AFM – MELITA I conducts medevac with EAGLE BRISBANE – 29.12.2023

On Friday 29th December, 2023 the Armed Forces of Malta (AFM) responded to a medical evacuation (medevac) call with the Aframax crude oil tanker EAGLE BRISBANE. The Vittoria Class SAR Boat MELITA I was dispatched to the tanker around 3 miles north east off Grand Harbour, since she was in ballast condition and around 0935 […]

Accidents – Research Vessel PETREL – 22.03.2023

On Wednesday 22nd March, 2023 thirty-three people have been injured after the research vessel PETREL , that was previously owned by the co-founder of Microsoft Paul Allen (who died in 2018), dislodged from her dock blocks inside a dry dock, with the 3,000-ton ship leaning at a 45-degree angle toppled over in a dry dock […]

Libyan Uprising – Libya Human Aid sending Ambulances from Malta to Libya – May 2011

During the Libyan Uprising started on 17th February, 2021 of which my team played an important role in Humanitarian Aid assessments, the country of Malta was instrumental and caught the eyes of international headlines for its part in evacuating thousands of persons from Libya, all sorts of Humanitarian Affairs and Political Asylum to 2 Libyan […]

AFM – Medevac from cruise liner MEIN SCHIFF 5 – 22.12.2020

On Tuesday 22nd December around 1315 hrs the cruise liner MEIN SCHIFF 5 which currently is anchored 18 miles North East of Luqa Airport requested a helicopter for Medical Evacuation after the chief engineer hit his head and was unconscious. Arrangements were done and the Armed Forces of Malta (AFM) AgustaWestland AW139M helicopter serial AS1630 […]

Emergency Vehicles – Former RAF Land Rover Series IIa Ambulance at Malta

When the British Forces withdrew from Malta in 1979 two Land Rover Series II ambulances were passed from the Royal Air Force to the Civil Aviation Department at Luqa Airport. All airport vehicles beared the word AVJAZZJONI CIVILI (Civil Aviation in Maltese Language). Land Rover Series IIA Ambulance with RAF registration number 93AA15 was passed […]

Coast Guard – Hellenic Coast Guard receive New Ambulance Boat LS 1064 – 13.08.2020

On Thursday 13th August, 2020 the Hellenic Coastguard took delivery of the first Viking Norsafe Munin S1200 ambulance boat named LS 1064 specially designed to be fitted with medical equipment to support the Hellenic National Centre for Emergency Care (EKAB) and the Hellenic Coastguard. The Hellenic Coast Guard is the national coast guard of Greece. […]