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High Speed Craft – 1997 built ALE M

One of the High Speed Craft trading in Italy is the 1997 built ALE M. She was built by Kvaerner Fjellstrand at Omastrand in Norway as WATERJET 5 with Philippine flag (PHL) until 1997 with yard number 34. Then she was renamed as VITTORIA M with Italian Flag (ITA) trading until 7th June 2004 and …

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Yachting – GENE MACHINE and GENE CHASER at Malta – July 2022

On Tuesday 5th July the 55 metre superyacht GENE MACHINE and her 55 metre support yacht GENE CHASER entered within territorial waters coming from Ibiza, Spain bound to Grand Harbour Marina mooring stern to St. Angelo Wharf. First one to enter was GENE CHASER at 1107 hrs. Originally built as BLUE OCEAN in 2020 by …

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Yachting – 78 m yacht TANGO seized in Spain – 04.04.2022

On Monday 4th April, 2022 the 78 metre yacht TANGO owned by the Russian oligarch Viktor Vekselberg was seized in Mallorca, Spain by the Spanish Authorities at the request of the United States. The seizure marks the first instance of the United States seizing an asset belonging to a sanctioned Russian oligarch since Russia’s invasion …

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Yachting – 2022 built ALCHEMIST at Malta – March 2022

On Friday 25th March the 2022 delivered 61.87 metre superyacht ALCHEMIST entered Grand Harbour, Malta at 0741 hrs coming from Bizerte, Tunisia. Originally she was due to enter the previous day in the afternoon but due to weather conditions she changed ETA. She was built in Italy by Sanlorenzo and designed by Officina Italiana Design …

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Yachting – 65 m yacht LADY M seized in Italy – 04.03.2022

On Friday 4th March, 2022 the 65 metre yacht LADY M owned by  Alexei Mordashov, the richest man in Russia was detained at Imperia Port, Italy by the militarized Police Force Guardia Di Finanza. The move followed similar seizures in France and Germany belonging to other Russian oligarchs, as Western states implement massive sanctions, including …

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Yachting – 2014 built Mangusta 165 model PUMPKIN at Malta – January 2022

One of 8 built Mangusta 165 models, a 49.9 metre motor yacht PUMPKIN is currently at Malta moored at Grand Harbour Marina. She was last seen moored at Manoel Island Marina back to April 2018. She was built in Italy by Overmarine Srl of Viareggio and delivered in 2014. Her maximum speed is 37 knots …

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Yachting – Saudi Superyacht SARAFSA dispute Pits Credit Suisse Against Gulf Prince – January 2022

A Swiss bank is pursuing a Saudi prince in court over claims he failed to pay back millions in interest and loans he took out to refinance his English mansion and his superyacht – SARAFSA. Credit Suisse Group AG claims that Prince Fahad Bin Sultan, the governor of Saudi Arabia’s Tabuk province, failed to repay roughly $78million …

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Virtu Ferries – Spend your Public Holidays in Sicily – December 2021

During November/December 2021 Virtu Ferries announced a robust schedule and special fares for Easter and Summer 2022 operating with 2 High Speed Craft – JEAN DE LA VALETTE and SAINT JOHN PAUL II . Infact JEAN DE LA VALETTE did an engine refit worth Euro 8 million by the German Engine Manufacturers MTU. Sea Trials …

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Law Enforcement – Guardia di Finanza Corrubia III Class G 114 PULEO

The GUARDIA di FINANZA is an Italian law enforcement agency under the authority of the Minister of Economy and Finance. It is a militarized police force, forming a part of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, not the Ministry of Defence. Guardia di Finanza is essentially responsible for dealing with financial crime and smuggling; it has also evolved into Italy’s …

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Yachting – 2021 built superyacht TRIUMPH at Malta – 2021

The brand new 65.4 metre Benetti built superyacht TRIUMPH entered Grand Harbour, Malta on Monday 1st November, 2021 from the shipyard on her way to the Atlantic Ocean. Maximum speed is 16.5 knots while her cruising speed is 15 knots with power coming from two MTU diesel engines. She can accommodate up to 12 guests …

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