Offshore – Anchor Handling Vessel SOVEREIGN

One of the Chinese built offshore industry vessels currently trading in the maritime world is the 2003 built anchor handling vessel SOVEREIGN. She was built at CIMC Raffles Offshore Shipyard at Yantai, China for Klyne Tugs Ltd at Lowestoft, UK as ANGLIAN SOVEREIGN christened on 27th August, 2003 where she traded until 2007 of which […]

Casualties – Tankbarge PML 2501 aground – 10.06.2020

On Wednesday 10th June, 2020 around 1230 hrs the US Coast Guard Sector Sault Sainte Marie Command Center received notification that the 302 feet long tanker barge PML 2501 towed by ANGLIAN LADY went aground in the lower St. Marys River, near Sweets Point. PML 2501 is carrying 3,622 metric tons of coal tar and […]

Casualties – Tanker SEA EMPRESS grounded in UK – February 1996

On the evening of Thursday 15th February 1996, a 1993 built LBR flag single hull tanker, the SEA EMPRESS loaded with 130,824 tonnes of Forties crude (light crude from fields in the North Sea) en route for the Texaco refinery in Milford Haven, ran aground on the rocks at Saint Ann’s Head at the entrance to […]