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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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Delivery – Tug OCEAN AQUA at Malta – 25.03.2022

On Friday 25th March, 2022 the 2003 built VCT flag 22.35 metre Shoalbuster 2208 tug OCEAN AQUA entered Grand Harbour, Malta at 0704 hrs coming from the Persian Gulf via Suez Canal for bunkers and stores/provisions on her maiden call while being delivered to new owners. She was launched by Stocznia Kozle Serwis Sp.Z o.o …

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Delivery – 2021 newbuilt tug RONDO at Malta – 14.02.2022

On Monday 14th February, 2022 the 2021 newbuilt ASD Tug 2609 ICE built by Damen – RONDO entered Grand Harbour, Malta at 1022 hrs coming from Vietnam (left Last December) via Suez Canal for few hours for uplifting bunkers with stores/provisions. She’s 26.45 metres long with 9.54 metres beam and maximum draft of 4.15 metres. …

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Passenger Ships – PALOMA I

One of the Polish built ships originally bound for the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) was the 1980 built ferry DMITRIY SHOSTAKOVICH from a Class of 7 as Project B492/B493 by Stocznia Szczecinska im Adolfa Warskiego Warskiego in Szczecin, Poland. She was the lead of her class which she was named for the Soviet era Russian composer …

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Palumbo Malta Shipyard – Offshore Tug/Supply Ship GOOD WIND from 13.10 to 10.11.2021

On Wednesday 13th October at 1706 hrs on completion of the departure of an aframax tanker the offshore tug/supply ship GOOD WIND entered Grand Harbour coming from Crotone, Italy. She entered French Creek bound to Palumbo Malta Shipyard and berthed at Factory Wharf. On Thursday 21st October around 1530 hrs she shifted from Factory Wharf …

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Delivery – Damen built tug SAWA for Eritrea – 28.06.1999

In the morning of Monday 28th June, 1999 a newbuilt tug SAWA entered Grand Harbour, Malta for bunkers and provisions while on her way to Assab Port, Eritrea. She was built at Gorinchem, Netherlands by Damen. With 25 metres as length (loa) and 8 metres beam she has 198 GRT and 361 DWT. She’s 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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Delivery – Sisters dredgers MAKRAN 1 + MAKRAN 2 – April 2021.

On Tuesday 16th March, 2021 the 2021 newbuilt sisters trailing suction hopper dredgers (TSHD) MAKRAN 1 and MAKRAN 2 started their delivery voyage from Schiedam, Netherlands towards Fujairah, United Arab Emirates. Both were built by ADA Shipyard at Tuzla, Turkey for IHC Shipyard and then towed to the Netherlands for completion and refitting based on …

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Towage – PILEAS I towing hopper barge RAS TANNURAH I – 19.09.2012

On Wednesday 19th September 2012 the 1981 built tug PILEAS I towing the 1977 built hopper barge RAS TANNURAH I left Valletta, Malta from Palumbo Malta Shipyards. PILEAS I was built in Romania at Santierul Naval Severnav in Severin as the ALEXANDRIA 3 trading until 2000 when renamed ELPIDA until January 2003; THALASOPOROS from 2003 …

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Mgarr Harbour – NATISSA – 29.12.2005

One of the ships that used to call at Mgarr Harbour, Gozo was the 82 metre long coaster NATISSA. She was seen several times in our territorial waters calling both Valletta (Grand Harbour) and Mgarr Harbour, Gozo. 1995 British built at Yorkshire Dry Dock in Kingston Upon Hull as SEA RHONE trading until 1998 where …

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