Black Sea

Naval Visits – RFS MB-304 – 23-28.10.2012

On Thursday 25th October, 2012 the Russian Navy Sorum Class (Project 745) Ocean Going Tug MB-304 entered Grand Harbour, Malta for the first time berthing at Boiler Wharf. She was built at the Yaroslav Zavod Shipyard as yard no 409 in 1973 and commissioned 29th July 1977 and was assigned to the Black Sea Fleet. …

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Russia-Ukraine War – Missile Hits on Naval Vessels – 17.06.2022

On Friday 17th June, 2022 the Ukrainian Forces hit the Russian naval tugboat RFS SPASATEL VASILIY BEKH SB-739 with two Harpoon missiles in the Black Sea the first time it has claimed to have struck a Russian vessel with Western supplied Harpoon Missiles.   The naval tug was transporting ammunition, weapons and personnel from the Black …

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Russia-Ukraine War – 2021 built Russian Navy Logistic Ship VSEVOLOD BOBROV damaged with missile hit – 12.05.2022

On Thursday 12th May, 2022 the Ukrainian forces have damaged the 2021 built 94.88 metres Russian Navy logistics ship (Project 23120) VSEVOLOD BOBROV in the Black Sea off Zmiinyi Island known as Snake Island with an Ukrainian Navy Anti-Ship Neptun Missile Hit, setting her on fire. She was carrying reinforcements to the island, including Pantsir …

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Russia-Ukraine War – RFS MOSKVA 121 sank – 14.04.2022

The Russian Navy Slava Class or Project 1164 Atlant Guided Missile cruiser RFS MOSKVA 121 that was damaged in an explosion last Wednesday 13th April sank while she was being towed to a safe port on Thursday 14th April, 2022. TASS reported “The cruiser “Moskva” sank while being towed in a storm – Russian Defense …

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Russia-Ukraine War – RFS MOSKVA 121 damaged – 12.04.2022

On Tuesday 12th April, 2022 the Russian Navy Black Sea Flagship RFS MOSKVA 121 has suffered major damage with around 500 complement abandoning the ship, state media said late Tuesday in reports following Ukrainian claims of hitting the ship with a missile strike. The Russian Defense Ministry confirmed the mishap of the cruiser according 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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Ukraine Crisis – Ships Shelled in Black Sea – Feb 2022

The Black Sea is a critical region for agricultural traders and oil traders alike. Ukraine and Russia together account for more than a quarter of the global trade in wheat and about a fifth of corn. That trade was thrown into chaos after Ukraine’s ports closed in the wake of Russia’s invasion. With Russia invasion …

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Ukraine Crisis – Russian Navy building up around Ukraine – 21.02.2022

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said Moscow does not want a war in Europe amid rising tensions over Ukraine but demanded that the issue of Kyiv’s relationship with NATO be resolved in its entirety immediately. Speaking at a joint news conference on Tuesday 15th February, 2022 after talks with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Putin said Russia had …

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Naval News – Russian Navy Modernise frigate – February 2022

United Shipbuilding Corporation’s (USC) Yantar Baltic Shipbuilding Plant has completed modernisation work on the Russian Navy’s Project 11540 Yastreb (Hawk) frigate NEUSTRASHIMYY F 712 . The ship has already begun undergoing acceptance trials in the Baltic Sea. After 30 days of trials, she will be redelivered to the Russian Baltic Fleet. F 712 RFS NEUSTRASHIMYY …

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Naval News – NATO Allies start Neptune Strike 22 Maritime Exercise – 24.01.2022

Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO (STRIKFORNATO) and U.S. Sixth Fleet (SIXTHFLT) began the 12 day maritime exercise “Neptune Strike ’22” on Monday January 24th in the Mediterranean Sea amid fears of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The USS HARRY S. TRUMAN aircraft carrier, along with her carrier strike group and air wing are the …

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