Naval News – HMS MONTROSE F 236 decommission – 17.04.2023

On Monday 17th April, 2023 the Royal Navy formally retired the Type 23 frigate HMS MONTROSE F 236  from service at Portsmouth Naval Base. HMS MONTROSE was the eight of the sixteen-ship Type 23 or Duke class Frigates,  named after the Duke of Montrose. She was laid down in November 1989 by Yarrow Shipbuilders on the Clyde, and […]

Casualties – Livestock Carrier AL BADRI 1 sank – 12.06.2022

On Sunday 12th June the 1973 built TZA flag livestock carrier AL BADRI 1 carrying around 16,000 sheep capsized and sank at her berth at Suakin Port, Sudan. All crew members escaped safely, but almost all of the cargo was lost. The loss of the vessel may affect the port’s operations, as well as the environment, given […]

Cruise Liners – SAGA ROSE

One of the elegant Ocean Liners we had around was undoubtedly the SAGAFJORD. She was built in 1965 as yard number 1366 by Société Nouvelle des Forges et Chantiers de la Meditarranee, France for Norwegian America Line costing around $30 million as a combined ocean liner/cruise ship trading until 1980. in 1983 she was sold to Cunard […]