Haifa Port – April 2021 Movements

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 […]

Passers By – Naval Units during February & March 2021.

Various naval units pass the Malta-Sicily straits like other ships and to mention some – On Friday 5th February, 2021 the 103 metre Spearhead Class Expeditionary Fast Transport Ship USNS CARSON CITY T-EPF 7 passed by on her way to Sudan, the first US Navy ship to visit Port Sudan since the founding of U.S. Africa Command […]

Haifa Port – March 2021 Movements

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 […]

Hijacking – ACHILLE LAURO on 7th October 1985

34 Years Ago – on Monday 7th October 1985 the Italian passenger liner ACHILLE LAURO was hijacked by four men representing the Palestine Liberation Front off the coast of Egypt, while on passage from Alexandria to Ashdod, Israel. A 69 year old Jewish American man in a wheelchair, Leon Klinghoffer, was murdered by the hijackers and thrown overboard. The […]

Ships at Haifa, Israel in Week 3 of 2018. The following movements are covered by a friend at Haifa, Israel –Tuesday 16th January, 2018. The 2009 built MLT flag 260m container ship ZIM DALIAN entered  port from Ashdod, Israel with 2 hours waiting. The 2007 built ATG flag general cargo ship DIANA dragged anchor and finished around […]

Ships at Haifa, Israel in Week 49 of 2017. The following movements are covered by a friend at Haifa, Israel – Saturday 3rd December, 2017. The heavy load carrier EAGLE left the harbour and anchored at Haifa Anchorage loaded with the floating dock. Destination is Tampa, Florida, USA. The Royal Navy Flagship and amphibious assault ship HMS OCEAN […]