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KONINKLIJK INSTITUUT
voor de
MARINE


ROYAL NETHERLANDS
NAVAL ACADEMY


K I M


[Ben Oostdam's
Autobiography
Years 1950-1952]



TRAINING CRUISE on the AIRCRAFT CARRIER "KAREL DOORMAN", part 4

La Valetta,
MALTA




(above): Fleet leaving Malta
(not the Dutch, but the Knights')
(left): Street in La Valetta

I could have spent months in Malta and hope to return to this fascinating island.
In the 1970's, when I was a professor of oceanography, I heard much about the concept of "The Common Heritage of Mankind", proposed by Ambassador Pardo, the Malthese Representative to the Law of the Sea (LOS) Conference. I also used the excellent "Ocean Yearbook", edited by Dr.Elisabeth Mann Borgese of the International Ocean Institute of Malta.

For some links concerning the intriguing history of Malta and the Maltese Knights, press HERE.


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to continue to next page, cruise on the Aircraft Carrier "Karel Doorman" - 1950.
BLO fecit 25 VI 1998