Casualties – GRANDE AMERICA on fire, crew evacuated – 10.03.2019

Twenty seven persons have been evacuated from the fire stricken Italian flag and owned roll-on/roll-off container (ConRo) GRANDE AMERICA in the Bay of Biscay off the French coast, Maritime Prefecture of Atlantic said. The 1997 built vessel caught fire around 150 miles southwest of Brest, France on Sunday 10th March, 2019 while she was underway […]

Demolitioned Naval Vessels – FS ACONIT D 609 – 24.11.2018

D609 ACONIT was a unique frigate Type F65 built for the French Navy  during the Cold War. She was commissioned in 1973 and served until 1997 after she was succeeded by the Tourville Class Frigates.  She was laid down at the Arsenal de Lorient on 22 March 1968, launched on 7 March 1970 and commissioned […]