Casualties – WILSON SKAW aground – 19.04.2023

On Wednesday 19th April, 2023 the 1996 built general cargo ship WILSON SKAW ran aground at Húnaflói bay, off the north coast of Iceland carrying 2,000 tons of salt and 195 tons of oil . She was on passage from Ceuta, Spain to Holmavik, Iceland. On Friday 21st April the vessel was freed by the […]

Tugboat News – Vernicos Scafi Tugs acquire GARIBALDO – December 2021

Vernicos Scafi Tugs and Salvage Maritime Co, the Greek company also owned by the Italian Scafi group active in towage & salvage in Greece, the Eastern Mediterranean, the Black Sea and the Red Sea, has announced the purchase of the tugboat GARIBALDO. GARIBALDO was built in China by Guangdong Hope Yue Shipbuilding Industry at Guangzhou […]

Casualties – MFA 384 PEPPINA at Marsalforn Bay, Gozo – 13.11.2021

On Saturday 13th November, 2021 thanks to Alldive Ltd Personnel together with TugMalta Personnel saved the 12.65 metre fishing vessel MFA 384 PEPPINA from sinking though her stern was already underwater at Marsalforn Bay, Gozo. Normally MFA 384 PEPPINA is moored at the Menqa in Marsalforn Bay of which last June she was spotted there […]

Local Shipping – BEEZER

One of the ships involved in Oil Spill Response is the 1990 built RTK 412 Ramped Craft BEEZER. She arrived aboard the research ship NORTHELLA back in 2001 (NORTHELLA article – )of which she was stored at Cassar Ship Repair Yard. Apart from oil spill response she’s used for other purposes such as transportation […]

Casualties – Collision in Welland Canal, Canada – 11.07.2020

On Saturday 11th July, 2020 around 1600 hrs the 2004 built general cargo ship FLORENCE SPIRIT collided with the 2010 built heavy lifter ALANIS at the Welland Canal. The Transportation Safety Board are investigating the collision on the Welland Canal during what should have been a routine manoeuvre. ALANIS was heading up the canal toward […]

Casualties – Iranian tanker SABITI struck by Missile Attacks – 11.10.2019

Iranian state controlled media outlet PressTV reported that 2 separate explosions, possibly caused by missile attacks, have hit an Iranian oil tanker operated by the National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC) near the Saudi port city of Jeddah. The report quotes NITC as saying that the incident involved the suezmax tanker SABITI and took place some […]

Accidents – Injuries and Deaths while ship is scrapped – 03.09.2019

An accident killed two shipbreaking workers and injured 13 others while they were scrapping the container ship CSL VIRGINIA at Ziri Subedar Shipbreaking Yard in Chattogram, Bangladesh, last Saturday, August 31st. Eyewitnesses said that a heavy cable had collapsed on the container ship and struck 15 workers at once. Two were killed instantly while the remainder […]

CASUALTY – 40 Years Ago – AMOCO CADIZ – 16.03.1978 On 16 March 1978, the very large crude carrier (VLCC) AMOCO CADIZ lost her steering in a Force 10 storm and grounded on Portsall Rocks off the coast of Brittany, France. As she broke up, the tanker lost her entire cargo of 1.6 million barrels of crude […]