Sullivan Maritime

Vehicle Carriers – HOEGH TRIGGER

The world’s largest Pure Car and Truck Carrier (PCTC) is the 2015 built HOEGH TRIGGER with a carrying capacity of 8,500 car equivalent units (CEU). She was built in China by Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry at Xiamen with yard number 462B as HOEGH TRIGGER, the second vessel in a series of 6 Post-Panamax vessels under the …

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ConRo News – Grimaldi’s Hybrid RoRo ECO MALTA christened at Malta – 30.05.2022

The sixth ship from a class of twelve hybrid vessels of the innovative Grimaldi Green 5th Generation (GG5G) class the ECO MALTA was christened at Grand Harbour while she was berthed at Laboratory Wharf during her second voyage to Malta. She was delivered last March and the 3rd GG5G vessel seen in Valletta, first one ECO LIVORNO on …

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Vehicle Carriers – ADIGE

One of the vehicle carriers owned by Grimaldi Lines was the 1976 built ADIGE. She was built in Japan by Honda Heavy Industries at Saiki as the general cargo ship BLUE PEGASUS with yard no 634 until a year later where she was converted into a car carrier and emerged as PEGASUS ACE trading until …

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Palumbo Malta Shipyard – Ropax CRUISE BONARIA from 09.12 to 13.12.2021

The 21 year old lady CRUISE BONARIA called the third time in 2 years at Palumbo Malta Shipyard with this time entering Grand Harbour, Malta on Thursday 9th December at 1246 hrs coming from Livorno, Italy but she was anchored at Bunkering Area 3. There were several VHF Exchanges between Valletta VTS and the vessel’s …

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Offshore – Offshore Support Vessel THE PERFORMER at Malta – April 2002.

One of the Norwegian built offshore vessels was the 1977 built Diving Maintenance Support Vessel THE PERFORMER. She was built by Nylands Verksted in Oslo, Norway with yard number 784 as the ARCTIC SEAL with red hull trading until January 1987, then as V.S.O PERFORMER until 1989; VSO PERFORMER for few months and with her …

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Bunkering – Offshore Convoy at Malta – 19.10.2021.

On Tuesday 19th October, 2021 the convoy of the 1984 built offshore tug/supply ship ARTEMIS together with the 2008 built cable layer ATALANTI though both entered separate with different harbour pilot aboard. First to enter was the ARTEMIS at 1046 hrs berthing starboard side alongside Pinto 4 Wharf. This was her second call this year …

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Naval Ships – Russian Navy Tugs RB-406 & RB-407 as deck cargo at Malta – Oct 2014

2 Russian navy tugs of Project 16609 built at Pella Shipyard, Otradny in 2014 RB-406 and RB-407 were seen in Malta as deck cargo aboard the heavy lift vessel WIEBKE entering Grand Harbour on Tuesday 7th October 2014. Both with 29.44 metres long and 10.14 metres beam with maximum draft of 4 metres , RB-406 …

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ConRo News – Grimaldi’s Hybrid RoRo ECO CATANIA at Malta – 26.07.2021

The Fifth ship from a class of twelve hybrid vessels of the innovative Grimaldi Green 5th Generation (GG5G) class the ECO CATANIA entered Grand Harbour, Malta during her maiden call on Monday 26th July berthing at Laboratory Wharf. At 1930 hrs she was ready to shift to Palumbo Malta Shipyard floating at Dock no 6 to minor …

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Heavy Lift – TASMANIC WINTER loading RTG’s in Malta to Cameroon – April 2021

On the third week of April, 2021 the 2012 built MPP TASMANIC WINTER entered Marsaxlokk Harbour to berth at Malta Freeport Terminal 1 West Quay. Her port of call reason was to load 5 RTG’S (Rubber Tyre Gantry Crane) as a deck cargo but due to strong wing operations took long. In fact she was …

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Yacht Transportation – ANNEGRET – 14.11.2014

On Friday 14th November, 2014 the 2000 built Heavy Lift Vessel ANNEGRET entered Grand Harbour, Malta for few hours to discharge the small pleasure yacht JULIA. She was built by JJ Sietas Schiffswerft at Hamburg, Germany as yard number 1162 with keel laid on 28th February,1996 and launched on 29th January, 2000. She was completed …

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