Haifa Port – May 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 […]

Casualties – Cargo ship ALICA capsize – 26.04.2021

On Monday 26th April, 2021 the 1987 built cargo ship ALICA capsized at Ho Chi Minh Port, Nha Be, in Vietnam around 0900 LT Apr 26, shortly before sailing for Indonesia. The ship rested on her bottom portside, with most of her hull and superstructure remaining above waterline. Of 54 containers on board, 18 slipped […]

Casualties – Newbuilt Fishing Vessel SKORPION capsized at Shipyard – 30.03.2021

On Tuesday 30th March, 2021 the 2380 GRT newbuilt freezer trawler SKORPION capsized and rested on her starboard side alongside the pier at Pella Shipyard, Saint Petersburg, Neva river, Russia with 2 workers trapped inside of which their bodies were recovered later. According to reports the incident happened during ballast system tests and she was […]

Obo – GENMAR SPIRIT at Malta – 31.05 – 23.06.2005

A type of ship which is not seen much around the Maltese Islands is an ore-bulk-oil carrier, also known as OBO. She’s a ship designed to be capable of carrying wet or dry cargoes. The idea is to reduce the number of ballast condition voyages, in which large ships only carry a cargo one way and return empty […]

Casualties – Inland Tanker LADY SANDRA – 25.03.2020

The 89.90 metre inland tanker LADY SANDRA was split in two on Wednesday 25th March, 2020. A Mayday call was received by the Rescue Coordination Centre Malta (RCC Malta) situated at the Armed Forces of Malta (AFM) Operation Centre at Luqa Barracks around 2230 hrs. She was seen at Istanbul, Turkey last 6th February after she […]