Passenger Ships – Soviet ferry GRUZIYA

One of the former Soviet Passenger/Car Ferry built in Finland was the Belorussija Class – GRUZIYA. She was built by Oy Wartsila AB, Turku Shipyard, Finland, today Meyer Turku in 1975 as one of the five sisters in the class. She was launched on 18th October 1974 and delivered on 30th June 1975 and was named […]

Casualties – OceanGate submersible TITAN – June 2023

The RMS TITANIC bound submersible that went missing on Sunday 18th June, 2023 with five souls on board suffered a catastrophic implosion killing everyone on board, US Coast Guard Rear Adm. John Mauger said on Thursday 22nd. A remotely operated vehicle found the tail cone of the Titan about 1,600 feet away from the bow […]

RoRo Vessels – JOLLY AMARANTO

One of the most interesting roro’s built in late 70’s was the Linea Messina vessel JOLLY AMARANTO. Entering Grand Harbour, Malta back to Monday 16th June 2008. Built at Kawasaki in Kobe, Japan in 1977 as the Swedish TAUBE for the Swedish Shipping Company SCANDINAVIA MOTORSHIP A/S as a Boro (from the English B ulk O il Ro Ro ) freighter that […]

Casualties – COSTA CONCORDIA – 13.01.2012

On Friday 13th January 2012 at 2145 hrs COSTA CONCORDIA ran aground off the eastern shore of Isola Giglio with 3,229 passengers and 1,023 crew. She left Civitavecchia Port around 1915 hrs and was bound to a week long Mediterranean Cruise. As she made her way north west along the Italian coastline at 2130 hrs, Captain […]