Wrecks – 1967 built ship still idling at Augusta, Sicily – July 2024

Scrapping of ships is not too common in Italy, and secondly ships idling especially here at Porto Di Augusta like this one were involved in some irregularities and subsequently detained, due to unpaid port dues or involvement in an illegal act (e.g. smuggling). Italian bureaucracy is extremely inflated and slow, and to get a ship […]

CMA CGM News – CMA CGM to reshuffle its services linking East Med countries, Malta & Libya effective from 6th November, 2023

As there are always BETTER WAYS to address a market, CMA CGM – Short Sea Lines Division is pleased to announce the reshuffling of our TULYB, GTL and GETEX services as from WEEK 45 between TURKEY | GREECE| CYPRUS | EGYPT | LEBANON | MALTA | LIBYA. New TULYB set up will address the Turkey – Greece/Piraeus – Cyprus – Egypt – Libya markets. New GTL set up […]

Offshore – DP3 oil rig TRANSOCEAN BARENTS at Malta – August 2023

On Saturday 5th August, 2023 the 2009 built 6th generation, semi submersible drilling oil rig (ssdr) TRANSOCEAN BARENTS was spotted approaching Bunkering Area 4, Malta as scheduled. Upon completion of her position at Bunkering Area 4 the only self propelled sheerlegs in the Maltese Islands – SEAWOLF II, towing a barge that left Medserv Base […]

RoRo Vessels – ALEXANDERHAVEN

The first ship from a Class of 22 known as Project Neva 1607 and 16073 ( The project was developed at the Baltsudoproekt Central Design Bureau ) built for USSR owners and 2 for Jadranska Plovidba, Yugoslavia in Leningrad, USSR was the 1979 built roro ship IVAN SKURIDIN. Built as yard 821 at the A. Zhdanov […]

Tugboat – British built GINISIS III

A 62 year old lady that was still afloat since August, 2020 named PANAGIA SOUMELA at Foron Bay (Lipasmata), Drapetsona, Piraeus in Greece was seen berthed at Flagstone Wharf, Grand Harbour, Malta back to 1998 as GINISIS III. She was launched as STRANTON at P.K. Harris & Sons Ltd, Appledore in England as yard number 114 […]

Beirut Blast – More ammonium nitrate found at Beirut Port – 03.09.2020

The Lebanese army found another 4.35 tonnes of explosive ammonium nitrate on Thursday 3rd September near the entrance to Beirut port, one month on from the deadly blast caused by 2,750 tonnes of the same substance that ripped apart much of the city and killed 191 persons. The military said in a statement on Thursday that army […]

Beirut Blast – CMA CGM emergency plan – 06.08.2020

According to a press release – The CMA CGM Group is sad to announce the passing of one of the staff members who went missing on August 4th after the Beirut explosions. We are deeply affected by this tragedy and extend our condolences to his family, colleagues and all of his loved ones. Deeply rooted […]