Drug Bust – US Forces caught Cocaine filled Submarine in Atlantic Ocean – 22.03.2024

Last Friday 22nd March, a specialized U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) law enforcement unit embarked the Ticonderoga class guided missile cruiser USS LEYTE GULF CG 55, successfully intercepted and seized a semi-submersible vessel carrying thousands of pounds of cocaine in the U.S. Southern Command’s operational area. Members of the U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) […]

Drug Bust – Irish Defence Forces storm the bulker MATTHEW – September 2023

Irish military forces raided the Panamanian flag (PAN) bulk carrier MATTHEW  on the morning of Tuesday 26th September and discovered a “significant quantity” of illegal narcotics, believed to be cocaine off the coast of Cork. The Irish Defence Forces said that the ship had been tracked for several days after traveling from South America. The Irish […]

Drug Bust – 8 tons of cocaine found in Maersk container at Rotterdam – August 2023

Dutch customs have recently made the largest ever drug bust in the Port of Rotterdam by seizing 8 tons of cocaine from a container aboard a Maersk containership in a container reefer of bananas. According to the Dutch Public Prosecution Service, the drugs represent an “enormous” street value of €600m ($653m). The container with more […]

Valletta Cruise Port – MSC SEASIDE maiden call – 03.05.2021

On Monday 3rd May, 2021 the 2017 built Seaside Class cruise liner MSC SEASIDE entered Grand Harbour, Malta at 0810 hrs coming from Genoa, Italy with 853 passengers. She joined MSC GRANDIOSA last Saturday 1st May welcoming guests back on board for weekly 7 night cruises in the Western Mediterranean, featuring new destinations in Siracusa […]

Tugboat – Singapore Built THOR SERVER

One of the Faroe Islands operated vessel that was a regular visitor in Malta was the tug THOR SERVER that was used as a guard/chase boat with seismic operations. She was built in 1978 by Marine Builders Pte Ltd at Singapore as yard number 1016 named as AL JUBAIL VIII trading until 1985 where she […]

Drug Bust – Around US$1 Billion in drugs seized on MSC GAYANE – 18.06.2019.

An estimated US$1 billion in illegal narcotics was discovered on board the container ship MSC GAYANE berthed at Philadelphia, USA on Tuesday, June 18th. Agents of the US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Philadelphia, the US Coast Guard, the US Department of Homeland Security, and various local police departments boarded the containership MSC […]

Naval News – Drugs on Navy Training Ship JADRAN – 19.04.2019

Montenegrin military police have seized around 50 kilograms of drugs on board the naval training ship JADRAN, hours before she was scheduled to take students on a training cruise, while moored in the Adriatic Port of Tivat the defence ministry and local media said on Friday. In a dawn raid prompted by a tip off, […]