Cruise Liner News – Japan’s Venus Line to Shut Down in January 2023 – November 2022

Japan’s Venus Cruise brand will shut down its cruise business in early 2023, according to a statement from the one-ship line. The company said that the 1998 built 720 passenger capacity liner PACIFIC VENUS will sail a farewell voyage at the end of the year, cruising from Kobe on Tuesday 27th December calling in Okinawa …

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Offshore News – Survey at Malta-Italy Connector reaching final stages – Nov 2022.

The preliminary marine route survey for the second Malta-Italy electricity interconnector is nearing its final stages, project developer InterConnect Malta reported. The seabed survey was split into three sections, including Malta coast, offshore along the route between the two countries, and nearshore Italy. The collection of geophysical, geotechnical and environmental data in the offshore part …

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Towage News – 100 years of Rimorchiatori Riuniti Exhibition at Genova, Italy from 30.10.2022 to 09.01.2023

The exhibition “Rimorchiatori Riuniti From Genoa to the world – 100 years anniversary ” was inaugurated on Sunday 30th October, at the Galata Museo del Mare-Mu. world of shipping at Genoa, Italy. Emotional video stories, models and a selection of paintings accompany the visitor through the most important stages in the history of the Group. It was inaugurated …

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ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION – Libyan Coast Guard threatens NGO Seawatch aircraft – 26.10.2022

On Wednesday 26th October, 2022 the Libyan coastguard vessel 658 FEZZAN threatened to shoot down an aircraft belonging to an NGO in international waters and Malta has no jurisdiction on the area where the incident happened. On Thursday, Sea-Watch shared footage showing the Libyan Coast Guard radio officer saying “get away from Libyan territory otherwise …

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Military News – Niger receives Helicopters from Italy – 18.10.2022

On Tuesday 18th October in the presence of Niger’s defence minister Alkassoum Indattou and his Italian counterpart Lorenzo Guerini, 2 x AB412HP Helicopters were handed over at Air Base 101 in Niamey Indattou said the delivery was the result of close ties between Italy and Niger. The aircraft will be used to strengthen Niger’s Air …

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Maiden Call – Cruise Liner CARNIVAL PRIDE – 24.10.2022

One of the Spirit Class Cruise Ships operated by Carnival Cruise Line (CCL), the 2001 built cruise liner CARNIVAL PRIDE made a maiden call to Grand Harbour, Malta on Monday 24th October. She passed breakwaters at 0639 hrs coming from Messina, Sicily. She was built in Finland by Kvaerner Masa Yards as yard number 500 …

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Reefers – 1983 built DALMACIJA FRIGO at Malta – 2003

One of the Yugoslavian built vessels was the 1983 built refrigerated cargo ship DALMACIJA FRIGO. She was built by Split Shipyard ( now Brodosplit) at Split, Yugoslavia for Mediteranska Plovidba DD, Croatia, chartered to various companies including with the Arctic Reefers Pool, set up by Cool Carriers in January 1999. On Thursday 8th May 2003 …

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Towage News – MSC acquires Rimorchiatori Mediterranei – 22.10.2022

MSC (Mediterranean Shipping Company) acquired the subholding of the Rimorchiatori Riuniti group active in the port towing business Rimorchiatori Mediterranei (65% owned by Rimorchiatori Riuniti which is owned by the Genoese families Gavarone and Delle Piane and 35% Deutsche Asset Management, of the Deutsche group Bank). The Genoese company Rimorchiatori Mediterranei, with a turnover of around …

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High Speed Craft – 1997 built ALE M

One of the High Speed Craft trading in Italy is the 1997 built ALE M. She was built by Kvaerner Fjellstrand at Omastrand in Norway as WATERJET 5 with Philippine flag (PHL) until 1997 with yard number 34. Then she was renamed as VITTORIA M with Italian Flag (ITA) trading until 7th June 2004 and …

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Breaking Up – Cruise Liner MARELLA CELEBRATION as MARE – September 2022

One of the French built liners, the 1984 built liner MARELLA CELEBRATION left Eleusis, Greece on 14th September, 2022 as MARE bound to Aliaga, Turkey for breakers towed by the 2008 built tug VERNICOS SIFNOS. Berthed at Valletta Cruise Port back to 21st August, 2018. She was built in 1984 by Chantiers de l’Atlantique, France …

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