Marshall Islands

Passer By – ROTA ENDURANCE towing TORO – 19.05.2022

On Thursday 19th May, 2022 the 2003 built MHL flag offshore tug/supply ship ROTA ENDURANCE towing the 152 metre pipe layer platform TORO was seen in the Maltese Territorial Waters around 1120 hrs. When asked by Valletta VTS what were the intentions, radio officer replied (Dutch accent) that she was intended to uplift bunkers but …

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Russia-Ukraine War – Bulker MATROS POZYNICH one of 3 ships involved in the trade of stolen grain – May 2022

One of the 3 vessels involved in the trade in stolen grain from Ukraine is the 2010 built 169 Metre bulker MATROS POZYNICH. On Wednesday 27th April she dropped anchor offshore Crimea. The next day she was seen in the port of Sevastopol (the main port of Crimea). From Sevastopol she transited the Bosphorus and …

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Ukraine Crisis – Ships Shelled in Black Sea – Feb 2022

The Black Sea is a critical region for agricultural traders and oil traders alike. Ukraine and Russia together account for more than a quarter of the global trade in wheat and about a fifth of corn. That trade was thrown into chaos after Ukraine’s ports closed in the wake of Russia’s invasion. With Russia invasion …

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Heavy Lift – 2018 built GPO AMETHYST

One of the four sister ships of equal design in semisubmersible vessels in the world is the 2018 built 225 metres GPO AMETHYST. She was built by CSBC Corporation in Taiwan as yard number 1058 in 2018 with 225.008 metres long, beam of 48.02 metres and draft of 10.67 metres. She’s homeported at Majuro with …

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Yachting – 2005 built 62 m superyacht PREDICTION in Malta for the first time – 11.09.2021

The 2005 built 62 metre long (loa) superyacht PREDICTION was seen in Malta during August/September 2021 for the first time since she was renamed to her current name (November 2020). She was built by De Vries Scheepsbouw BV at Aalsmeer, Netherlands with yard no 670 launched on 23rd April 2005 after she was ordered in …

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Yachting – 2017 built 74 m superyacht NEW SECRET at Malta again – 2021

One of the Amels built superyachts in the world, NEW SECRET was at Malta once again during May – July 2021. She was built in 2017 as Project 7402 by the Dutch shipbuilder Amels, the second unit in the Amels Limited Edition 242 range, which follows her sister ship PLVS ULTRA homeported at Georgetown (CYM …

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Casualties – Russian Navy Corvette collides with a Refrigerated Ship – 23.09.2020

On Wednesday 23rd September, 2020 early morning the Russian Navy Corvette RFS KAZANETS collided with the 145 metres long refrigerated ship (NOT a container ship as reported by several media) ICE ROSE in dense fog in Danish waters on Wednesday near the Oresund Bridge linking Denmark and Sweden. The reefer sailed under her own power …

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