Outside Territorial Waters

BFT Season 2022 – Movements – 21 to 26.05.2022

May is here and Blue Fin Tuna (BFT) Season is here with interesting Turkish fishing vessels coming to tow tuna cages from various spots that belong to Licensed Tuna Farms – Saturday 21st May, 2022. 1453 hrs – 1993 built TUR flag purse seiner SUAYIP KETENCI with fishing matricola 34A 4901 entered Grand Harbour coming from …

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Palumbo Malta Shipyard – Cruise Liner MSC PREZIOSA from 10.08 to 09.09.2021

The former late Muammar Gaddafi owned cruise liner MSC PREZIOSA entered Grand Harbour, Malta on Tuesday 10th August, 2021 at 0813 hrs coming from Naples, Italy bound to Palumbo Malta Shipyard berthing starboard side alongside Parlatorio Wharf. On 1st July, 2008 she was ordered with her keel laid on 5th December 2008 at the STX …

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Bunkering – Tugboat WAF 3 – 10.04.2021

On Saturday 10th April, 2021 the 1977 built tugboat WAF 3 called for bunkers coming from Catania, Sicily on her way to Dakar, Senegal with ETA on Wednesday 12th May. Originally she arrived on Friday 9th April around 1127 hrs but had to wait for instructions outside territorial waters (otw). She was built in Italy by Bacino …

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Palumbo Malta Shipyard – Cruise Liner MSC MUSICA 09.03.2021 – 09.04.2021.

The second MSC cruise liner to call at Palumbo Malta Shipyard in 2021 was the 294 metre long MSC MUSICA. She entered Grand Harbour, Malta on Tuesday 9th March after the Jack up Oil Rig ATWOOD BEACON was towed out. Her last port of call was Trieste, Italy leaving Friday 5th March, 2021. She was …

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Local Shipping – XMUN (II)

A 61 year old lady delivered in 1959 , currently at Malta is the water tanker XMUN (II). Started her life as HSwMS FRYKEN A 217 with the Swedish Navy she was delivered on 24th November, 1959 supporting the navy with fresh water. She was built by Marinteknik Verkstads AB of which in 1972, the …

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Local Shipping – Bunkering tanker ENDO SCIROCCO – 03.12.2020

One of the latest ships added to the Maltese Registry is the 23 years old oil product tanker ENDO SCIROCCO. She arrived at Grand Harbour, Malta late August as GALWAY FISHER part of James Fisher Everard (JFE) and berthed at MMH Facilities. The sale of the GALWAY FISHER was done on Friday 11th September in …

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Heavy Lift – Norwegian EAGLE and ALBATROS at Malta – Oct/Nov 2020

Semi-submersible heavy lift ships have a long and low well deck between a forward pilot house and an aft machinery space. In superficial appearance, it is somewhat similar to a dry bulker. Her ballast tanks can be flooded to lower the well deck below the water’s surface, allowing all type of vessels or other floating cargo to …

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ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION – MAERSK ETIENNE rescued 27 illegal immigrants on 04.08.2020 with group finally reach land on 12.09.2020

On Tuesday 4th August a boat with 27 illegal immigrants were rescued by the 2004 built chemical/oil products tanker MAERSK ETIENNE while she was underway to Tunisia in the Gulf of Gabes coming from Genoa, Italy. On Wednesday 5th August late afternoon she was denied entry to Maltese territorial waters especially when SAR was made …

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Offshore – Oil Rig MAERSK DISCOVERER at Malta for few hours – 27.07.2020

The 2009 built dynamically positioned semi submersible drilling rig (ssdr) MAERSK DISCOVERER was offshore Malta for few hours on Monday 27th July,2020. She was built in Singapore by KEPPEL FELS and is a Self-Propelled A1 Column Stabilized Drilling Unit. She was assisted by the 2013 built offshore support vessel EDT JANE which entered MMH Facilities …

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Breaking Up – Cruise Liner SOVEREIGN – 23.07.2020

On Wednesday 15th July, 2020 the cruise liner SOVEREIGN left Marsaxlokk Harbour, Malta at 2014 hrs bound to the waiting area during her last voyage. She entered Marsaxlokk Harbour on Sunday 12th July morning after several days drifting outside territorial waters (otw) for stripping and discharging of 800 pallets full of all valuable items including …

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