Grand Harbour - Valletta live camView of the Grand Harbour and Saint Angelo Fort in Birgu as seen from Valletta's waterfront

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    • 6 days ago
    • Victor

    Jenni there is a message left by sej016 on Valletta Republic Street webcam regarding St George's Square.

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    • 6 days ago
    • jenni money

    Good evening from a chilly UK. Well it is winter. However, does anyone know when the Town square cam will be returned. Feel we may be missing out on Christmas celebrations.

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    • 7 days ago
    • Dee

    Well, I wasn't expecting it to leave today as she was down to leave tomorrow. Typical!

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    • 7 days ago
    • PMM

    Hope someone posts some pics - I missed her going out this morning !

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    • 7 days ago
    • Shelley

    Missed the turn but it's heading out now, 10.39 9th Dec

  • avatar
    • 1 week ago
    • David Hill

    How they have changed.
    My father Captain R.K. Hill was in the RFA and when I was young I would be onboard when he was in the UK, so that was on "Waves" (Tankers) and "Forts" (‎Ammunition and stores ).
    He would be amazed at what the RFA do today.

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    • 1 week ago
    • Dee

    there's even! ooopps! lol

  • avatar
    • 1 week ago
    • Dee

    Hazel... not sure, It is the Navy after all. ;-) Just log on Monday morning and see if theirs any activity.

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    • 1 week ago
    • Hazel

    wow.....thanks for the info Dee.....what time on Sunday does it leave please??

  • avatar
    • 1 week ago
    • Dee

    You're welcome, Pat :-) If you'd like to see the ship departing, the ship leaves on Sunday.

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    • 1 week ago
    • pat

    Wow. That is one amazing ship!! Thanks for the info Dee!!!

  • avatar
    • 1 week ago
    • Dee

    In front of the webcam we have (for the most part....the bow can be seen on the Senglea webcam!) RFA Lyme Bay.. a bay-class auxiliary landing ship dock (LSD(A)) of the British Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA). Lyme Bay is armed with two 30 mm DS30B cannons, four Mk.44 miniguns, six 7.62mm L7 GPMGs, and two Phalanx CIWS. As a sealift ship, Lyme Bay is capable of carrying up to 24 Challenger 2 tanks or 150 light trucks in 1,150 linear metres of space. The cargo capacity is equivalent of 200 tons of ammunition, or 24 Twenty-foot equivalent unit containers. During normal conditions, a Bay-class ship can carry 356 soldiers, but this can be almost doubled to 700 in overload conditions. No helicopters are carried on board, but the flight deck is capable of handling helicopters up to the size of Chinooks, as well as Merlin helicopters and Osprey tiltrotor aircraft. The well dock can carry one LCU Mark 10 or two LCVPs, and two Mexeflotes can be suspended from the ship's flanks. Two 30-ton cranes are fitted between the superstructure and the flight deck.

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    • 1 week ago
    • Capture Sam

    6dec18--SEAJET Champion 1 is 283 ft. x 85 ft. : (86.27m × 26m) . clean superstructure. Looks fast. ( pix ^ ) , EnJoy EnJoy

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    • 1 week ago
    • Jon

    Thanks Dee. Very fancy looking piece of machinery.

Grand Harbour - Valletta

The stunning Maltese capital of Valletta (Il-Belt Valletta), gem of Mediterranean and one of the most beautiful Baroque jewels of the world, was considered one of UNESCO’s World Heritage sites in Malta for its extraordinary heritage conservation.

A visit to Valletta is a real trip to the past, exactly when the Knights of St. John (later Knights of Malta) started its construction in 1566 on the rocky Mount Sciberras under Grandmaster Jean Parisot de la Valette who founded this fortress city that bears his name; thanks to their fortifications and massive bastions the knights won the bloody siege of 1565, part of this architectural treasure had fortunately survived World War II and natural disasters, today it is the main tourist attraction of a city with a large concentration of historic areas and magnificent views. As a charming open-air museum, Valletta is rich in ancient masterpieces that can be experienced while enjoying simultaneously the rhythm of a modern life, among its chaotic attractions, one of the safest and largest natural harbours in Europe, Grand Harbour (Il-Port il-Kbir), a great economic development opportunity; thanks to its very favourable position in the heart of Mediterranean, it originally represented an ideal place of refuge with waters deep enough to anchor, firstly occupied by Phoenicians who landed here, and later unsuccessfully controlled by Napoleon, under the British Military was massively fortified and improved with dockyard facilities, a wider entrance, harbour amenities and a greater anchorage partially destroyed during the world wars; completely restored, the multi-purpose Grand Harbour is today the center of the maritime activity of the whole island, a prestigious landmark of Malta and the premier destination for yachts, superyachts and cruise ships coming from all over the world.

Grand Harbour offers spectacular panoramic views as surrounded by a quantity of stunning inlets and ancient treasures such as Fort Saint Elmo (Il-Forti Sant Iermu), Fort Ricasoli (Forti Rikazoli), the picturesque village of Kalkara (Il-Kalkara), the fortified Three Cities of Vittoriosa (Birgu), Cospicua (Bormla) and Senglea (L-Isla) and not so far the stunning Barakka Gardens (Il-Barrakka ta' Fuq); it welcomes million cruise passengers every year and give them at their arrival a first glimpse of a very versatile center known as Valletta Waterfront; as a multi-purpose area, it is a real landmark, one of the most frequented meeting points of Valletta, a high quality entertainment destination become increasingly popular for tourists and locals, a complete mix of retail, dining, leisure experiences and shopping along the water's edge where also festivities and outdoor themed events take place all year round. Originally a simple pier and a place where merchants used to unload their wares, this wonderful Baroque masterpiece was built by the Knights of St. John's Grand Master Manuel Pinto de Fonseca in the 18th century, over the years it was fortunately renovated and today is moreover a famous cruise and ferry terminal also providing efficient and affordable transport services within the Grand Harbour and neighbouring areas; Valletta Waterfront is certainly worth a visit, a simple stroll along the promenade either day or night with a view on its panoramic beauties we'll be a marvelous experience.

Cam on-line since: 09/17/2013