CMA CGM News – Launching of SEA REWARD Program on 13th March 2024

On March 13th, 2024, CMA CGM Group announced the launch of SEA REWARD powered by SpotOn, an innovative loyalty program designed to redefine customer experience in the shipping industry. This loyalty program now rewards you for every booking you make on the SpotOn digital quotation channel. As you ascend through the program’s four status levels […]

Hijacking – Car Carrier GALAXY LEADER – 19.11.2023

On Sunday 19th November, 2023 , NYK Chartered Pure Car and Truck Carrier (PCTC) GALAXY LEADER was named hijacked by Iran-affiliated Houthi militia, who described her as “an Israeli ship,” and taken to a Yemeni port. Al Jazeera News Agency cited a Houthi spokesman as saying the seizure of the ship was in response to […]

RoRo Vessels – Linea Messina ship JOLLY INDACO

One of the Soviet Union (USSR) built vessels that used to call at Malta was the 1989 built ro/ro vessel JOLLY INDACO owned by Linea Messina, Italy. She was built at Severnaya Verf Shipbuilding Yard at Saint Petersburg as yard number 843 as the Project 16071 ro/ro ship for Baltic Sea Shipping, USSR as S.KIROV […]

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 […]

Tugboat News – Ocean Going Tug SA AMANDLA to retire in Q4 of 2023

Having delivered nearly five decades of service to the regional and international maritime industry since she was built in Durban in 1976 the iconic ocean-going Emergency Towing Vessel SA AMANDLA is to be retired for recycling. Almost 48 years old, she was brought into service as the JOHN ROSS built by Elgin Brown & Hamer […]

Casualties – CMA CGM RABELAIS explosion – 06.04.2022

On Wednesday 6th April, 2022 around 1230 UTC the 2010 built container ship CMA CGM RABELAIS while underway from Singapore to India, suffered an explosion, followed by fire, in western Malacca Strait between Andaman islands and Banda Aceh Sumatra. The Master immediately ordered a firefighting operation and the fire was soon controlled and remains so. […]

Vehicle Carriers – ADIGE

One of the vehicle carriers owned by Grimaldi Lines was the 1976 built ADIGE. She was built in Japan by Honda Heavy Industries at Saiki as the general cargo ship BLUE PEGASUS with yard no 634 until a year later where she was converted into a car carrier and emerged as PEGASUS ACE trading until […]