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Photographer:Emmanuel.L [View profile]Title:GALAXYAdded:Feb 09, 2016
Captured:February 09, 2016IMO:7358755Hits:4,265
Location:Valletta, Malta
Photo Category: Ferries
undergoing extensive overhaul and refit.
Vessel Identification
Former name(s):
- Mette Mo (Until 1996 Nov)
- Mette Mols (Until 1996)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Ro-ro/passenger Ship
Gross tonnage:11,907 tons
Summer DWT:1,560 tons
Length:118 m
Beam:20 m
Draught:4.9 m

Additional Information
Home port:Tanger
Class society:Bureau Veritas
Build year:1975
AIS Information
Last known position:
42°53’2.09” N, 10°25’27.04” E
Speed, course (heading):
16.1kts, 247° (246°)
Arrival:21st Jun 2017
20:00:52 UTC
Last update:
17 seconds ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2017 June 21st, 20:00:55 UTCGenova
2017 June 21st, 20:00:52 UTCPiombino/portoferrah
2017 March 17th, 19:30:43 UTCPortoferraio
2017 March 17th, 19:30:27 UTCPortoferraio
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Photo Comments (11)

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Emmanuel.L on Jun 01, 2016 18:05 (1 year ago)
She is now the MOBY KISS, the name has been welded on in raised letters ,though still unpainted as observed last Sunday 29 th.May during an open day at Palumbo dockyard. The old GALAXY/BANASA has been given the Kiss of Life and will be sailing once again under the Italian flag registered in Naples,Italy.
Emmanuel.L on Feb 11, 2016 14:34 (1 year ago)
Exactly my view and opinion Denis, some ships like humans are more lucky than others, she must have been launched under a very lucky star(or even a Galaxy of stars).May she continues sailing for a very longer time under her new name MOBY GALAXY. regards.
Dеnis on Feb 11, 2016 12:07 (1 year ago)
A VERY lucky ship, especially when there are a lot of much younger ships & in better conditions going to scrap! Thanks for sharing all these pics, Emmanuel!

Emmanuel.L on Feb 10, 2016 11:35 (1 year ago)
Hi rd77, if that is the rule of thumb for ship repair for laid up vessels , then seeing that a lot of vessels especially from the oil drilling trade are laid up, a heap lot of work is heading the way for ship repairers in the future, well one man's food is another man's poison in a kind of round about way. regards.
Emmanuel.L on Feb 10, 2016 11:30 (1 year ago)
Thank you for your comment Florian, yes I agree with you an interesting ship with an equally interesting life. regards.
rd77 on Feb 10, 2016 08:16 (1 year ago)
Apparently there is some kind of rule of thumb in shiprepair that each year in lay-up means another month's extra work. I think this one was laid up for several years, so the yard has its work cut out ;-)
Florian 1860 on Feb 09, 2016 22:30 (1 year ago)
An interesting photo of an interesting ship with an interesting story! INTERESTING :-)

Thanks for sharing, Emmanuel!

Greetings to Malta
Emmanuel.L on Feb 09, 2016 20:11 (1 year ago)
Hope so Matty, looking forward to photographing her in her new guise. She has been reported to be renamed by her new owners..regards.
MattyBoy on Feb 09, 2016 20:05 (1 year ago)
Thanks for the reply.She certainly fits the bill as looking like a wreck. I hope you'll be there to capture the finished product !
Emmanuel.L on Feb 09, 2016 20:01 (1 year ago)
The normal time for refit and overhaul is according to the work involved, bear in mind that the GALAXY was already ready to be scrapped , in fact she was already beached at Aliaga when she was bought, refloated and towed to Malta, so she was not in the prime of condition. regards,
MattyBoy on Feb 09, 2016 19:55 (1 year ago)
Great photo. I can see why she caught your attention. What's the normal timeframe for an extensive overhaul & refit? It looks like they've got their work cut out on this one !
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