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After another towage was done (Flat top barge SANTORINI III)  during May, 2012 from Tripoli, Libya , the 1974 built MLT flag and owned tug CMS SEALION arrived at Grand Harbour, Malta with 2 more maritime assets for drydocking at Palumbo Malta Shipyard on Tuesday 29th May, 2012.

CMS SEALION was built in 1973 by Richards (Shipbuilders) Ltd, Crownworks, Lowestoft, UK (Yard no 515) as RALPH CROSS for Tees Towing Co, Middlesbrough, UK as a Kort Nozzle single screw tug and a bollard pull of 40 tons …During July 1989 she was acquired by Tug Malta and renamed GREZ and since then stationed at Malta until July 2007 where she was acquired by another Maltese company for 2 years and acquired by Cassar Marine Services and renamed as CMS SEALION.

First maritime asset was the 1998 Malaysia built 22 metres tug AIAS, built originally as HONSIN SUCCESS trading until October 2003.

More images can be found here – https://maltashipphotos.com/photo/aias-29-05-2012/

Second unit was the 40 metre crane barge LESVOS I  that was towed inside Harbour by Tug Malta tugs FELICA and LIENI.

More images can be found here – https://maltashipphotos.com/photo/lesvos-i-29-05-2012/

Both units were drydocked in the same drydock at Dock 4 –

Cassar Marine Services are part of Cassar Group who they appreciate our Maritime Work and are our SPONSORS too – cassarmarinegroup.com

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