One of the Spanish Fishing Vessels that from time to time she’s seen in our waters is the 1997 built gill netter NUESTRA MADRE LORETO. She was built in Spain by Astilleros Cardama in Vigo with yard number 403 as NUESTRA MADRE LORETO homeported at Santa Pola since July 1997 with fishing matricola as 3ª […]
On Friday 15th January, 2021 the 2009 built Escort tug SPINOLA left Marsaxlokk Harbour, Malta at 1940 hrs bound to offshore Sicily. On Saturday 16th January, 2021 at 0721 hrs she arrived to assist the disabled Portuguese Gill netter AGRIAO around 34 nautical miles north west of Valletta. AGRIAO was built in Spain by Gestinaval […]
ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION – Spanish Fishing Vessel FRANCISCO Y CATALINA crisis with 51 rescued immigrants – July 2006.
On Friday 14th July 2006 the Spanish Gill Netter FRANCISCO Y CATALINA rescued 51 irregular migrants, all thought to be of Eritrean nationality, and attempted to seek permission to land them in Malta. Malta had refused permission on the basis that Malta had not been the territory closest to the point of recovery by the […]
NUESTRA MADRE LORETO, the Spanish Fishing Vessel with 11 rescued immigrants onboard is heading to Spain after spending 10 days blocked in the Mediterranean as reported on Twitter Oscar Camps, Founder of Proactiva Open Arms NGO. Hours earlier,Libya had accepted through diplomatic channels to take care of the migrants and from the Spanish Government this had […]
Yesterday Monday 20th August, 2018 at 1020 hrs the Gill Netter AGRIAO with fishing registration as PD (Ponta Delgada, Azores) 561C was seen entering Valletta, Malta berthing at Dwq 2 Wharf. She was built at Gestinaval in Cudillero, Spain in 2000 with a length overall of 30 metres and 8 metres width and holding 224 […]