On Tuesday 30th October, 2018 the 1965 built cruise liner PORTO towed by the 2009 built MLT flag offshore tug/supply ship OPAL passed 40 nautical miles NNW off Valletta, Malta enroute to Breakers to Aliaga, Turkey.
Towage left Lisbon, Portugal on Sunday 21st October, 2018.
Cruise liner carried the current names – ISTRA until 1991; ASTRA until November 1996; ASTRA I until August 1999; NAUTILUS 2000 until September 1999 and ARION until May 2013.
Below images are as ASTRA I in Caravella Shipping Colours entering Valletta back to 6th May 1997 –
And Below images are of OPAL entering Valletta back to 5th February this year –
Photos by Capt. Lawrence Dalli. Do not use these images without my permission. © All rights reserved. Malta Ship Photos & Action Photos – www.maltashipphotos.com