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Photographer:Emmanuel.L [View profile]Title:IRMAKAdded:Oct 03, 2019
Captured:October 01, 2019IMO:7514490Hits:2,505
Location:Valletta, Malta
Photo Category: Scrapyard Ships
Tanzanian registered cargo vessel built in 1976 ,1202grt.
hauled ashore at Med .Maritime Hub for eventual scrapping.
note missing screw and rudder.
Vessel Identification
Former name(s):
- Troy (Until 2006 Apr)
- Trobo (Until 2004 Mar)
Technical Data
Vessel type:General Cargo
Gross tonnage:1,202 tons
Summer DWT:1,325 tons

Additional Information
Home port:Zanzibar
Status:Under Repair
Class society:American Register Of Shipping
Build year:1976
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Photo Comments (19)

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Emmanuel.L on Oct 17, 2019 03:41 (4 months ago)
Thanks to be of service, the IRMAK marine lifter which lifter and transported the IRMAK to her present position could be seen more clearly in my photograph of the OOC JAGUAR Imo.9513878 which I have posted recently.
thanks and regards my friend
Marek W on Oct 16, 2019 15:32 (4 months ago)
Killer shot Emmanuel. Thanks for posting!
Emmanuel.L on Oct 13, 2019 03:26 (4 months ago)
Having seen it from another angle, can confirm that the mast has been folded down,
Note also that the travel lift can be seen (only one of its legs) at the extreme right top of the picture with the initials MMH on it.
regards to all
Emmanuel.L on Oct 12, 2019 05:20 (4 months ago)
Note forward mast folded or cut down so as to enable the travel lift to drive astride the vessel.The said travel lift must have bogey wheels on rubber tyres that can be 90 degrees so as to enable it to travel the length of the dock and then turn another turn so as to park the vessel onto the quay. This my humble opinion, bearing in mind that the vessel is 74.81 mtrs in length.I don't know if MMH has filmed the entire operation ,it would be interesting to watch the whole process.
regards to all.
andrecas on Oct 11, 2019 23:21 (4 months ago)
Not being a member of Facebook (Or any other social media platform) I copied/pasted link provide by Jonathan & David to see the travel lift in action. I also checked YouTube to see if there is a video of the move (apparently not...?) While browsing YouTube I came across a video of STP Shipyard Palma showing timelapsed assembly of their 1000 ton capacity travel lift with footage of it in action (4 minute video). Apparently its the largest travel lift in Europe. I've included STP link so it gives those interested a sense as to how the IRMAK was taken out of the water by MMH.

davidships on Oct 11, 2019 22:23 (4 months ago)
So weight was 650t, comfortably under the lift's 700t capacity.
This should be a permalink to the photos:
Jonathan Simpson on Oct 11, 2019 21:35 (4 months ago)
100% correct, see
andrecas on Oct 11, 2019 15:50 (4 months ago)
This might be a stretch, but could MMH new Marine Travel Lift be capable of lifting such a vessel as IRMAK out of the water...? Briefly visiting their web site and "drilling" further into the NEWS panel, there is a January 2019 post indicating a new travel lift in process being assembled at the time (Capable handling vessels of 700 tons/14 meters in width).
Emmanuel.L on Oct 11, 2019 14:00 (4 months ago)
from the looks of her, you will not be buying a cargo vessel but a beached rust bucket ,could be that her only worthwhile asset was her missing screw.
Aleksi & Tane Lindström on Oct 10, 2019 18:12 (4 months ago)
From eBay: "Will post to Finland." -That's convenient!

ChasB46 on Oct 10, 2019 18:07 (4 months ago)
You can purchase for £62000 on Ebay...
Emmanuel.L on Oct 10, 2019 17:50 (4 months ago)
Sorry Phil, I went straight to get the info from the horse's mouth and sent an email to Med. Maritime Hub last Saturday, but up to today I have not received any answer.
Phil English on Oct 10, 2019 13:52 (4 months ago)
Any further news regarding how she was brought ashore, Emmanuel?
Emmanuel.L on Oct 04, 2019 12:52 (4 months ago)
HE..He.. very good David. I will try to enquire locally to unravel this "mystery"...tsunami?, not even a decent tide in the Med, next time you will be saying it was done at night by aliens from outer space...he..he..
davidships on Oct 04, 2019 11:11 (4 months ago)
Thanks. Perhaps you missed the tsunami one might, Emmanuel!
Emmanuel.L on Oct 04, 2019 10:43 (4 months ago)
It got to be a large floating crane.No known such large floating crane (to my knowledge was in Malta,recently).No dockside crane is sited on this wharf.The cranes ,having not been operational in along time ,rusted all over are sited along the former drydock.
A mystery waiting to be solved.
Phil English on Oct 04, 2019 10:22 (4 months ago)
David, LDT approximately 700 - 800 tonnes. Perhaps the lift was undertaken by a floating crane?
davidships on Oct 04, 2019 10:14 (4 months ago)
Anyone know IRMAK's weight (light displacement)?
Emmanuel.L on Oct 04, 2019 03:25 (4 months ago)
The question is "how did they get her ashore", there is only a large dockside crane still in existence from the former MSCL (Malta Shipbuilding Co.Ltd.) and I don't know if it is operational ,and also if so, what are its loading limitations, The IRMAK is 1202grt.not a small load.
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