Aircraft

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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Yachting – 78 m yacht TANGO seized in Spain – 04.04.2022

On Monday 4th April, 2022 the 78 metre yacht TANGO owned by the Russian oligarch Viktor Vekselberg was seized in Mallorca, Spain by the Spanish Authorities at the request of the United States. The seizure marks the first instance of the United States seizing an asset belonging to a sanctioned Russian oligarch since Russia’s invasion …

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Ukraine Crisis – Ukranian Air Force Pilot Colonel Oleksandr “Grey Wolf” Oksanchenko killed – Feb 2022

On Tuesday 1st March 2022 news broke that Colonel Oleksandr Oksanchenko ,, reportedly nicknamed “Grey Wolf” a Ukrainian air force fighter pilot, was killed while defending his country’s capital from Russian fighter jets.  President Volodymyr Zelensky awarded Oksanchenko with the title of Hero of Ukraine. Confirming the news today, Ukraine’s government it lost “one of …

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ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION – 230 m bulker PAN UNITY with rescued souls at Malta – 28.12.2021

On Tuesday 28th December, 2021 the 2012 built 230 metre bulker PAN UNITY arrived at Bunkering Area 4 (Sheltered Area in North Westerly Wind) for rendezvous position taking place of the 141 m tanker FOREST PARK which completed uplifting bunkers and her bunkering tanker SCOT MUNCHEN. She had rescued souls aboard that were in distress …

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ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION – Over 400 illegal immigrants disembark after mutiny occured – 06/07.06.2020

After the mutiny saga for the crew and Maltese security personnel aboard the short sea ferry boat EUROPA II after threatening with knives and gathering sleeping bags and other material including gas to set up a blaze and with at least more than 3 hours to take a decision from MALTA VTS and other authorities …

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Naval News – U.S. Navy Relieves Commanding Officer of USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT CVN 71 after Letter Leak – 02.04.2020

On Thursday 2nd April, 2020 the United States Navy relieved the commander of the aircraft carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT CVN 71 who wrote a scathing letter that leaked to the public asking the Navy for stronger measures to control a coronavirus outbreak onboard the ship. Below is the Official Navy Press Release from the Office of the Navy Chief of …

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Coronavirus – USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT CVN 71 sailors test positive – 29.03.2020

More sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT CVN 71 currently in the western Pacific have tested positive for coronavirus and officials fear the number will continue to rise. Friday 27th March the carrier called at Guam ( that it was previously scheduled already for maintenance ) days ahead of schedule in order to disinfect the …

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Aviation – Swiss Air Force PC-7 display team, first time in Malta – 2006

The Swiss Air Force sent its PC-7 aerobatic display team to take part in Malta International Airshow 2006. The team is one of Switzerland’s two national display teams. Made up of nine aircraft, it derives its name from the type of aircraft, the Swiss made Pilatus PC-7. The team performed in Malta for the first …

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Casualties – Update of BOURBON RHODE – Fourth crew member recovered – 02.10.2019

Bourbon confirmed on Wednesday that the body of a fourth crew member has been recovered following the sinking of the tug BOURBON RHODE last week. Only three of the 14 crew members have been rescued as the search continues for seven mariners still missing. The body of the fourth mariner was discovered on Tuesday and …

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Casualties – BOURBON RHODE confirmed sunk in Atlantic Ocean with three rescued – 29.09.2019

Search crews located an overturned fast rescue craft believed to be from the tug BOURBON RHODE late Saturday, Bourbon has confirmed. The craft was first located by N43RF a Lockheed WP-3D Orion NOAA Hurricane Center aircraft.  And again confirmed by Falcon 50 belonging to the French Navy deployed from Dakar, Senegal. A commercial vessel participating in the operation …

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