Gaza-Israel War – Polish Military Flights – 09.10.2023

On Monday 9th October, 2023 the  first planes evacuating Polish citizens from Israel arrived in Warsaw, Poland early morning at 0515 hrs from a Polish Government Boeing 737  carrying around 130 people, followed by two C-130 Hercules military transport aircraft carrying over 120 people. There are reportedly hundreds more Poles awaiting evacuation. Meanwhile, it has […]

Ferry News – Attica Group CEO resigns following tragic deadly incident – 07.09.2023

Following the tragic incident that resulted in the death of a 36-year-old passenger, Attica Group CEO Spiros Paschalis have announced his resignation as the CEO of the company on Thursday 7th September, 2023. Outrage has continued to grow across Greece after the reports that crewmembers from an inter-island ferry pushed a late arriving passenger to […]

Casualties – Container Ship CMA DJAKARTA on fire – July 1999.

On the night of Monday 12th July, 1999 the 1998 built 2,102 TEU containership CMA DJAKARTA caught fire off Crete following an explosion. The vessel, owned by Gebr Winter of Hamburg, was on long-term charter to Compagnie Maritime d’Affretement (CMA), Marseilles from 9th April, 1999. She was deployed on CMA’s North Europe/Japan/China service, NCJ-TPX U.S. […]

Ukraine Crisis – Russian Navy building up around Ukraine – 21.02.2022

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said Moscow does not want a war in Europe amid rising tensions over Ukraine but demanded that the issue of Kyiv’s relationship with NATO be resolved in its entirety immediately. Speaking at a joint news conference on Tuesday 15th February, 2022 after talks with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Putin said Russia had […]

Cruise Liner News – MSC LIRICA to homeport in Piraeus, Greece in Summer 2022

The 2003 built liner MSC LIRICA will use Piraeus, Greece as homeport during Summer 2022. She was originally scheduled to sail from Venice but now she will offer a newly designed 7 night itinerary with 28 sailings between April  and October 2022 calling Kusadasi at Turkey; Haifa at Israel; Limassol at Cyprus and the Greek […]

Palumbo Malta Shipyard – Dredger BREYDEL 10.06.2021 – 31.07.2021

The 2008 built Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger (TSHD) BREYDEL called at Grand Harbour, Malta on Thursday 10th June passing breakwaters at 1621 hrs coming from Abu Qir, Egypt. She berthed Port Side alongside Parlatorio Wharf and the following day on Friday 11th June at 0930 hrs she shifted 20 metres ahead assisted by tugboat SPINOLA. […]