MSC Grandiosa cruise ship visiting today with 5000 tourists. Entered service last year.
17.30 MT Tosca finally in dock with a tight fit and difficult pilotage assisted by 3 tugs. Well done!
16.00 MT - Container ship Tosca entering Drydock for refit.
Work on the rigs has finished. Palumbo are just getting the parking fees that the Omanis can afford. They are an eyesore.
It seems that Palumbo have finished the refit. The rigs owners are just paying berth fees until they decide the location.
Just found this camera today, what a great view
Some people's eyesore is another persons daily bread. A long standing argument between Palumbo Ship Builders and residents and politicians. But got to say standing on the Isla Rampart overlooking the yard, there have been a good few rigs over the last few years
The oil rigs seem to be a permanent fixture.Must have been there at least four years a real blot on the landscape It will be great to see the back of them eventually
View spoiled by the oil rigs. It has been a long contract When will it end?
I know it's not proving to be the most watched camera this one but I for one really appreciate it - great view.
Hi Derek James Bevan, yes I know the frontage only building, looks very nice when the ships or harbour cruises come in, we have eaten in a couple of the restaurants there and some years ago we were taken on a coach from the hotel to see a show celebrating 1565, complete with horses, canons and pyrotechnics it was somewhere at the rear of that area, been trying to find the programme, but no luck so far.
William? I took some photos in the area one of Triq Vilhena and the block which I believe was damaged badly then rebuilt after the war. It's an area that I have not visited before but this time I had a walk along the bastion overlooking the Pinto wharf, there is one of the merchant buildings that is just frontage no two gable ends high is not obvious from the dock side.
Derek James Bevan, I see in Carve Malta on my heart, a picture of the bomb damage to the building, gives the address as, Piazza Filippo Sceberras c/o Vilhena Terrace, this is in a section of the book re her friend Tamara Marks, a third section is devoted to Warburton. Been in that area many times, but will seek it out when we come next year, I like Floriana and we always visit the Argotti , St Phillip & Msida Bastion Gardens.
William Clarke. I too had tried to get to find where Christina is buried .I have just finished reading THE Ladies of Lascaris and almost finished Warburton's war. I did go down to the apartment block where Christina lived half the building is occupied by the Italian embassy which is a bit ironic as the Italian air bombed the place while she lived there.
The annual Remembrance Service can be seen at the War Memorial Monument by the laying of the wreaths by the Prime Minister and other dignitaries today 11 November on the eleventh hour Malta Time. "We will remember them"
Derek James Bevan, Your comments re Christina Ratcliffe reminded me of our efforts to find her grave in Floriana & Pieta some years ago, after being given information we found it at Santa Marija Addolorata cemetery in Pawla. It is in the east division section MA-D grave 4. Buried in the Government section having died alone in 1988, she was re-interned in 1993 after relatives and friends raised funds for her own grave. Inscribed on the headstone is, Christina of George Cross Island. Awarded the BEM in 1943, that is on display in the Malta War Museum. The love of her life Adrian Warburton, highly decorated WW2 pilot, a celebrated couple in Malta, Warburtons remains were found in Bavaria in a downed USA Lightning in 2002, believed shot down in April 1944. Further info in, Carve Malta on my heart, by Frederick R. Galea & Warburton's War by Tony Spooner DSO DFC.