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 […]

Casualty – Maltese Fishing Vessel MIKELE ROSARIA towed to Linosa – 13.06.2012

On Wednesday 13th June, 2012 the Armed Forces of Malta’s Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC Malta) at Luqa Barracks received a distress call from a Maltese fishing vessel, whilst she was in a position some 40 nautical miles north of the Italian island of Linosa. The 22 metre fishing trawler MFA 0009 MIKELE ROSARIA, distress was […]

Casualties – Yacht MY SAGA sinks offshore Catanzaro, Italy – 20.08.2022

On Saturday 20th August the Port Authority of Crotone VTS (Vessel Traffic Services) received a distress call from the 39.4 metre motor yacht MY SAGA that she was taking water ingress at her stern while on passage from Gallipoli to Milazzo. Immediately VTS advised Guardia Costiera (Italian Coast Guard) who dispatched CP 321 and a Romanian […]

Casualties – Ship XELO sank after running aground off Tunisia – 16.04.2022

On Friday 15th April, 2022 the 1977 built 59 metre ship XELO issued distress signal reporting water ingress, flooded engine room, after she ran aground at the Gulf of Gabes, Tunisia . All 7 crew (2 Azerbaijanis, 4 Turkish and Georgian captain ) were reportedly rescued and hospitalised for checks and currently in a hotel. […]

Tugboat – Singapore Built THOR SERVER

One of the Faroe Islands operated vessel that was a regular visitor in Malta was the tug THOR SERVER that was used as a guard/chase boat with seismic operations. She was built in 1978 by Marine Builders Pte Ltd at Singapore as yard number 1016 named as AL JUBAIL VIII trading until 1985 where she […]

Accidents – Yacht DARNICE III distress call at Malta – 03.09.2020

On Thursday 3rd September, 2020 the 1984 built 60 metre superyacht DARNICE III called Valletta VTS stating that while she’s underway to Tunisia from Turkey. water ingress is coming into her hull while she’s around 4 miles east off Grand Harbour, Malta. She was built by Benetti on Italy delivered to her owner in 1984 […]