Deficiencies

Heavy Lift – TOPAZ URAL at Malta – March 2022

The 2018 built 123 metres long RUS flag deck cargo ship TOPAZ URAL was seen at OPL Malta on Tuesday 15th March, 2022 with her deck clear from any cargo unlike her sisters. She was built at Vard Vung Tau, Vietnam as yard no 865. Design was known as VARD 9 21 and was built for Topaz …

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Fishing Vessels – TOK TOK

A British built fishing vessel which ended her years in black events was the 1975 built TOK TOK. She was originally the Petershead Tynedraft 86 Class Fishing Vessel GOLDEN DAWN bearing fishing matricola PD 211 and later while she was delivered to Maltese owners she was flying Irish (IRL) Flag and with matricola as BS …

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Casualties – VOLGO-BALT 179 sinks with fatalities – 11.03.2021

On Thursday 11th March, 2021 around 0440 hrs local time the vessel VOLGO-BALT 179 with 13 crew sent out a distress call while she was on her way to Constanta, Romania from Russia in a storm with 4 metres swell. One of the vessels that deployed in response to the call was the diving support …

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Casualties – General Cargo Ship ARVIN sank off Turkey – 17.01.2021

On Sunday 17th January the 1975 built general cargo ship ARVIN sank off Turkey in severe weather conditions. At the time of the incident, ARVIN was making a stopover on a voyage from Poti, Georgia to Burgas, Bulgaria. The Turkish Foreign Ministry reported that the ship had sought shelter at the Bartin anchorage on January 15th after …

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Mgarr Harbour – LARK – 25.07.2007

One of the ships that used to call at Mgarr Harbour, Gozo was the 1976 built ship LARK. She was built in Japan by Shimanami Shipyard at Imabari as ALAND trading until 1983 where she was renamed to HOOGEN trading until April 1994 where she was sold to Turkish interests and renamed as LARK homeported …

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