Ukraine Crisis – Ships Shelled in Black Sea – Feb 2022

The Black Sea is a critical region for agricultural traders and oil traders alike. Ukraine and Russia together account for more than a quarter of the global trade in wheat and about a fifth of corn. That trade was thrown into chaos after Ukraine’s ports closed in the wake of Russia’s invasion. With Russia invasion […]

Scrap Iron – Vessel MOON again loading in Malta – 11.12.2020

Metal waste is exported in Malta and from time to time, ships call at Grand Harbour, Malta berthing at Laboratory Wharf South 2 for loading scrap iron bound to Turkey. Another shipment was seen – On Friday 11th December, 2020 the 85 metre long coaster MOON was spotted loading scrap iron in her holds. She entered the […]

Beirut Blast – Cruise Liner ORIENT QUEEN sinks after the explosion – 04.08.2020

The 121 metre long cruise ship ORIENT QUEEN was berthed at Beirut Port, Lebanon on Tuesday 4th August, 2020 opposite of the massive explosion and has partially sunk to the pier where she was berthed. The Philippines’ Department of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that information from the Philippine Embassy in Beirut indicated that two seafarers […]

Ship of the Week – ANTONIA

Vessel was launched on December 19th, 1969 as NECKARTAL for Transanglia Schiffahrts GmbH (J.A. Reinecke), Hamburg, Germany of which she was built by Krogerweft GmbH, Rendsburg, Germany as Yard No 1355 and was delivered on April 1st, 1970 with commencing service on various routes including chartering to Viking Line and British Railways Board. November 13th, […]

Cargo Ships at Valletta, Malta – Week 29 of 2018

Sunday 15th July, 2018. At 1639 hrs the 1992 built PAN flag cargo ship NS HELSE entered Valletta coming from Pozzallo, Sicily berthing at Fuel Wharf. Monday 16th July, 2018. At 0051 hrs the 1983 built ALB flag cargo ship EDRO IV entered Valletta berthing at Laboratory Wharf South 2 for cargo operations. Tuesday 17th July, 2018. At 1327 hrs  EDRO […]