Saturday, November 30, 2013

British merchant ship MV Hurst Point in Valletta Port

The British merchant ship MV Hartland Point - a Point class sealift ship - has sailed into Valletta Port (the Grand Harbour) this evening on a courtesy visit. 

The Point class sealift ships are ordinary merchant ships (owned by Foreland Shipping) and leased to the U.K.'s Ministry of Defence, as and when needed, to carry military cargoes and vehicles for the British Armed Forces.

MV Hurst Point is presently in the Mediterranean as part of Royal Navy's Cougar-13 deployment.

MV Hurst Point is presently berthing alongside at Pinto-1/2 wharf, and she's expected to sail from Malta on Tuesday, December 3, at 1000lt.