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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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Palumbo Malta Shipyard – 330 m container ship CAPE SOUNIO from 28.07 to 10.08.2022

On Thursday 28th July, 2022 the 2017 built MLT flag 330 metre container ship CAPE SOUNIO entered Grand Harbour, Malta at 0753 hrs coming from OPL Malta but originally from Gioia Tauro, Italy bound for drydocking inside Dock 6 at Palumbo Malta Shipyard. She was built in Philippines by Hanjin Subic Shipyard at Olongapo as …

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Offshore News – 33 metre supply vessel DOT 1

A Japanese Built Crewboat that used to be homeported at Valletta and owned by a Maltese Shipping Group, was seen renamed as DOT 1 berthed and loading for Libya for the first time on Tuesday 13th July, 2021. She was built in 1980 by Yokohama Yacht at Yokohama, Japan being the second commercial vessel built …

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Valletta Cruise Port – Cruise liner BOLETTE first 2022 Scheduled Call – 19.02.2022

On Saturday 19th February, 2022 at 0805 hrs the 22 year old lady BOLETTE called again at Grand Harbour, Malta marking her first call for this year 3 months after her maiden call (13.11.2021) Like last November her last port of call was Cartagena, Spain and she proceeded to berth at Pinto 1 and 2 …

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Palumbo Malta Shipyard – Tanker STENA IMPERIAL from 30 to 31.12.2021

On Thursday 30th December, 2021 late morning the 2015 built tanker STENA IMPERIAL entered Grand Harbour, Malta bound to Palumbo Malta Shipyard Ltd berthing starboard side alongside Parlatorio Wharf assisted by 2 local tugs. She was built in China by Guangzhou International Shipyard at Guangzhou as double hull oil tanker entering service on 1st July …

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Bulkers – 225 metre YONG JIA at Malta – September 2007

During September 2007 an unusual 225 metre bulker in Ballast Condition – YONG JIA was seen berthed starboard side alongside to DWQ 4 on Friday 14th. She was built in China by Hudong Zhonghua Shipbuilding Group of Shanghai with Yard no as H1283A ordered on 21st July 1999, keel laid on 18th October 2000, launched …

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Valletta Cruise Port – Cruise Liner BOLETTE maiden call – 13.11.2021

The third former Holland America Line cruise liner to call at Malta within few days was the 2000 built liner BOLETTE that passed Grand Harbour breakwaters at 0713 hrs coming from Cartagena, Spain. She was built in 2000 by Fincantieri at Trieste, Italy as yard no Venice 6052 for Holland America Line (HAL) – AMSTERDAM of …

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Valletta Cruise Port – Cruise Liner BOREALIS maiden call – 08.11.2021

The second former Holland America Line cruise liner to call at Malta within 3 days was the 1997 built liner BOREALIS that passed Grand Harbour breakwaters at 0804 hrs coming from Alicante Spain during her maiden call on Monday 8th November in South Easterly weather. She’s the second ship to be named in the Fred …

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Local Shipping – Tanker SEAGULL I

A floating Fuel Hub located at Marsamxett Harbour is the 1955 built tanker SEAGULL I. She was built in 1955 by H.B.Peters , Te Dedimsvaart, Netherlands as SEAGULL, a name she kept until she she was sold to Cornflower Shipping Limited (Shell Agents in Malta) and renamed SEAGULL I with official number 5048 in 1997. …

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Towage – FAIRMOUNT SUMMIT towing semi-submersible heavy lifter GAVEA LIFTER loaded with jack up oilrig WEST TITANIA – 13.06.2007

On Wednesday 13th June 2007, the 2005 built 75 metre anchor handling tug FAIRMOUNT SUMMIT towing the 1976 built 196 metre non propelled semi submersible heavy lifter GAVEA LIFTER loaded with the 1981 built jack up oil rig WEST TITANIA loaded from Congo, West Africa entered Grand Harbour around 1346 hrs. 4 Tug Malta tugs …

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