Baltic Sea

Broken Up – Tall Ship EARL OF PEMBROKE – 2nd December 2022

The 1945 Swedish built wooden 3 masted barque ship EARL OF PEMBROKE was towed/pushed to Kampen, Netherlands to be broken up on Friday 2nd December 2022 at Hoeben RDM Schepen.  She was built in Pukavik, Sweden as ORION and used to haul timber in the Baltic Sea until 1974 when she was laid up in Thisted, Denmark She was moved to …

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Cargo Vessel WILSON FLEX I – Aerial Photography – 23.03.2022

On Wednesday 23rd March the 2022 built ship WILSON FLEX I was photographed from the air by MALTA SHIP PHOTOS around 25 nautical miles offshore Malta on her maiden voyage. She’s the first ship in a new series of 5 coastal vessels ordered by German joint venture shipping company Rhenus-Arkon Shipinvest GmbH & Co.KG, Germany (RHAS) and designed …

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Breaking Up – Belgian Navy Command & Support Ship BNS GODETIA A 960 – September 2021.

On Friday 25th June, 2021 the Belgian Navy Command & Support Ship BNS GODETIA A 960 returned to Zeebrugge, Belgium after she completed her final deployment after spending 5 months patrolling the North Sea and the Baltic. 2 x Alouette III helicopters escorted BNS GODETIA as she entered Zeebrugge docks marking an end for both …

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Coronavirus – French Aircraft Carrier FS CHARLES DE GAULLE R 91 reports 50 positive cases – 10.04.2020

The French aircraft carrier FS CHARLES DE GAULLE R 91 registered 50 cases of novel coronavirus among the crew, the armed forces ministry said on Friday 10th April. Three sailors had been evacuated from the vessel to a military hospital in the Mediterranean port of Toulon as a “precaution”. However, none of the crew who …

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Naval News – BALTOPS 2019 – Spanish Contribution

BALTOPS (Baltic Operations) is an annual joint, multinational maritime focused exercise scheduled for June 09-21, 2019. It is designed to improve training for participants, enhance flexibility and demonstrate resolve among allied and partner forces in defending the Baltic Sea region. The exercise will involve maritime, ground, and air forces to strengthen combined response capabilities necessary …

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