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Towage News – Polish tug STRAZAK-28 delivered – 18.11.2022

On Friday 18th November,2022 the Polish built and owned tug STRAZAK-28 was commissioned for the Szczecin and Świnoujście Seaports Authority SA. She was built at the Remontowa Shipbuilding SA shipyard in Gdańsk with 29.2m as length overall (loa); beam of 10.47m and draught of 3.45 m. Her maximum speed is 12 knots. The purchase of …

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Towage News – 100 years of Rimorchiatori Riuniti Exhibition at Genova, Italy from 30.10.2022 to 09.01.2023

The exhibition “Rimorchiatori Riuniti From Genoa to the world – 100 years anniversary ” was inaugurated on Sunday 30th October, at the Galata Museo del Mare-Mu. world of shipping at Genoa, Italy. Emotional video stories, models and a selection of paintings accompany the visitor through the most important stages in the history of the Group. It was inaugurated …

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Casualties – 3 dead and 1 injured in engine room explosion at Crotone, Italy – 31.08.2022

Around 1750 hrs of Wednesday 31st August, 2022 an engine room explosion aboard the 1983 built 24.5 metres workboat ASSO whilst berthed at Crotone Port, Italy with 3 crew members as fatalities ( 2 were thrown on the quay while the third body was found afloat in the sea – 2 Indians and an Egyptian, …

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Fire – Grass Fire at Wied il-Ghomor, Malta – 30.05.2022

On Monday 30th May, 2022 a grass fire broke out around 1315 hrs at Wied il-Ghomor which spread quickly, fanned by a strong wind spreading from San Gwann to Ibrag under the former Halland Hotel site. Civil Protection Department (CPD) deployed several fire appliances from all fire stations and it was fully controlled by 2330 …

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ConRo News – Grimaldi’s Hybrid RoRo ECO MALTA christened at Malta – 30.05.2022

The sixth ship from a class of twelve hybrid vessels of the innovative Grimaldi Green 5th Generation (GG5G) class the ECO MALTA was christened at Grand Harbour while she was berthed at Laboratory Wharf during her second voyage to Malta. She was delivered last March and the 3rd GG5G vessel seen in Valletta, first one ECO LIVORNO on …

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Casualties – CMA CGM RABELAIS explosion – 06.04.2022

On Wednesday 6th April, 2022 around 1230 UTC the 2010 built container ship CMA CGM RABELAIS while underway from Singapore to India, suffered an explosion, followed by fire, in western Malacca Strait between Andaman islands and Banda Aceh Sumatra. The Master immediately ordered a firefighting operation and the fire was soon controlled and remains so. …

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Casualties – FELICITY ACE sinks off the Azores – 01.03.2022

On Tuesday 1st March, 2022 around 0900 hrs local time Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) car carrier FELICITY ACE  that caught fire in the Atlantic last February 16th while carrying nearly 4,000 cars from Germany to the US sunk despite several efforts to tow her safely.  The 6,400 CEU ship sank 220 nautical miles off the coast of Portugal’s …

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Casualties – 4th body recovered from Ropax EUROFERRY OLYMPIA update no 1 – 24.02.2022

On Thursday 24th February, 2022 rescue crews have recovered a fourth body from the ropax EUROFERRY OLYMPIA that caught fire while sailing from Igoumenitsa, Greece to Brindisi, Italy last Friday 18th February. The body was found in the ship third garage, Greek Authorities said, bringing the total number of unaccounted passengers to seven. Earlier authorities …

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Broken Up – Greenpeace Ship ESPERANZA – 21.02.2002

After 2 decades the Greenpeace ship ESPERANZA has arrived at the port of Gijon, in Spain on Saturday 12th February, 2002 for recycling procedures by DDR Vessels XXI, one of the 2 companies specialised in ship recycling authorised by the EU. She was built in Poland by Stocznia Polnocna at Gdansk as yard number B98/04 …

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Casualties – Vehicle Carrier FELICITY ACE fire – 16.02.2022

On Wednesday 16th February, 2022 the 2005 built 200 metres long vehicle carrier carrying various cargo including 1,100 Porsches and 189 Bentleys amongst nearly 4,000 vehicles caught fire about 200 miles from Terceira Island in the Azores. The Portuguese Navy (Marinha Portuguese) airlifted the 22 crew members which abandoned the ship and survived. Meanwhile the …

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