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Palumbo Malta Shipyard – Tanker CHEMTRANS LEO from 27.08 to 24.09.2022

On Saturday 27th August, 2022 the 2006 built LBR flag chemical/oil products tanker CHEMTRANS LEO left Marsaxlokk Harbour bound to Palumbo Malta Shipyard Ltd towed by tugboat SENGLEA. Upon approaching off Grand Harbour, tugs PAWLINA and SEA SALVOR assisted her to berth at Parlatorio Wharf. CHEMTRANS LEO was built in South Korea by Hyundai Mipo …

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Malta Drydocks – 333.40 m Tanker SUHAIL STAR – 1999

In the afternoon of Monday 28th June the Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) SUHAIL STAR entered Grand Harbour, Malta assisted by 4 Tug Malta tugs – GREZ (Bow Hawser); FELICA (Port Bow); MARI (Port Quarter) and KATRIN (Stern Hawser) bound to Tank Cleaning Farm (TCF) for tanks cleaning before shifting to Malta Drydocks (MDD). She …

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Research/Survey Vessel – ATLANTIC SURVEYOR.

A former standby/safety vessel that was converted into a research/Survey vessels was the ATLANTIC SURVEYOR. She was built in the Netherlands in 1972 at Amels Holland in Makkum as the Buoy Tender BREEVEERTIEN for the Dutch Government with yard no 324. She was acquired in 1997 and renamed as TELCO BALTIC trading until November 2004 …

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Heavy Lift – 2009 built OXL FANTASY

One of the ships around the world that was trading with her name only for 2 months was the 2009 built OXL FANTASY. She was built in China by Jiangzhou Union Shipbuilding at Rui Chang as BELUGA FANTASY for Beluga Heavy Lift homeported at Monrovia (LBR Flag) trading until 7th May 2011 where she was …

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Bunkering – Tugboat LUCAYA – 19.05.2020

On Tuesday 19th May, 2020 the 1991 built tugboat LUCAYA called for bunkers coming from Casablanca, Morocco on her way to Chornomorsk, Ukraine with ETA on Saturday 30th May. She was built in Japan by Hanasaki Zosensho KK at Yokosuka as yard no 225 and owned/operated for Daito Unyu KK (Daito Transportation Co.Ltd.) in Tokyo …

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MBL News – P&O AURORA and OCEANA meet at Valletta, Malta – 02.05.2019

P & O Cruises is a British cruise line based at Carnival House in Southampton, England, operated by Carnival UK and owned by Carnival Corporation & Plc. On Thursday 2nd May, 2019 morning two Passenger Liners OCEANA and AURORA met each other whilst berthed at Valletta Cruise Port. In fact first to enter was the …

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Casualties – Tanker SEA EMPRESS grounded in UK – February 1996

On the evening of Thursday 15th February 1996, a 1993 built LBR flag single hull tanker, the SEA EMPRESS loaded with 130,824 tonnes of Forties crude (light crude from fields in the North Sea) en route for the Texaco refinery in Milford Haven, ran aground on the rocks at Saint Ann’s Head at the entrance to …

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Tanker News – Venezuela Sanctions – NS CONCEPT – Feb 2019

The 2005 South Korean built crude oil tanker NS CONCEPT departed Venezuela late January with half a million barrels of oil for Houston, USA arriving on the 3rd February and few days after sanctions on Venezuela’s state owned oil firm PDVSA were placed. After spending 6 days in Houston, the tanker has been unable to …

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Palumbo Malta Shipyard – Container Ship YORK – 26.10.2018 – 02.11.2018

On Friday 26th October at 1632 hrs the 304m mother container ship YORK entered Valletta coming from Gioia Tauro, Italy bound to Palumbo Malta Shipyard Ltd assisted by four local tugs for Dock 6. She was built at the Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) at Ulsan in South Korea in 2000 and was delivered as SEALAND …

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Palumbo Malta Shipyard – Cruise Liner SKYSEA GOLDEN ERA – 12.11.2018

On Monday 12th November 2018 at 0816 hrs the 1995 built cruise ship SKYSEA GOLDEN ERA entered Valletta with her last port reported was from Salalah, Oman after she left Colombo, Sri Lanka on 28th October, 2018 bound to Palumbo Malta Shipyard berthing at Parlatorio Wharf. SKYSEA GOLDEN ERA was the lead ship of the Century class of …

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