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Broken Up – Tall Ship EARL OF PEMBROKE – 2nd December 2022

The 1945 Swedish built wooden 3 masted barque ship EARL OF PEMBROKE was towed/pushed to Kampen, Netherlands to be broken up on Friday 2nd December 2022 at Hoeben RDM Schepen.  She was built in Pukavik, Sweden as ORION and used to haul timber in the Baltic Sea until 1974 when she was laid up in Thisted, Denmark She was moved to …

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Maltese Islands – Mgarr Ix-Xini at Gozo

MGARR IX-XINI, is a very picturesque bay set within a creek and a steep sided natural valley. It is close to Għajnsielem, Xewkija and Sannat on the island of Gozo. During the Order of Saint John it was apparently an occasional hiding place for the Knights galleys and was also used by the invading Turks to load captive Gozitans onto their ships …

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Navy Ships – Aviation Training Ship RFA ARGUS A 135

RFA ARGUS A 135 is a ship of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary operated by the Ministry of Defence (MOD) under the Blue Ensign. Formerly the Italian built container ship CONTENDER BEZANT ( 28 November 1980 launched by Cantieri Navali Breda S.A, Marghera Yard, Venice as Yard Nr: 293 named CONTENDER BEZANT for Contender 2 Ltd (Sea Containers Ltd, Managers) Hamilton, Bermuda. The …

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Preserved Ships – Black Pearl (1909) – Malta

Once you are passing by Ta Xbiex Yacht Marina you can’t miss a Black Wooden Schooner sitting on her hard in the corner – BLACK PEARL. She was built in Pukavik, Sweden in 1909 and is one of the last surviving wooden trading schooners. The BLACK PEARL , originally named the BLACK OPAL , has …

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Valletta (Grand Harbour) Commercial Shipping Movements – Week 49 of 2018

             ANCHOR BAY take its name from the large anchor situated at the end of the Bay. It is a picturesque inlet with beautiful clear water that is surrounded by rocky slopes, situated one kilometre west of the village of Mellieha in northern Malta. Even though Anchor Bay is a pretty bay it is …

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German U-boat ‘real star’ of new Second World War drama. The Maltese built U Boat Replica/movie prop U 571 was loaded aboard the 2015 built NLD flag and owned general cargo ship EEMSLIFT HENDRIKA at  Valletta,Malta on Saturday 21st  October, 2017 Sky Germany is behind the £25m eight-part drama series and filming gets under way this …

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