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Palumbo Malta Shipyard – Barge BENEDETTA from 15.07 to 11.08.2022

On Friday 15th July the 1974 built ITA flag and owned 40.70 m barge BENEDETTA towed by the 1992 built ITA flag and owned tug PAUL which is a familiar tug in our territorial waters arrived off Grand Harbour (OGH) to be handed over to local tugs for drydocking at Dock 4. BENEDETTA was built …

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Pipe Laying – CASTORONE at Sakarya Gas Field – July 2022

Sakarya gas field, which is operated by Turkish Petroleum, is claimed to be the largest discovery in the Black Sea. It is located within the 7,000km² block AR/TPO/KD/C26-C27-D26-D27 in the ultra-deep waters in the western Black Sea, approximately 175km offshore Eregli, Turkey. In November 2021 it was announced that the Italian oilfield services company Saipem …

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BFT Season 2022 – Movements – 21 to 26.05.2022

May is here and Blue Fin Tuna (BFT) Season is here with interesting Turkish fishing vessels coming to tow tuna cages from various spots that belong to Licensed Tuna Farms – Saturday 21st May, 2022. 1453 hrs – 1993 built TUR flag purse seiner SUAYIP KETENCI with fishing matricola 34A 4901 entered Grand Harbour coming from …

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BFT Season 2022 – Italian stern trawlers NATALINO, LEOVITO, BUCEFALO, MARPESCA DUE and Maltese tug CMS SEACAT on 19/20.05.2022

May is here and Blue Fin Tuna (BFT) Season is here with Italian fishing stern trawlers coming from Sicily to tow tuna cages from various spots that belong to Licensed Tuna Farms – Thursday 19th May, 2022 – 1999 built ITA flag stern fishing trawler NATALINO with fishing matricola MV 409 of which entered Grand …

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Casualties – Tugboat FRANCO P sank with 5 fatalities and 1 rescued off Bari, Italy – 19.05.2022

On the evening of Wednesday 18th May, 2022 the 1978 built tugboat FRANCO P issued a distress call while she was towing the crane barge AD 3 sparking a rescue mission and request for aid assistance from all vessels in the area. The search for the seamen – 4 Italians (2 from Puglia & 2 …

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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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Accident – Crane Vessel SAIPEM 7000 lifting accident – 14.04.2022

On Thursday 14th April, 2022 the world’s third largest semi submersible crane vessel SAIPEM 7000 heavily listed after suffering a lifting accident on a Norwegian Fjord near Stavanger, Norway. The Norwegian Rescue Services reported that during the 5 yo load test of the cranes, the main wire snapped with the cause of dropping 2 barges …

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Casualties – CHEM P salvage update – 13.04.2022

While the tanker CHEM P is anchored Within Territorial Waters of Malta awaiting various permissions to complete her voyage here are the latest movements – Monday 28th March, 2022 1630 hrs – CHEM P received a court warrant – 425/2022 from Enemalta plc with the claimed amount of € 30,000,000. Friday 1st April, 2022 1226 …

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Tugboat News – GIOVANNI BALISTRERI sold – March 2022

During March 2022 the Italian tugboat GIOVANNI BALISTRERI was sold to Nigerian interests. She was built in Italy in July 1980 by Cantiere Navali Giorgetti in Viareggio as MULETTO with yard number 29 for the Augusta company Augustea Imprese Marittime E Di Salvataggi SpA working as a harbour tug at Messina. With 27.62 metres length …

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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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