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, […]

Casualties – 1952 built self discharging bulk carrier MICHIPICOTEN arrived safely in port – 08.06.2024

After yesterday – Saturday 8th June , 2024 we reported that the bulker MICHIPICOTEN collided with something underwater on Lake Superior and had water ingress ( https://maltashipphotos.com/casualties-1952-built-self-discharging-bulk-carrier-michipicoten-taking-water-08-06-2024/)  has safely anchored in Thunder Bay, Ontario. She was loaded with taconite when she began to take on water after  colliding with something underwater. Taconite is a low-grade […]

Barracuda 2024 Exercise – Malta-Italy Bilateral Exercise – May 2024

Malta’s strategic location in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, intersecting major shipping lanes linking the east and west, underscores both its strength and vulnerability to maritime incidents. Recognising the imperative to safeguard its vital tourism industry, ports, and desalination plants, Transport Malta (TM) explained that ”Malta has diligently worked over the past decade to […]

Aviation – Farewell to the AB 212 Helicopter by the Italian Air Force – 22.02.2024

After 40 years of excellent service the last HH-212 (as the AB212 is designated in accordance with the Italian MOD Mission Design Series) of the Aeronautica Militare (Italian Airforce), made its final flight from its homebase at Grazzanise, Italy, last Thursday 22nd February during a phase out ceremony that celebrated the 40 years of activity […]

AFM – MELITA I conducts medevac with EAGLE BRISBANE – 29.12.2023

On Friday 29th December, 2023 the Armed Forces of Malta (AFM) responded to a medical evacuation (medevac) call with the Aframax crude oil tanker EAGLE BRISBANE. The Vittoria Class SAR Boat MELITA I was dispatched to the tanker around 3 miles north east off Grand Harbour, since she was in ballast condition and around 0935 […]

Casualties – Turkish Cargo Ship KAFKAMETLER confirmed sunk – November 2023

After last Monday 20th November we issued an article regarding the Turkish 1988 built cargo ship KAFKAMETLER with 12 crew members on board missing , now it’s confirmed that the vessel sunk of which local media reported that the body of a deceased individual was found washed ashore near Eregli later on Monday. Turkish Authorities  have […]