Casualties – Russian Navy Destroyer RFS ADMIRAL LEVCHENKO on fire – 10.06.2024

On Monday 10th June, 2024 the Russian Navy Udaloy Class Destroyer RFS ADMIRAL LEVCHENKO was reported that she caught fire in the Barents Sea. She is assigned to the Russian Northern Fleet (RNF) and lately this month she was part of naval drills also involving nuclear submarines. With a compliment of  249 souls , reports […]

Casualties – RoRo ship CAROLINE RUSS disabled for few minutes – 05.04.2024

On Friday 5th April, 2024 the German built and owned Roll On Roll Off (RoRo) ship CAROLINE RUSS reported to Valletta VTS at 1432 hrs that while she was underway to Valletta from Palermo with her scheduled port of call she had a main engine failure , approximately 4 miles off Fish Farm Area (AJD Tuna Ranch). […]

Maiden Call – Damen built tug SEA VANQUISH – 30.01.2024

One of the Damen built tugs, the 2013 built Damen Stantug 2909 series SEA VANQUISH called at Grand Harbour, Malta on Tuesday 30th January passing breakwaters at 1629 hrs (local time) coming from Haydarpasa, Turkey after she towed the disabled 2004 built general cargo ship MAXIMUS-1. She was built at Damen Shipyard Galati at Galati, […]

Tall Ships – Jubilee Sailing Trust Ceased Operations – December 2023

The Jubilee Sailing Trust (JST), based in Southampton, UK is a sail training charity registered with the Charity Commission. Founded in 1978 with money from the Silver Jubilee of Elizabeth II fund by Christopher Rudd, a keen sailor, its aims were to integrate both able-bodied and disabled persons through Tall Ship sailing. Unfortunately, this month it was […]

Casualties – Container Ship ONE ORPHEUS collision at Suez Canal – 06.12.2023

On Wednesday 6th December, 2023, the 2008 built 336 m container ship ONE ORPHEUS sailing through the Suez Canal lost her ability to steer due to a rudder failure and collided with equipment at the end of the channel in the canal. The Suez Canal Authority said that following the accident, the following ships were […]

Towage – Disabled Suezmax tanker GULF SCANDIC towed to Malta – June 2007

On Saturday 9th June, 2007 the 1984 built 274 metres crude oil tanker GULF SCANDIC reported that she had engine failure off Pantelleria Island in the Mediterranean Sea. After few hours, Tug Malta 1998 built tugboat SEA SALVOR was dispatched and commenced towing the next day on Sunday 10th June. Towage arrived 3 miles off […]

Ships from Canada – Self discharging bulk carrier RADCLIFFE R LATIMER

One of the lake freighter (lakers)  built and owned at Canada, is the 1978 built 222.5 metres long (loa) self discharging bulk carrier RADCLIFFE R LATIMER. She was built at Collingwood Shipbuilding – Collingwood, Canada as yard number 215 as ALGOBAY for Algoma Central trading until 1994 when she was chartered to Canada Steamship Lines […]

Casualties – Ferry COSSYRA on fire after leaving Lampedusa – 29.09.2023

On Friday 29th September, 2023 around 2340 hrs a fire broke out in the engine room on the 1980 built ITA flag and owned ferry COSSYRA, off Linosa Island whilst sailing from Lampedusa to Porto Empedocle, with 177 souls on board, including 150 passengers (83 of them were migrants) and 27 crew members. After the […]

Tugboat – 1957 built HELP at Malta – March 2002

One of the Emden, Germany built tugs that called at Malta was the single screw tugboat HELP, homeported at Nuku Alofa, Tonga flag (TON). She was built by Werft Schulte & Bruns, at Emden, Germany as VOURI with yard number 193 and launched on 15th November 1956  for Union des Remorqueurs de Douala, Cameroon, homeported at […]