Valletta Grand Harbour Entrance live camView of the lighthouse and Fort Ricasoli from the port entrance

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    • 1 day ago
    • DEREK JAMES BEVAN

    There she goes

  • avatar
    • 2 weeks ago
    • Ronald Bonello

    lot of slime there the sea is filthy!

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    • 3 weeks ago
    • P.L.

    Due in at 06.00MLT on Thursday 6th April is P & O's Oceana. She will be using Valletta as her home for the next two summers. She will be in each Thursday and will be doing 7 or 14 night cruises which take in Italy, Croatia and Greece. She will finish this summers cruise's on 19th Oct, when she will return to Southampton for the winter. She will then return on 5th April 2018 and stay till 18th October 2018, and do the same cruises as this year, but with different ports of call.

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    • 1 month ago
    • P.L.

    On Thursday 23rd at 0800MLT the Italian Navy Aircraft Carrier ITS Giuseppe Garibaldi (C 551) is due to visit Valletta, she will be berthing at Boiler Wharf, Senglea, and will depart at 0800MLT on Saturday 25th. She is also the flagship for Operation Sophia.
    Also arriving on Thursday 23rd is our old friend the Norwegian Government Chartered Offshore Supply Vessel SIEM PILOT.

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    • 1 month ago
    • DEREK JAMES BEVAN

    The sea is rough today crashing against the pier I hope that it settles down for the weekend.

  • avatar
    • 1 month ago
    • DEREK JAMES BEVAN

    M/Y Vicky. on her way in,

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    • 2 months ago
    • George nelson

    Nice to watch H.M.S. Ocean leaving Grand Harbour, great memories of doing the same 1970/71 on board the Count Class Destroyer H.M.S. London. Roll on last week in April having a nice wee break for a week in Malta.

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    • 2 months ago
    • DEREK JAMES BEVAN

    St Elmo and Wenzina have done their job and safely got HMS.Ocean out of the harbour. now she is clear of the harbour on Valletta vessel finder she is now a British warship.

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    • 2 months ago
    • MWH

    Hi Ian. Yep, you and I and even my Auntie knows that's HMS Ocean! Got another nice reply from marinetraffic saying all data displayed is as direct from AIS transponders and they can't change that. The last position they had for Ocean was on the 28th Jan! Anyway she departs tomorrow (Sun) so we can all watch HMS Ocean, HMS Sutherland, the good ship lollypop or whatever the transponder is telling she is, slip out of the harbour which is likely to be her last visit to the Island before being scrapped....

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    • 2 months ago
    • ian

    Hi P.L. & MWH
    When I compare the stern view from the Senglea camera with Wikipedia illustrations, the answer is abselutely "HMS Ocean".

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    • 2 months ago
    • MWH

    Hi P.L. Just got a nice reply from marinetraffic.com - they say British warships transmit fake data which is why the name and photos are consistently wrong! Mind you, having an ID as "British Warship" sort of gives the game away..... Also they have assured me the ship currently moored in Malta IS HMS Sutherland...hmmmm.... Perhaps anyone local wouldn't mind popping down and clearing this up?!

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    • 2 months ago
    • P.L.

    Thanks for that MWH I see what you mean. I use vesselfinder.com and even they had the wrong info about what was coming in, they had it down as a British warship and were showing a picture of HMS Dragon a Type 45 Daring-class air-defence destroyer.

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    • 2 months ago
    • MWH

    No P.L. you didn't miss HMS Sutherland because it didn't arrive! Weird thing is, if you go to Marinetraffic.com and click on the vessel, you'll see that the big grey ship on the Senglea camera is actually named as HMS Sutherland, not HMS Ocean and she's listed as "underway using engine" which I don't think is a good idea if you are moored up.... Clearly your source of info is better - five points - well done!

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    • 2 months ago
    • P.L.

    Hi MWH
    I must have missed HMS Sutherland, as I have just logged on in time to see HMS Ocean arrive and berth on the Senglea webcam. Did you see were HMS Sutherland went to berth as I cannot see her on any of the webcams or vessel tracker?

Valletta Grand Harbour Entrance

It is the pearl of the Mediterranean and one of the most impressive baroque cities in the world, the Maltese capital of Valletta (Il-Belt Valletta) was officially recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO due to its huge cultural importance.

Valletta is a wonderful city surrounded by an incredible tradition of history and culture, here the rich heritage of the ancient mixes perfectly with the chaotic rhythm of modern life, its tourist offer includes a variety of attractions, monuments, ancient architectural treasures, churches and modern accommodation facilities, moreover it can be visited within a few hours; allowing ourselves time to relax amid the charming gardens of the city while enjoying its panoramic views, among the most beautiful in the world, will be a great experience! The gallant past of Valletta is still today represented by the imposing fortifications and bastions around it, their remains have survived both the First and the Second World War as well as a number of natural disasters; Valletta's origins date back to the early 16th century when the Knights Hospitaller (also known as the Hospitallers and later Knights of Saint John or Knights of Malta) decided to construct a new fortified city on the inhospitable Sciberras Peninsula under the guide of the Grandmaster Jean Parisot de la Valette (after whom it was named); the Great Siege of 1565 fortified the Order's position in Malta and the "Humilissima Civitas Valettae" (the Most Humble City of Valletta) was known as the most exclusive fortress in Europe; thanks to its strategic position in the heart of the Mediterranean Valletta became over the centuries not only a powerful fortress city but also a strongpoint of culture and economy in the world enriched by two natural and prestigious harbours, Marsamxett (Il-Port ta' Marsamxett) and the Grand Harbour (Il-Port il-Kbir) both badly damaged during the Second World War; the harbours grew and expanded quickly, improved with extensive docks and wharves they were among the most fortified and safest harbours in Europe, the British Royal Navy settled here until 1979 and undertook a number of projects to improve the harbours and dockyard facilities partially damaged during the world wars; completely restored, they are today the premier destinations for yachts, superyachts and cruise ships and give the opportunity to take a boat ride if weather permits, how romantic would be to enjoy a delightful night harbour cruise by a Maltese boat? Imposing bastions and fortifications scattered all over the city are tangible testimonies to a glorious past, Grand Harbour for example is surrounded by Fort Saint Elmo (Il-Forti Sant Iermu), Fort Ricasoli (Forti Rikazoli), the picturesque village of Kalkara (Il-Kalkara) and the fortified Three Cities, Vittoriosa (Birgu), Cospicua (Bormla) and Senglea (L-Isla).

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