tugs

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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Towage – CMS SEALION towing barge SANTORINI III – 17.05.2012

On Thursday 17th May 2012 the 1974 built MLT flag and owned tug CMS SEALION towing the 52 metres VCT flag barge SANTORINI III entered Grand Harbour, Malta coming from Tripoli, Libya. CMS SEALION was built in 1973 by Richards (Shipbuilders) Ltd, Crownworks, Lowestoft, UK (Yard no 515) as RALPH CROSS for Tees Towing Co, Middlesbrough, UK …

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Towage – OCEAN LARK towing 80m barge IB 919 – 30.03.2003

On Sunday 30th March, 2003 the Norwegian built anchor handling tug/supply ship OCEAN LARK towing an 80 metre barge IB 919was seen entering Valletta bound to Cassar Ship Repair Yard. OCEAN LARK was built by Bolsones Verft at Molde, Norway as the RIG TUGGER for Uksnoy of which it still exists , trading until 1981; …

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Towage – AGIOS DIMITRIOS towing SIRTE 2 – 19.05.2001

On Saturday 19th May, 2001 several units of the Libyan Dredging Company COMAFISH was seen arriving at Grand Harbour, Malta either as deck cargo or towed like the 1965 built cutter suction dredger SIRTE 2 that was seen being towed by the Greek Tug AGIOS DIMITRIOS. AGIOS DIMITRIOS was built in the Netherlands at YVC …

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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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Towage News – 100 years of Rimorchiatori Riuniti Exhibition at Genova, Italy from 30.10.2022 to 09.01.2023

The exhibition “Rimorchiatori Riuniti From Genoa to the world – 100 years anniversary ” was inaugurated on Sunday 30th October, at the Galata Museo del Mare-Mu. world of shipping at Genoa, Italy. Emotional video stories, models and a selection of paintings accompany the visitor through the most important stages in the history of the Group. It was inaugurated …

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Towage News – MSC acquires Rimorchiatori Mediterranei – 22.10.2022

MSC (Mediterranean Shipping Company) acquired the subholding of the Rimorchiatori Riuniti group active in the port towing business Rimorchiatori Mediterranei (65% owned by Rimorchiatori Riuniti which is owned by the Genoese families Gavarone and Delle Piane and 35% Deutsche Asset Management, of the Deutsche group Bank). The Genoese company Rimorchiatori Mediterranei, with a turnover of around …

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High Speed Craft News – PONTE FERRIES cancels trip with passengers aboard – 21.09.2022

And once again we have PONTE FERRIES in the news this time with Passengers stranded both at Wine Wharf, Valletta, Malta and at RoRo Jetty West, Augusta, Sicily. After queuing with their vehicles from 0300 hrs to board the 0500 hrs scheduled departure with the 1999 built High Speed Craft HSC ARTEMIS from Valletta, they …

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Palumbo Malta Shipyard – Barge BENEDETTA from 15.07 to 11.08.2022

On Friday 15th July the 1974 built ITA flag and owned 40.70 m barge BENEDETTA towed by the 1992 built ITA flag and owned tug PAUL which is a familiar tug in our territorial waters arrived off Grand Harbour (OGH) to be handed over to local tugs for drydocking at Dock 4. BENEDETTA was built …

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Casualties – Yacht MY SAGA sinks offshore Catanzaro, Italy – 20.08.2022

On Saturday 20th August the Port Authority of Crotone VTS (Vessel Traffic Services) received a distress call from the 39.4 metre motor yacht MY SAGA that she was taking water ingress at her stern while on passage from Gallipoli to Milazzo. Immediately VTS advised Guardia Costiera (Italian Coast Guard) who dispatched CP 321 and a Romanian …

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