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Maiden Call – Cruise Liner RESILIENT LADY – 03.12.2022

On Saturday 3rd December, 2022 the 2021 built cruise liner RESILIENT LADY called at Grand Harbour, Malta during her maiden call and the first liner from Virgin Voyages passing breakwaters at 0715 hrs and berthing at Pinto 1 and 2 wharves, at the Valletta Cruise Port. She’s the third ship in Virgin Voyages Fleet and …

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Cruise Liner News – 2021 built Cruise Liner SILVER DAWN at Malta – 18-19.11.2021

On Thursday 18th November, 2021 the newly cruise liner SILVER DAWN entered Grand Harbour, Malta at 1304 hrs coming from the Fincantieri Shipyard at Ancona, Italy. during her maiden call. She was handed over to Silversea Cruises 6 days before with Executives from the company and Fincantieri attended an intimate delivery ceremony to welcome the …

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Vehicle Carriers – NEPTUNE KEFALONIA

A regular car carrier calling at Grand Harbour, Malta is the 2009 built NEPTUNE KEFALONIA. She was built in South Korea by Hyundai Mipo Dockyard at Ulsan as yard no 8021 and homeported at Piraeus, Greece (GRC Flag). Later on she changed flag to MLT flag therefore homeported at Valletta. Entering Grand Harbour back to …

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Offshore News – NORMAND TONJER (II) mobilising for Magseis Fairfield at Malta – 05.11.2021

On Friday 5th November, 2021 at 0459 hrs the 2010 built construction support vessel NORMAND TONJER entered Grand Harbour, Malta during her maiden call coming from Dusavik, Norway. She’s the second vessel named as NORMAND TONJER of which she was seen in Malta too. She’s on her way to the Far East after last September …

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Delivery – Damen built tug SAWA for Eritrea – 28.06.1999

In the morning of Monday 28th June, 1999 a newbuilt tug SAWA entered Grand Harbour, Malta for bunkers and provisions while on her way to Assab Port, Eritrea. She was built at Gorinchem, Netherlands by Damen. With 25 metres as length (loa) and 8 metres beam she has 198 GRT and 361 DWT. She’s homeported …

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Valletta Cruise Port – COSTA FIRENZE started calling at Malta from 29.07.2021

On Thursday 29th July, 2021 the 2020 built Vista Class Cruise Ship COSTA FIRENZE entered Grand Harbour for the first time with passengers but the second time she passed breakwaters upon her entry. She was built by Fincantieri at their Marghera Yard in Italy and she’s a sistership to COSTA VENEZIA. On 6th May 2019, …

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Delivery – Crew Transfer Vessels MHO APOLLO and MHO ASGARD – 28.08.2021

On Saturday 28th August, 2021 at 0730 hrs two Chinese built Hybrid Crew Transfer Vessels (CTVs) MHO APOLLO and MHO ASGARD entered Grand Harbour, Malta during their delivery voyage making them the 3rd and 4th delivered vessels that entered Harbour for the month of August. MHO APOLLO and MHO ASGARD that were developed in collaboration with Danfoss …

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Vehicle Carriers – NEPTUNE THALASSA and LAKE WANAKA – 26.03.2021

Within 2 hours time on Friday 26th March, 2021 afternoon 2 Neptune Lines vehicle carriers called at Grand Harbour, Malta. First to call was the South Korean built 170 metres long NEPTUNE THALASSA berthing at Laboratory Wharf inner. Meanwhile the 2008 Chinese Built 183 metre long vessel LAKE WANAKA chartered to Neptune lines calling from …

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RoRo Vessels – JOLLY AMARANTO

One of the most interesting roro’s built in late 70’s was the Linea Messina vessel JOLLY AMARANTO. Entering Grand Harbour, Malta back to Monday 16th June 2008. Built at Kawasaki in Kobe, Japan in 1977 as the Swedish TAUBE for the Swedish Shipping Company SCANDINAVIA MOTORSHIP A/S as a Boro (from the English B ulk O il Ro Ro ) freighter that …

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Palumbo Malta Shipyard – ELIANA MARINO – 27.12.2020 to 08.01.2021

The Moby Lines SpA owned roro ship ELIANA MARINO entered Grand Harbour, Malta on Sunday 27th December, 2020 at 0830 hrs from Catania as her last port of call bound to Palumbo Malta Shipyard Dock 6 for drydocking. She was built in Germany by the famous JJ Sietas Schiffswerft at Hamburg in 2000 as LOUISE …

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