State Owned

Reefers – 2021 built Chinese owned OCEAN STAR at Malta – 03.08 – 14.09.2022

A rare refrigerated cargo ship seen at Valletta, Malta was the 2021 built 118 metre long Chinese state owned ship OCEAN STAR. She entered Grand Harbour on Wednesday 3rd August at 0623 hrs berthing at MMH Facilities, coming from Scheveningen, The Netherlands. Said to be China’s first ultra-low temperature reefer ship she was built in …

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Russia-Ukraine War – RFS MOSKVA 121 sank – 14.04.2022

The Russian Navy Slava Class or Project 1164 Atlant Guided Missile cruiser RFS MOSKVA 121 that was damaged in an explosion last Wednesday 13th April sank while she was being towed to a safe port on Thursday 14th April, 2022. TASS reported “The cruiser “Moskva” sank while being towed in a storm – Russian Defense …

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Russia-Ukraine War – Ukrainian Navy sank her frigate to avoid Russians capturing her – March 2022

U 130 HETMAN SAHAIDACHNY was a frigate of the Ukrainian Navy that was originally built at the Kerch Shipyard as a Project 1135.1 frigate of Krivak III Class. She was launched on 29th March 1992 and commissioned on 2nd April 1993. Homeported at Odessa since March 2014, she was the flagship of the Ukrainian Navy. She was built at the Zalyv Shipbuilding yard, the …

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Cruise Liners – DALMACIJA

The first Yugoslav Ship that had a bulbous bow and called the Adriatic Beauty was the DALAMACIJA. She was built in 1965 by Brodogradiliste Uljanik in Yugoslavia (now Croatia) for Jadranska Linijska Plovidba (the Yugoslav state shipping company) or as known as JUGOLINJA. She had a sister built as ISTRA of which was broken up …

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Cable Laying News – NEXANS awarded cable contract in Greece – 27.05.2020

Nexans has been awarded a contract to design, manufacture, and install a 335 kilometre subsea high voltage direct current (HVDC) cable system for Ariadne Interconnection, a company 100 percent owned by Greece’s state grid operator IPTO. The interconnection will link the electricity network on mainland Greece to Crete. The project will provide security of supply …

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Libyan Shipping – Ferry GARYOUNIS

The Libyan state owned company General National Maritime Transport Company, more known as GNMTC founded in 1975 based in Tripoli used to operate 4 ferries amongst other ships including the ferry GARYOUNIS. She was built by Naikai Zosen Corporation, Setoda Shiyard, at Onimichi in Japan launched on 3rd April 1973 and completed on 30th June 1973 …

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Egyptian Ro/Ro vessel NUWAYBA – AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY

On Friday 23rd July,2010 the 1989 built EGY flag and state owned ro/ro vessel NUWAYBA was photographed from the air by MALTA SHIP PHOTOS offshore Malta while receiving bunkers by BAWA-I. She was built in Egypt in 1989 by the Alexandria Shipyard with Germanischer Lloyd Class Society. Her IMO was 8611453. Photos by Capt. Lawrence Dalli. …

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