Malakal Harbour

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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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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Tankers – Chemical/Oil Product Tanker TROODOS

One of the Japanese built tankers in the world seen offshore Malta was the 1979 built GEO flag and Cypriot owned tanker TROODOS. She was built in Japan by Shin Kochi Jyuko K.K. in 1979 as HAKKO MINERVA with yard no 1306 for Hakko Shoun KK & Daiichi Shoun KK trading until 1985 with Japanese …

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