Philippines

High Speed Craft – 1997 built ALE M

One of the High Speed Craft trading in Italy is the 1997 built ALE M. She was built by Kvaerner Fjellstrand at Omastrand in Norway as WATERJET 5 with Philippine flag (PHL) until 1997 with yard number 34. Then she was renamed as VITTORIA M with Italian Flag (ITA) trading until 7th June 2004 and …

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Palumbo Malta Shipyard – 330 m container ship CAPE SOUNIO from 28.07 to 10.08.2022

On Thursday 28th July, 2022 the 2017 built MLT flag 330 metre container ship CAPE SOUNIO entered Grand Harbour, Malta at 0753 hrs coming from OPL Malta but originally from Gioia Tauro, Italy bound for drydocking inside Dock 6 at Palumbo Malta Shipyard. She was built in Philippines by Hanjin Subic Shipyard at Olongapo as …

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Wood Chip Carrier – 1995 built WORLD SWAN

Wood Chip Carrier is designed for carrying wood chips for paper. Unlike normal bulkers (for coal, iron ore, grain, etc.), vessels carrying a low specific gravity of chips are measured in terms of cargo hold capacity rather than deadweight capacity. This vessel is equipped with cranes, hoppers and belt conveyors for enabling efficient unloading of …

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Naval News – Philippine Navy keen on acquiring USN Cyclone Class Patrol Craft – 2021

The Philippine Navy (PN) has expressed its interest to acquire the newly-decommissioned Cyclone-class patrol vessels of the United States (US) Navy. At present, the PN has one Cyclone-class patrol vessel in its service, the BRP GENERAL MARIANO ALVAREZ PS-38, formerly USS CYCLONE PC 1, which was transferred to the PN in March 2004. The US …

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Beirut Blast – Cruise Liner ORIENT QUEEN sinks after the explosion – 04.08.2020

The 121 metre long cruise ship ORIENT QUEEN was berthed at Beirut Port, Lebanon on Tuesday 4th August, 2020 opposite of the massive explosion and has partially sunk to the pier where she was berthed. The Philippines’ Department of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that information from the Philippine Embassy in Beirut indicated that two seafarers …

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Coronavirus – Philippine Navy to deliver PPE’s to Philippines – 22.04.2020

The Naval Task Force (NTF) 82, consisting of the offshore patrol vessel BRP RAMON ALCARAZ PS 16 and landing ship BRP DAVAO DEL SUR LD 602, left Muscat , Oman on Tuesday 21st April and will make a stop at Kochi in India to pick up personnel protective equipment (PPE) before heading home to the …

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Coronavirus – Cruise Liner RUBY PRINCESS left Australia – 23.04.2020

Boats gave the stricken cruise liner RUBY PRINCESS an honorary water salute as she departed from Port Kembla in New South Wales on Thursday 23rd April, five weeks after the coronavirus plagued vessel docked at Circular Quay in Sydney and later she shifted to Port Kembla. Around 300 crew members still on board waved to …

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Cruise Liner News – COSTA MEDITERRANEA used for crew changes – 14.04.2020

Costa Crociere is using the 2003 built liner COSTA MEDITERRANEA to get Indonesian and Philippine crew home. Currently she’s underway to Brindisi, Italy from La Spezia, Italy (leaving Monday 13th) with ETA as Thursday 16th April. COSTA MEDITERRANEA leaving Valletta, Malta back to 13th November, 2014 The first phase of COSTA MEDITERRANEA plan to transfer …

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Coast Guard – 8301 BRP GABRIELA SILANG delivery voyage entering Malta on 05.01.2020 and arriving Philippines on 07.04.2020

On 18th December 2019, the Philippine Ambassador to France Her Excellency Ma. Theresa Lazaro led the Philippine contingent in the Change of Flag Ceremony for the 84 metre Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) 8301 BRP GABRIELA SILANG which was built by OCEA Shipbuilding , France. Named after Gabriela Silang, a revolutionary leader during the Philippine struggle for …

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Yachting – 126 metre OCTOPUS for sale – Sept 2019

During September 2019 the 126.2 metre Lürssen built superyacht OCTOPUS has been listed for sale. Commissioned by Microsoft co founder Paul Allen who died last year OCTOPUS is one of the largest superyachts in the world. Built in steel by German yard Lürssen and delivered in 2003, she remains one of the most impressive explorer yachts to …

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