Aviation & Ships Spotting in Malta

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VESSELS IN MALTA - Naval & Law Enforcement

Last updated: August 22, 2017

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IN
OUT
Hull No.
Prefix / Name
Type
Class
22-Aug 
TBA 
P 63 
LE William Butler Yeats
Patrol
Samuel Beckett
14-Aug
16-Aug
---  
HMC Protector
Cutter  
---
1-Aug 
5-Aug
---
ITS Palinuro
Auxiliary  
--- 
29-Jul
1-Aug  
A 374
HS Prometheus
Auxiliary
---  
23-Jul 
26-Jul
L 402 
TCG Bayraktar
Amphibian
Bayraktar
22-Jul  
25-Jul  
F 592 
ITS Carlo Margottini
Frigate  
Bergamini (Type FREMM)
22-Jul  
22-Jul  
P 63
LE William Butler Yeats
Patrol
Samuel Beckett
17-Jul  
20-Jul
---  
HMC Protector
Cutter
---  
12-Jul 
14-Jul
P 31 
LE Eithne
Patrol
---
3-Jul  
5-Jul
---  
HMC Protector
Cutter
---  
22-Jun  
22-Jun
A 785  
FS Thetis
Auxiliary
---  
19-Jun 
21-Jun
---
HMS Protector 
Cutter
--- 
16-Jun 
21-Jun
H 87 
HMS Echo
Survey
Echo
13-Jun 
17-Jun
A 785 
FS Thetis 
Auxiliary
---
11-Jun
14-Jun
F 793
FS Commandant Blaison
Corvette
D'Estienne d'Orves
8-Jun 
12-Jun
P 31 
LE Eithne
Patrol
--- 
7-Jun 
8-Jun
A 785 
FS Thetis
Auxiliary
---
5-Jun 
7-Jun
--- 
HMC Protector
Cutter
--- 
2-Jun 
5-Jun
A 785
FS Thetis
Auxiliary
--- 
31-May 
3-Jun
L 9894
ITS San Giusto
Amphibian
San Giorgio
 

FS

HMC

HMS

HS

ITS

LE

TCG

French (Naval) Ship *

His/Her Majesty Cutter - U.K. Border Force

His/Her Majesty Ship - U.K. Royal Navy 

Hellenic (Naval) Ship *

Italian (Naval) Ship *

Long Éireannach - Irish (Naval) Ship 

Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Gemisi - Ship of the Turkish Republic


* NATO Designation

 
 
The Grand Harbour (Valletta Port)

The Grand Harbour or Valletta Port (35°53'43" N, 14°30'43" E) is the primary port of call of the Maltese Islands.  The Grand Harbour (Il-Port il-Kbir, in maltese) is a natural deep-water harbour and its main waterway extends about 3.6-km inland, almost to Marsa.  Its entrance faces in the north-east direction and is bounded to the north by St Elmo's Point and further sheltered by an isolated breakwater and is bounded to the south by Ricasoli Point. 


Its north-west shore of the port is formed by the Scebarras peninsula, which is largely covered by the city of Valletta and Floriana. The south-eastern shore is formed by a number of inlets and headlands, principally Rinella Creek, Kalkara Creek, Dockyard Creek, and French Creek, which are covered by Kalkara and the Three Cities (Vittoriosa, Senglea and Cospicua).


Its two-arm breakwater renders it a safe, all-weather port throughout the year, open on a 24-hour basis.  Enjoying an average draught of 12m, this multi-purpose port is furnished with 3.5-km of quays capable of handling all types of cargo.  Warehousing and open storage facilities are available throughout the port area.

 

A - The Grand Harbour


E - Kalkara Creek


J - Il-Menqa


N - Lazzaretto Creek



a - Barriera wharf


e - Wine wharf


j - Lighter wharf


p - Fuel wharf

B - Marsamxett Harbour


F - Dockyard Creek


K - South-West Extension





b - Lascaris wharf


f - Deep Water Quay 


k - Bridge wharf


q - Laboratory wharf

C - Rinella Creek


G - French Creek


L - Pieta' Creek





c - Pinto wharf


g - Flagstone wharf


m - Church wharf


r - Magazine wharf

D - Bighi Bay


H - The Marsa


M - Msida Creek





d - Gun wharf


h - Timber wharf


n - Coal wharf


s - Boiler wharf

 

- Main Berthing Facilities

All vessels calling in the Grand Harbour are allocated berths (or anchorage) by the Port Authorities. Such vessels can use the services of the ships' agents, who are on hand to serve the various shipping lines calling at Malta, offering an extensive range of services.

 

  Pinto wharf

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 Length
 Min - Max Depth
 Principal Usage
 307 mtrs (Pinto 1+2)
 8.4 mtrs
 Cruise Liner 
 171 mtrs (Pinto 3)
 9.8 mtrs - 10 mtrs
 Cruise Liner 
 250 mtrs (Pitno 4+5)
 10 mtrs - 11 mtrs
 Cruise Liner 
 
  Deep Water Quay (DWQ)
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 Length
 Min - Max Depth
 Principle Usage
 350 mtrs (DWQ 1-3)
 9.2 mtrs - 9.5 mtrs
 Conventional Cargo
 138 mtrs (DWQ 4)
 8 mtrs
 Ro-Ro / Cargo
 74 mtrs (DWQ 5)
 5 mtrs - 7 mtrs
 Malta-Sicily Catamaran

On the quay there are also three transit sheds which provide ample storage space in an open floor area. [Shed1: 1800 sqm (30m x 60m) / Shed 2/3: 5400 sqm (30m x 180m)]

 

  Flagstone Wharf

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 Length
 Min - Max Depth
 Principe Usage
 217 mtrs
 11.5 mtrs - 11.8 mtrs
 Liquid Bulk / Bunkering
 

  Laboratory (LAB) Wharf

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 Length
 Min - Max Depth
 Principal Usage
 191 mtrs 
 11.4 mtrs - 12 mtrs
 Containers / Ro-Ro / Cargo
 117 mtrs (LAB South 1)
 7.3 mtrs
 Containers / Ro-Ro / Cargo
 72 mtrs (LAB South 2)
 7.3 mtrs 
 Containers Cargo
 

  Magazine Wharf

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 Length
 Min - Max Depth
 Principal Usage
 225 mtrs
 13.7 mtrs
 Grain / Cargo
With a huge silo capacity of 86,000 tonnes, Magazine wharf is primarily a cereal transhipment facility terminal operated by the Kordin Grain Terminal Co. Ltd. Magazine Wharf is an extension of LAB Wharf and it can handle Panamax sized bulkers of up to 70,000 dwt.
 

  Boiler Wharf (Senglea Quay)

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 Length
 Min - Max Depth
 Principal Usage
 383 mtrs
 6.6 mtrs - 8 mtrs
 Cruiser Liner / General
 
- Other Berthing Facilities
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 Berth
 Length
 Min - Max Depth
 Principal Usage
 Church wharf
 370 mtrs
 1.5 mtrs - 3 mtrs
 Small Crafts
 Coal wharf
 150 mtrs
 6.4 mtrs - 6.5 mtrs 
 Ship Yard Repair
 Fuel wharf
 150 mtrs
 10 mtrs
 Cement Silo
 Gun wharf
 92 mtrs
 7.4 mtrs
 Small Crafts
 Lighter wharf
 120 mtrs
 0.9 mtrs - 6 mtrs
 Small Crafts
 Raz Hanzir Dolphin
 80 mtrs
 7 mtrs
 Liquid Bulk
 Timber wharf
 115 mtrs
 6 mtrs - 11 mtrs
 Bunkers / Tug Boats
 Wine wharf
 168 mtrs
 9 mtrs
 Ro-Ro / Cargo