Broken Up – Ferry TOR HOLLANDIA (1966-2010) – 11.09.2010

One of the West German built ships that was built for the Scandinavian Area was the 1966 built ferry TOR HOLLANDIA. She was  built as yard number 559 by Lübecker Flender Werke at Lubeck in West Germany. for Tor Line service from Immingham to Amsterdam and Gothenburg. She was  built launched and christened by Godother […]

Passer By – Ropax BLUE STAR 1 – 04.06.2023

On Sunday 4th June, 2023 at 0009 hrs the 2000 built ropax BLUE STAR 1 was seen passing 28.8 nautical miles off Mgarr Harbour, Gozo while underway to home at Greece after she finished her charter with Irish Ferries and left Rosslare Harbour, Ireland 4 days ago last Wednesday 31st May. She was built by […]

Casualties – 4th body recovered from Ropax EUROFERRY OLYMPIA update no 1 – 24.02.2022

On Thursday 24th February, 2022 rescue crews have recovered a fourth body from the ropax EUROFERRY OLYMPIA that caught fire while sailing from Igoumenitsa, Greece to Brindisi, Italy last Friday 18th February. The body was found in the ship third garage, Greek Authorities said, bringing the total number of unaccounted passengers to seven. Earlier authorities […]

Yachting – 2020 built yacht BLUE II at Malta – June 2021

One of the most interesting classic yachts around is the 2020 built 55.99 metre long yacht BLUE II based on sixties design. She was built by Turqoise Yachts at Tuzla, Turkey with steel hull and aluminium structure. This MLT flag beauty was seen moored at Manoel Island Marina at Marsamxett Harbour, Malta. With 2 C32 […]

Ferry Service – Grimaldi boosts its Italy-Greece connections – 05.06.2020

The Grimaldi Group announced the enhancement of its maritime connections between Italy and Greece. Starting from the 11th June, the ropax vessel VENEZIA will be deployed on the Venice-Igoumenitsa-Patras line, guaranteeing an increased transport capacity for both freight and passengers between the two countries. VENEZIA flying the Italian flag (ITA), has a carrying capacity of […]

Cruise Liner News – COSTA MEDITERRANEA used for crew changes – 14.04.2020

Costa Crociere is using the 2003 built liner COSTA MEDITERRANEA to get Indonesian and Philippine crew home. Currently she’s underway to Brindisi, Italy from La Spezia, Italy (leaving Monday 13th) with ETA as Thursday 16th April. COSTA MEDITERRANEA leaving Valletta, Malta back to 13th November, 2014 The first phase of COSTA MEDITERRANEA plan to transfer […]