Russia-Ukraine War – 2 more naval ships gone during May 2024

Ukraine continues to report a string of successes against the Russian Navy. According to the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense, a minesweeper was destroyed during the night of May 18-19 as part of its attacks on occupied Crimea. The Russian Black Sea fleet Project 266M or Natya Class ocean minesweeper is the RFS KOVROVETS that was […]

Russia-Ukraine War – Another Russian Navy Warship Gone – 01.02.2024

Ukraine’s military intelligence (HUR) stated that last Thursday 1st February, 2024 its operatives sunk a Russian Navy Tarantul Class Missile Corvette RFS IVANOVETS  854 from the Black Sea Fleet overnight off of occupied Crimea. Ukraine used six Magura V5 maritime suicide drones to sink the naval vessel as per Ukraine’s intelligence chief. Each of these […]

Weather Conditions – Storm Helios Damage at Grand Harbour – February 2023

During February 2023 Malta experienced STORM HELIOS which was set to hit the Maltese Islands late Wednesday 8th February as a depression that was located over Algeria moved across to Libya and made its way towards the central Mediterranean. From the early hours of Thursday until Thursday night, Force 7  Easterly winds where in force and […]

Cruise Liners – PALLAS ATHENA

PALLAS ATHENA was an ocean liner that operated for French line as FLANDRE and Costa Crociere as CARLA C from 1992 to 1994. Built in 1951 as FLANDRE she was the French Line’s first new ocean liner following World War II. Her maiden voyage of 23rd July 1952 was considered a complete disaster, as she experienced mechanical difficulties throughout […]

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 […]

Libya Tensions – Mi-35 Helicopter shot down – 12.04.2020

On Sunday 12th April, 2020 the Pantsir S1 Turkish Air Defense System shot down a Russian made Mil Mi-35 Helicopter in the northern region of Libya, the Libyan National Army (LNA) confirmed. According to LNA the helicopter was flying over the Misurata area, when the helo was hit by air defense missiles belonging to the […]