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Towage – ALP CENTRE towing Decommissioned Naval Ship returns back to Brazil – August 2022

On Thursday 4th August, 2022 the 2010 built aht ALP CENTRE left Rio De Janeiro, Brazil towing Brazil’s decommissioned aircraft carrier NAe SAO PAULO A 12 bound for Aliağa, Turkey to be dismantled.   The NAe SAO PAULO started her life as the FS FOCH R 99 as the French Navy (Marine Nationale) Clemenceau class aircraft …

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Passer By – ROTA ENDURANCE towing TORO – 19.05.2022

On Thursday 19th May, 2022 the 2003 built MHL flag offshore tug/supply ship ROTA ENDURANCE towing the 152 metre pipe layer platform TORO was seen in the Maltese Territorial Waters around 1120 hrs. When asked by Valletta VTS what were the intentions, radio officer replied (Dutch accent) that she was intended to uplift bunkers but …

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Ukraine Crisis – Russian Navy captured Ukrainian SAR tug in Ukrainian waters – 26.02.2022

With unconfirmed reports that the Ukrainian Navy was destroyed by the Russian forces , the Russian Navy captured the Ukrainian SAR tug SAPFIR off Zmeiniy Island known also as Snake Island. SAPFIR berthed at Grand Harbour, Malta in 1989. Her communication was lost and she was deployed in unspecified mission in Ukraine SAR Region . …

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Tankers – Bitumen Tanker ASFALTAR

One of the Bitumen Tankers that used to call at Grand Harbour, Malta was the 1969 built lady ASFALTAR. She was built in Germany by Werft Nobiskrug GmbH at Rendsburg as yard no 655 with Ice Strengthened bow as the TARJO trading until 1972; PELLWORM for few months and as ASFALTIERA with the Italian Company …

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Naval News – German Navy Frigate F 207 FGS BREMEN scrap – November 2021

On Wednesday 13th October, 2021 the German Navy Type 122 Class Frigate FGS BREMEN F 207 left Wilhelmshaven for the last time and last voyage towed to the breakers at Aliaga, Turkey by tug ONYX which passed off Malta on the 7th November 2021. She was the lead ship of the class known as the Bremen Class, …

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Breaking Up – 4 Italian Navy Units loaded on YACHT EXPRESS – 19.08.2021

An Interesting operation by a semi submersible vessel done at Augusta, Sicily was the DYT Yacht transport vessel YACHT EXPRESS that loaded 4 x decommissioned Italian Navy Units for breaking up at Aliaga, Turkey. The 4 naval units were – Toti Class (1075 Type) Submarine – ITS ATTILIO BAGNOLINI S 505 commissioned on 16th June …

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Offshore – 2 POSH vessels in a week at Malta – May 2021.

PACC Offshore Services Holdings (POSH) is the largest Asia based international operator of offshore support vessels, and one of the top five globally with a young and diverse fleet of over 100 offshore vessels servicing multiple segments of the offshore oil and gas value chain.  POSH is headquartered in Singapore and listed on the Mainboard of the …

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Haifa Port – April 2021 Movements

The Port of Haifa  is the largest of Israel’s three major international seaports, the others being the Port of Ashdod, and the Port of Eilat. It has a natural deep water harbor, which operates all year long, and serves both passenger and merchant ships. It is one of the largest ports in the eastern Mediterranean in terms of freight volume and …

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Passers By – ALP DEFENDER towing ssdr LEIV EIRIKSSON – 09.04.2021

On Friday 9th April, 2021 the 2017 built anchor handling tug (AHT) ALP DEFENDER towing the 2001 built semi-submersible drilling rig (ssdr) LEIV EIRIKSSON from Agotnes, Norway bound to Aliaga, Turkey for breakers. LEIV EIRIKSSON was a Trosvik Bingo 9000 ultra-deepwater semi-submersible oil rig (ssdr) built at Dalian No 1 Production Yard (DSIC) , China. …

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Cruise Liners – PALLAS ATHENA

PALLAS ATHENA was an ocean liner that operated for French line as FLANDRE and Costa Crociere as CARLA C from 1992 to 1994. Built in 1951 as FLANDRE she was the French Line’s first new ocean liner following World War II. Her maiden voyage of 23rd July 1952 was considered a complete disaster, as she experienced mechanical difficulties throughout …

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