swedish built

Broken Up – Tall Ship EARL OF PEMBROKE – 2nd December 2022

The 1945 Swedish built wooden 3 masted barque ship EARL OF PEMBROKE was towed/pushed to Kampen, Netherlands to be broken up on Friday 2nd December 2022 at Hoeben RDM Schepen.  She was built in Pukavik, Sweden as ORION and used to haul timber in the Baltic Sea until 1974 when she was laid up in Thisted, Denmark She was moved to …

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Yachting – 2019 built 41.14 m yacht ROYAL FALCON ONE at Malta – June 2022

The 2019 built 41.14m catamaran hull ROYAL FALCON ONE was seen at Grand Harbour, Malta for 22 hours berthing at St. Angelo Wharf, Grand Harbour Marina She entered Valletta on Monday 6th June, 2022 passing breakwaters at 0718 hrs coming from Genoa, Italy. She was designed by the Singapore based Royal Falcon Fleet sporting naval …

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Heavy Lift – 2018 built GPO AMETHYST

One of the four sister ships of equal design in semisubmersible vessels in the world is the 2018 built 225 metres GPO AMETHYST. She was built by CSBC Corporation in Taiwan as yard number 1058 in 2018 with 225.008 metres long, beam of 48.02 metres and draft of 10.67 metres. She’s homeported at Majuro with …

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Broken Up – SEVE-SEAS I at Malta – Q 4 of 2021.

The 62 year old tanker SEVE-SEAS I was broken up at Malta after being shifted to MMH Facilities by the tug GOZZO on Thursday 16th September, 2021. Started her life as HSwMS FRYKEN A 217 with the Swedish Navy she was delivered on 24th November, 1959 supporting the navy with fresh water. She was built …

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Ferry – GNV AZZURRA

One of the GNV’s (Grandi Navi Veloci) ferries around is the 1981 built ropax GNV AZZURRA. In the late 70s the Swedish shipbuilding industry was suffering from a downturn, with little to no ships in order from Swedish shipyards. To help the industry the Swedish Prime Minister Ola Ullsten persuaded Rederi AB Gotland to order new ferries from Öresundsvarvet …

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Local Shipping – XMUN (II)

A 61 year old lady delivered in 1959 , currently at Malta is the water tanker XMUN (II). Started her life as HSwMS FRYKEN A 217 with the Swedish Navy she was delivered on 24th November, 1959 supporting the navy with fresh water. She was built by Marinteknik Verkstads AB of which in 1972, the …

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Naval Ships – Swedish Navy K 32 HSwMS HELSINGBORG – 13.09.2019

HSwMS HELSINGBORG K 32  is a Swedish Navy Visby Class Corvette, in fact she’s Stealth. Ordered in 1995 she’s the second ship of the class built by Kockums AB at Malmo in Sweden owned by the Swedish defence company Saab Group. Commissioned 16th December, 2009 she has been in active service with 4th Naval Warfare Flotilla. The VISBY …

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SS Talabot Anniversary – 76 Years – 26.03.2019

The SS TALABOT was launched in 1935 by the Swedish shipyard A/B Göta­verken of Gothenburg as Yard no 492. She was capable of carrying 12 passengers, 37 crew members and her maximum speed was 16.25 knots with 2 engines of 9,650 ihp and 7 cylinder. TALABOT sailed under the Norwegian flag and on Tuesday 24th …

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Preserved Ships – Black Pearl (1909) – Malta

Once you are passing by Ta Xbiex Yacht Marina you can’t miss a Black Wooden Schooner sitting on her hard in the corner – BLACK PEARL. She was built in Pukavik, Sweden in 1909 and is one of the last surviving wooden trading schooners. The BLACK PEARL , originally named the BLACK OPAL , has …

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CASUALTY – Tanker HEPHAESTUS aground at Malta – 10.02.2018. The 1965 built bunkering tanker HEPHAESTUS ran aground at Qawra Point, Malta on Saturday 10th February, 2018 early morning during a strong Northerly Wind Force 7 after she dragged anchor from Bunkering Area 1 with 7 crew members. Malta Red Cross dispatched 4 vehicles including ambulances and …

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