Breaking Up – USNS PFC Eugene A. Obregon T-AK 3066 arrive for recycling – 07.06.2024

Last Friday 7th June the 250.24 m long (loa) Maritime Prepositioning Ship (PREPO) USNS PFC EUGENE A. OBREGON T-AK 3006 arrived at the recycling yard All Star Metals & All Star Shredding at Brownsville, Texas, United States of America (USA). She was built in 1982 at the Sun Shipbuilding, Chester, Pennsylvania as THOMAS HEYWARD for Waterman Steamship […]

Drug Bust – US Forces caught Cocaine filled Submarine in Atlantic Ocean – 22.03.2024

Last Friday 22nd March, a specialized U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) law enforcement unit embarked the Ticonderoga class guided missile cruiser USS LEYTE GULF CG 55, successfully intercepted and seized a semi-submersible vessel carrying thousands of pounds of cocaine in the U.S. Southern Command’s operational area. Members of the U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) […]

Cargo News – First Cargo Sail Ship at Malta – Oct/Nov 2023

On Tuesday 15th February, 2022 the French shipping company Grain de Sail ordered a second cargo sailboat for Transatlantic Shipments and on Tuesday 31st October, 2023 the newly built vessel GRAIN DE SAIL II passed Grand Harbour, Malta breakwaters at 0927 hrs coming from Piriou’s shipyard at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam via Suez Canal […]

Passer By – AHT Centaurus towing Oil Rig – 23.08.2023

The 2009 built anchor handling tug CENTAURUS towing a semi submersible drilling rig (ssdr) from the Atlantic Ocean towards Aliaga, Turkey passed by Malta on her way to the breakers. She was built in Germany under the same name by Mutzelfeldtwerft Nord at Cuxhaven for the German owners Harms Salvage, Transport and Heavylift GmbH & […]

Casualties – OceanGate submersible TITAN – June 2023

The RMS TITANIC bound submersible that went missing on Sunday 18th June, 2023 with five souls on board suffered a catastrophic implosion killing everyone on board, US Coast Guard Rear Adm. John Mauger said on Thursday 22nd. A remotely operated vehicle found the tail cone of the Titan about 1,600 feet away from the bow […]

Broken Up – Russian Icebreaker KIGORIAK – April 2022

The 1979 Canadian built Icebreaker KIGORIAK was spotted beached at Alang, India to be broken Up. She was built by Saint John Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company for Canadian Marine Drilling (Canmar) in 1979 as the CANMAR KIGORIAK. She was the first commercial icebreaking vessel developed to support offshore oil exploration in the Beaufort Sea. […]

Casualties – FELICITY ACE sinks off the Azores – 01.03.2022

On Tuesday 1st March, 2022 around 0900 hrs local time Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) car carrier FELICITY ACE  that caught fire in the Atlantic last February 16th while carrying nearly 4,000 cars from Germany to the US sunk despite several efforts to tow her safely.  The 6,400 CEU ship sank 220 nautical miles off the coast of Portugal’s […]

Casualties – Vehicle Carrier FELICITY ACE fire – 16.02.2022

On Wednesday 16th February, 2022 the 2005 built 200 metres long vehicle carrier carrying various cargo including 1,100 Porsches and 189 Bentleys amongst nearly 4,000 vehicles caught fire about 200 miles from Terceira Island in the Azores. The Portuguese Navy (Marinha Portuguese) airlifted the 22 crew members which abandoned the ship and survived. Meanwhile the […]

Yachting – 2021 built superyacht TRIUMPH at Malta – 2021

The brand new 65.4 metre Benetti built superyacht TRIUMPH entered Grand Harbour, Malta on Monday 1st November, 2021 from the shipyard on her way to the Atlantic Ocean. Maximum speed is 16.5 knots while her cruising speed is 15 knots with power coming from two MTU diesel engines. She can accommodate up to 12 guests […]