Malta Naval Visits – June 2024

Monday 3rd June.  The operated Military Sealift Command of the US Navy Pathfinder Class Oceanographic Ship USNS MARIE THARP T-AGS 66 left Valletta, Malta from DWQ 2 wharf passing breakwaters at 1515 hrs. Tuesday 4th June. The Marine Nationale (French Navy) Vulcain Class MCM Diving Tender FS ACHERON A 613 left Valletta  passing breakwaters at 0919 hrs from […]

Malta Naval Visits – May 2024

Sunday 5th May.  The Italian Coast Guard (Guardia Costiera)  Multipurpose vessel CP 920 BRUNO GREGORETTI called at Grand Harbour, Malta passing breakwaters at 1455 hrs berthing at Boiler Wharf using Mooring Services ONLY. More images can be found here – https://maltashipphotos.com/photo/cp-920-bruno-gregoretti-05-05-2024/ Nearly an hour later at 1540 hrs the Angeli Del Mare Class Patrol Craft […]

Malta Naval Visits – April 2024

Thursday 11th April.  The Marina Militare Italiana (Italian Navy) Thaon Di Revel Class Multipurpose offshore patrol vessel, also known as Pattugliatore Polivalente D’Altura (PPA) – ITS PAOLO THAON DI REVEL P 430 called at Malta , passing breakwaters at 1612 hrs making her both as maiden call and the first PPA to be seen in […]

Malta Naval Visits – March 2024

Saturday 2nd March.  The Marina Militare Italiana (Italian Navy) Cassiopeia Class offshore patrol vessel (OPV) – ITS CASSIOPEIA P401 left Malta passing breakwaters at 1927 hrs from DWQ 2 Wharf though her diplomatic clearance was extended for another 24 hors. She was also due to shifting few bollards astern to DWQ 1 from Bollards 3 to 9 […]

Passer By – Tug VB HISPANIA towing RFA DILIGENCE for scrap – 02.04.2024

The Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) Forward Repair Ship RFA DILIGENCE A 132 towed by the 2011 built Spanish anchor handling tug (aht) VB HISPANIA passed by Malta today Tuesday 2nd April, 2024. Built in Landskrona, Sweden, as the offshore support vessel STENA INSPECTOR, she was chartered by the British government during the critical months of […]

Malta Naval Visits – February 2024

Friday 2nd February.  Year 2024 was started with an interesting naval movement  and the maiden call of the French Navy Mistral Class Amphibious Assault & Command Ship (Bâtiment de Projection et de Commandement / BPC) FS DIXMUDE L 9015. She passed breakwaters at 0817 hrs coming from Egypt after she was being used as a […]

Naval News – RFA LYME BAY L 3007 delivers humanitarian aid to Gaza – 02.01.2024

A Significant Milestone done by the Bay Class Landing Ship RFA LYME BAY L 3007 was done after she delivered 87 tonnes of  humanitarian  aid supplies including thermal blankets, shelter packs and medical supplies, that were provided by the UK and Cyprus in Egypt. The Egyptian Red Crescent is receiving the shipment from Port Said, […]