Polish built

Delivery – Tug OCEAN AQUA at Malta – 25.03.2022

On Friday 25th March, 2022 the 2003 built VCT flag 22.35 metre Shoalbuster 2208 tug OCEAN AQUA entered Grand Harbour, Malta at 0704 hrs coming from the Persian Gulf via Suez Canal for bunkers and stores/provisions on her maiden call while being delivered to new owners. She was launched by Stocznia Kozle Serwis Sp.Z o.o …

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Casualties – Container Ship CMA DJAKARTA on fire – July 1999.

On the night of Monday 12th July, 1999 the 1998 built 2,102 TEU containership CMA DJAKARTA caught fire off Crete following an explosion. The vessel, owned by Gebr Winter of Hamburg, was on long-term charter to Compagnie Maritime d’Affretement (CMA), Marseilles from 9th April, 1999. She was deployed on CMA’s North Europe/Japan/China service, NCJ-TPX U.S. …

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Broken Up – Greenpeace Ship ESPERANZA – 21.02.2002

After 2 decades the Greenpeace ship ESPERANZA has arrived at the port of Gijon, in Spain on Saturday 12th February, 2002 for recycling procedures by DDR Vessels XXI, one of the 2 companies specialised in ship recycling authorised by the EU. She was built in Poland by Stocznia Polnocna at Gdansk as yard number B98/04 …

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Palumbo Malta Shipyard – Cargo Ship INDIANA from 19 to 30.03.2011

One of the Polish built ships coming for drydocking and repair services for Palumbo Malta Shipyard was the 2000 built open hatch cargo vessel INDIANA. She entered Grand Harbour, Malta on Saturday 19th March, 2011 bound to Dock 6 assisted by 2 tugs. She was built at Szczecin by Stocznia Szczecinska Nowa SP Z OO …

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Passenger Ships – PALOMA I

One of the Polish built ships originally bound for the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) was the 1980 built ferry DMITRIY SHOSTAKOVICH from a Class of 7 as Project B492/B493 by Stocznia Szczecinska im Adolfa Warskiego Warskiego in Szczecin, Poland. She was the lead of her class which she was named for the Soviet era Russian composer …

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Cable Layer – SEAWAY AIMERY

One of the Vard Design ships is the 2016 built 95.30 metres long cable layer SEAWAY AIMERY. She has been designed as a dedicated cable lay vessel with significant hold space for cable storage and has also been designed to enable the cable¬† crew to work under cover during laying operations to minimise the impact …

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Towage – FALISCA towing KAY (YARD 910) from Valletta, Malta – 18.03.2016

One of the most interesting Hull towages from Grand Harbour, Malta was of the 112 metre passenger ship YARD 910 known as KAY towed by the Italian tug FALISCA. She was built in Poland by Kommuny Paryskeij at Gdynia as Yard No B961/05. She was launched on 11th November 1989 and completed during April 1990 …

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Palumbo Malta Shipyard – ATLANTIC NORTH – 17.02 – 22.03.2021

On Wednesday 17th February, 2021 the 2002 built container ship ATLANTIC NORTH entered Grand Harbour, Malta bound to Factory Wharf at Palumbo Malta Shipyard. On Saturday 20th February she was spotted afloat in Dock 4 with bow afloat repairs. She was involved in an accident in Bejaia, Algeria back to last 5th December 2020 when …

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Ferry Service – Grandi Navi Veloci calling to Malta with different ships – 16.01.2021 to 15.03.2021

Grandi Navi Veloci (GNV) started a connection of ferry service linking Malta with Palermo with first ship calling on Saturday 16th January, 2021 at 1515 hrs – the 1994 built ropax AF MARINA which entered Grand Harbour, Malta for the first time coming from Palermo via Messina Straits. Within a week we saw the German built ropax GNV …

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Casualties – FRAU NANCY Disabled – April 2007

On Tuesday 24th April 2007 the local tug LIENI was seen towing the disabled 1972 built ship FRAU NANCY towards Grand Harbour, Malta. FRAU NANCY was bound to Algeria when engine problems occurred and she was disabled. Local tugboat LIENI was dispatched from Grand Harbour around 2200 hrs towards her position – 20 miles north …

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