Beirut Blast – Countries united in sending Humanitarian Aid – 07.08.2020

Countries and international organisations have lined up to help Lebanon after a massive warehouse explosion sent a shockwave across Beirut, killing at least 154 and injuring over 5,000 persons. Also it destroyed 3 hospitals, major PPE Stores and Lebanon’s major grain store, triggering food crisis worries. Bahraini officials load medical aid and ground support equipment […]

Dangerous Goods – Beirut Port Explosion, Lebanon – 04.08.2020

DANGEROUS GOODS are articles or substances capable of posing a risk to health, safety or the environment. Authorities in Lebanon are busy counting the number of dead and injured after an explosion at Beirut Port that rocked the entire city on Tuesday 4th August, 2020 in the afternoon. It is unacceptable that 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate have […]

Casualties – XLENDI – 09.04.1992

28 Years ago on Thursday 9th April, 1992 the Gozo Channel Line ferry XLENDI ran aground at Cominotto while crossing from Cirkewwa to Mgarr. The incident happened around 2130 hrs of which at that time XLENDI was the latest to join the fleet of the Gozo Channel Line and she sustained considerable damage when she […]

Enemalta – Interconnector Damage Access – 06.01.2020

Enemalta plc which was established in 1977 is the leading energy services provider in the Maltese Islands, entrusted with the generation and distribution of electricity, and the development of the national electricity distribution network. According to the latest released information Enemalta stated that the survey conducted by the offshore support vessel POLAR KING managed to […]

Maritime Accidents – MARWA M at Comino Channel – November 2001

Between Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th November 2001, the 1968 built ship MARWA M homeported at Nuku Alofa, Tonga decided to seek shelter in the Comino Channel when it is against the law due to bad weather conditions with North Westerly Wind Force 7-8. On Sunday 25th November 2001, she was spotted by the AFM […]

Casualties – Cruise Liner Captain Suspended – January 2019

The captain of a Japanese flagged cruise liner that struck a pier at a US Navy facility in Guam on the night of December 30, 2018, was found to have consumed alcohol over the legal limit during testing following the incident. The collision, which left both the pier and the Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) vessel […]

Casualty – Hapag Lloyd container ship YANTIAN EXPRESS Fire – January 2019

One week on, the fire that has raged on the YANTIAN EXPRESS has finally been brought under control. The ship’s owner, Hapag-Lloyd, said that salvors are now towing the burnt ship to Halifax in Canada. Three tugs are being deployed to get the ship moved to its destination some 800 nautical miles away. Hapag-Lloyd has […]

COLLISION –  ENKO at Valletta, Malta – 06.11.2010 During the afternoon of Saturday 6th November 2010 around 1530 hrs (1430 UTC)  a collision happened at Grand Harbour when the 1983 built Turkish flag and owned general cargo ship ENKO developed engine failure while she was going to berth at Laboratory Wharf South 2 and moved astern […]