Bosphorus Strait

Naval News – Russian Navy warships denied entry into the Black Sea – November 2022

Russian Pacific Fleet’s warships had been waiting for Turkey’s permission to cross the Bosporus into the Black Sea since early February, but Ankara never allowed them to enter. According to Andriy Klymenko, head of the Monitoring Group of the Institute of Strategic Studies of the Black Sea and editor-in-chief of the BlackSeaNews portal, the warships have been …

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Russia-Ukraine War – Bulker MATROS POZYNICH one of 3 ships involved in the trade of stolen grain – May 2022

One of the 3 vessels involved in the trade in stolen grain from Ukraine is the 2010 built 169 Metre bulker MATROS POZYNICH. On Wednesday 27th April she dropped anchor offshore Crimea. The next day she was seen in the port of Sevastopol (the main port of Crimea). From Sevastopol she transited the Bosphorus and …

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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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Offshore News – 3 SAIPEM Vessels in Central Mediterranean Sea – 11.05.2020

SAIPEM S.p.A. (Società Anonima Italiana Perforazioni E Montaggi) is an Italian multinational oilfield services company and one of the largest in the world. Until 2016 it was a subsidiary of Italian oil and gas supermajor Eni, which still retains approximately 30% of Saipem’s shares. Within three weeks 3 vessels were seen in Central Mediterranean Sea – On Tuesday …

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Casualties – Inland Tanker LADY SANDRA – 25.03.2020

The 89.90 metre inland tanker LADY SANDRA was split in two on Wednesday 25th March, 2020. A Mayday call was received by the Rescue Coordination Centre Malta (RCC Malta) situated at the Armed Forces of Malta (AFM) Operation Centre at Luqa Barracks around 2230 hrs. She was seen at Istanbul, Turkey last 6th February after she …

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AFM – 3 Crew rescued after ship splits in two – 25.03.2020

The Rescue Coordination Centre Malta (RCC Malta) situated at the Armed Forces of Malta (AFM) Operation Centre at Luqa Barracks received a Mayday call on Wednesday 25th March around 2230 hrs that a vessel split in two south east of Malta. An AFM spokeperson stated that the Vittoria Class SAR launch MELITA I was dispatched …

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