Broken Up – Dredger LELYSTAD – 06.10.2023

The Dutch built and owned Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger (TSHD) LELYSTAD finished her last voyage to the breakers at Aliaga, Turkey on Tuesday 6th October. She was built at IHC Merwede Scheepswerf at Hardinxveld Giessendam, Netherlands with yard number 618 as LELYSTAD for Ballast Nedam until 2001; sold to Ballast HAM Dredging until 2003 where […]

Maiden Call – Norwegian Tug TRONDS LAX at Malta – 17.07.2023

On Monday 17th July, the 15 year old tug TRONDS LAX arrived at Valletta Roads, Malta to take Harbour Pilot to enter Valletta of which she passed breakwaters at 1029 hrs. Her last port of call was Cadiz, Spain but her track was that she came from Aliaga Roads, Turkey.  She made fast at DWQ […]

Cruise Liner – JULES VERNE

One of more than 5 ships named in honour of the French science fiction writer JULES VERNE was a cruise liner built in Spain. She was built as yard no 185 at Union Naval de Levante in 1990 for Commodore Cruise Line as CROWN MONARCH trading 1994 then sold to Crown Cruise Line , operating […]

Coronavirus – Ropax EL VENIZELOS hit by COVID-19 – 10.04.2020

Earlier this month more than 120 positive cases of COVID-19 amongst the 383 crew of the Anek Line’s ropax EL. VENIZELOS was officially confirmed. EL VENIZELOS underway to Malta around 25 nautical miles back to 11th October, 2017 She was going to serve as a floating hotel for Navantia shipyard workers in Cadiz, who had […]

Cruise Liners – MARELLA DREAM refit at Croatia – Jan 2020

On Sunday 5th January, 2020 the 1986 built liner MARELLA DREAM was spotted heading to Rijeka, Croatia so on Monday 6th January, 2020 she will arrive at the Viktor Lenac shipyard for a very extensive refit. According to sources close to the Viktor Lenac shipyard, the ship will go to berth 10 and then after […]

Casualties – Tugboat THORAN sank at Cadiz, Spain – 17.08.2018

On Friday 17th August, 2018 the tugboat THORAN capsized and sank in Cadiz Port, Spain.  She was seized in October 2017 when she was transporting 3.8 tons of cocaine hidden under the floor of the galley. It was then the largest cache of cocaine in which the State Security Forces and Corps had intervened.   The Port […]