Towage News – MSC acquires Rimorchiatori Mediterranei – 22.10.2022

MSC (Mediterranean Shipping Company) acquired the subholding of the Rimorchiatori Riuniti group active in the port towing business Rimorchiatori Mediterranei (65% owned by Rimorchiatori Riuniti which is owned by the Genoese families Gavarone and Delle Piane and 35% Deutsche Asset Management, of the Deutsche group Bank). The Genoese company Rimorchiatori Mediterranei, with a turnover of around […]

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. […]

Breaking Up – 1995 built container ship BUNGA PELANGI DUA – 2012

On Monday 16th July, 2012 the 1995 South Korean built container ship BUNGA PELANGI DUA was broken up at Alang, India. She was built at Hyundai Heavy Industries Co Ltd (HHI) at Seoul in South Korea as Yard No 919. She was 275.1m long with 37.19 m beam. Homeported at Port Kelang, Malaysia (MYS Flag) with […]

Casualties – Jack Up Oil Rig NAGA 7 list and sinks – 04.05.2021

On Monday 3rd May, 2021 the 2015 Chinese built and Malaysian owned jack up oil rig NAGA 7 listed and sank off Sarawak/Brunei Waters. “The Board of Directors of Velesto Energy Berhad regrets to inform that an incident involving one of our rigs, NAGA 7, occurred at the worksite due to rapid penetration into the […]

Casualties – 75 metre sailing yacht PHOCEA Fire – 18.02.2021

On the morning of Thursday 18th February, 2021 the 75 metre sailing yacht PHOCEA caught fire in Langkawi, Malaysia. While at anchor less than one nautical mile northeast of Pulau Singa Kecil (Lion Island), the 530 GT yacht was attended to by the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA), who rescued seven crewmembers who are reported […]

Delivery – STORM towing CARIBBEAN PROVIDER – 2007

During the first quarter of 2007 an interesting tug STORM towing a 68 metre barge CARIBBEAN PROVIDER stopped for few days at Grand Harbour, Malta berthing at Laboratory Wharf South 2. The towage was being delivered by Redwise Maritime Services from Singapore, Singapore to San Juan at Puerto Rico. STORM was built in Malaysia by […]

Casualties – Container ship COSCO PACIFIC fire – 04.01.2020

On Saturday 4th January, 2020 the 2008 built 10,062 TEU capacity container ship COSCO PACIFIC while underway in the Arabian Sea from Port Klang, Malaysia to Nhava Sheva, India reported fire in container or containers, in a cargo hold. The ship interrupted scheduled voyage and headed for Colombo, Sri Lanka arriving there in the morning […]

Offshore News – Sapura Energy enters deal to sell 50 % stake

Sapura Energy Bhd is on another fund-raising exercise, with the latest proposed disposal of a 50 % stake in wholly-owned Sapura Upstream Sdn Bhd to Austria’s OMW AG. The sale of Sapura Upstream, which Sapura Energy had initially planned to list it on the local bourse, is based on an enterprise value of US$1.6 billion. […]

OFFSHORE –  SAPURA 1200 at Malta – 23.04.2018. The 2014 built PAN flag pipelay crane vessel SAPURA 1200 called off Valletta (Grand Harbour), Malta for crew change by Miggiani Offshore workboat UNDAUNTED on Monday 23rd April 2018 coming from offshore Libya. Below are images of the vessel off Valletta – Vessel was represented in Malta by Calpac […]