Spanish built

Delivery – Tug MAHE DE LABOURDONNAIS – July 2001

A rare East African marine asset was seen in Malta on Monday 7th July 2001 fresh from the building yard, the tugboat MAHE DE LABOURDONNAIS entered Grand Harbour, Malta for fuel stop on her maiden call during her delivery voyage. She was built in Spain at the Astilleros Zamakona shipyard for the Mauritius Government Port …

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Fishing Vessels – Maltese Fishing Support Workboat GANG PIL LEE

One of the Spanish built vessels trading in Malta is the 2002 built 25.23 metres long fishing support workboat GANG PIL LEE. She was built at Astilleros Nodosa at Marin Shipyard, Spain as yard number 247 and named as AJD 1 for the Maltese Blue Fin Tuna farming Venture AJD Tuna that was established in …

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Local Shipping – Luzzu Cruises LADY SHELLEY

One of the 6 vessels operated by the Family run Luzzu Cruises is the 1997 built 24.7 metres long glass bottom (the ONLY one in the Maltese Islands) catamaran hull passenger boat LADY SHELLEY. She was acquired in 2019 bought from the family run ferry company Biosfera Express based on the Island of La Graciosa …

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Passer By – Accomodation Ship EDDA FIDES – 19.02.2022

On Saturday 19th February, 2022 the 2011 built Accommodation Ship EDDA FIDES passed by the Maltese Islands while underway to Dampier, Australia. She was built in Spain by Estaleiro Barreras at Vigo with yard number 1664 with 130 metres length overall and 27 metres beam while her accommodation capacity is 600 people. EDDA FIDES while …

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Casualties – Car Carrier AL SALMY 6 sinks – 17.03.2022

On Thursday 17th March, 2022 around 0600 UTC the 1983 built car carrier AL SALMY 6 developed heavy list in the Persian Gulf off Iranian coast in rough weather. An Iranian official said that 16 crew members have been rescued from the United Arab Emirates ship that sank 30 miles from Iran’s Asaluyeh port while …

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Delivery – CHANNEL CHIEFTAIN VII arrive at Malta – 11.03.2022

On Friday 11th March, 2022 at 1411 hrs the 2003 built GBR flag 27.70 metres workboat CHANNEL CHIEFTAIN VII passed breakwaters during her delivery voyage from Weymouth, UK to Malta. She was built in Spain by Mercurio Plastics Shipyard at Cartagena as HERMANOS ALBA TERCERO homeported at Cartagena, Spain for the Fuentes Group for the …

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Fishing Vessels – SLEBECH

One of the fishing vessels that used to be in Malta was the 1974 built longliner SLEBECH. She was built in Spain by Astilleros Del Atlantico at Santander as BETI DONOSTI for the Spanish based Fishing Company – Laurak Bat Fisheries and then she was sold to Betty Fisheries in 1980 and renamed SLEBECH homeported …

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Naval Visits – ESPS PRINCIPE DE ASTURIAS R 11 – 16 to 17.03.2021

The only Spanish Navy (Armada Espanola) Aircraft Carrier that visited Malta so far is ESPS PRINCIPE DE ASTURIAS R 11. She entered Grand Harbour, Malta on Friday 16th March, 2007 around 0835 hrs piloted with the late harbour pilot Austin Vella. She was assisted by Tug Malta twin screw tugs FELICA and MARI. She berthed …

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Mgarr Harbour – BEKIR HACIBEKIROGLU – 02.05.2015

One of the ships that used to call at Mgarr Harbour, Gozo was the 83.5 metre long coaster BEKIR HACIBEKIROGLU . She was seen several times in our territorial waters uplifting bunkers and calling twice at Valletta (Grand Harbour) in 2008 and 2015. She was built in Spain in May 1986 by Astilleros Del Atlantico at …

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CMA CGM News – PSS – From North Europe, the Mediterranean, Black Sea & North Africa to West Africa (except Nigeria) from 01.05.2021

Please find the Peak Season Surcharge (PSS) rates (*) applicable as follows as from May 1st, 2021 (date of loading in the origin ports) until further notice: All images are of the 1998 Spanish built 115 metre long OUED ZIZ leaving Marsaxlokk Harbour from Malta Freeport Terminal back to 26th June, 2014. Watermarked Photos are by Capt. Lawrence Dalli otherwise stated. NO …

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