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Offshore News – SEVEN OCEANIC and SEVEN ARCTIC at Malta in 6 days apart – September 2022.

Two offshore vessels from an interesting fleet of over 35 vessels from the Norwegian Offshore Industry Company Subsea 7 called at Grand Harbour, Malta coming from Norway bound to Filyos, Turkey for provisions, stores etc within 6 days apart from each other. First to enter was the 2011 built Deepwater Subsea Offshore Vessel SEVEN OCEANIC …

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Fishing Vessels – Italian stern trawler REGINA

The first Italian stern trawler that entered Malta in 2022 was the 2005 built REGINA. She entered Grand Harbour on Friday 25th March at 2125 hrs berthing at Magazine Wharf. She was built at Cantiere Navale IL Carpentiere Di Asaro S.Ec Snc at Mazara Del Vallo where she’s homeported and also with fishing matricola MV …

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Passenger Ships – PALOMA I

One of the Polish built ships originally bound for the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) was the 1980 built ferry DMITRIY SHOSTAKOVICH from a Class of 7 as Project B492/B493 by Stocznia Szczecinska im Adolfa Warskiego Warskiego in Szczecin, Poland. She was the lead of her class which she was named for the Soviet era Russian composer …

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Yachting – Saudi Superyacht SARAFSA dispute Pits Credit Suisse Against Gulf Prince – January 2022

A Swiss bank is pursuing a Saudi prince in court over claims he failed to pay back millions in interest and loans he took out to refinance his English mansion and his superyacht – SARAFSA. Credit Suisse Group AG claims that Prince Fahad Bin Sultan, the governor of Saudi Arabia’s Tabuk province, failed to repay roughly $78million …

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Palumbo Malta Shipyard – Tanker STENA IMPERIAL from 30 to 31.12.2021

On Thursday 30th December, 2021 late morning the 2015 built tanker STENA IMPERIAL entered Grand Harbour, Malta bound to Palumbo Malta Shipyard Ltd berthing starboard side alongside Parlatorio Wharf assisted by 2 local tugs. She was built in China by Guangzhou International Shipyard at Guangzhou as double hull oil tanker entering service on 1st July …

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Tankers – Bitumen Tanker ASFALTAR

One of the Bitumen Tankers that used to call at Grand Harbour, Malta was the 1969 built lady ASFALTAR. She was built in Germany by Werft Nobiskrug GmbH at Rendsburg as yard no 655 with Ice Strengthened bow as the TARJO trading until 1972; PELLWORM for few months and as ASFALTIERA with the Italian Company …

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Cruise Liner News – MSC LIRICA to homeport in Piraeus, Greece in Summer 2022

The 2003 built liner MSC LIRICA will use Piraeus, Greece as homeport during Summer 2022. She was originally scheduled to sail from Venice but now she will offer a newly designed 7 night itinerary with 28 sailings between April  and October 2022 calling Kusadasi at Turkey; Haifa at Israel; Limassol at Cyprus and the Greek …

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Yachting – 2021 built superyacht RESILIENCE at Malta – 20.11.2021

The ISA Yachts, a brand of Palumbo Superyachts latest built 65 metre superyacht RESILIENCE called at Malta during her maiden call for less than 4 hours on Saturday 20th November,2021 passing breakwaters at 1251 hrs. With a beam of 12 metres and maximum draft of 3.35 metres she proceeded to berth at St. Angelo Wharf, …

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Vehicle Carriers – NEPTUNE KEFALONIA

A regular car carrier calling at Grand Harbour, Malta is the 2009 built NEPTUNE KEFALONIA. She was built in South Korea by Hyundai Mipo Dockyard at Ulsan as yard no 8021 and homeported at Piraeus, Greece (GRC Flag). Later on she changed flag to MLT flag therefore homeported at Valletta. Entering Grand Harbour back to …

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Maritime Issues – Courtesy Flag in Malta – Nov 2021

It is a custom among merchant ships or any kind of vessel that when entering or leaving a foreign port and during their stay in the port to fly the colours of that country. as a mark of respect. Also, never fly one country’s flag beneath another’s on the same mast. This is a sign …

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