Transport Malta

Dredging – GRANE R dredging inner part of Grand Harbour – August 2022

After nearly a month anchored at Bunkering Area 3, the 2010 built DP 2 multi purpose offshore vessel GRANE R entered Grand Harbour on Friday 12th August originally coming from Viana do Castelo at Portugal of which she passed breakwaters at 0839hrs. Transport Malta issued Local Notice to Mariners no 136 regarding the dredging works …

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Tall Ships – 3 masted frigate replica ETOILE DU ROY at Malta for filming NAPOLEON by Ridley Scott – April/May 2022

The 1997 launched 46 metres long 3 masted sixth rate frigate built in Marmaris, Turkey, the ETOILE DU ROY entered Grand Harbour, Malta on Saturday 9th April berthing at DWQ 4, part of Valletta Gateway Terminals (VGT). Her purpose of call was to be part of Ridley Scott historical Film Shooting called NAPOLEON of which …

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Port Closure – Delays in Disembarking Passengers from High Speed Craft JEAN DE LA VALETTE – 30.04.2022

Over 700 passengers were left stranded out at sea for more than two hours last Saturday 30th April due to a delay in re opening the Grand Harbour following a fireworks show. The delay was caused by a setback in the clearing of barges and lighters used for the fireworks display, which marked the finale of …

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Casualties – CHEM P salvage update – 13.04.2022

While the tanker CHEM P is anchored Within Territorial Waters of Malta awaiting various permissions to complete her voyage here are the latest movements – Monday 28th March, 2022 1630 hrs – CHEM P received a court warrant – 425/2022 from Enemalta plc with the claimed amount of € 30,000,000. Friday 1st April, 2022 1226 …

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State Visit – Pope Francis at Gozo – 02.04.2022

Malta welcomed His Holiness Pope Francis during his Apostolic visit to the country from Saturday 2nd April to Sunday 3rd April of which on Saturday 2nd April he visited the sister island of Gozo. The island of Gozo was wearing Holy Week dress and Vatican City Flags mounted on road roundabouts, balconies, roof flagpoles etc …

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Casualties – CHEM P salvage update – 21.03.2022

With stormy weather including ESE gale force winds with very high swell the shifting of the tanker CHEM P from her current position to a designated area was hampered and cancelled for Sunday 20th March, 2022. With SITREP every hour or so to access the situation it was decided to leave it for today Monday …

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Palumbo Malta Shipyard – Tanker STENA IMPERIAL from 30 to 31.12.2021

On Thursday 30th December, 2021 late morning the 2015 built tanker STENA IMPERIAL entered Grand Harbour, Malta bound to Palumbo Malta Shipyard Ltd berthing starboard side alongside Parlatorio Wharf assisted by 2 local tugs. She was built in China by Guangzhou International Shipyard at Guangzhou as double hull oil tanker entering service on 1st July …

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Dredging – Dredging of Inert Material at Deep Water Quay, Malta – November 2021

From Monday 1st November to Monday 22nd November, 2021 Dredging Operations of Inert Material was carried out in Grand Harbour along the intermediate coastline of Deep Water Quay (DWQ) 3 and 4. The Ports & Yachting Directorate of Transport Malta issued Local Notice of Mariners – 168 dated 26th October 2021. Vessels engaged in the …

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Local Shipping – PRINCESS DIANA & PRINCESS ELIZABETH

Two boats that were former Libyan Customs and Armed Forces of Malta (AFM) Patrol Craft and were never used as short sea passenger boats were the 31.4 metres craft PRINCESS DIANA and PRINCESS ELIZABETH. PRINCESS DIANA was built in 1963 for the Libyan Customs by Brodogradiliste Kraljevica in Hrvatska at Yugoslavia as ARRAID and on …

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Maritime Issues – Courtesy Flag in Malta – Nov 2021

It is a custom among merchant ships or any kind of vessel that when entering or leaving a foreign port and during their stay in the port to fly the colours of that country. as a mark of respect. Also, never fly one country’s flag beneath another’s on the same mast. This is a sign …

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