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Delivery – 2022 built EcoBulk Carrier MISJE VITA at Malta – 10.11.2022

On Thursday 10th November, 2022 the 2022 built EcoBulk Carrier MISJE VITA entered Grand Harbour, Malta during her delivery voyage from the builders. In fact she passed breakwaters at 1824 hrs. She was built in Sri Lanka by Colombo Dockyard (Pte) Ltd as hull no 250 for Misje Rederi A/S, Norway of which will be …

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Delivery – 2021 newbuilt tug MED VEGA at Malta – December 2021

The Damen newbuilt tug MED VEGA that is owned by MedTug – Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) Towage Division was in Malta for uplifting bunkers and sheltering from Gale Force Winds/Weather. She entered Grand Harbour on Sunday 5th December, 2021 at 1506 hrs coming from Sri Lanka, via Suez Canal. She was built in Vietnam at …

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Malta Shipyards – Newbuilding Tanker NOVOGRADNJA 317 as SITEAM VOYAGER from 17.03 – 29.03.2008.

One of the newbuilding tankers that used to call at Malta Shipyards for completing works etc was the 2008 built SITEAM VOYAGER which called at Grand Harbour, Malta bound to Dock 6 named with her yard number – NOVOGRADNJA 317. She was assisted by local tugs FELICA and PAWLINA and wearing Eitzen Chemical Funnel Colours. …

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Yachting – 2021 built support yacht PHI PHANTOM at Malta – 02.08.2021

Superyacht support vessels are an increasingly popular way of extending the yachting experience, whether they are used as a floating helipad, tender garage, toys or accommodation for specialist staff. One of the latest built support yachts is the Turkish Built 36 metre PHI PHANTOM which called Grand Harbour, Malta on her maiden voyage from Antalya, Turkey …

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Yachting – Busy Yacht Movements at Grand Harbour, Malta 14.05.2021 – 17.05.2021

Malta’s strategic position in the centre of the Mediterranean with one of the world’s most beautiful natural harbours, accessible and Our Beautiful islands has became a top yachting destination to the Mediterranean. Summer is getting nearer with temperatures rising up ( At the time of writing temperature is 27°C ). Here are some movements of …

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Haifa Port – April 2021 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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Weather Conditions – Easterly Strong Wind on Friday 16th April 2021.

With a mild winter around the Maltese Islands, the first spring season strong winds occurred on Friday 16th April 2021 with wind blowing Easterly Force 8 wind decreasing and backing NE Force 7 overnight. All Bunkering Operations were suspended due to the current weather conditions and most of the vessels were sheltering on the lee …

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Casualties – Newbuilt Fishing Vessel SKORPION capsized at Shipyard – 30.03.2021

On Tuesday 30th March, 2021 the 2380 GRT newbuilt freezer trawler SKORPION capsized and rested on her starboard side alongside the pier at Pella Shipyard, Saint Petersburg, Neva river, Russia with 2 workers trapped inside of which their bodies were recovered later. According to reports the incident happened during ballast system tests and she was …

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MBL News – Newbuilt cruise liner ENCHANTED PRINCESS at Malta – 11 to 19.01.2021

On Monday 11th January, 2021 the 2020 newbuilt cruise liner ENCHANTED PRINCESS entered Grand Harbour, Malta for the first time. She was calling at Palumbo Malta Shipyard to drydock at Dock 6. ENCHANTED PRINCESS is the fifth Royal Class cruise ship of Carnival Corporation & plc to be operated by Princess Cruises. She was ordered on 2nd April, 2016 …

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Palumbo Malta Shipyard – COSTA FIRENZE – 05.10 to 14.10.2020.

On Monday 5th October the new building cruise liner Hull 6273 named as COSTA FIRENZE entered Grand Harbour, Malta on a dull afternoon coming from Fincantieri Marghera Shipyard, Italy. She was due to be assisted by 3 tugs but LIENI went disable and duty pilot took responsibility with 2 tugs – SEA SALVOR and SPINOLA …

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