Tanker News – GULF PETROLEUM 4 refused entry to Malta – 08.05.2021

It started on Saturday 8th May, 2021 around 1010 hrs when the Libyan tug SILIN towing the 159 metre tanker GULF PETROLEUM 4 was called on vhf Ch 12 by Valletta VTS to stay at least 26 miles offshore Malta. Few minutes later during conversation exchanges between the ships, radio officer aboard the tanker stated […]

Libya Uprising – Ferry AZZURRA.

The 1964 built ferry AZZURRA was a familiar sight in Libya of which more than 64,000 people fleeing from the conflict were evacuated with 18 voyages made from Libya from as early in the crisis as 8th March 2011. She entered all the major ports such as Tripoli, Misurata, Sirte, Benghazi and supporting Syrian, Tunisian, […]

AFM – 76 Migrants brought to Malta by P 62 – 22.11.2019

On Friday 22nd November, 2019 – The Offshore Patrol Vessel P 62 with 76 migrants onboard, including two toddlers under the age of five years old disembarked at Haywharf Base around 1115 hrs. On Twitter, the humanitarian NGO Alarm Phone said that on Thursday they were alerted that a boat fleeing Libya was in distress, […]