Passenger Ships – Soviet ferry GRUZIYA

One of the former Soviet Passenger/Car Ferry built in Finland was the Belorussija Class – GRUZIYA. She was built by Oy Wartsila AB, Turku Shipyard, Finland, today Meyer Turku in 1975 as one of the five sisters in the class. She was launched on 18th October 1974 and delivered on 30th June 1975 and was named […]

Malta Drydocks – 333.40 m Tanker SUHAIL STAR – 1999

In the afternoon of Monday 28th June the Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) SUHAIL STAR entered Grand Harbour, Malta assisted by 4 Tug Malta tugs – GREZ (Bow Hawser); FELICA (Port Bow); MARI (Port Quarter) and KATRIN (Stern Hawser) bound to Tank Cleaning Farm (TCF) for tanks cleaning before shifting to Malta Drydocks (MDD). She […]

Breaking Up – 1977 built tug MARZAMEMI – 06.04.2018

On Friday 6th April 2018 it was reported that the Panama homeported tug MARZAMEMI was beached at the Gadani Shipbreakers Yard. She was built in 1977 in Denmark by Dannebrog Vaerft A/S at Aarhus under yard number 169 and delivered in 1978 to Em.Z. Svitzer’s Salvage Company Ltd at Copenhagen, Denmark as SVITZER GARM homeported […]

Breaking Up – 1998 built container ship NYK ANDROMEDA – 2017

On Friday 12th May 2017 at Gadani Beach, Pakistan the 1998 Japanese built container ship NYK ANDROMEDA as WANA was broken up. She was built at Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co Ltd (IHI) -at Kure in Japan as Yard No. 3087. She was 299.90m long with 40 m beam and 14.03 m draft. She had a carrying […]