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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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ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION – Fishing vessel with 400 souls ran aground while entering Pozzallo Port – 09.11.2021

On Tuesday 9th November, 2021 after 2100 hrs with Easterly Wind blowing 20 knots a wooden stern fishing trawler packed with 400 souls ran aground whilst entering Pozzallo Port scrambling all Law Enforcements units including commercial tugboats. Weather conditions were hampering the situation with the strong wind and sea very rough of which at one …

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Maltese Fishing Vessels – F 221 STOR FISK

One of the Sixties built fishing vessels on our fishing register was the 1962 built STOR FISK with fishing matricola as F 221. She was 18.50 m long with 5.70 metres beam with an engine of 238 hp. Her GRT was 52.07 tons , call sigh was 9H 5475 and she was the former British …

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ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION – MOBY ZAZA accomodation ship for immigrants – 18.05.2020

The 1982 built ropax MOBY ZAZA owned by Moby Lines SpA was awarded the tender of the Italian Ministry of Infrastructure and Transports to face the accommodation emergency related to sea rescue with illegal immigration. On Sunday 10th May around 0200 hrs she arrived at Porto Empedocle with checks and controls followed by the Harbour …

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Casualties – Fishing Vessel NUOVA ISIDE – Another corpse found – 16.05.2020.

The second corpse from the 3 crew lost with the tragedy of the wooden fishing vessel NUOVA ISIDE was found this morning, Saturday 16th May. Guardia Costiera confirmed after the 1988 built ITA flag and owned ropax ANTONELLO DA MESSINA that runs from Palermo to Ustica and vice versa sighted a drifting lifeless body around …

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Libyan Shipping – Fishing Vessel EL KHOMES

On Thursday 7th May 2009 the Libyan trawler BENOURI with fishing matricola as TP 648 towed to Valletta, Malta the 28.5 metres fishing trawler EL KHOMES. Upon arrival at Valletta fairway buoy both duty pilot and tugboat WENZINA left harbour. Around 1125 hrs towage passed breakwater arms bound to the inner part of the harbour. …

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Former Military – TUBINGEN at Malta – 26.12.1999

The first naval ship built in Germany for the West German Navy after the end of Second World War was the Type 320 Class LINDAU M 1072. Total of 18 ships in the class they were the first coastal minehunters, all wooden. The Lindau class was the German version of the NATO unit type made. …

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Sailing – Qatari Dhow AL MUBARAKI at Malta Yacht – September 2019

After visiting several ports around the Mediterranean Sea the 1983 built Qatari dhow AL MUBARAKI called at Valletta, Malta on Friday 20th September 2019 late evening. She berthed port side alongside at Bezzina Ship Repair Yard and on Monday 23rd September she shifted to Sliema Creek at Marsamxett Harbour. She uses also solar energy. This …

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Local Towage – GOZZO shifting fishing vessels – 02.01.2020

During these last days of 2019 and start of the year 2020 the 2019 built the 14.06 metres tug GOZZO was busy shifting fishing vessels around Grand Harbour. On Monday 30th December 2019 she shifted the 26.38m wooden Maltese bottom otter trawler MFA 7101 DOLOREZITA at 1050 hrs – And on completion she shifted the …

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Fishing – Sicilian vessels LUIGI PRIMO and MARIELLA II sheltering at Malta – Nov/Dec 2019

Due to the rough weather happening mostly Central Mediterranean various fishing vessels mostly Italian are sheltering close to land like Lampedusa (See Below) or entering harbours like Valletta. Both on Friday 29th November and yesterday Wednesday 11th December the 2002 built Italian (ITA) longliner MARIELLA II with fishing matricola as 2 CT 420 was seen …

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