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Russia-Ukraine War – Turkish Flag Floating Sheerlegs attacked in Ukraine – 12.12.2022

On Monday 12th December around 1530 hrs (Ukranian Time) the Turkish (TUR) Flag floating sheerlegs ZAKHARIJ was attacked after the Russians opened fire at the Kherson region of which she’s berthed there with a bomb dropping in her engine room. She’s the largest floating crane (though sheerlegs) in Turkey and was built in 2011 at …

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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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Maltese Fortifications – Lippija Tower

LIPPIJA TOWER also known as ĠNEJNA TOWER is a small watchtower overlooking Ġnejna Bay, limits of Mġarr, Malta. It was completed in 1637 as the first of the 10 Lascaris towers (9 are still intact and other one was destroyed ). LIPPIJA TOWER was built in 1637 on the edge of Wardija Ridge overlooking Ġnejna Bay on the north west coast of Malta. The tower has Għajn Tuffieħa and Nadur …

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Maritime Accident – APL MEXICO CITY strucking a gantry crane – 09.12.2019

On Monday 9th December, 2019 afternoon, the container ship APL MEXICO CITY struck a gantry crane at the port of Antwerp, causing the crane to collapse.  The APL MEXICO CITY broke loose from her moorings at the Deurganck dock in the port of Antwerp, Belgium on Monday around 1400 hours.  As she had been moored, …

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Accidents – Injuries and Deaths while ship is scrapped – 03.09.2019

An accident killed two shipbreaking workers and injured 13 others while they were scrapping the container ship CSL VIRGINIA at Ziri Subedar Shipbreaking Yard in Chattogram, Bangladesh, last Saturday, August 31st. Eyewitnesses said that a heavy cable had collapsed on the container ship and struck 15 workers at once. Two were killed instantly while the remainder …

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Accident – ENI Platform – 1 died 2 injured, Italy – 05.03.2019

On Tuesday 5th March, 2019 around 0745 hrs a crane collapsed on ENI’s platform BARBARA F which is located in the Adriatic sea 30 nautical miles off Ancona coast, Italy. The crane broke from platform structure while hoisting gas cylinder, and fell down, crushing onto the offshore supply ship ALINE B at platform side, and …

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