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Towing Assistance – TUGRA required tug after dragging anchor and rudder malfunction – 01.02.2022

On Tuesday 1st February, 2022 around 1420 hrs the 80 metre general cargo ship TUGRA reported to Valletta VTS that she’s dragging anchor and Not In Command and requested a tugboat for assistance. TUGRA radio officer advised both bunkering tankers ENDO SIROCCO and SANTA MARIA regarding the situation. At 1440 hrs the anchored bunkering tanker …

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Towage – FAIRMOUNT SUMMIT towing semi-submersible heavy lifter GAVEA LIFTER loaded with jack up oilrig WEST TITANIA – 13.06.2007

On Wednesday 13th June 2007, the 2005 built 75 metre anchor handling tug FAIRMOUNT SUMMIT towing the 1976 built 196 metre non propelled semi submersible heavy lifter GAVEA LIFTER loaded with the 1981 built jack up oil rig WEST TITANIA loaded from Congo, West Africa entered Grand Harbour around 1346 hrs. 4 Tug Malta tugs …

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Naval Visits – ROS REGINA MARIA F 222 19-21.09.2021

One of the Fourteen built Type 22 Class frigates for the Royal Navy entered Grand Harbour, Malta on Sunday 19th September at 0952 hrs as ROS REGINA MARIA F 222 with the Romanian Navy. Originally as HMS LONDON F 95 (ex-BLOODHOUND) she was built by Yarrow Shipbuilders Limited (YSL) in Glasgow, Scotland. She was ordered …

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Naval Visits – FGS U 35 S185 – 16-19.09.2021

One of the 6th submarine Type 212 Class of the German Navy FGS U35 with pennant number as S 185 paid a diplomatic visit at Grand Harbour, Malta on Thursday 16th September of which she passed breakwaters at 0902 hrs. Berthing Preparations commenced on Wednesday 15th September using for the first time 2 Pneumatic Floating …

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Palumbo Malta Shipyard – Cruise Liner MSC PREZIOSA from 10.08 to 09.09.2021

The former late Muammar Gaddafi owned cruise liner MSC PREZIOSA entered Grand Harbour, Malta on Tuesday 10th August, 2021 at 0813 hrs coming from Naples, Italy bound to Palumbo Malta Shipyard berthing starboard side alongside Parlatorio Wharf. On 1st July, 2008 she was ordered with her keel laid on 5th December 2008 at the STX …

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Palumbo Malta Shipyard – MSC LORENA 29.07.2021 to 07.09.2021

The second MSC container ship to enter Palumbo Malta Shipyards was the 2006 built 275 metre container ship MSC LORENA. She entered Grand Harbour on Thursday 29th July, 2021 at 1036 hrs and berthed at Parlatorio Wharf assisted by tugs. On Monday 9th August at 1600 hrs she ordered 2 pilots and 3 tugs to …

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Palumbo Malta Shipyard – ELIAS TSAKOS from 02.08.2021 to 14.08.2021

The 5 year old 249.90 metre long Aframax type crude oil tanker ELIAS TSAKOS called at Palumbo Malta Shipyard. She entered Grand Harbour on Monday 2nd August, 2021 passing breakwaters at 1558 hrs. She was assisted by 4 tugs bound for drydocking at Dock 6. She was built in Romania by Daewoo Mangalia Heavy Industries …

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Towage – FAIRPLAY 28 towing STOLT SNELAND as Hull 150 – Feb 2008

One of the most interesting towages we have seen in Malta was no doubt the towage of double hull tanker STOLT SNELAND as Hull 150 towed by the 34 metre tug FAIRPLAY 28. In fact on Wednesday 20th February 2008 the towage entered Grand Harbour, Malta. The convoy was berthed at DWQ 4 part of …

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Offshore – Arrival of Jack Up Oil Rig TOPAZ DRILLER in Malta – 07.10.2020

On Wednesday 7th October, 2020 the 2012 built Chinese semi-submersible heavy lift vessel HUA HAI LONG loaded with the 2009 built jack up oil rig TOPAZ DRILLER arrived at Malta for discharging operation from Port Gentil, Gabon. HUA HAI LONG was built in China at China Merchants Heavy Industries at Shenzhen. It’s the third time …

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Palumbo Malta Shipyard – COSTA FIRENZE – 05.10 to 14.10.2020.

On Monday 5th October the new building cruise liner Hull 6273 named as COSTA FIRENZE entered Grand Harbour, Malta on a dull afternoon coming from Fincantieri Marghera Shipyard, Italy. She was due to be assisted by 3 tugs but LIENI went disable and duty pilot took responsibility with 2 tugs – SEA SALVOR and SPINOLA …

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