Tanker News – Tsakos Energy Navigation (TEN) sells IZUMO PRINCESS – April 2024

Greek shipping company Tsakos Energy Navigation (TEN) has sold the 2007 Japanese built aframax tanker IZUMO PRINCESS for approximately $37 million, advancing its ongoing initiative to modernize her fleet.   Although the buyer was not disclosed she is now owned by Seychelles-registered Noble Sphere Corp and has been renamed THORIN heading to Primorsk, Russia. Currently […]

Maiden Call – Greek Refrigerated Ship AVRAMAR FRY at Malta – 08.04.2024

On Monday 8th April, 2024 the former Maltese owned refrigerated vessel SANTINA passed breakwaters at 13o5 hrs as the Greek flag and owned boat AVRAMAR FRY. She was built in Spain by Rodman Polyships at Vigo, Spain as the PUNTA LA GAVIOTA homeported at Santa Cruz De Tenerife (ESP Flag) in March 1999 with fishing […]

Deck Cargo – Gala with Hydrofoil aboard – 23.11.2022

A rare Kometa type hydrofoil built in Georgia was spotted in Malta during Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23 rd November, 2023 on the interesting Japanese built ship GALA. The general cargo ship GALA was built in Japan by Kyokuyo Zosen K.K. at Chofu with Hull No 455 as the Swiss Container Lines Vessel SCL BERN […]

Maiden Call – Tanker ECOMATE at Grand Harbour, Malta – 13.09.2023

On Wednesday 13th September, 2023 the 1993 built Greek owned with MLT flag tanker ECOMATE entered Grand Harbour, Malta during her maiden call. She was built in Japan by Kurinoura Dockyard & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. at  Yawatahama with yard number 310 as the Double Hulled tanker SOHWA MARU No.5 launched on 2nd July 1993 and […]

Ferry News – Attica Group CEO resigns following tragic deadly incident – 07.09.2023

Following the tragic incident that resulted in the death of a 36-year-old passenger, Attica Group CEO Spiros Paschalis have announced his resignation as the CEO of the company on Thursday 7th September, 2023. Outrage has continued to grow across Greece after the reports that crewmembers from an inter-island ferry pushed a late arriving passenger to […]

Vehicle Carriers – SEA PATRIS

One of the Greek owned car carriers trading around is the 1985 built 176 metre long SEA PATRIS. She was built in Japan at Imabari Shipbuilding Marugame Yard in 1985 as FRANCONIA of which was renamed to her current name on May 2014. Her Maiden Call at Grand Harbour, Malta was during July 2017 and […]

Casualties – Disabled YANNIS P towed to Kaliningrad – August 2023

The 2010 built crude oil tanker YANNIS P which was loaded with crude oil from India to Russia was towed to Kaliningrad after she had engine problems and had to anchor 12 miles off Rugen, Germany for more than 2 weeks. The captain of the tanker confirmed that the towing should commence on Monday 14th […]