Passer By – Tug VB HISPANIA towing RFA DILIGENCE for scrap – 02.04.2024

The Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) Forward Repair Ship RFA DILIGENCE A 132 towed by the 2011 built Spanish anchor handling tug (aht) VB HISPANIA passed by Malta today Tuesday 2nd April, 2024. Built in Landskrona, Sweden, as the offshore support vessel STENA INSPECTOR, she was chartered by the British government during the critical months of […]

Broken Up – SS Cape Nome AK-1014 – December 2023

One of the Ready Reserve Fleet (RRF) Ship used by the Military Sealift Command  in delivering ammunition, fuel, tanks, food, and other supplies to the US Navy in 1990-91 Persian Gulf war was the C5 class breakbulk ship SS CAPE NOME AK 1014 She was laid down on 26th September 1969, as SS MORMACSTAR, a […]

Passer By – DIAN KINGDOM engaged in towing – 08.08.2020

On Saturday 8th August the 2015 built tug DIAN KINGDOM engaged in towing operations was spotted passing by 65 nautical miles North East (NE) off Malta She was towing the 1998 built offshore supply ship HIGHLAND ROVER for her final voyage from Corporation Quay at Sunderland, UK bound to breakers for scrap at Aliaga, Turkey. […]

Breaking Up – SEVEN PELICAN – May 2020

On Friday 8th May 2020 the 35 year old offshore support vessel SEVEN PELICAN started her final voyage to the breakers at Aliaga, Turkey. She was towed by the 1998 built Italian tug GAGLIARDO from MMH Facilities where she was berthed since last year. Above images of GAGLIARDO drydocked at Cassar Ship Repair Yard back […]

Casualties – COSTA CONCORDIA – 13.01.2012

On Friday 13th January 2012 at 2145 hrs COSTA CONCORDIA ran aground off the eastern shore of Isola Giglio with 3,229 passengers and 1,023 crew. She left Civitavecchia Port around 1915 hrs and was bound to a week long Mediterranean Cruise. As she made her way north west along the Italian coastline at 2130 hrs, Captain […]