Tuesday, August 30, 2011
This is RFA Fort Rosalie's second visit in Grand Harbour this year. Her first visit was from 10th to 17th August.
RFA Fort Rosalie is currently berthing portside alongside at Hamilton Wharf (Dock no. 2) in French Creek. Date of sail from Malta to be announced.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
This is FS LV Lavallee's third port-call in the Grand Habour this year. Her first visit in the Grand Habour was between 14th and 16th July, and her second visit was between 1st and 7th August.
FS LV Lavallee is currently berthing at Deep Water Quay-2 and she's expected to sail from Malta on Monday, August 22nd, at 0900LT.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
This is FS Mistral's second port-call in the Grand Habour this month. Her first visit was on 11th August for 9.5-hrs.
FS Mistral is currently berthing alongside at Deep Water Quay 3/4 and she's scheduled to sail from Malta this Satuday, August 20th, at 1100LT.
Sunday, August 14, 2011
USS Carney is currently berthing at Pinto-4/5 Wharf and she's scheduled to sail from Malta on Wedesday, August 17th, at 0600LT.
Friday, August 12, 2011
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
In a statement at 5 p.m. Air Malta said that at no point in time did the flight commander declare an emergency (as reported by timesofmalta, among others) Furthermore, when asked by the Air Traffic Control whether he needed assistance on landing, the commander categorically stated that no assistance was required since the landing would have been a routine one.
The aircraft was operating a multi-sector flight and was on its first leg en-route from Malta to Catania. On arrival in Catania the crew reported an undercarriage crew awareness alert, and as a precaution, the crew were instructed to return the aircraft to base in Malta for inspection. Air Malta sent a relief aircraft to Catania to operate the remaining flights and minimise disruptions.
As a precautionary measure, the ferry flight back to Malta was operated with its undercarriage down. This ferry flight operated according to standard operating procedures for such circumstances. (Source: timesofmalta.com)
This is HMS Ocean's second visit in the Grand Harbour this year. Her first visit was from 6th to 10th July.
HMS Ocean is currently berthing starboard alongside at Parlatorio Wharf (Dock no. 6) in French Creek, and she's expected to sail from Malta today week, August 17th, at 1600LT.
Friday, August 5, 2011
In July, aircraft movements and seat capacity decreased by 7.5% and 5.1% respectively over the corresponding period last year, whilst the average seat load factor increased by a significant 6.9% to reach a staggering 84% from the 77.1% registered in July 2010. The maximum take-off weight (MTOW) also decreased by 5.9% on that registered in July last year, whilst cargo and mail was 10.3% lower than that recorded during the same month in 2010.
Notwithstanding the overall increase in passengers during July 2011, all the core markets, with the exception of Germany and the United Kingdom, registered decreases during the month of July with Italy, Spain and France showing a decrease of 14%, 7.7% and 0.7% respectively. The largest market, the U.K., resulted in a discreet increase of 3.8%. The German market on the other hand registered an increase of 34.5%.
Thursday, August 4, 2011
This is FS Var's second visit in the Grand Harbour in less than a week. First visit was between the 1st and 2nd August.
FS Var is currently berthing portside alongside at Pinto-1/2 Wharf and she's scheduled to sail from Malta this evening at 1800LT.
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
The two vessels are currently berthing portside alongside at Pinto-3 Wharf, and they are scheduled to sail from Malta this Friday, August 5th, at 0900LT (Grimsby) and 1000LT (Chiddingfold).