Casualties – Container Ship ONE ORPHEUS collision at Suez Canal – 06.12.2023

On Wednesday 6th December, 2023, the 2008 built 336 m container ship ONE ORPHEUS sailing through the Suez Canal lost her ability to steer due to a rudder failure and collided with equipment at the end of the channel in the canal. The Suez Canal Authority said that following the accident, the following ships were […]

Casualties – FELICITY ACE sinks off the Azores – 01.03.2022

On Tuesday 1st March, 2022 around 0900 hrs local time Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) car carrier FELICITY ACE  that caught fire in the Atlantic last February 16th while carrying nearly 4,000 cars from Germany to the US sunk despite several efforts to tow her safely.  The 6,400 CEU ship sank 220 nautical miles off the coast of Portugal’s […]

Casualties – Vehicle Carrier FELICITY ACE fire – 16.02.2022

On Wednesday 16th February, 2022 the 2005 built 200 metres long vehicle carrier carrying various cargo including 1,100 Porsches and 189 Bentleys amongst nearly 4,000 vehicles caught fire about 200 miles from Terceira Island in the Azores. The Portuguese Navy (Marinha Portuguese) airlifted the 22 crew members which abandoned the ship and survived. Meanwhile the […]

Vehicle Carriers – DIGNITY ACE

On Monday 3rd May, 2021 the first Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) vehicle carrier in 2021 , the DIGNITY ACE entered Grand Harbour, Malta during her maiden call at 0620 hrs coming from Piraeus, Greece berthing at Laboratory Wharf part of Valletta Gateway Terminals (VGT). She was built in 2010 by Hyundai Mipo Dockyard at Ulsan, South Korea […]

Vehicle Carriers – SEA AMAZON H

On Saturday 16th January, 2021 around 1350 hrs the 1995 built vehicle carrier SEA AMAZON H was spotted underway to Tarragona, Spain after completing uplifting bunkers at Bunkering Area 4. She was built in Japan by Shin Kochi Heavy Industries at Kochi as YUTOKU MARU trading until January 2004, RoRo HIDAKA trading for 11 months […]

Vehicle Carriers – ELEGANT ACE – 02.05.2019

The 2010 built vehicle carrier ELEGANT ACE entered Valletta, Malta for the first time on Thursday 2nd May 2019 berthing at Magazine Wharf assisted by 2 local tugs SEA SALVOR (Bow hawser position) and LIENI (Port Quarter). She was built in Japan by Minaminnippon Shipbuilding at Usuki with loa of 199.95 m , beam of […]

Casualties – Cruise Liner Captain Suspended – January 2019

The captain of a Japanese flagged cruise liner that struck a pier at a US Navy facility in Guam on the night of December 30, 2018, was found to have consumed alcohol over the legal limit during testing following the incident. The collision, which left both the pier and the Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) vessel […]

Ships at Haifa, Israel in Week 9 of 2018. The following movements are covered by a friend at Haifa, Israel – Tuesday 27th February, 2018. The 2012 built VUT flag PSV MONTET TIDE dropped anchors outside port limits coming from Larnaca, Cyprus.  Also the 2005 built 225m long pipelayer AUDACIA arrived off Harbour from Cadiz. […]