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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    • 1 day ago
    • Stewart Wilson

    Hy Steve just watched it sail away I hope that they closed the side door :)

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    • 1 day ago
    • steve

    4:03 and away.

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    • 1 day ago
    • steve

    Now 3:56 Malta time and a tug is getting in position.

  • avatar
    • 1 day ago
    • Stewart Wilson

    thanks for that bit of info Steve I hope that I can see it leaving I'm hoping to share my screen with a friend in Charleston USA :)

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    • 1 day ago
    • Stewart Wilson

    Hy PL thank you I did look up the leaving time but there was no information :) nice to have some one on the job so to say :) I just wish that we could get to see some of the other war ships I have my mind set on returning next year I was surprised how warm it was in October over there my basic trg platoon in 1968 was Malta platoon it's taken me a long time to visit Malta for real and I just realized that I'm 68 next year when we hope to go back for a holiday :)

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    • 1 day ago
    • P.L.

    Hi Stewart
    ITS San Giusto (L9894) is due to leave at 16.00MLT. The helicopter she has on board is a Agusta-Bell AB.212ASW

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    • 1 day ago
    • steve

    Hi, No the chopper was not there I think it was rolled out this morning. I keep an eye on the radars by the funnel if this starts twirling around it will be likely that it would leave within the hour.

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    • 1 day ago
    • Stewart Wilson

    Good morning every body :)
    any one know what time L 9894 is leaving I would like to catch it on it's way out :)
    I see that they have the helicopter out on the back end I'm sure that it was not there 2 days ago

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    • 1 day ago
    • viv

    Nice to hear that Dougie 2 is enjoying his latest cruise.

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    • 2 days ago
    • P.L.

    Hi Gwynn H
    In response to your question about Dougie 2. He is ok and with his daughter on a cruise at the moment which ends on Friday in Southampton. He is on the Fred Olsen ship MS Braemar which has been on a 10 Nights German Waterways cruise. I spoke with him on Sunday as he was passing through the Kiel Canal and he was having a great time.

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    • 2 days ago
    • Gwynn H

    I don't comment a lot but I read a lot. :) And I haven't seen Dougie 2 around in Malta for quite a while. Hope all is well.

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    • 4 days ago
    • renee keefover

    Doesn't anyone notice those planets that are in the sky?

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    • 1 week ago
    • P.L.

    Hi Steve
    The four warships you saw arriving are from the Standing NATO Mine Counter Measures Group Two (SNMCMG2) consisting of the Flagship from the Polish Navy the ORP KONTRADMIRAL XAWERY CZERNICKI (511), the German Navy Frankenthal Class (Type 332 Class) FGS ROTTWEIL (M 1061), the Spanish Navy Segura Class Minehunter ESPS TAJO (M 36) and the Turkish Navy Aydin Class Minehunter TCG ALANYA (M 265) The group is under the command of .Commander Aleksander URBANOWICZ

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    • 1 week ago
    • steve

    Four Warships (3 arrived in convoy 0800 malta time) followed by "Artemis"
    Steve

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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