Naval News – Decommissioning of ITS ZEFFIRO F 577 – 05.10.2023

Last Thursday 5th October @ 1830hrs the Marina Militare Italiana (Italian Navy) Maestrale Class Frigate ITS ZEFFIRO F 577 was decommissioned after 38 years of service at Mar Grande Naval Station of Taranto, with 21 gun salute. Moored at Augusta Navy Base back to 27th April, 2019. Launched on 19th May 1984 built by Fincantieri […]

Naval News – Aircraft Carrier ITS CAVOUR C 550 at Catania – May 2018

The Italian Navy 2008 commissioned aircraft carrier (Portaaerei in Italian) ITS CAVOUR C 550 entered Catania Port on Friday 11th May 2018. Upon her arrival 2 tractor tugs BELGIO (95) and FINLANDIA (96) left breakwater to assist her with maneuvering though hardly they push on her. She was laid down by Fincantieri in June 2001, and […]

Heavy Lift – BBC OPAL loaded at Malta – 30/01 to 13/02.2022

The second BBC-14K-800A class of BBC Chartering Fleet to call at Marsaxlokk Harbour, Malta within 12 months was the 2011 built ship BBC OPAL. She entered on Sunday 30th January at 2212 hrs berthing at the Medserv Base coming from China via Suez Canal. She was loaded with windmill blades. She was built by the […]

Tanker News – Tanker ETRUSCO at Oiltanking Malta – August 2021.

Chemical tankers, like oil tankers, transport chemicals in bulk, but while an oil tanker often loads all her tanks with the same product, at the same terminal, a chemical tanker usually has various products in her tanks and loads them in different harbours. Last Saturday 14th August, 2021 at 2246 hrs the 2006 built tanker ETRUSCO entered […]

Casualties – Cargo Ship RHODANUS aground – 13.10.2019

Authorities in France responded to the grounding of the 90 metre cargo ship RHODANUS on the island of Corsica early Sunday 13th October morning after she ran aground in a pristine marine reserve in the Strait of Bonaficio off the French Mediterranean island of Corsica without oil spill according to the maritime police. She was […]