Red Sea Crisis – British bulker RUBYMAR has not sunk – 22.02.2024

Last Monday 19th February,2024 the  Houthi fighters claimed to have sunk the bulk carrier RUBYMAR. It would have been the most significant incident since attacks on ships began in November. The Houthis had earlier said the vessel was in danger of sinking after claiming the attack that took place in the Strait of Bab el-Mandeb […]

Naval News – RFA LYME BAY L 3007 delivers humanitarian aid to Gaza – 02.01.2024

A Significant Milestone done by the Bay Class Landing Ship RFA LYME BAY L 3007 was done after she delivered 87 tonnes of  humanitarian  aid supplies including thermal blankets, shelter packs and medical supplies, that were provided by the UK and Cyprus in Egypt. The Egyptian Red Crescent is receiving the shipment from Port Said, […]

Gaza−Israel War – US Navy moves Carrier Strike Group – 08.10.2023

On 7 October 2023, Palestinian militant groups led by Hamas launched a large-scale invasion and offensive against Israel from the Gaza Strip, breaking through the Gaza–Israel barrier and forcing entry via the Gaza border crossings, into nearby Israeli settlements and military installations. Hamas called it OPERATION AL AQSA STORM and it is the first direct conflict within Israel’s boundaries since the 1948 Arab–Israeli War. Hostilities […]

Hijacking – ACHILLE LAURO on 7th October 1985

34 Years Ago – on Monday 7th October 1985 the Italian passenger liner ACHILLE LAURO was hijacked by four men representing the Palestine Liberation Front off the coast of Egypt, while on passage from Alexandria to Ashdod, Israel. A 69 year old Jewish American man in a wheelchair, Leon Klinghoffer, was murdered by the hijackers and thrown overboard. The […]

32 Years Ago ACHILLE LAURO was hijacked. On 7th October,1985 four men representing the Palestine Liberation Front (PLF) hijacked the Italian cruise liner ACHILLE LAURO off the coast of Egypt, as she was sailing from Alexandria, Egypt to Ashdod, Israel. The hijacking was organized by Muhammad Zaidan (a.k.a Muhammad Abu Abbas), leader of the PLF. A 69-year-old Jewish American […]