Drug Bust – 8 tons of cocaine found in Maersk container at Rotterdam – August 2023

Dutch customs have recently made the largest ever drug bust in the Port of Rotterdam by seizing 8 tons of cocaine from a container aboard a Maersk containership in a container reefer of bananas. According to the Dutch Public Prosecution Service, the drugs represent an “enormous” street value of €600m ($653m). The container with more […]

Reefers – 1983 built DALMACIJA FRIGO at Malta – 2003

One of the Yugoslavian built vessels was the 1983 built refrigerated cargo ship DALMACIJA FRIGO. She was built by Split Shipyard ( now Brodosplit) at Split, Yugoslavia for Mediteranska Plovidba DD, Croatia, chartered to various companies including with the Arctic Reefers Pool, set up by Cool Carriers in January 1999. On Thursday 8th May 2003 […]

Reefers – 2021 built Chinese owned OCEAN STAR at Malta – 03.08 – 14.09.2022

A rare refrigerated cargo ship seen at Valletta, Malta was the 2021 built 118 metre long Chinese state owned ship OCEAN STAR. She entered Grand Harbour on Wednesday 3rd August at 0623 hrs berthing at MMH Facilities, coming from Scheveningen, The Netherlands. Said to be China’s first ultra-low temperature reefer ship she was built in […]

CMA CGM News – Shanghai Reefer Imports Updates – 08.04.2022

In consequence of the pandemic control management measures undertaken by the local authorities in Shanghai, we observe massive impact on both trucking movements velocity and available trucking capacities. These factors have a major impact on import cargo that suffer drastically slower pick up time and therefore excessively stretched dwell time which results in high stress […]


One of the reefers involved in BlueFin Tuna Procedures is the 2005 built Japanese owned refrigerated (reefer) cargo ship TUNA PRINCESS. She was built in Japan by Kyokuyo Shipyard Corporation at Shimonoseki in 2005 for Shinko Kaiun (Mitsubishi Reefers) homeported at Port Vila (VUT Flag) and during that year we saw her anchored at the […]

Breaking Up – Cargo Ship AYHAN ATASOY – December 2014.

On Friday 21st November 2014 the 1981 built General Cargo Ship AYHAN ATASOY as AL MARWA arrived at Mumbai, India for demolition after she was sold for $ 897,768. She was in Spain at S.A. Juliana Constructora Gijonesa in Gijon as yard number 268 as the reefer vessel ESQUIMAL. Then she changed her names to […]

Local Towage – GOZZO shifting fishing vessels – 02.01.2020

During these last days of 2019 and start of the year 2020 the 2019 built the 14.06 metres tug GOZZO was busy shifting fishing vessels around Grand Harbour. On Monday 30th December 2019 she shifted the 26.38m wooden Maltese bottom otter trawler MFA 7101 DOLOREZITA at 1050 hrs – And on completion she shifted the […]