Finnish Built

Maiden Call – Cruise Liner CARNIVAL PRIDE – 24.10.2022

One of the Spirit Class Cruise Ships operated by Carnival Cruise Line (CCL), the 2001 built cruise liner CARNIVAL PRIDE made a maiden call to Grand Harbour, Malta on Monday 24th October. She passed breakwaters at 0639 hrs coming from Messina, Sicily. She was built in Finland by Kvaerner Masa Yards as yard number 500 …

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Breaking Up – Cruise Liner CARNIVAL IMAGINATION – 16.09.2020

Due to the Pandemic Disease COVID-19, Carnival Cruise Line suspended all North American itineraries from March 14th. In July 2020, as a result of Carnival Cruise Line reducing fleet capacity, the liner CARNIVAL IMAGINATION entered a long term lay-up status, with no planned date for the ship to enter back into service. Prior to entering into a long …

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Broken Up – Roro ship SPEYBANK – 2009

One of the Finnish built vessels for the Soviet Union shipping industry was the OKHA seen here as the SPEYBANK owned by the Bank Line (Andrew Weir Shipping Ltd., UK. In the late 1970s Sudoimport, the Soviet foreign trade organization with a monopoly for the foreign trade of ships, requested for tenders for the design and construction of …

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ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION – SEA-WATCH 4 immigrants bound to Palermo – 01.09.2020

On Wednesday 2nd September the 353 illegal immigrants rescued by the German NGO ship, SEA-WATCH 4 were transferred to the 1987 built ropax GNV ALLEGRA off Palermo, Sicily for quarantine. 11 days after the first souls onboard the SEA-WATCH 4 were rescued, all 353 survivors on the vessel jointly operated by United4Rescue, Sea-Watch, and Doctors …

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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 – Carnival Corporation to dispose 6 cruise liners in the next 90 days – June 2020

Carnival which owns nine cruise brands ( Princess Cruises, Carnival Cruise Line, Costa Cruises, Aida Cruises, P&O Cruises, P&O Australia, Cunard Line, Seabourn, and Holland America Line) around the world has revealed that cruises will be resumed soon and it will be disposing off six cruise ships in the next 90 days on mid June …

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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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Cruise Liners – Mano Cruises CROWN IRIS maiden call at Malta -19.06.2019

Mano Cruises, new ship for the 2019 season, the CROWN IRIS which was acquired from Louis Group in 2018 entered Valletta, Malta during her maiden call on Wednesday 19th June, 2019 berthing at Pinto 4 and 5 wharves. Mano Maritime (Hebrew :מנו ספנות, Mano Sapanut) is a shipping company founded by the Israeli entrepreneur MOSHE MANO, and is …

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MBL News – SEA DREAM II calling at Gozo – 10.07.2013

SEA DREAM II was built by STX Finland at Helsinki. The vessel is in SeaDream Yacht Club’s fleet since 2001 with her fleetmates are the sistership SEA DREAM I (1984) and the new build mega-yacht SEADREAM INNOVATION which is expected to start sailing from 2021. The cruise ship is company’s second all-inclusive yacht, with sistership SEA …

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Palumbo Malta Shipyard – PRINSENDAM – October 2013

On Tuesday 15th October 2013  the 204m cruise liner PRINSENDAM entered Valletta bound to Palumbo Malta Shipyard Ltd assisted by two local tugs for Dock 6. She was built at STX Finland Helsinki at Helsinki in Finland in 1988 as ROYAL VIKING SUN of which she traded until sold and renamed SEABOURN SUN until November 1999 …

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