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Note increase in exploration with Independence after 1971

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Primary Oil Reserves in the Mediterranean area

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Many natural bays offer deep water for the shipping industry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deep water locks for shipping building and repair

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Military Vessels from many different countries are managed in these locks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These extremely fast vessels are used throughout Europe...90 minutes to Sicily (if its smooth)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ferries are also important transportation vehicles about the coasts of Europe/Asia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Massive oil tankers are common in this port as with their repair of the VALDEZ a few years back

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Malta is a frequent port of call for the many Mediterranean Cruising Vessels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of the worlds largest private schooners ........unbelievable on the inside

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Private Yachts from all parts of the Mediterranean arrive daily during the summer months

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A fairy tale fishing village....my personal favorite

 

 

 

 

 

           

 

 

 

 

 

 The eye or OCULI on the prows of the luzzu, the traditional fishing boat, are meant to protect the boat from  misfortune.  The practice is believed to date from Phoenician times.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Like New Orleans with catch each day...restaurants cook only what is available fresh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The final product...magnificent

      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tour boats carry hundreds of Europeans passengers each day...few Americans come and  they have no idea what they are missing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pleasure craft abound in these magnificent waters

 

How is this for an ending  ???

 

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