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Naval News – EUNAVFOR Operation Irini nets embargo buster – 18.07.2022

Last Monday 18th July the EUNAVFOR MED Operation IRINI found cargo in breach of the United Nations (UN) arms embargo on Libya on the ro/ro vessel VICTORY RORO after she was spotted by French Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA). She has been on the radar for a while when she delivered military vehicles to the country …

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Maltese Fishing Vessels – 1971 built CARMELA

One of the North Sea Standby Safety Vessel that was bought locally in Malta was the 1971 built steel hulled CARMELA. She was brought to Malta early 90’s as CAM SPRITE sporting black hull and was based at Mgarr Harbour, Gozo. She was built in UK by W. R. Cunis Ltd., Woolwich as FARID with …

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Delivery – Gozo Fast Ferry Catamarans arrive in Malta – 13.05.2021

On Thursday 13th May the 2011 built MPP vessel ANGUS entered Grand Harbour, Malta at 2005hrs berthing at Magazine Wharf part of Valletta Gateway Terminals (VGT) coming from Singapore via Suez Canal. She was built in China by Tongfang Jiangxin Shipbuilding at Jiujiang as MAERSK TEXAS trading until March 2014, renamed as THORCO ISABELLA with …

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Casualties – Monohull ISOLA DI CAPRAIA aground – 24.05.2020

On Sunday 24th May 2020, the 1999 built monohull high speed craft ISOLA DI CAPRAIA ran aground in the Adriatic Sea at San Nicola Port, the Isole Tremiti archipelago near eastern Italy’s Apulia region.  As soon as she was entering, technical failure happened with the result that vessel lost control.  Both anchors were used, but the HSC …

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Valletta Cruise Port – 4 Passenger Ship Calls – 03.10.2019

Last Thursday 3rd October, 2019 Valletta Cruise Port hosted 4 Passenger Ships – i) 0400-2100 the 264 metre OCEANA for Pinto 1 and 2 Wharves. ii) 0630-2300 the 296 metre KONINGSDAM for Pinto 4 and 5 wharves with barges. Both ships were represented in Malta by Malta Cruise Services, a division of Mifsud Brothers Ltd …

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