High Speed Craft – World’s Largest Catamaran involved in Humanitarian Aid – 2023

The largest catamaran in the world, the TUR flag and owned KARADENIZ LIFESHIP RAUF BEY owned since October 2015 by Karadeniz Holding, has been converted into an accommodation center with capacity for a minimum of 1,500 people and since April of this year, she has been docked in Iskenderun,Turkey temporarily housing some two thousand victims […]

Casualties – One dead in fire onboard car carrier FREMANTLE HIGHWAY – 25.06.2023

Around 2230hrs on Tuesday 25th July, the Dutch coastguard received a report that a major fire broke out on the car carrier FREMANTLE HIGHWAY with 23 crew members onboard  at the time and was sailing 27 kilometres north of Ameland. She left Bremerhaven, Germany around 1430hrs UTC bound for Egypt. The fire erupted around 2130hrs […]

Maiden Call – Finnish ro/ro vessel FINNSUN – 14.07.2023

On Friday 14th July , the 218 metre ro/ro vessel FINNSUN entered Grand Harbour, Malta at 0811 hrs coming from Salerno, Italy during her maiden call. Her purpose of the port call was to discharge new cars and berthed at Laboratory Wharf Inner, part of  Valletta Gateway Terminals (VGT).             […]

Casualties – 2 Dead firefighters in Grimaldi’s ship blaze at USA – 05.07.2023

2 firefighters were confirmed dead after the Grimaldi conro ship GRANDE COSTA D’AVORIO caught fire at the Port of Newark in New Jersey late Wednesday, 5th July, 2023. Firefighters were dispatched around 2130 hrs local time for a report of multiple vehicles on fire on board the 2011 Croatian built ship that arrived from Baltimore […]

High Speed Craft – HSC ARTEMIS sold and left Malta – June 2023

Ponte Ferries’ catamaran HSC ARTEMIS arrived yesterday Monday 19th June at Algeciras, Spain after she was sold to the Spanish company FRS Iberia after winning the bid from two interests. Other one was from Greek interests. HSC ARTEMIS was acquired from Fred Olsen, a leading ferry operator in Spain that specializes in inter-island routes aboard […]

Maiden Call – PCTC RCC COMPASS at Malta – 11.01.2023

The 2013 built vehicles carrier RCC COMPASS entered Grand Harbour, Malta on Wednesday 11th January, 2023 marking her maiden call to Valletta Port. She was due to enter on Monday 9th evening and leave on Tuesday 10th in the morning but due to Gale Force Winds on the 10th January it was much clever to […]

Vehicle Carriers – HOEGH TRIGGER

The world’s largest Pure Car and Truck Carrier (PCTC) is the 2015 built HOEGH TRIGGER with a carrying capacity of 8,500 car equivalent units (CEU). She was built in China by Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry at Xiamen with yard number 462B as HOEGH TRIGGER, the second vessel in a series of 6 Post-Panamax vessels under the […]