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Photographer:Emmanuel.L [View profile]Title:BASTION 4 & BASTION 5Added:Mar 10, 2021
Captured:March 09, 2021IMO:UnavailableHits:1,533
Location:Valletta, Malta
Photo Category: Ships under Repair or Conversion
2 ex-patrol vessels hauled ashore at MMH. Marsa.
Can anyone provide more info on these vessels, country, make, etc.?
Info provided by members in comments below. Thank you mates.
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Emmanuel.L on Mar 25, 2021 19:26 (26 days ago)
Lawrence, I have never met you and so I do not recognise you ,I am usually at Senglea Point parked beneath the bastion so I am always ready to meet you even in these are troubled times.
And if you have perceived any mistake on my part in some photo ,be ready to inform me .I am always ready to accept and make amendments to the photo.
Keep safe and stay healthy.
Cpt. Lawrence Dalli on Mar 25, 2021 19:00 (26 days ago)
Emmanuel don't worry I know exactly whom you are as though we are sometimes few metres apart you never said hello but no worries I wish you the best of health .... Good to hear that you try not to mislead information but I can't understand how a passenger ferry catamaran was allowed to use a name of which there's another vessel locally with the same name -

Regards & Stay Safe

Capt. lawrence Dalli
Emmanuel.L on Mar 25, 2021 18:40 (26 days ago)
Lawrence, even though for me this is a hobby , I am very wary of any information, many a time I have been misled when in the morning I look up marinetraffic and I see that some very interesting vessel is in harbour, such as an aircraft carrier at Pinto wharf ,or a vehicle carrier in dockyard creek in the yacht marina, only to find nothing, and how about the mysterious ghost yachts in the same marina. So I only am sure of what I see. Even on Google I have observed mistakes (and not only on marine items).
As I have said this is only my hobby but I try to load exact info so as not to mislead anyone who uses my photos for publication with my permission as many have done so without any monetary profit for me save for a book or magazine sent voluntarily.
I am now 76 and not in my best of health, and have been years loading marine photos and thus somehow putting the name of our beloved island on the web.I would like for someone younger to continue doing so.
Thanks for all info .
keep safe ,stay healthy.
Cpt. Lawrence Dalli on Mar 25, 2021 17:52 (26 days ago)
Emmanuel I agree that everyone can make mistakes after all we are all human beings....I am very responsible of what I Post and I do not share any misleading info nor names like I saw and I respect everyone even my enemies.

Stay Safe & Regards
Capt. Lawrence Dalli
Emmanuel.L on Mar 25, 2021 17:45 (26 days ago)
Lawrence ,a number of names and numbers have been bandied about, so I am a bit sceptical about any information supplied, no one is infallible, mistakes can and have been made. But I thank anyone who has contributed towards explanation and discovering of their names.
Thanks to everyone.
Cpt. Lawrence Dalli on Mar 25, 2021 10:59 (27 days ago)
Emmanuel no other names will crop up as it seems that you don't believe what others say..I stated BASTION 4 and BASTION 5, I was there onboard so I know what documents I saw....Yes all boats will be homeported in Ulaan Baatar, the capital of Mongolia and none of them are going to any navy.
Cpt. Lawrence Dalli on Mar 25, 2021 10:59 (27 days ago)
Emmanuel no other names will crop up as it seems that you don't believe what others say..I stated BASTION 4 and BASTION 5, I was there onboard so I know what documents I saw....Yes all boats will be homeported in Ulaan Baatar, the capital of Mongolia and none of them are going to any navy.
Emmanuel.L on Mar 24, 2021 16:20 (27 days ago)
Thanks Manfred, but these two namely BASTION 4 and 5 could have a different port of registry.
Still thanks and keep safe my friend.
Manfred on Mar 24, 2021 15:57 (27 days ago)
BASTION 2 and 3 are Mongolian registered and currently at Lome, Togo.
Emmanuel.L on Mar 24, 2021 14:01 (27 days ago)
Hope that is now final that these patrol boats that these are renamed as BASTION 4 and BASTION 5 and no other names crop up. Incidentally who are the new owners and where will they be registered as Bastion boats.?
regards and thanks to all.
Keep safe
Baldizza on Mar 24, 2021 08:24 (28 days ago)
Thank you Capt. Dalli for the update. Thanks to Emmanuel for the photo. Now we all know the old and new names for these vessels. Stay safe and regards. Baldizza.
Cpt. Lawrence Dalli on Mar 23, 2021 19:03 (28 days ago)
You're welcome Baldizza but these two above will be renamed as BASTION 4 (ex LIPPI) and BASTION 5 (ex FAIS)....Buona Serata e staro sicuro
Baldizza on Mar 23, 2021 16:05 (28 days ago)
Thank you Capt. Dalli for the information. I didn't find in the documentation on internet the news that the G 97 FAIS and G 100 LIPPI were decommissioned. The decommissioning documentation I found was about the G93 ANGELINI – G95 CIORLIERI – G101 LOMBARDI and G102 MICCOLI and about the G92 ALBERTI, G109 INZERILLI and G115 ZANOTTI.It seems the G92 ALBERTI and G115 ZANOTTI again were donated to Lybia and could be the G109 INZERILLI was used as donor for spare, but I have no information. May be the G95 CIORLIERI of the second batch of decommissioned vessels will appear as Bastion 4. In Savona there is one of this class of vessel laid up. When we will be out of the present lockdown I will try to know the name of this. Regards and my compliment for your MaltaNews. Baldizza.
Cpt. Lawrence Dalli on Mar 23, 2021 10:42 (29 days ago)
Thanks Baldizza for your comment. Yes I confirm BASTION 2 is ex G 101 LOMBARDI and BASTION 3 is ex G 93 ANGELINI. Meanwhile the two above are G 97 FAIS and G 100 LIPPI of which I was aboard all the time when they arrived. Meanwhile same company has bought the ex G 102 MICCOLI renamed as BASTION 1. All vessels are not sold to Libya
Emmanuel.L on Mar 17, 2021 06:14 (1 month ago)
Worthwhile and informative comments my friends ,but still not knowing the ex-names of these 2 ex-Italian patrol vessels.
Thanks any way, much obliged
keep safe
Baldizza on Mar 16, 2021 17:09 (1 month ago)
Hello Bjørn. That is correct according to Navypedia. Corrubia class G91 Giudice was renamed Tazerbo and then Ubari. The patrol boats were delivered end 2018.
Bjørn Knudsen on Mar 16, 2021 16:03 (1 month ago)
Coast Guard in #Tripoli received "Ubari", a patrol boat formerly named "corrubia" out of Messina, #Italy, to join the "Fezzan" (received in October) in patrols, surveillance, maritime policing, and counter-smuggling/trafficking ?????
Emmanuel.L on Mar 16, 2021 07:24 (1 month ago)
Thanks Baldizza, I already had a friend enquiring about them.So G93 and G101 are not as stated the boats,but are are the BASTION 3 and BASTION 2 respectively. If you have further information regarding them please post.
Thanks and regards
keep safe my friend
Baldizza on Mar 15, 2021 10:30 (1 month ago)
Thanks Emmanuel. Maybe they will put a name on them and you can take a new photo. Regards. baldizza.
Emmanuel.L on Mar 15, 2021 07:55 (1 month ago)
Ok my friend, then I better revert the title as before,that is "ex-patrol vessels" and as mystery ships, once you can put names and numbers, I will alter.
Thanks again my friend
Take care, stay safe.
Baldizza on Mar 14, 2021 16:28 (1 month ago)
Hello Emmanuel.
Sorry I did a mistake. G93 and G101 are now Bastion 3 and Bastion 2. The same owner also have the Bastion 1 ex G102 Miccoli and a vessel named Bastion 4 with the same GT but no indication of the old name. The two decommissioned patrol boats sold to Lybia in 2018 are G90 Corrubia now Fezzan and G91 Giudice (I don't know the new name). I am trying to find which other patrol boats were decommissioned and to match a name for these two. Regards.
Emmanuel.L on Mar 11, 2021 16:44 (1 month ago)
Hi Baldizza, if these Patrol boats were not sold to Libya, do you know who are their new owners?
thanks and regards
Baldizza on Mar 11, 2021 12:42 (1 month ago)
Hello. Not sold to Lybia, I think. That happened in 2018, other vessels. These are 2 out of the four cancelled from the military vessels according to a interministerial decree as : Cancellazione dal Speciale Naviglio Militare dello Stato/Corpo della Guardia di Finanza delle Unità Navali guardacoste d’altura Classe CORRUBIA II Serie G 93 ANGELINI – G 95 CIORLIERI – G 101 LOMBARDI e G 102 MICCOLI. According to Capt. Dalli of Maltashipnews they are G93 and G101. Regards. Baldizza
Emmanuel.L on Mar 11, 2021 07:14 (1 month ago)
re these ex-Italian patrol vessels, does any one know their now ex-pennant numbers and names.
regards to all
Emmanuel.L on Mar 10, 2021 21:02 (1 month ago)
So these Italian patrol vessels were sold or donated to Libya ?
Bjørn Knudsen on Mar 10, 2021 19:52 (1 month ago)
Emmanuel.L on Mar 10, 2021 17:54 (1 month ago)
I wonder who bought these vessels and what use they will be making of them...will they be still naval or civilian use for them.
Emmanuel.L on Mar 10, 2021 17:51 (1 month ago)
The QUEEN MAVIA has been in the ex-MSCL dock for some time now,don't know if she is laid up or having some maintenance being done on her.
Manfred on Mar 10, 2021 12:21 (1 month ago)
Two Corrubia-class Guardia di Finanza (painted out), Italy patrol boats like this one:
rd77 on Mar 10, 2021 10:25 (1 month ago)
Oceanco yacht QUEEN MAVIA in the background.
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