The Port of Haifa is the largest of Israel’s three major international seaports, the others being the Port of Ashdod, and the Port of Eilat. It has a natural deep water harbor, which operates all year long, and serves both passenger and merchant ships. It is one of the largest ports in the eastern Mediterranean in terms of freight volume and handles about 30 million tons of cargo per year (not including Israel Shipyards’ port).
Here is some of interesting shipping movements –
4th February – 1983 built general cargo ship HAK homeported at Palau (PLW) was seen leaving Haifa around 1556 hrs Israel time. She’s the former Turkish owned ship HACI ARIF KAPTAN.
12th February – Around 1326 hrs Israel time the Spanish Navy Alvaro de Bazan Class Frigate F 105 ESPS CRISTOBAL COLON entered port.
Around 1305 hrs Israel time the Hellenic Navy Elli Class Frigate F 462 HS KOUNTOURISTIS entered port. She’s a former Dutch Navy Kortenaer Class Frigate and was commissioned into the Hellenic Navy in 1997.
14th February – Around 0936 hrs Israel time the Italian Navy Carlo Bergamini Class (FREMM) Frigate F 591 ITS VIRGINIO FASAN entered port joining both Greek and Spanish frigates.
15th February – All Naval Units left Harbour –
25th February – The 2018 built 90m long general cargo ship ARAMIS chartered to Briese Chartering left harbour bound to Santander, Spain.
26th February – The 2017 built 353 metre long container ship MAERSK HONG KONG left harbour bound to Koper, Slovenia.
Also later on the 2013 built deck cargo ship DONGBANG GIANT No 8 left harbour bound to Port Said, Egypt after she discharged the straddle carriers.
27th February – The 2010 built cement carrier BLUE CIMENT 2 left harbour bound to anchorage awaiting orders.
28th February – The 2006 built BHS flag 169.26 m long bulker ANEMOS exchanged berth with the 2010 built MHL flag 189.99 m long bulker GENCO BRITTANY for discharging her cargo at the silo.
Also spotted was the 2010 built Turkish Government tugboat SONDUREN 10 towing construction barges that are involved in the new harbor project to Famagusta, Cyprus.
Photos at Israel by our correspondent Peter Szamosi .NO PHOTOS can be used or manipulated without our permission. © All rights reserved. Malta Ship Photos & Action Photos – www.maltashipphotos.com
Published – Tuesday 2 nd March, 2021