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Cruise Liner News – Fred Olsen Cruise Lines to sell BRAEMAR – November 2022.

Fred Olsen Cruise Lines (FOCL) announced the sale of one of the cruise liners, BRAEMAR since its is rationalizing its fleet to concentrate on modern tonnage. “While BRAEMAR’s smaller size brings many benefits, her size also brings constraints that are not aligned with where we now want to be as a business,” the company said in a …

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Passer By – ROTA ENDURANCE towing TORO – 19.05.2022

On Thursday 19th May, 2022 the 2003 built MHL flag offshore tug/supply ship ROTA ENDURANCE towing the 152 metre pipe layer platform TORO was seen in the Maltese Territorial Waters around 1120 hrs. When asked by Valletta VTS what were the intentions, radio officer replied (Dutch accent) that she was intended to uplift bunkers but …

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EDT AEOLUS towing FJELL – Aerial Photography – 25.04.2022

On Monday 25th April, 2022 the 2011 built anchor handling tug EDT AEOLUS towing the 2001 built semi submersible heavy load carrier FJELL was photographed from the air by MALTA SHIP PHOTOS around 35 nautical miles offshore Malta. EDT AEOLUS was built in Romania by Daewoo Mangalia Heavy Industries SA at Mangalia with yard number …

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Project Cargo – EEMSLIFT DAFNE with 2 High Speed Craft at Malta – 11.04.2022

On Monday 11th April, 2022 the 2014 built mpp vessel EEMSLIFT DAFNE entered Grand Harbour, Malta with interesting deck cargo of 2 High Speed Craft. She had the Incat Crowther 42 High Speed Craft GOZO EXPRESS for Virtu Ferries, Malta for Malta-Gozo-Malta route as the EXCELLENCE OF MAJESTIC. Another interesting vessel was the 2000 built Crew Transfer …

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Ships from Canada – Self Discharging Bulk Carrier SAGINAW

A 69 year old lady still trading in Canada is the 1953 built self discharging bulk carrier SAGINAW. She was built at Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co at Manitowoc, Wisconsin in USA as the American Steamship Company ship JOHN J.BOLAND with yard no 417. By the 1980s the ship had become among the oldest operated by American …

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Research/Survey Vessel – NORTHELLA

One of the ships that sent to war during the Falklands Crisis in 1982 was the 1973 built ship NORTHELLA. She was built at Clelands Shipbuilding Co Ltd at Willington Quay, Wallsend,Tyne, UK with yard number as 325 for J Marr & Sons Ltd as the fishing vessel NORTHELLA with fishing matricola H206 at Hull, …

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Dredging – Suction Dredger DIANNE K

One of the interesting vessels that was laid up in Malta was the converted 1954 built suction dredger DIANNE K. She was originally built as the coaster AURIGA at the GJ van de Werff’s Scheepsbw in Westerbroek with yard number 268 for the Dutch owner Jan Kuiper & Egbert Mooij based at Groningen, Netherlands homeported …

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Local Shipping – Sea Malta’s – GUDJA

Sea Malta Company Limited was the Maltese National Shipping Line. Established on 10th November 1973 during the tenure of the Labour Government led by Dominic Mintoff, which had the majority of the shares in the new company. The quest of this company was to provide maritime services company as well as to the need of the nation in general, and to …

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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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Heavy Lift – FAIRMOUNT FJELL arrives at Malta for conversion – 25.05.2007

On Friday 25th May, 2007 the 2001 built semi submersible barge FAIRMOUNT FJELL entered Grand Harbour, Malta towed by the 2006 built anchor handling tug MICKLYN MAGNITOR which was due to be renamed BOA MAGNITOR. In August 2005, Fairmount Heavy Transport acquired the FAIRMOUNT FJORD and FAIRMOUNT FJELL as barges from Norway’s BOA Offshore for …

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