Casualties – Cruise Liner MSC ARMONIA fire aboard – 10.06.2024

On Monday 10th June, 2024, a fire broke out aboard the cruise liner MSC ARMONIA while she was manoeuvring to berth at the Venice Intermodal Terminal for a scheduled port of call visit. Around 0630 hrs flames and smoke were coming out from the laundry room of which at no time guests were in danger, […]

Malta Naval Visits – May 2024

Sunday 5th May.  The Italian Coast Guard (Guardia Costiera)  Multipurpose vessel CP 920 BRUNO GREGORETTI called at Grand Harbour, Malta passing breakwaters at 1455 hrs berthing at Boiler Wharf using Mooring Services ONLY. More images can be found here – https://maltashipphotos.com/photo/cp-920-bruno-gregoretti-05-05-2024/ Nearly an hour later at 1540 hrs the Angeli Del Mare Class Patrol Craft […]

Towage News – Rimorchiatori Sardi preparing to be sold to MSC – May 2024

After the transfer of the two ropax SHARDEN and MOBY VINCI to MSC, which both ships had collisions with Grandi Navi Veloci (GNV) ropax ships another department of the Moby group is preparing to leave for Geneva, in settlement of the loan of 315 million euros which allowed the Onorato family group to emerge from […]

Cruise Liner News – MSC SINFONIA drydocking at Malta from 19.02 to 21.03.2024

The 2002 French built 275 m cruise liner MSC SINFONIA was seen again calling at Grand Harbour, bound to Palumbo Malta Shipyard, She passed breakwaters on Monday 19th February at 0742 hrs bound to Dock 6 coming from Palermo. Last 6th January she had a mishap when strong whirlwinds broke her mooring lines of which […]

Broken Up – SS Cape Nome AK-1014 – December 2023

One of the Ready Reserve Fleet (RRF) Ship used by the Military Sealift Command  in delivering ammunition, fuel, tanks, food, and other supplies to the US Navy in 1990-91 Persian Gulf war was the C5 class breakbulk ship SS CAPE NOME AK 1014 She was laid down on 26th September 1969, as SS MORMACSTAR, a […]

RoRo Vessels – MSC BRIDGE

One of the Italian built ships that had an interesting shipping history so far is the 1998 built roll on roll off (RoRo) vessel MSC BRIDGE. She was built in Italy by Esercizio Cantieri at Viareggio as STENA AUSONIA. Between 1998 and 2002 she was chartered to Britain’s Royal Fleet Auxiliary renamed RFA SEA CENTURION A 98 […]