Conservation Ships – RAINBOW WARRIOR (III) at Malta – April 2022

On Friday 8th April, 2022 the 2011 built sailing ship RAINBOW WARRIOR (III) passed breakwaters at 1319 hrs coming from Heraklion Greece. Rainbow Warrior (III) is owned by the environmental activist group Greenpeace International. She’s the first purpose built ship since here predecessors RAINBOW WARRIOR (I) and RAINBOW WARRIOR (II) were converted ships. A $32m (€23m) […]

Towage – GONDWANA towing tanker ALDERA – September 2001

One of the former environmental organisation, Greenpeace vessel was seen in Malta back in 2001 as GONDWANA. She was built in 1975 by Kremer Werft at Elmshorn in Germany as GORM VIKING with 1,137 GRT as an offshore Supply Ship trading until 1987 when renamed VIKING for only a year when acquired by Greenpeace renaming […]

Preserved Ships – ELBE (1959) – Netherlands.

Last Sunday 24th February 2019 it was the 60th Birthday for the 1959 built ocean going and salvage tug ELBE. She entered service for L. Smit & C.’s Internationale Sleepdienst, Rotterdam and sailed for SMIT for 17 years as ELBE. Since 28th September 1977 she was converted into a pilot cutter for service in Chesapeake […]

Norway Arrests Greenpeace Ship and 35 Activists During Protest at Arctic Oil Well Image of ARCTIC SUNRISE with IMO 7382902 anchored at Bunkering Area 1, Malta back to 2nd June 2010 – Norwegian authorities have detained Greenpeace vessel ARCTIC SUNRISE after a protest at a Statoil contracted drilling rig at Norway’s northernmost oil field […]