Grand Harbour - Valletta live camView over Grand Harbour and Fort Saint Angelo in Birgu from Valletta Waterfront

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    • 3 days ago
    • Tony Kirmond

    Nice super yacht in harbour, Octopus owned by Paul Allen co founder of Microsoft cost about $200 million to build.Nice if you've got the cash
    Here's a link to some facts
    http://www.businessinsider.com/crazy-facts-about-paul-allens-superyacht-2015-5?IR=T

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    • 1 week ago
    • Dougie2

    Nice view of "Minerva" today.

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    • 1 week ago
    • DaveS

    Hi Dougie2
    She arrived on Friday morning
    http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20150821/local/salute-for-mexican-sail-training-ship.581435

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    • 1 week ago
    • Dougie2

    Beautiful 3-masted 'Tall Ship' in port today. "ARM Cuauhtémoc" is a sail training vessel of the Mexican Navy, named for the last Mexica Hueyi Tlatoani Cuauhtémoc. Like her sister ships, Colombia's "Gloria", Ecuador's "Guayas" and Venezuela's "Simón Bolívar" -- all built by the Naval Shipyards of Bilbao, Spain -- "Cuauhtémoc" is a sailing ambassador for her home country and a frequent visitor to world ports, having sailed over 400,000 nautical miles (700,000 km) in her 23 years of service, taking part in, among others, the Cutty Sark Tall Ships' Races.
    Did anyone see her arrive?

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    • 1 week ago
    • Carole

    Malta is my favourite of all the countries i have been to ;-)

  • avatar
    • 2 weeks ago
    • Dougie2

    Derek: Thanks for asking. In one word, Great!

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • DEREK JAMES BEVAN

    Hi Dougie. welcome back how was Weston ?

  • avatar
    • 2 weeks ago
    • Dougie2

    Yes P.L., it's a possibility. But that highlights the major problem with Live Ships Map -- it doesn't show naval vessels.

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • P.L.

    Hi Dougie2
    I have just watched yesterdays time lapse on the Senglea-Cottoner webcam and you can see HMS Enterprise being reversed behind the Drilling rig, so I believe Somerset Wharf is in that area behind it.

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • s.baldacchino

    At last i see a cruise ship in the harbour..

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Dougie2

    P.L. ~ I discovered on the useful website http://www.maltaspotting.com that the Royal Navy Echo-class survey vessel "HMS Enterprise" (H 88) should be alongside at Somerset Wharf, wherever that is. But she could be departing today, or possibly tomorrow. The other 2 naval ships are also listed.

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • P.L.

    I see we have 3 warships in today. We have the Irish ship LE Niamh which we can see here. Berthed at the end of Valletta Waterfront on Gun Wharf is HMC Protector. HMS Enterprise is also in today but have not seen or found out where see is berthed. Has anyone seen her today?

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    • 3 weeks ago
    • Gary Woolley

    Black oer Bills mothers where I come from & two old guys i worked with argued for hours about where Bills mother lived. nowt as queer as folk

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    • 3 weeks ago
    • P.L.

    Costa Neoriviera in port this morning.
    Costa cruises have recently announced they have commissioned the building of two new ships that will each carry 6600 passengers, which will be more than any other cruise ships. They will also be the first cruise ships to be powered by liquefied natural gas. The two ships will be built by the Meyer shipyard in Turku, Finland and are due into service in 2019 and 2020. This order by Costa is part of a multi billion dollar contract with Meyer, which also sees them building two new ships at there Papenburg yard in Germany for Aida Cruises, Costa's German brand.

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.

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