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Towage – MUSTANG towing tanker ANWAAR AL KHALIJ to Malta for repairs – 30.07.2022

On Saturday 30th July the 2009 built 30.80 metres anchor handling tug MUSTANG towing the 2005 built LBY flag and owned 164.45 metre Double Hull chemical/oil products tanker ANWAAR AL KHALIJ approached Grand Harbour to hand over the latter to local tugs so she can enter Valletta towed for rudder repairs at Palumbo Malta Shipyard …

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Tanker News – Captain Joseph Hazelwood, Former Master of the Exxon Valdez, Passes Away – July 2022

Captain Joseph Jeffrey Hazelwood, the Master of the crude oil tanker EXXON VALDEZ when she ran aground on Bligh Reef in Prince William Sound near Valdez, Alaska on 24th March 1989, has passed away at the age of 75. The EXXON VALDEZ  spill is the second largest in U.S. waters, after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, in …

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Ship Repair – PACIFIC WYVERN at Bezzina Ship Repair Yard – 2005.

Bezzina Ship Repair Yard (BSRY) is a complete Ship and Yacht repair facility for vessels of steel, aluminium, CRP and wood. It is a privately family owned and situated at Coal Wharf, Grand Harbour inner side. With 2 former Admiralty reinforced concrete floating docks (RCFD) of which lately they were refurbished, repetitive and new clients …

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Palumbo Malta Shipyard – Crude Oil Tanker EVRIDIKI from 03 to 17.04.2022

One of the South Korean built ships , the Greek owned crude oil tanker EVRIDIKI was spotted at Palumbo Malta Shipyard during the month of April. In fact she entered Grand Harbour on Sunday 3rd April at 0953 hrs coming from Eleusis, Greece bound for drydocking at Dock 6. She was built by Hyundai Heavy …

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Tugboat News – AMERSTROOM at Malta again – 2022.

One of the Dutch Companies that repairs at Malta is Van Wijngaarden Marine Services that offers worldwide maritime services. Lately we saw once again the 2013 built Eurotug 2308 26.68 metre tug AMERSTROOM entering Marsamxett Harbour, Malta on 26th March, 2022 at 1655 hrs coming from Abu Qir, Egypt. She berthed at Manoel Island Yacht …

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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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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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Towage – Cargo Ship EVALUNA towed to Malta for repairs – January 2022

On Saturday 1st January 2022 the 2011 built General Cargo Ship EVALUNA reported to VTS that she was in restricted manoeuvrability due to gearbox problems around 38 nautical miles offshore Malta coming from Bizerte, Tunisia. After towage arrangements were done the 38 metre tug SPINOLA let Grand Harbour at 1204 hrs and reaching the ship …

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Malta Drydocks – Vessels VRISSI and BREITENBURG for repairs after collision – March 1996.

On Saturday 16th March 1996 the 1974 built SD 14 cargo ship VRISSI collided with the 1982 built BREITENBURG in good conditions, close to Cap Bon, near Tunis, Tunisia. BREITENBURG suffered extensive bow damage and made it to Grand Harbour for repairs at Malta Drydocks (MDD) seen below here in April 1996. VRISSI in disabled …

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Ship Repair – Bezzina Ship Repair Yard – October-December 2021

Bezzina Ship Repair Yard (BSRY) is a complete Ship and Yacht repair facility for vessels of steel, aluminium, CRP and wood. It is a privately family owned and situated at Coal Wharf, Grand Harbour inner side. With 2 former Admiralty reinforced concrete floating docks (RCFD) of which lately they were refurbished, repetitive and new clients …

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