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Maiden Call – World’s Largest Semi-Submersible Heavy Load Carrier YACHT SERVANT at Malta – 02.01.2023

The 2023 year started with a big bang seeing the 2022 built 213.7 metres long semi-submersible heavy load carrier YACHT SERVANT entered Grand Harbour, Malta at 0720 hrs on Monday 2nd January assisted by tug SENGLEA and piloted by the Chief Pilot after he was onboard at 0711 hrs. She proceeded to Magazine Wharf port …

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Yacht Transportation – DEO VOLENTE discharging at Malta -18.11.2021

On Thursday 18th November, 2021 the 2007 built Multi Purpose (MPP) Ship DEO VOLENTE entered Grand Harbour, Malta for few hours passing breakwaters at 0716 hrs coming from Alcudia, Spain. She proceeded to berth at Laboratory Wharf South 2, Valletta Gateway Terminals (VGT) with few metres overhanging. She discharged the 26 metre motor yacht BLUE …

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Valletta Cruise Port – Cruise Liner BOREALIS maiden call – 08.11.2021

The second former Holland America Line cruise liner to call at Malta within 3 days was the 1997 built liner BOREALIS that passed Grand Harbour breakwaters at 0804 hrs coming from Alicante Spain during her maiden call on Monday 8th November in South Easterly weather. She’s the second ship to be named in the Fred …

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Casualties – Crew Abandon Ship EEMSLIFT HENDRIKA – 05.04.2021

In the morning of Monday 5th April, 2021 the 2015 built the multipurpose ship (MPP) EEMSLIFT HENDRIKA issued distress call in Norwegian sea 60 nm west of Olesund, Norway. Reportedly, the ship developed a heavy list after cargo shift. According to local media, 8 crew out of 12 were already evacuated, understood by helicopter. Salvage …

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Semi-Submersible Pipe Layer CASTORO SEI – Aerial Photography – 15.08.2014

On Friday 15th August 2014, the 1978 built semi-submersible Pipe Layer CASTORO SEI was photographed from the air by MALTA SHIP PHOTOS around 40 miles offshore Malta heading to Burgas, Bulgaria from Rotterdam, Netherlands. She was built in Trieste, Italy by Fincantieri and homeported in Nassau (BHS Flag). She’s 152 metres long with 70.5 metres …

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Tugboat – FIGHTER

One of the famous Belgian tugs is the 1977 built tug FIGHTER. She was launched on 8th March and completed in April 1977 by Scheepswerf Van Rupelmonde (Chantiers de Naval Rupelmonde), Rupelmonde, Belgium with yard number 437 and was delivered in April to the Unie van Redding en Sleepdienst (URS), Antwerp, Belgium and was stationed …

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Towage – BOA BRAGE towing BOABARGE 34 – 12.04.2020

One of the towages currently underway is the Norwegian tug BOA BRAGE towing the 140 metres long barge BOABARGE 34 from Rotterdam bound to Gdansk, Poland giving ETA of Friday 17th April, 2020. BOA BRAGE was built in 2009 by Med Marine, Turkey as ASD tug Rampart 3200 design and homeported at Valletta, Malta with …

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Offshore – Seafarer found dead aboard SAIPEM FDS at Rotterdam – 10.04.2020

A seafarer from the pipelay vessel SAIPEM FDS was found dead in Port of Rotterdam. According to the police, his death occured from natural causes and no symptoms attributable to Covid-19 and died unexpectedly during the night. The vessel homeported at Nassau in Bahamas with 77 crew members on board is currently berthed at Waalhaven …

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Coronavirus – Holland America Ship Liners with COVID-19 Found on Board – 27.03.2020

Holland America Line said four senior passengers died on her cruise ship ZAANDAM which has had an outbreak of flu like symptoms on board, including at least two confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Friday 27th March, 2020. ZAANDAM was still at sea when President Donald Trump asked cruise companies to cease new voyages. The company …

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Tugboat – Dutch built VARNEBANK

The Dutch built tug VARNEBANK was built by Scheepswerven v/h H.H. Bodewes at Millingen, Netherlands as yard number 729 launched on the 20th November 1975 and on the 16th December 1975 she was delivered to the Nieuwe Rotterdamse Sleepdienst (NRS) NV at Rotterdam (NLD flag and call sign as PIEJ). In 1988 she was transferred …

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