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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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Accidents – MFD 79 MAREBLU at Grand Harbour – November 2020

On Saturday 7th November, 2020 around noon the Maltese owned tuna ranch workboat MAREBLU MFD 079 had an accident at Bighi Bay, Grand Harbour, Malta. Shortly afterwards the workboat ONNELLA MFD 015 was on site together with the 14 metre tugboat GOZZO. By attaching lifting bags to her stern since she was partially sunk (engine …

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Local Shipping – GOLDEN BAY

One of the local tankers that is no longer with us is the 1959 built MLT flag and owned bunkering tanker GOLDEN BAY. Vessel arrived in Malta in 2003 as ELDAREN after she was bought from Swedish Navy surplus and run by a local company as bunkering tanker. She was built as the BROTANK and …

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Local Shipping – MELITA X

One of the oldest tugboats locally owned was one of the four 16m long steel motor tug MELITA X owned by Malta tug & Lighter Services Ltd of Marsa. She was assigned as Malta Port No 58 which it was visible under her name. During 1993 she was sold to Cassar Enterprises, Marsa and laid …

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Scuttling Operation – COMINOLAND and KARWELA – 12.08.2006

On Saturday 12th August 2006, 2¬† short sea ferryboats COMINOLAND and KARWELA were towed from Cassar Ship Repair Yard, Marsa to Ras il-Hobz, Gozo that is a submerged pinnacle also known as the Middle Finger, to be scuttled by the Gozo Tourism Association. The Pinnacle¬† is one of the most breathtaking dives in Gozo. The …

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