Malta VTS

Yachting – 2017 built 110.01m yacht KAOS at Malta – September 2022

The largest yacht ever built at Oceanco and the largest yacht ever built in the Netherlands , KAOS was spotted in the Maltese Territorial Waters during the first days of September, 2022. She was built in 2017 to the Passenger Yacht Code standard, which added extra layers of requirements and complexity.  She was built for Sheikh …

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Naval Visits – USNS TRENTON T-EPF 5 – 12 to 18th Nov 2021

On Friday 12th November, 2021 the Spearhead Class Expeditionary Fast Transport Vessel USNS TRENTON T-EPF 5 called at Grand Harbour, Malta during her maiden call and the first of the Class to enter Grand Harbour passing breakwaters at 1423 hrs. The Spearhead class ships is a United States Navy led shipbuilding program to provide “a platform …

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CMA CGM News – PSS – Cargo from West Mediterranean & Adriatic to West Africa

CMA CGM is pleased to announce the following Peak Season Surcharge (PSS) as follows as from Monday 15th February, 2021 (date of loading in the origin ports) until further notice: Origin : From all West Mediterranean & Adriatic Destination : To West Africa (except Nigeria) Cargo: Dry, OOG & Breakbulk Amount: USD 150 / EUR 125 per …

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ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION – Over 400 illegal immigrants disembark after mutiny occured – 06/07.06.2020

After the mutiny saga for the crew and Maltese security personnel aboard the short sea ferry boat EUROPA II after threatening with knives and gathering sleeping bags and other material including gas to set up a blaze and with at least more than 3 hours to take a decision from MALTA VTS and other authorities …

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ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION – EUROPA II had to return to Valletta due to immigrants mutiny aboard – 06.06.2020

The Italian built short sea ferry boat EUROPA II had to enter Grand Harbour, Malta on Saturday 6th June, 2020 after the 160 illegal immigrants threatened the crew aboard including putting the boat on fire by gathering sleeping bags with gas. She left Bunkering Area 4 of which she shifted from Hurd Bank around 1020 …

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Rescue – MELITA I called off Valletta – 02.11.2018

The 2011 built Interceptor 48 Pilot model pilot boat FOXTROT operating for the Malta Maritime Pilots called Valletta Port Control (VTS) stated that at 1118 hrs when in position off Grand Harbour she noticed a sailing dinghy with 1 person on board capsizing all the time and he can’t make it inside due to the …

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