Gulf War

Naval Visits – RFA ARGUS A 135 – 23-25.11.2022

On Wednesday 23rd November, 2022 the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) Role 3 Casualty Treatment/Aviation Training Ship RFA ARGUS A 135 passed Grand Harbour, Malta breakwaters at 1026 hrs after embarking pilot at Marsaxlokk Harbour Pilot Station 2 Bravo due to heavy swell off Grand Harbour (OGH) during her maiden call. She was originally built as …

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Naval News – German Navy Frigate F 207 FGS BREMEN scrap – November 2021

On Wednesday 13th October, 2021 the German Navy Type 122 Class Frigate FGS BREMEN F 207 left Wilhelmshaven for the last time and last voyage towed to the breakers at Aliaga, Turkey by tug ONYX which passed off Malta on the 7th November 2021. She was the lead ship of the class known as the Bremen Class, …

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Naval Visits – ROS REGINA MARIA F 222 19-21.09.2021

One of the Fourteen built Type 22 Class frigates for the Royal Navy entered Grand Harbour, Malta on Sunday 19th September at 0952 hrs as ROS REGINA MARIA F 222 with the Romanian Navy. Originally as HMS LONDON F 95 (ex-BLOODHOUND) she was built by Yarrow Shipbuilders Limited (YSL) in Glasgow, Scotland. She was ordered …

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Casualties – Containership MAERSK LAUNCESTON split HS KALLISTO M 63 in two – 27.10.2020

On Tuesday 27th October, 2020 @ 0740 UTC the containership MAERSK LAUNCESTON collided with Hellenic Navy HS KALLISTO M 63 with the result of splitting her in two while leaving Piraeus, Greece at Saronic Gulf bound to Turkey. The collision incident left 2 naval crew slightly injured and later hospitalised to Athens Naval Hospital and …

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Naval News – Royal Australian Navy longest serving ship HMAS SUCCESS final voyage – June 2019

The Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) longest serving ship, HMAS SUCCESS OR 304 , has completed her final voyage after 33 years’ service to Australia. HMAS SUCCESS a Durance class Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment (AOR) ship built by Cockatoo Docks & Engineering Company in Sydney, Australia, during the 1980s, she is the only ship of the class …

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