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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    • 5 days ago
    • PMM

    @Jean - thanks for the detailed info!

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    • 5 days ago
    • Jean

    ‘Express 4′ is on the last stage of a 27-day voyage from Henderson Australia to its home port in Odden in Denmark, via Sri Lanka, the Suez canal and Malta. The vessel is expected to commence regular ferry services in the Kattegat Sea from mid-March 2019.

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    • 5 days ago
    • Jean

    On screen now is Express 4 a brand new ferry
    Express 4 measures 104 metres (341 ft) long, with a beam of 30.5 metres (100 ft) and a draft of 3.4 metres (11 ft). She can carry up to 1,006 passengers and 22 crewmembers, and has two vehicle decks with space for 425 cars and an additional 610 lane meters for freight vehicles. She is powered by four diesel engines that drive waterjets, giving her a service speed of 37 knots (43 mph) and a maximum speed of 40 knots (46 mph).

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • William Clarke

    Thanks PL re French ship Beautemps-Beaupre. Had a look at it on line now, but not covered in the last Janes I have.

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    • 3 weeks ago
    • alan slade

    that was great t see a Taxi Driver putting his rubbish in the bin and then picking up other peoples rubbish and putting that in the bin PRIDE well done that man

  • avatar
    • 3 weeks ago
    • PMM

    05.02.19. BOUDICCA (Fred Olsen Cruises)

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    • 3 weeks ago
    • Gerald Pile

    illiant all harbour cams back thank you to all concerned

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    • 3 weeks ago
    • P.L.

    Hi William, it is the French Navy Hydrographic Ship FS Beautemps-Beaupre (A758) and she is due to leave on the 1st Feb just before 9.00am local time

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    • 3 weeks ago
    • William Clarke

    Anyone know what the Navy ship is ? Two views on now from British Hotel.

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    • 4 weeks ago
    • Jim Rafferty

    Yes it is Jean, but the cameras on the British Hotel and the one actually at the entrance were much better. Pity that they are no longer available :(

  • avatar
    • 1 month ago
    • PMM

    Oceana is currently on her first tour of the Arabian Gulf and recently passed through the Suez Canal.

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    • 1 month ago
    • Jean

    Grand Harbour view from Senglea is now the best for the ships coming into Valletta

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    • 1 month ago
    • debbie morris

    tracking the po oceana and it isn't that far from malta hope I can catch it coming into port before I go to bed,

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    • 1 month ago
    • P.L.

    There are a couple of United States Naval ships due in on Sunday. The USS Arlington (LPD 24) is a San Antonio Class amphibious transport dock, and the USNS Mohawk (T-ATF-170) a Powhatan-class fleet ocean tug.

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