Curacao

Smit International – Tugboat BALAU

Smit Internationale N.V. (or Smit International) was a Dutch company operating in the maritime industry. It was founded in 1842 by Fop Smit as a towage company with onl 1 paddle steamer tug KINDERDIJK. Fop’s sons, Jan and Leendert, continued the company under the name L. Smit & Co and expanded the fleet. In 1870, they began using tugs with …

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Breaking up – Cruise Liner CARNIVAL INSPIRATION – 05.08.2020

After being stripped from valuables at Curacao’s container port, the island’s port authority disclosed—a telltale sign that they’re being prepared for removal from service, Carnival Cruise line ship CARNIVAL INSPIRATION started her last voyage. Based in Long Beach, California, she was spotted off Algeria on Thursday 30th July bound to Aliaga, Turkey that has become the final …

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Cruise Liner News – Cruise Ship RCGS RESOLUTE to Be Sold at Auction – 17.06.2020

The 1991 built liner RCGS RESOLUTE will be sold at an auction in Curacao on 22nd June. Following the demise of One Ocean Expeditions, the ship was arrested in Buenos Aires late last year. Currently she’s berthed at Willemstad, Curacao. The shipowner, Bunnys Adventure and Cruise Shipping Company Limited, eventually paid to have the ship released. …

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Naval News – Hard drugs found on Zr. Ms JOHAN DE WITT – September 2019

Hard drugs were found at Curaçao, a Dutch Caribbean Island with a soldier aboard the amphibious naval ship Zr. Ms JOHAN DE WITT L 802 whilst berthed at Willemstad. It is not clear which drugs are involved and how many were found, but the lot would be too large for personal use. The amphibious transport …

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