ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION – NGO SEA-WATCH 4 starting her first rescue mission – 15.08.2020

The latest acquisition for the non-governmental organization (NGO) SEA WATCH 69 metre ship SEA WATCH 4 started her first mission last Saturday 15th August from Spain after 5 months at a shipyard in Burriana. The Europe wide restrictions due to the Pandemic Disease COVID-19 had unfortunately delayed the departure since it was planned for April. Nevertheless […]

Naval News – FGS GORCH FOCK A 60 refit repair problems

The GORCH FOCK is a tall ship of the German Navy (Deutsche Marine). She is the second ship of that name and a sister ship of the Gorch Fock built in 1933. Both ships are named in honour of the German writer Johann Kinau who wrote under the pseudonym “Gorch Fock” and died in the battle of Jutland/Skagerrak in 1916. She is sometimes referred to (unofficially) as […]

PASSER BY – MARIA S. MERIAN – 18.03.2018. The 2006 built DEU flag research/survey vessel MARIA S. MERIAN was spotted at 2200 hrs (2100 UTC)  passing by 60.5 nautical miles off Marsaxlokk Harbour, Malta during survey operations  on Sunday 18th March 2018.  She was built in Poland with keel laid during June 2003 at Maritim Ltd at […]

LNG fueled research ship to have Wartsila engines ATAIR, the new LNG fueled research vessel being built for the German government by shipbuilder Fassmer, will have Wärtsilä engines. Wärtsilä will also supply the vessel with exhaust cleaning systems based on selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology and the LNGPac system for complete fuel gas handling. The SCR technology will […]