Tag Archives: Malta

Collapse of Malta’s Azure Window

The Azure Window is no more. The iconic limestone arch on the island of Gozo in Malta was destroyed in a winter storm on March 8th. The 92′ high arch, a product of the erosion and collapse of two sea caves, … Continue reading

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From Steamship to Sewer Vent – The Mast of the Malta and the Queen of the South

Next to a 7-11 convenience store on 8th Avenue, about a half block from the beach, in the New Jersey shore community of Belmar, there is a tall sewer standpipe, a vertical vent designed to carry the noxious smells from … Continue reading

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Bolivia Posed to De-flag Iranian Controlled Ships

Bolivia is poised to de-flag fifteen ships linked to the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) just weeks after these ships were flagged into the Bolivian registry. The ships had previously been registered in Malta and Cyprus. Facing international sanctions over its … Continue reading

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“The Most Beautiful Ship” – Tall Ships and Bragging Rights

Bragging rights are kind of fun.  Whether they mean anything or not is often an open question. How one strings together the adjective phrases can make all the difference. For example, HMS Victory is said to be “the oldest commissioned … Continue reading

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Iranian Navy Ships Dock in Syria and US Chartered Ferry Finally Reaches Malta

On Tuesday, we posted about the first northbound transit by two Iranian Navy ships through the Suez Canal since 1979.  Yesterday these ships docked in Syria on a training mission.  Thanks to Phil Leon for passing the article along. Iran … Continue reading

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