Caribbean

Russia-Ukraine War – Russian Owned SCF Oil Tankers diverting from Canada – 03.03.2022

2 Chemical/Oil Products tankers owned and managed by Russia’s largest maritime and freight shipping company, Sovcomflot , which was blacklisted by the United States last week as part of sanctions against Russia, are diverting from their Canadian destinations, according to tracking data and marine sources. The tankers are the first Russian owned oil vessels to …

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Yachting – 2021 built superyacht RESILIENCE at Malta – 20.11.2021

The ISA Yachts, a brand of Palumbo Superyachts latest built 65 metre superyacht RESILIENCE called at Malta during her maiden call for less than 4 hours on Saturday 20th November,2021 passing breakwaters at 1251 hrs. With a beam of 12 metres and maximum draft of 3.35 metres she proceeded to berth at St. Angelo Wharf, …

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Greek Shipping – Festival Cruises Liner MISTRAL

Festival Cruises (known as First European Cruises or First Choice Cruises in North America) was a Greece based cruise line that operated between 1994 and 2004. It was founded in 1992 by the Greek entrepreneur George Poulides using second-hand ships. The company acquired three newbuilt ships between 1999 and 2002, but was forced to declare bankruptcy in 2004. Festival Cruises acquired their first …

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CMA CGM News – PSS – Cargo from Portugal to Central America & the Caribbean from 01.05.2021

In a continued effort to provide our customers with reliable and efficient services, CMA CGM Group wishes to inform of the following Peak Season Surcharge update: This PSS will apply as follows: Origin: From Portugal Destination: To South America West Coast Cargo: Dry & Reefer Amounts: EUR 350 per 20′ | EUR 700 per 40′ …

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Virtu Ferries – JEAN DE LA VALETTE returned back to Malta after 18 months of service in Trinidad & Tobago – 13.03.2021

After 18 months of service in Trinidad & Tobago, the 2010 built High Speed Craft (HSC) JEAN DE LA VALETTE returned back to the Maltese islands after she was chartered to Na­tion­al In­fra­struc­ture De­vel­op­ment Com­pa­ny of T&T (NIDCO) for service in Trinidad and Tobago, a dual island Caribbean nation near Venezuela. See also our 4th April 2019 issued …

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Cruise Liners – EMERALD PRINCESS

One of the Princess Cruises liners built in Italy is the EMERALD PRINCESS. EMERALD PRINCESS berthed at Pinto 4 and 5 wharves, Valletta Cruise Port at Grand Harbour, Malta back to 6th June 2015. She was launched from the Italian shipyard Fincantieri Monfalcone on 1st June, 2006 after she was ordered on 23rd September 2004 …

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Cruise Liner News – SeaDream Yacht Club restarting cruises from June 2020 – 28.05.2020

After pausing voyages in March, SeaDream Yacht Club has revealed plans to begin sailing in Norway in June 2020. SeaDream Yacht Club is pleased to announce it is now accepting reservations for 9 new 2020 Norwegian voyages. The newly unveiled voyages, kicking off June 2020 through September, include hand picked destinations by SeaDream’s Norwegian founder …

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Cruise Liner News – Hapag-Lloyd Cruises is bringing her fleet home to Hamburg – 17.04.2020

STAY AT HOME is the global message of the moment. The Hamburg based cruise company Hapag-Lloyd Cruises fleet which would normally be sailing the seven seas, is now heading for the waters of her home port. The 2018 built expedition ship the HANSEATIC NATURE returned to Hamburg last Monday 20th April. Her sister ship, the …

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Cruise Liners – Don Juan

One of the passenger ships that used to call at Valletta during the nineties was the Spanish owned DON JUAN homeported at Panama (PAN). She was built in 1967 by Union Naval Valencia SA (UNV) at Valencia in Spain as Yard 94. Her launch took place on September 29th, 1966, and on July 24th, 1967 …

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Cruise Liners – CARLA C

CARLA C was an ocean liner that took passengers on transatlantic voyages and on Caribbean and Mediterranean cruises from 1952 to 1994. Built in 1951 as FLANDRE she was the French Line’s first new ocean liner following World War II. Her maiden voyage of 23rd July 1952 was considered a complete disaster, as she experienced mechanical difficulties throughout the …

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