Sheltering

Casualties – CHEM P salvage update – 22.04.2022

While the tanker CHEM P is Within Territorial Waters (WTW) of Malta awaiting various permissions to complete her voyage here are the latest movements – Sunday 17th April, 2022 On Easter Sunday she shifted back to waiting area from Bunkering Area 6. Monday 18th April, 2022 Various SITREP calls from VTS to CHEM P was …

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Casualties – Ship XELO sank after running aground off Tunisia – 16.04.2022

On Friday 15th April, 2022 the 1977 built 59 metre ship XELO issued distress signal reporting water ingress, flooded engine room, after she ran aground at the Gulf of Gabes, Tunisia . All 7 crew (2 Azerbaijanis, 4 Turkish and Georgian captain ) were reportedly rescued and hospitalised for checks and currently in a hotel. …

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Delivery – 2021 newbuilt tug MED VEGA at Malta – December 2021

The Damen newbuilt tug MED VEGA that is owned by MedTug – Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) Towage Division was in Malta for uplifting bunkers and sheltering from Gale Force Winds/Weather. She entered Grand Harbour on Sunday 5th December, 2021 at 1506 hrs coming from Sri Lanka, via Suez Canal. She was built in Vietnam at …

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Weather Conditions – Easterly Strong Wind on Friday 16th April 2021.

With a mild winter around the Maltese Islands, the first spring season strong winds occurred on Friday 16th April 2021 with wind blowing Easterly Force 8 wind decreasing and backing NE Force 7 overnight. All Bunkering Operations were suspended due to the current weather conditions and most of the vessels were sheltering on the lee …

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ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION – Livestock Carrier TALIA saga – 08.07.2020

On Sunday 5th July 2020 the 52 rescued illegal immigrants that are onboard the livestock carrier TALIA in Maltese territorial waters have not been allowed to disembark by the Government until it has guarantees from other EU member states on their immediate relocation. According to the TALIA’s crew RCC Malta promised to transfer the rescued …

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Dredging – Jan De Nul Vessels at Malta – Week 14 of 2020 – 05.04.2020

During Week 14 of 2020 , 3 split hopper barges of Jan De Nul shifted from OPL Malta towards off Bunkering Area 6 for sheltering due to weather conditions and receiving stores. In fact today Sunday 5th April they are shifting back to OPL Malta. There were the 2006 built split hopper barge L’ETOILE built …

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Casualties – CDRY BLUE grounded with crew evacuated – 22.12.2019

The 2010 built MPP ship CDRY BLUE was pushed aground by storm in Sant’Antioco area, south western of Sardinia, late Saturday 21st December. The ship left Cagliari bound for Spain with cargo of coffee, encountered rough weather and tried to shelter, but failed. She went aground on the rocks due to weather conditions. Due to …

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Fishing – Sicilian vessels LUIGI PRIMO and MARIELLA II sheltering at Malta – Nov/Dec 2019

Due to the rough weather happening mostly Central Mediterranean various fishing vessels mostly Italian are sheltering close to land like Lampedusa (See Below) or entering harbours like Valletta. Both on Friday 29th November and yesterday Wednesday 11th December the 2002 built Italian (ITA) longliner MARIELLA II with fishing matricola as 2 CT 420 was seen …

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Towage – CHRISTOS XXII towing Hull 145 – 18.11.2019

On Monday 18th November, 2019 at 1526 hrs the tugboat CHRISTOS XXII towing the Turkish built Norwegian ferry STANGVIKFJORD as HULL 145 left Marsaxlokk Harbour from Malta Freeport Terminal 1 West Quay bound to Norway assisted by Tug Malta tugboats PAWLINA and VITTORIOSA. Towage entered on Saturday 9th November at 1021 hrs coming from Turkey …

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