Casualties – 2 Royal Navy Ships Collide at Bahrain – 19.01.2024

On Friday 19th January, 2024 two Royal Navy mine countermeasures vessels (MCMV)  were involved in a collision in Bahrain Harbour, the Royal Navy said. No one was injured in the accident and an investigation into the incident has been opened. The Royal Navy is liasing with the U.S. Navy in the Gulf region in an […]

Naval News – HMS BLYTH M 111 and HMS RAMSEY M 110 decommission – 04.08.2021

On Wednesday 4th August, 2021 the Royal Navy paid farewell to the Sandown Class Minehunters HMS BLYTH M 111 and HMS RAMSEY M 110 in a formal ceremony in Rosyth, Scotland.  Affiliates and friends paid the final farewell to the Single Role Mine Hunters (SRMH) at Rosyth Dockyard, honouring their 20 years of service protecting […]

Haifa Port – June 2021 Movements

The Port of Haifa  is the largest of Israel’s three major international seaports, the others being the Port of Ashdod, and the Port of Eilat. It has a natural deep water harbor, which operates all year long, and serves both passenger and merchant ships. It is one of the largest ports in the eastern Mediterranean in terms of freight volume and […]

Passer By – Super Servant 4 with 2 Naval Vessels aboard – 17.09.2020

On Thursday 17th September , 2020 morning the 1982 built semi-submersible yacht carrier SUPER SERVANT 4 passed by North of Malta on her way to Varna, Bulgaria. Interesting cargo inside her dock were 2 former Dutch Navy Tripartite Class Minehunters M 856 Hnlms MAASLUIS (Commissioned 12th December 1984) and M 859 Hnlms HELLEVOETSLUIS (Commissioned 20th February […]

Research/Survey Vessel – KOMMANDOR STUART

An approved DP1 survey vessel with a proven track record in the North Sea and Arctic is the 1976 built KOMMANDOR STUART owned by Hays Ships, UK . She was built in Norway at Sterkoder Mekaniske Verksted in Kristiansund as yard no 58 as the Icelandic Ferry HERJOLFUR trading until Sepember 1993. Then she was […]

Demolition Naval Vessels – BNS GEORGES TRUFFAUT M 908 – 30.06.2007

M 908 BNS GEORGES TRUFFAUT  was a minesweeper of the famous Aggressive. She was built in 1955 by Tampa Marine Co., Tampa, Florida in USA as AM 515 for the United States Navy. Reclassified as an Ocean Minesweeper MSO 515 on the 7th February 1955 of which she was launched 1st November 1955 and completed 21st September […]

Demolition Naval Vessels – BNS ZINNIA A 961 – 30.06.2007

A 961 BNS ZINNIA was a command and logistic support ship for mine countermeasures vessels, development of BNS GODETIA A 960. She was built in 1967 by Cockerill Yards, Hoboken, Antwerp, Belgium as yard no 837. Her modifications throughout the years were setting of the bridge further aft, allowing a second supply hold and crane […]