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MSPAP – Malta Ship Photos & Action Photos 32nd Anniversary – 01.08.2022

Last Monday 1st August , Malta Ship Photos & Action Photos (MSPAP) celebrated her 32nd anniversary. It is a great honor and a great joy for me that together with my team we embarked on a great adventure and we are navigating worldwide. For some of you, you think that this is our hobby….We started …

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Yachting – 2021 built 70.2 m POLARIS at Malta

One of the Italian built luxury yachts around the world is the 2021 built superyacht POLARIS built by Rossinavi at Viareggio, Italy. She’s the 280th largest yacht in the world and the first largest yacht to be built by her builder. In fact shortly after she was delivered to her owner she entered Grand Harbour, …

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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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Yachting – 156 m mega yacht DILBAR seized – 02.03.2022

On Wednesday 2nd March, 2022 the German Government seized the 4th longest yacht in the world – DILBAR as part of a series of sanctions on Russian oligarchs during the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine owned by Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov. DILBAR is named after Usmanov’s mother. Below is the first DILBAR launched in 2005 as a 66 …

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Russia-Ukraine War – Ukrainian Navy destroy Russian Navy RFS VASILY BYKOV 368 – 07.03.2022

On Monday 7th March 2022 the Ukrainian Navy had hit the 2018 commissioned Stealth Patrol Ship RFS VASILY BYKOV 368 with rocket artillery off the coast of Odessa, reportedly heavily damaged. She’s the first ship of her Class (6) as Project 22160. She participated in the attack on Snake Island on 24th February 2022 during the first day of …

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Russia-Ukraine War – Russian Owned SCF Oil Tankers diverting from Canada – 03.03.2022

2 Chemical/Oil Products tankers owned and managed by Russia’s largest maritime and freight shipping company, Sovcomflot , which was blacklisted by the United States last week as part of sanctions against Russia, are diverting from their Canadian destinations, according to tracking data and marine sources. The tankers are the first Russian owned oil vessels to …

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Ukraine Crisis – Crew Member Killed after Bangladeshi ship was hit by Russian Navy Missile – 02.03.2022

On Wednesday 2nd March, 2022 around 1730 hrs the anchored Bangladeshi bulker BANGLAR SAMRIDDHI was hit by a Russian navy missile with the cause of 1 crew member fatality. The 2018 built bulker was partly loaded and anchored at the Olvia Anchorage, Mykolaiv Port area, Ukraine, Black sea. She arrived from Eregli, Turkey on Tuesday …

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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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Ukraine Crisis – Russian Navy building up around Ukraine – 21.02.2022

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said Moscow does not want a war in Europe amid rising tensions over Ukraine but demanded that the issue of Kyiv’s relationship with NATO be resolved in its entirety immediately. Speaking at a joint news conference on Tuesday 15th February, 2022 after talks with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Putin said Russia had …

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Yachting – Putin’s Superyacht GRACEFUL at Malta – 03.11.2020

On Tuesday 3rd November, 2020 the 82 metre 2014 built superyacht GRACEFUL entered Grand Harbour, Malta bound to Palumbo Malta Superyachts. It seems that she’s owned by the Russian President Vladimir Putin and homeported at Road Harbour with Virgin Islands flag (VGB). She was built at the Russian Sevmash Shipyard near Arkhangelsk, Sevmash is known for building nuclear …

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