Maltese Built

Haifa Port – May 2022 Movements

The Port of Haifa  is the largest of Israel’s three major international seaports, the others being the Port of Ashdod, and the Port of Eilat. It has a natural deep water harbor, which operates all year long, and serves both passenger and merchant ships. It is one of the largest ports in the eastern Mediterranean in terms of freight volume and …

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Built in Malta – Power Plant LADY OF VICTORIES – 2007

On Tuesday 17th April, 2007 a 4,500-tonne Power Plant Pontoon LADY OF VICTORIES was launched at the Malta Shipbuilding Co Ltd (MSCL) part of the Malta Shipyards. She was built for AGIP, ABB and Rolls Royce with four gas-operated turbines which generate 140 MW of electricity. The work had been praised by her owners – …

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Dredging – Mgarr Harbour, Gozo completed – June 2021

The dredging works part of Euro 6 Million Project to improve facilities, particularly for fishermen which was started back in 2019 was finished in June 2021. Images taken last May, 2021. An article about this project was published last Wednesday 18th March 2020 – https://maltashipnews.com/2020/03/18/maritime-projects-mgarr-harbour-gozo-part-1-18-03-2020/ On Monday 14th June, 2021 the crane barge BEZZ III …

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Maltese Fortifications – Lippija Tower

LIPPIJA TOWER also known as ĠNEJNA TOWER is a small watchtower overlooking Ġnejna Bay, limits of Mġarr, Malta. It was completed in 1637 as the first of the 10 Lascaris towers (9 are still intact and other one was destroyed ). LIPPIJA TOWER was built in 1637 on the edge of Wardija Ridge overlooking Ġnejna Bay on the north west coast of Malta. The tower has Għajn Tuffieħa and Nadur …

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Ship Repair – Bezzina Ship Repair Yard – March-May 2021

Bezzina Ship Repair Yard (BSRY) is a complete Ship and Yacht repair facility for vessels of steel, aluminium, CRP and wood. It is a privately family owned and situated at Coal Wharf, Grand Harbour inner side. With 2 former Admiralty reinforced concrete floating docks (RCFD) of which lately they were refurbished, repetitive and new clients …

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Palumbo Malta Shipyard – Gozo Channel Line Ropax GAUDOS – 04.01.2021 – 11.02.2021

On Monday 4th January, 2021 the 2001 built MLT flag ropax GAUDOS entered Grand Harbour, Malta bound to Palumbo Malta Shipyard Ltd Dock 5 for drydocking. She was built at Malta Shipbuilding Co Ltd in 2001 homeported at Valletta (MLT Flag) and since then she always entered French Creek for repairs/refit. Early in February she …

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Local Shipping – Hull 105 (Sheerlegs).

The only floating sheerleg in the Maltese Islands and non self propelled one is the Hull 105 currently operated by Bezzina Maritime Services. Fixed shear legs are most commonly found on floating cranes known as floating sheerlegs. These have heavy A-frame booms and vary in lifting capacity between 50 and 4,000 tons, and are used principally …

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Local Shipping – ZAMTUGS.

In the middle 1980’s the Zammit Group of Companies, who pioneered inland ferry services before the establishment of Gozo Channel Co Ltd, ventured into towage though for a short period, purchasing and operating 5 tugs which their names started with ZAMTUG followed by a roman number. ZAMTUG Built in 1957 at NV Scheepswerf v/h Jonker …

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