Livestock Ships – Australia recalls livestock carrier BAHIJAH – January 2024

The 2010 Indonesian built livestock carrier BAHIYAH that departed Fremantle, last Friday 5th January, 2024  for Aqaba, Jordan, has been instructed to return to Australia by the country’s federal government.Formerly known as the OCEAN OUTBACK she has a capacity for approximately 8,000 animals. On Tuesday 16th January she diverted from her route due to concerns […]

Towage – OCEAN LARK towing 80m barge IB 919 – 30.03.2003

On Sunday 30th March, 2003 the Norwegian built anchor handling tug/supply ship OCEAN LARK towing an 80 metre barge IB 919was seen entering Valletta bound to Cassar Ship Repair Yard. OCEAN LARK was built by Bolsones Verft at Molde, Norway as the RIG TUGGER for Uksnoy of which it still exists , trading until 1981; […]

Broken Up – Offshore Tug/Supply Vessel THOR I – September 2021

The 35 year old offshore tug/supply ship THOR I was broken up in Chittagong, Bangladesh on Tuesday 21st September 2021. She was built on 1st June 1986 by Orskov Yard at Frederikshavn in Denmark as CHALLENGER III trading for 3 months where she was renamed as OIL CHALLENGER by Ocean Inchcape trading for 5 years […]

Fishing Vessels – TOK TOK

A British built fishing vessel which ended her years in black events was the 1975 built TOK TOK. She was originally the Petershead Tynedraft 86 Class Fishing Vessel GOLDEN DAWN bearing fishing matricola PD 211 and later while she was delivered to Maltese owners she was flying Irish (IRL) Flag and with matricola as BS […]

Casualties – Cargo ship ALICA capsize – 26.04.2021

On Monday 26th April, 2021 the 1987 built cargo ship ALICA capsized at Ho Chi Minh Port, Nha Be, in Vietnam around 0900 LT Apr 26, shortly before sailing for Indonesia. The ship rested on her bottom portside, with most of her hull and superstructure remaining above waterline. Of 54 containers on board, 18 slipped […]

Casualties – Indonesian Navy Submarine sunk with all 53 souls – April 2021.

Debris believed to be from the missing Indonesian navy submarine KRI NANGGALA 402 has been found, Indonesian Navy Chief of Staff Yudo Margono told a news conference on Saturday 24th April, 2021. Six pieces of debris believed to be from the submarine, which was lost in the Bali Sea on Wednesday, were presented to journalists.The latest update […]

Casualties – TINA I collides with grounded ship SHAHRAZ off Indonesia – 22.11.2020

On Sunday 22nd November, 2020 the containership TINA 1 grounded off Batam in Indonesia into another grounded containership SHAHRAZ that has been in the same position since 10th May, 2020. The 2004 Japanese built containership TINA I owned by Technomar Shipping of Greece and on charter to Maersk, ran aground near Batu Berhanti around 2340 […]

Cruise Liner News – COSTA MEDITERRANEA used for crew changes – 14.04.2020

Costa Crociere is using the 2003 built liner COSTA MEDITERRANEA to get Indonesian and Philippine crew home. Currently she’s underway to Brindisi, Italy from La Spezia, Italy (leaving Monday 13th) with ETA as Thursday 16th April. COSTA MEDITERRANEA leaving Valletta, Malta back to 13th November, 2014 The first phase of COSTA MEDITERRANEA plan to transfer […]