by many cases of undulant fever and these were the cause of serious concern and preoccupation to the Maltese Government. Various committees were appointed to report on ways of preventing or eliminating this disease. The Commission appointed in 1931 to report on the feasibility of …

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Virtu Ferries – COVID-19 Restrictions from the Italian Government – November 2020

As from Friday 6th November, 2020 until further notice the Italian Government will temporarily place Sicily in the Orange Zone meaning that travelling between regions and cities is prohibited, unless motivated by proven work needs, needs , study or teaching in the presence. All Food & Beverage except canteens and catering are suspended. The National …

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MBL News – WORLD EXPLORER Maiden Call at Malta – September 2020

On Thursday 10th September, 2020 the 2017 built expedition cruise ship WORLD EXPLORER entered Grand Harbour, Malta during her maiden call at 1438 hrs for first fly-cruise embarkation operation in the Mediterranean sea. She was built in Portugal by West Sea Estaleiros Navals LDA as yard number CO 10 and entered service in 2019 with …

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Cruise Liner News – 3 MSC cruise liners at Grand Harbour during October 2020

MSC Cruises or MSC Crociere is a global cruise line based in Genoa, Italy. Founded in 1989 at Naples, Italy it is part of the Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A. (MSC), the world’s second biggest container shipping operator. During the month of October 2020, we saw three ships at Grand Harbour, Malta – The 2019 built 332 metre long …

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Valletta Cruise Port – MSC GRANDIOSA the first cruise liner with passengers at Malta – 21.08.2020

On Friday 21st August the 2019 built 332 metre long cruise liner MSC GRANDIOSA entered Grand Harbour, Malta at 0520 hrs coming from Palermo, Sicily marking her the first cruise liner berthing at Valletta Cruise Port with passengers since March after the Pandemic Disease COVID-19 shutdown and the second cruise liner to berth at Pinto …

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