Moored in a derilect state at Sliema, Malta. The superstructure aft has been retro-fitted so as to enable it's use as a harbour/coastal cruise boat. To my untrained eye it looks like an ex. tug or tender. There was no IMO number on it to enable identification.
'Semi-submersible barge' awaiting conversion to a 'Self-propelled heavy transport vessel' at Valletta Shipyard - April 2006.
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Coastal tanker/bunkerer leaving Valletta for the short trip to Marsaxlokk. I initially thought that they loaded at Marsaxlokk and bunkered ships in Valletta as I have seen them alongside the Cruise Ships. But she appears semi-laden here, and I have another photograph of her returning unladen. So it