Transport Malta has improved its marine aids to navigation with twenty new buoys, supplied by Spain-headquartered AtoN specialist Almarin, in collaboration with the local partner, Boat Maintenance.

Almarin port channel marker off Valleta

Almarin port channel marker off Valleta

Four buoys are located in Valleta, four in Marsaxlokk, one in Marsalforn, one off Gozo island and other off Comino island. The remaining nine will be stored as replacement buoys. Transport Malta is the public entity in charge of developing the maritime activities in Malta.

These buoys are part of the Balizamar range, specifically CT models, except one which is a B1600S due to the depth of the area. These marine aids to navigation are manufactured with a galvanized steel structure and a rotomoulded polyethylene hull filled of expanded polystyrene foam. All the buoys have been supplied with its respective M650 and M860 self-contained lanterns, chains and sinkers.

Almarin, based in Barcelona, is part of the Lindley Group, which has 85 years of experience in the port, maritime and industrial areas.

By Jake Frith