Breaking Up

Breaking Up – Cruise Liner MARELLA CELEBRATION as MARE – September 2022

One of the French built liners, the 1984 built liner MARELLA CELEBRATION left Eleusis, Greece on 14th September, 2022 as MARE bound to Aliaga, Turkey for breakers towed by the 2008 built tug VERNICOS SIFNOS. Berthed at Valletta Cruise Port back to 21st August, 2018. She was built in 1984 by Chantiers de l’Atlantique, France …

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Broken Up – Russian Icebreaker KIGORIAK – April 2022

The 1979 Canadian built Icebreaker KIGORIAK was spotted beached at Alang, India to be broken Up. She was built by Saint John Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company for Canadian Marine Drilling (Canmar) in 1979 as the CANMAR KIGORIAK. She was the first commercial icebreaking vessel developed to support offshore oil exploration in the Beaufort Sea. …

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Casualties – CHEM P salvage update – 20.03.2022

Marine salvage is the process of recovering a ship and her cargo after a shipwreck or other maritime casualty. Salvage may encompass towing, re-floating a vessel, or effecting repairs to a ship. Today, protecting the coastal environment from spillage of oil or other contaminants is a high priority. Before the invention of radio, salvage services would be given …

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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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Broken Up – Greenpeace Ship ESPERANZA – 21.02.2002

After 2 decades the Greenpeace ship ESPERANZA has arrived at the port of Gijon, in Spain on Saturday 12th February, 2002 for recycling procedures by DDR Vessels XXI, one of the 2 companies specialised in ship recycling authorised by the EU. She was built in Poland by Stocznia Polnocna at Gdansk as yard number B98/04 …

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Vehicle Carriers – ADIGE

One of the vehicle carriers owned by Grimaldi Lines was the 1976 built ADIGE. She was built in Japan by Honda Heavy Industries at Saiki as the general cargo ship BLUE PEGASUS with yard no 634 until a year later where she was converted into a car carrier and emerged as PEGASUS ACE trading until …

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Ferry – 1975 built ELEGANT I

One of the Dover – Ostend route ferry, the PRINCESS MARIE CHRISTINE was scrapped in December 2011 and was seen as ELEGANT I. She was launched by Belliard Hoboken as the PRINCESSE MARIE CHRISTINE in 1975 as yard no 878  for Regie voor Maritiem Transport (RMT), Belgium on their  Ostend  to Dover  route. In 1987 she was repainted in …

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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 – 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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Broken Up – Offshore Tug/Supply Vessel THOR I – September 2021

The 35 year old offshore tug/supply ship THOR I was broken up in Chittagong, Bangladesh on Tuesday 21st September 2021. She was built on 1st June 1986 by Orskov Yard at Frederikshavn in Denmark as CHALLENGER III trading for 3 months where she was renamed as OIL CHALLENGER by Ocean Inchcape trading for 5 years …

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