Cable-Laying News – HAVILA PHOENIX used in routine inspection at Malta – February 2022

The Malta–Sicily interconnector is the submarine power cable which connects the power grid of Malta with the Italian Transmission Network managed by Terna, which is part of the European grid. It was constructed in 2014-2015, and supplies roughly 1⁄4 of Malta’s electrical power. A routine inspection of the Malta-Sicily submarine interconnector took place in February 2022 by using the Polish built multi purpose […]

Russia-Ukraine War – Landing Ship RFS NOVOCHERKASSK sunk – 26.12.2023

On Boxing Day of 2023 , Ukraine appears to have effectively destroyed another Russian Black Sea Fleet vessel – the Ropucha Class  landing ship RFS NOVOCHERKASSK. She was berthed in Feodosia in occupied Crimea when she was struck by aircraft-launched cruise missiles at around 0230 hrs.Photos posted on the Telegram channel by Ukraine’s Southern Defense Forces […]

Towage News – Polish tug STRAZAK-28 delivered – 18.11.2022

On Friday 18th November,2022 the Polish built and owned tug STRAZAK-28 was commissioned for the Szczecin and Świnoujście Seaports Authority SA. She was built at the Remontowa Shipbuilding SA shipyard in Gdańsk with 29.2m as length overall (loa); beam of 10.47m and draught of 3.45 m. Her maximum speed is 12 knots. The purchase of […]

Broken Up – Greenpeace Ship ESPERANZA – 21.02.2002

After 2 decades the Greenpeace ship ESPERANZA has arrived at the port of Gijon, in Spain on Saturday 12th February, 2002 for recycling procedures by DDR Vessels XXI, one of the 2 companies specialised in ship recycling authorised by the EU. She was built in Poland by Stocznia Polnocna at Gdansk as yard number B98/04 […]

Cable Layer – SEAWAY AIMERY

One of the Vard Design ships is the 2016 built 95.30 metres long cable layer SEAWAY AIMERY. She has been designed as a dedicated cable lay vessel with significant hold space for cable storage and has also been designed to enable the cable  crew to work under cover during laying operations to minimise the impact […]

Towage – BOA BRAGE towing BOABARGE 34 – 12.04.2020

One of the towages currently underway is the Norwegian tug BOA BRAGE towing the 140 metres long barge BOABARGE 34 from Rotterdam bound to Gdansk, Poland giving ETA of Friday 17th April, 2020. BOA BRAGE was built in 2009 by Med Marine, Turkey as ASD tug Rampart 3200 design and homeported at Valletta, Malta with […]

Ferry News – BARBARA KRAHULIK and BENIAMINO CARNEVALE future ? – 29.10.2019

Last July 2019 there were rumours that Moby group have sold the ropax vessel BARBARA KRAHULIK to the German ferry operator TT Line. In fact she was for sale together with her sister BENIAMINO CARNEVALE – http://broncoshipbrokers.com/shipdetails?pid=2694 Today Tuesday 29th October, 2019 she was seen heading to Gdansk, Poland – As of today she’s still […]