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Reefers – 2021 built Chinese owned OCEAN STAR at Malta – 03.08 – 14.09.2022

A rare refrigerated cargo ship seen at Valletta, Malta was the 2021 built 118 metre long Chinese state owned ship OCEAN STAR. She entered Grand Harbour on Wednesday 3rd August at 0623 hrs berthing at MMH Facilities, coming from Scheveningen, The Netherlands. Said to be China’s first ultra-low temperature reefer ship she was built in …

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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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Delivery – Platform Supply Vessel COCO at Malta – 07.06.2022

On Tuesday 7th June, 2022 (Public Holiday in Malta ) the 82 metre DAN flag and owned newbuilt Platform Supply Vessel (PSV) COCO entered Grand Harbour, Malta during her delivery voyage and her maiden call to Malta at 0604 hrs. She was built at Vietnam at Vard Vung Tau as yard 806 with her keel …

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Passer By – ROTA ENDURANCE towing TORO – 19.05.2022

On Thursday 19th May, 2022 the 2003 built MHL flag offshore tug/supply ship ROTA ENDURANCE towing the 152 metre pipe layer platform TORO was seen in the Maltese Territorial Waters around 1120 hrs. When asked by Valletta VTS what were the intentions, radio officer replied (Dutch accent) that she was intended to uplift bunkers but …

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Yacht Transportation – DEO VOLENTE discharging at Malta -18.11.2021

On Thursday 18th November, 2021 the 2007 built Multi Purpose (MPP) Ship DEO VOLENTE entered Grand Harbour, Malta for few hours passing breakwaters at 0716 hrs coming from Alcudia, Spain. She proceeded to berth at Laboratory Wharf South 2, Valletta Gateway Terminals (VGT) with few metres overhanging. She discharged the 26 metre motor yacht BLUE …

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Libyan Shipping – Purse Seiner ARRABTA

One of the 5 Damen built 32 metre Fishing Vessels delivered in green hull is the 1991 built ARRABTA owned by Nour Al Haiat Fishery Co (NAFIMCO, Libya. Berthed at DWQ 2 on 23rd November 2004, first time to be seen in Malta on her way to Piriou Shipyard at Concarneau, France for modification. She …

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Delivery – General Cargo Ship LADY HABARKA at Malta – 06.09.2021

On Monday 6th September the 2021 built general cargo ship LADY HABARKA entered Grand Harbour, Malta at 0815 hrs bound to berth at Pinto 3 Wharf, part of Valletta Cruise Port during her delivery voyage for uplifting bunkers and provisions. She was built at the Chowgule Shipyard in Goa, India and she’s the 5th vessel …

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Palumbo Malta Shipyard – Dredger BREYDEL 10.06.2021 – 31.07.2021

The 2008 built Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger (TSHD) BREYDEL called at Grand Harbour, Malta on Thursday 10th June passing breakwaters at 1621 hrs coming from Abu Qir, Egypt. She berthed Port Side alongside Parlatorio Wharf and the following day on Friday 11th June at 0930 hrs she shifted 20 metres ahead assisted by tugboat SPINOLA. …

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Cable Layer – ATLANTIC GUARDIAN in Malta again after 12 years – May/June 2021

One of the Norwegian owned vessels around the world, the 2001 built cable layer ATLANTIC GUARDIAN entered Grand Harbour, Malta on Friday 28th May after an absence of 12 years. She was last here berthed in Valletta in July 2009. She was built in the Netherlands by Giessen-de Noord at Krimpen as yard no 986. …

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Mgarr Harbour – DIAMANT – 08.07.2014

One of the ships that used to call at Mgarr Harbour, Gozo was the 79 metre long coaster DIAMANT. She was seen several times in our territorial waters calling for uplifting bunkers and Valletta (Grand Harbour). She was built in The Netherlands in 1985 by Ferus Smit Scheepswerf at Hoogezand with grey hull as WATUM trading …

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