Russia-Ukraine War – 2 more naval ships gone during May 2024

Ukraine continues to report a string of successes against the Russian Navy. According to the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense, a minesweeper was destroyed during the night of May 18-19 as part of its attacks on occupied Crimea. The Russian Black Sea fleet Project 266M or Natya Class ocean minesweeper is the RFS KOVROVETS that was […]

Diving – HMS X127 wreck known as Carolita at Malta

One of the few shallow wreck dives in Malta, is the 1915 built 24 metre water lighter HMS X127 known as Carolita. Originally built as a landing craft she was converted into a water lighter and later again into a fuel lighter ferrying fuel for Royal Navy (RN) 10th Submarine flotilla. She’s one of the […]

Red Sea Crisis – British bulker RUBYMAR sinks – 02.03.2024

The BLZ flag bulker RUBYMAR loaded with around 21, 000 tons of ammonium phosphate sulfate fertilizer attacked by Yemen’s Houthi rebels has sunk in the Red Sea after days of taking on water, officials said Saturday, the first vessel to be fully destroyed as part of their campaign over Israel’s war against Hamas in the Gaza Strip. When […]

Russia-Ukraine War – Ukraine sunk another Russian Navy Warship – 14.02.2024

With 13 days apart Ukrainian Forces sunk another Russian Navy Warship that belonged to the Black Sea Fleet on Wednesday 14th February, 2024 , the Ropucha Class landing ship RFS TSEZAR KUNIKOV (BDK-64). She was built in Poland at Stocznia Polnocna at Gdansk and commissioned on 30th October 1986 she was  a Project 775 (NATO reporting […]

Russia-Ukraine War – Another Russian Navy Warship Gone – 01.02.2024

Ukraine’s military intelligence (HUR) stated that last Thursday 1st February, 2024 its operatives sunk a Russian Navy Tarantul Class Missile Corvette RFS IVANOVETS  854 from the Black Sea Fleet overnight off of occupied Crimea. Ukraine used six Magura V5 maritime suicide drones to sink the naval vessel as per Ukraine’s intelligence chief. Each of these […]

Russia-Ukraine War – Landing Ship RFS NOVOCHERKASSK sunk – 26.12.2023

On Boxing Day of 2023 , Ukraine appears to have effectively destroyed another Russian Black Sea Fleet vessel – the Ropucha Class  landing ship RFS NOVOCHERKASSK. She was berthed in Feodosia in occupied Crimea when she was struck by aircraft-launched cruise missiles at around 0230 hrs.Photos posted on the Telegram channel by Ukraine’s Southern Defense Forces […]

Scuttling Operation – COMINOLAND and KARWELA – 12.08.2006

On Saturday 12th August 2006, 2  short sea ferryboats COMINOLAND and KARWELA were towed from Cassar Ship Repair Yard, Marsa to Ras il-Hobz, Gozo that is a submerged pinnacle also known as the Middle Finger, to be scuttled by the Gozo Tourism Association. The Pinnacle  is one of the most breathtaking dives in Gozo. The top of this pinnacle […]

Wrecks – Chinese Ship suspected of looting WWII wrecks – May 2023

Malaysia’s maritime authorities on Monday 29th May, 2023 said cannon shells believed to be from World War Two have been found on the 2014 built Chinese dredger CHUAN HONG 68  detained at the weekend for anchoring in its territorial waters without permission. The discovery came amid reports that scavengers have targeted two British World War […]