Pilotage

Naval Visits – RFA ARGUS A 135 – 23-25.11.2022

On Wednesday 23rd November, 2022 the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) Role 3 Casualty Treatment/Aviation Training Ship RFA ARGUS A 135 passed Grand Harbour, Malta breakwaters at 1026 hrs after embarking pilot at Marsaxlokk Harbour Pilot Station 2 Bravo due to heavy swell off Grand Harbour (OGH) during her maiden call. She was originally built as …

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Livestock Ships – BISON EXPRESS

The latest livestock carrier calling at Malta was the 1995 built BISON EXPRESS, one of the 14 Vroon Livestock owned ships around on Friday 10th December at 1301 hrs coming from Jakarta, Indonesia via the Suez Canal. She was built in the Netherlands by Van Diepen Shipyard at Waterhuizen in 1995 with 4 decks and …

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Delivery – Damen built tugs VB FLANDES and VB SAMBA at Malta – 10.08.2021

On Tuesday 10th August, 2021 two Damen ART 80-32 built tugs VB FLANDES and VB SAMBA entered Grand Harbour, Malta during their delivery voyage. They left Al Hamriyah, United Arab Emirates on Saturday 17th July arriving at the Suez Anchorage, Egypt on Monday 2nd August. Both left the anchorage to transit via the Suez Canal …

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Heavy Lift Vessels – HAPPY RIVER

One of the Happy R type that forms part of BigLift Shipping, one of the world’s leading heavy lift shipping companies is the 1997 built vessel HAPPY RIVER. Back to June 2019. She was built in the Netherlands by IHC Merwede Scheepswerf and homeported at Amsterdam, Netherlands (NLD Flag). She’s equipped with 2 strong, 400 …

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Latest Addition to Malta Maritime Pilots – Pilot Boat JULIET 1 – 30.11.2018

On Friday 30th November 2018 the Transport Minister Dr. Ian Borg inaugurated a new pilot boat JULIET 1 to the Malta Maritime Pilots. She was built by Safehaven Marine as JULIET (1 was added in Malta during November), the third pilot vessel to be supplied to Malta by Safehaven. She has an operational speed of 25 knots, powered …

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