Local Shipping – BEEZER

One of the ships involved in Oil Spill Response is the 1990 built RTK 412 Ramped Craft BEEZER. She arrived aboard the research ship NORTHELLA back in 2001 (NORTHELLA article – https://maltashipnews.com/2021/10/17/research-survey-vessel-northella/ )of which she was stored at Cassar Ship Repair Yard. Apart from oil spill response she’s used for other purposes such as transportation […]

Casualties – EEMSLIFT HENDRIKA Salvage Update ( 1825 UTC ) – 08.04.2021

In the afternoon of Thursday 8th April EEMSLIFT HENDRIKA was seen entering Alesund Port towed by NORMAND DROTT and BB OCEAN while the Norwegian Coast Guard Ships KV NJORD W 333 and KV BERGEN W 341 with the anti pollution vessel OV HEKKINGEN were assisting and is now secured alongside a berth. More details in […]

Tugboat – MELILLI

The 1980 built Italian tug MELILLI is still going strong currently operating at Pozzallo Port, Sicily. She was built by Cantiere Navale Giorgetti at Viareggio, Italy as yard no 28 for Augustea Imprese Marittime e di Salvataggi Spa. Her dimensions are 27.61 metres long with 7.32 metres beam and 3.37 metres as maximum draught powered […]

Casualties – CDRY BLUE salvage operation update – Jan 2020

With reference to the grounding of the vessel CDRY BLUE on a rocky shore in Sant’Antioco, Sardinia last 21st December 2019 lightering operations have begun . Smit Salvage has been appointed lead salvor and is overseeing the work in cooperation with the Guardia Costiera and the local port authority. The pollution prevention plan calls for […]

Casualties – Maltese Flag Tanker ATHLOS on fire – 29.12.2018

A Maltese flagged oil tanker caught fire and ran aground near a fishing village, forcing several crew members to jump overboard, Cypriot authorities said Saturday 29th December 2018 Cyprus’ Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC) said the fire aboard the tanker ATHLOS was extinguished soon after it broke out. Five crew members were rescued from the […]