Day: February 3, 2021

Casualties – General Cargo Ship ARVIN sank off Turkey – 17.01.2021

On Sunday 17th January the 1975 built general cargo ship ARVIN sank off Turkey in severe weather conditions. At the time of the incident, ARVIN was making a stopover on a voyage from Poti, Georgia to Burgas, Bulgaria. The Turkish Foreign Ministry reported that the ship had sought shelter at the Bartin anchorage on January 15th after …

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MBL News – Cruise Liner VIKING SUN at Valletta Cruise Port – 31.01.2021

On Sunday 31st January, 2021 the 228 metres long cruise liner VIKING SUN entered Grand Harbour, Malta around 0700 hrs assisted by 2 local tugs for uplifting bunkers by BALLUTA BAY and technical stop. She was built in 2017 by Fincantieri at Ancona, Italy of which she was delivered to Viking Ocean Cruises on 25th …

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Containers – MSC acquiring second hand boxships – February 2021

Container line Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) continues to snap up boxships in the second-hand market according to Alphaliner, acquiring eight vessels in the past three weeks as container shipping rates continue to surge. According to Alphaliner’s latest report, MSC has bought the 2001 built 2,764 TEU capacity WESTERMOOR from German owner Hans Peterson which is currently on …

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