Malta Naval Visits – February 2024

Friday 2nd February.  Year 2024 was started with an interesting naval movement  and the maiden call of the French Navy Mistral Class Amphibious Assault & Command Ship (Bâtiment de Projection et de Commandement / BPC) FS DIXMUDE L 9015. She passed breakwaters at 0817 hrs coming from Egypt after she was being used as a […]

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 […]

Naval News – French Navy intercepts Drones Fired from Yemen – 09.12.2023

The French Ministry of Defence confirms that a French Navy Frigate shot down two unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that were launched against her while she was on patrol in the Red Sea off Yemen last Saturday 9th December. The successful interception happened around 2130 hrs local time while the  Frégate Européenne Multi-Mission (FREMM) frigate FS […]

Gaza-Israel War – US Navy send second Carrier Strike Group – 14.10.2023

The Pentagon has deployed their second US Navy carrier strike group to the eastern Mediterranean in a move that will deliver additional American firepower to the waters near Israel as fears mount that its war with Hamas could worsen and spiral into a regional conflict. During her scheduled deployment that left Naval Station Norfolk, USA […]

Naval News – Aircraft Carrier ITS CAVOUR C 550 at Catania – May 2018

The Italian Navy 2008 commissioned aircraft carrier (Portaaerei in Italian) ITS CAVOUR C 550 entered Catania Port on Friday 11th May 2018. Upon her arrival 2 tractor tugs BELGIO (95) and FINLANDIA (96) left breakwater to assist her with maneuvering though hardly they push on her. She was laid down by Fincantieri in June 2001, and […]

Malta Naval Visits – March 2023

Thursday 2nd March  The Russian Navy Project 160 Altay Class Medium seagoing oil products tanker RFS KOLA passed 25.9 nautical miles off Valletta proceeding to East Mediterranean at 2103 hrs. This wasn’t her first passer by move but the first one for 2023. Friday 3rd March  The operated Military Sealift Command of the US Navy […]

Russia-Ukraine War – RFS MOSKVA 121 damaged – 12.04.2022

On Tuesday 12th April, 2022 the Russian Navy Black Sea Flagship RFS MOSKVA 121 has suffered major damage with around 500 complement abandoning the ship, state media said late Tuesday in reports following Ukrainian claims of hitting the ship with a missile strike. The Russian Defense Ministry confirmed the mishap of the cruiser according to […]