Casualties – Fire aboard FSO LEONIS offshore Sicily – 24.07.2023

Last Monday 24th July,2023 the 1994 built Floating, Storage and Offload(FSO) tanker LEONIS, part of the Vega mining field managed by Edison and Eni, reported Fire Aboard. Fire was quickly extinguished by joint efforts of FSO personnel and Italian agencies responsible for safety at sea. Not much details available, understood fire was sparked off by […]

Maritime Accident – Virtu Gozo High Speed Craft SAN FRANGISK – 30.03.2023

On Thursday 30th March the High Speed Craft SAN FRANGISK had to abort the 1645 hrs voyage just outside Mgarr Harbour breakwater due to an exhaust problem in the engine room that caused a thick smoke. As a precaution all passengers were evacuated onto smaller craft including Galaxy Charters Malta Boat CHIKO. At no time […]

AFM – Medevac from cruise liner MEIN SCHIFF 5 – 22.12.2020

On Tuesday 22nd December around 1315 hrs the cruise liner MEIN SCHIFF 5 which currently is anchored 18 miles North East of Luqa Airport requested a helicopter for Medical Evacuation after the chief engineer hit his head and was unconscious. Arrangements were done and the Armed Forces of Malta (AFM) AgustaWestland AW139M helicopter serial AS1630 […]

Casualties – Yacht LADY MM sank after fire – 25.08.2020

On Tuesday 25th August, 2020 the Guardia Costiera Italiana (Italian Coast Guard) responded to a yacht fire 50 miles from the Costa Smeralda while sailing from Capri to Porto Cervo, Sardinia. The Olbia Coast Guard ( Capitaneria di Porto Guardia Costiera Comando DIREZIOMARE Olbia) picked up the first distress call from the yacht around 0600 […]

Beirut Blast – Countries united in sending Humanitarian Aid – 07.08.2020

Countries and international organisations have lined up to help Lebanon after a massive warehouse explosion sent a shockwave across Beirut, killing at least 154 and injuring over 5,000 persons. Also it destroyed 3 hospitals, major PPE Stores and Lebanon’s major grain store, triggering food crisis worries. Bahraini officials load medical aid and ground support equipment […]

Casualties – Fishing Vessel NUOVA ISIDE – Another corpse found – 16.05.2020.

The second corpse from the 3 crew lost with the tragedy of the wooden fishing vessel NUOVA ISIDE was found this morning, Saturday 16th May. Guardia Costiera confirmed after the 1988 built ITA flag and owned ropax ANTONELLO DA MESSINA that runs from Palermo to Ustica and vice versa sighted a drifting lifeless body around […]

Casualties – CDRY BLUE grounded with crew evacuated – 22.12.2019

The 2010 built MPP ship CDRY BLUE was pushed aground by storm in Sant’Antioco area, south western of Sardinia, late Saturday 21st December. The ship left Cagliari bound for Spain with cargo of coffee, encountered rough weather and tried to shelter, but failed. She went aground on the rocks due to weather conditions. Due to […]

Casualties – Turkish Ship EFE MURAT aground – 23.02.2019

On Saturday 23rd February 2019 the Turkish flag and owned general cargo ship EFE MURAT ran aground with bad weather conditions with Gale Force winds on the south coast of Bari, Italy, near the beach of Pane e Pomodoro. She had a crew of 15 all of whom were identified as Turkish nationalities. She departed […]

ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION – NUESTRA MADRE LORETO ignores Spanish Government – 01.12.2018

NUESTRA MADRE LORETO, the Spanish Fishing Vessel with 11 rescued immigrants onboard is heading to Spain after spending 10 days blocked in the Mediterranean as reported on Twitter Oscar Camps, Founder of Proactiva Open Arms NGO. Hours earlier,Libya had accepted through diplomatic channels to take care of the migrants and from the Spanish Government this had […]