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Casualties – Medevac by French Navy after MSC RACHELE explosion – June 2022

On Tuesday 21st June, 2022 around 0900 hrs the Regional Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC) in Toulon, France received a distress call from the 334 metre containership MSC RACHELE that due to engine room fire , followed by an explosion 3 injured crew members needed a medical evacuation (Medevac). She was sailing between Naples and the …

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Russia-Ukraine War – Missile Hits on Naval Vessels – 17.06.2022

On Friday 17th June, 2022 the Ukrainian Forces hit the Russian naval tugboat RFS SPASATEL VASILIY BEKH SB-739 with two Harpoon missiles in the Black Sea the first time it has claimed to have struck a Russian vessel with Western supplied Harpoon Missiles.   The naval tug was transporting ammunition, weapons and personnel from the Black …

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Casualties – Tugboat FRANCO P sank with 5 fatalities and 1 rescued off Bari, Italy – 19.05.2022

On the evening of Wednesday 18th May, 2022 the 1978 built tugboat FRANCO P issued a distress call while she was towing the crane barge AD 3 sparking a rescue mission and request for aid assistance from all vessels in the area. The search for the seamen – 4 Italians (2 from Puglia & 2 …

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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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Casualties – Fire breaks out on ropax EUROFERRY OLYMPIA with 290 souls on board – 18.02.2022

On Friday 18th February, 2022 around 0224 UTC the 1995 built ropax EUROFERRY OLYMPIA with 239 passengers and 51 crew members while she was on her way to Brindisi Port from the Greek city of Igoumenitsa fire broke out near the island of Corfu in the Ionian Sea. near the island of Corfu in the …

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Casualties – Military Sealift Command Chartered tug SEA EAGLE and barge ran aground – 03.02.2022

U.S. Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale and Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations crews rescued four people from the 70-foot tugboat SEA EAGLE and the flat top barge she was towing after they ran aground on beach near Boca Raton, Florida, on Thursday 3rd February. SEA EAGLE’s crew sent out a mayday call on Thursday …

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Vehicle Carriers – ADIGE

One of the vehicle carriers owned by Grimaldi Lines was the 1976 built ADIGE. She was built in Japan by Honda Heavy Industries at Saiki as the general cargo ship BLUE PEGASUS with yard no 634 until a year later where she was converted into a car carrier and emerged as PEGASUS ACE trading until …

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ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION – 230 m bulker PAN UNITY with rescued souls at Malta – 28.12.2021

On Tuesday 28th December, 2021 the 2012 built 230 metre bulker PAN UNITY arrived at Bunkering Area 4 (Sheltered Area in North Westerly Wind) for rendezvous position taking place of the 141 m tanker FOREST PARK which completed uplifting bunkers and her bunkering tanker SCOT MUNCHEN. She had rescued souls aboard that were in distress …

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Naval Visits – USNS TRENTON T-EPF 5 – 12 to 18th Nov 2021

On Friday 12th November, 2021 the Spearhead Class Expeditionary Fast Transport Vessel USNS TRENTON T-EPF 5 called at Grand Harbour, Malta during her maiden call and the first of the Class to enter Grand Harbour passing breakwaters at 1423 hrs. The Spearhead class ships is a United States Navy led shipbuilding program to provide “a platform …

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Casualties – Sailing tourist catamaran OLE CUARTO sinks off Cartagena, Spain with 33 souls rescued – 14.11.2021

Maritime search and rescue (SAR) teams and Good Samaritans came to the aid of the 33 passengers aboard the sightseeing catamaran OLE CUARTO after she broke apart and sank off Cartagena in Spain’s Murcia province on Sunday, November 14th. OLE CUARTO had just departed the Port of Cartagena when the incident occurred at around 1620 …

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