Breaking Up – Cruise Liner ASTOR – 23.11.2020

The 33 year old cruise liner ASTOR was sold last 15th October at an auction by C.W. Kellock London Ltd. She was built in 1987 by Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft (HDW), Kiel in West Germany  as ASTOR for the Mauritius-based Marlan Corporation, although originally ordered by the South African Safmarine as a combined ocean liner/cruise ship for the Southampton-Cape Town service. In 1988, she was sold to the Soviet Union Black Sea Shipping […]

Breaking Up – Cruise Liner CARNIVAL IMAGINATION – 16.09.2020

Due to the Pandemic Disease COVID-19, Carnival Cruise Line suspended all North American itineraries from March 14th. In July 2020, as a result of Carnival Cruise Line reducing fleet capacity, the liner CARNIVAL IMAGINATION entered a long term lay-up status, with no planned date for the ship to enter back into service. Prior to entering into a long […]

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 […]

Breaking up – Cruise Liner CARNIVAL INSPIRATION – 05.08.2020

After being stripped from valuables at Curacao’s container port, the island’s port authority disclosed—a telltale sign that they’re being prepared for removal from service, Carnival Cruise line ship CARNIVAL INSPIRATION started her last voyage. Based in Long Beach, California, she was spotted off Algeria on Thursday 30th July bound to Aliaga, Turkey that has become the final […]

Breaking Up – Cruise Liner SOVEREIGN – 23.07.2020

On Wednesday 15th July, 2020 the cruise liner SOVEREIGN left Marsaxlokk Harbour, Malta at 2014 hrs bound to the waiting area during her last voyage. She entered Marsaxlokk Harbour on Sunday 12th July morning after several days drifting outside territorial waters (otw) for stripping and discharging of 800 pallets full of all valuable items including […]

Breaking Up – Cruise Liner MONARCH – 22.07.2020

On Saturday 11th July, 2020 the cruise liner MONARCH left Marsaxlokk Harbour, Malta at 1946 hrs during her last voyage bound to breakers at Aliaga, Turkey. She entered Marsaxlokk Harbour on Friday 10th July morning after several days drifting outside territorial waters (otw) for stripping and discharging of 400 pallets full of all valuable items […]

Casualties – CDRY BLUE salvage operation update – June 2020

The general cargo ship CDRY BLUE that ran aground on the rocks at Sant’Antioco, on the south west coast of Sardinia, Italy last 21st December 2018 will be cut in sections and removed from her current place. After her Italian owner declared and obtained from the insurer (Siat) the total construction loss of the ship, […]

Cruise Liner News – COSTA VICTORIA sold – 15.06.2020

Costa Crociere announced that they sold the cruise liner COSTA VICTORIA to San Giorgio del Porto Group (part of the holding Genova Industrie Navali).  No official mention has been made by Costa’s parent company Carnival Corporation. Built in Germany and entering service in 1996, COSTA VICTORIA is a relatively “young” ship and she could still sail several […]