Red Sea Crisis – British bulker RUBYMAR sinks – 02.03.2024

The BLZ flag bulker RUBYMAR loaded with around 21, 000 tons of ammonium phosphate sulfate fertilizer attacked by Yemen’s Houthi rebels has sunk in the Red Sea after days of taking on water, officials said Saturday, the first vessel to be fully destroyed as part of their campaign over Israel’s war against Hamas in the Gaza Strip. When […]

Red Sea Crisis – British bulker RUBYMAR has not sunk – 22.02.2024

Last Monday 19th February,2024 the  Houthi fighters claimed to have sunk the bulk carrier RUBYMAR. It would have been the most significant incident since attacks on ships began in November. The Houthis had earlier said the vessel was in danger of sinking after claiming the attack that took place in the Strait of Bab el-Mandeb […]

Naval News – Egypt receives former US Navy Patrol Craft

During a formal ceremony at Alexandria, Egypt on Monday 21st March the former Cyclone Class Patrol Ships USS HURRICANE (PC 3), USS SIROCCO (PC 6), and USS THUNDERBOLT  (PC 12) were handed over to the Egyptian Navy , after several weeks of preparation, training, and professional exchanges between US Navy sailors and their Egyptian counterparts. […]

Haifa Port – February 2022 Movements.

The Port of Haifa  is the largest of Israel’s three major international seaports, the others being the Port of Ashdod, and the Port of Eilat. It has a natural deep water harbor, which operates all year long, and serves both passenger and merchant ships. It is one of the largest ports in the eastern Mediterranean in terms of freight volume and […]

Delivery – Tugboat OMAR-DANKALI at Malta – 08.01.2020

The 2019 built ASD 2411 tugboat OMAR-DANKALI entered Valletta, Malta last Wednesday 8th January, 2020 berthing at Valletta Cruise Port Pinto 4 Wharf. She was built by Damen Shipyards as Yard No 512285. She arrived in October 2018 at Rotterdam, Netherlands as deck cargo aboard the United Heavy Lift ship TASMANIC WINTER of which was […]

Naval News – 19 Years – USS COLE DDG 67 Bombing Attack – 12.10.2000

USS COLE DDG 67 a United States Navy Arleigh Burke Class guided missile destroyer homeported at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia is named in honor of Marine Sergeant Darrell S. Cole, a machine gunner killed in action on Iwo Jima on 19 February 1945, during World War II. The ship was built by Ingalls Shipbuilding and was delivered to the Navy on 11 March 1996. Above images – Entering Valletta a […]