Ballast Condition

Haifa Port – May 2022 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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Casualties – 1968 built steamship CHEM P salvage operation – 19.03.2022

In the early hours of Saturday 19th March, 2022 (Public Holiday in Malta) the 1968 built 209.86 metres tanker CHEM P reported to Valletta VTS that she’s not under command while she was underway from OPL Malta to Bunkering Area 6 for sheltering due to the strong Wind. 0631 hrs – Tugboat SPINOLA left Marsaxlokk …

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Bulkers – 225 metre YONG JIA at Malta – September 2007

During September 2007 an unusual 225 metre bulker in Ballast Condition – YONG JIA was seen berthed starboard side alongside to DWQ 4 on Friday 14th. She was built in China by Hudong Zhonghua Shipbuilding Group of Shanghai with Yard no as H1283A ordered on 21st July 1999, keel laid on 18th October 2000, launched …

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Bunkering – 400 metre containership EVER GIVEN at Malta – 15.08.2021

On Sunday 15th August the 399.94 metres long container ship EVER GIVEN called at Malta for uplifting bunkers at Bunkering Area 3 east on her way to drydocking in the Far East. She left Harwich anchorage, UK on Friday 6th August after inspection was made by Leask Marine (Orkney) on behalf of American Bureau of Shipping …

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Palumbo Malta Shipyard – ELIAS TSAKOS from 02.08.2021 to 14.08.2021

The 5 year old 249.90 metre long Aframax type crude oil tanker ELIAS TSAKOS called at Palumbo Malta Shipyard. She entered Grand Harbour on Monday 2nd August, 2021 passing breakwaters at 1558 hrs. She was assisted by 4 tugs bound for drydocking at Dock 6. She was built in Romania by Daewoo Mangalia Heavy Industries …

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Haifa Port – May 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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Casualties – Cargo ship ALICA capsize – 26.04.2021

On Monday 26th April, 2021 the 1987 built cargo ship ALICA capsized at Ho Chi Minh Port, Nha Be, in Vietnam around 0900 LT Apr 26, shortly before sailing for Indonesia. The ship rested on her bottom portside, with most of her hull and superstructure remaining above waterline. Of 54 containers on board, 18 slipped …

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Casualties – Newbuilt Fishing Vessel SKORPION capsized at Shipyard – 30.03.2021

On Tuesday 30th March, 2021 the 2380 GRT newbuilt freezer trawler SKORPION capsized and rested on her starboard side alongside the pier at Pella Shipyard, Saint Petersburg, Neva river, Russia with 2 workers trapped inside of which their bodies were recovered later. According to reports the incident happened during ballast system tests and she was …

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Hijacking – Special Forces detain 7 stowaways with 22 crew safe after 10 hour ordeal at sea – 25.10.2020

7 stowaways believed to be Nigerian, who threatened the lives of 22 crew members on board the tanker NAVE ANDROMEDA are being questioned by authorities following last Sunday 25th October rescue mission off the coast of the Isle of Wight. The UK’s elite Special Boat Service was drafted in after the Home Secretary Pritti Patel …

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Obo – GENMAR SPIRIT at Malta – 31.05 – 23.06.2005

A type of ship which is not seen much around the Maltese Islands is an ore-bulk-oil carrier, also known as OBO. She’s a ship designed to be capable of carrying wet or dry cargoes. The idea is to reduce the number of ballast condition voyages, in which large ships only carry a cargo one way and return empty …

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