Casualties – IOM flag Cargo ship VERITY sank after collision – 24.10.2023

Early Tuesday 24th October, 2023 morning around 0500 hrs the Isle of Man (IOM) flag general cargo ship  VERITY sank after she was involved in a collision with the Polish owned BHS flag bulker POLESIE.   She was underway to the Immingham ,UK, carrying steel from the northern German city of Bremen, when she collided […]

Casualties – One dead in fire onboard car carrier FREMANTLE HIGHWAY – 25.06.2023

Around 2230hrs on Tuesday 25th July, the Dutch coastguard received a report that a major fire broke out on the car carrier FREMANTLE HIGHWAY with 23 crew members onboard  at the time and was sailing 27 kilometres north of Ameland. She left Bremerhaven, Germany around 1430hrs UTC bound for Egypt. The fire erupted around 2130hrs […]

Casualties – 2 Dead firefighters in Grimaldi’s ship blaze at USA – 05.07.2023

2 firefighters were confirmed dead after the Grimaldi conro ship GRANDE COSTA D’AVORIO caught fire at the Port of Newark in New Jersey late Wednesday, 5th July, 2023. Firefighters were dispatched around 2130 hrs local time for a report of multiple vehicles on fire on board the 2011 Croatian built ship that arrived from Baltimore […]

Casualties – OceanGate submersible TITAN – June 2023

The RMS TITANIC bound submersible that went missing on Sunday 18th June, 2023 with five souls on board suffered a catastrophic implosion killing everyone on board, US Coast Guard Rear Adm. John Mauger said on Thursday 22nd. A remotely operated vehicle found the tail cone of the Titan about 1,600 feet away from the bow […]

Local Shipping – Passenger Ship LA VALETTE

One of the first from 3 German Customs Patrol Craft donated to Malta to be part of the 1st Maritime Battery of the Armed Forces of Malta, now known as Maritime Squadron was the 1952 built 29 metre craft BRUNSBUTTEL who arrived in Malta as deck cargo with 2 others (nowadays both broken up) aboard […]

ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION – Death toll rises to 500 souls offshore Greece – 17.06.2023

More than 500 illegal immigrants from Syria are presumed to have drowned after their fishing vessel involved in the clandestine journey sank  in the Aegean Sea offshore Greece earlier this week. 104 survivors were rescued from the sea and 78 bodies were recovered, but have not located any more since late Wednesday, local time. The […]