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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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RoRo Vessels – JOLLY AMARANTO

One of the most interesting roro’s built in late 70’s was the Linea Messina vessel JOLLY AMARANTO. Entering Grand Harbour, Malta back to Monday 16th June 2008. Built at Kawasaki in Kobe, Japan in 1977 as the Swedish TAUBE for the Swedish Shipping Company SCANDINAVIA MOTORSHIP A/S as a Boro (from the English B ulk O il Ro Ro ) freighter that …

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Casualties – VOLGO-BALT 179 sinks with fatalities – 11.03.2021

On Thursday 11th March, 2021 around 0440 hrs local time the vessel VOLGO-BALT 179 with 13 crew sent out a distress call while she was on her way to Constanta, Romania from Russia in a storm with 4 metres swell. One of the vessels that deployed in response to the call was the diving support …

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Delivery – STORM towing CARIBBEAN PROVIDER – 2007

During the first quarter of 2007 an interesting tug STORM towing a 68 metre barge CARIBBEAN PROVIDER stopped for few days at Grand Harbour, Malta berthing at Laboratory Wharf South 2. The towage was being delivered by Redwise Maritime Services from Singapore, Singapore to San Juan at Puerto Rico. STORM was built in Malaysia by …

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Casualties – Tugboat MACISTONE lost deck barge AMT MARINER in a storm – 06.02.2020

On Wednesday 5th February, 2020 the Italian tugboat MACISTONE lost her tow – the deck cargo barge AMT MARINER and finished aground 5 nautical miles South of Bari near San Giorgio beach. MACISTONE left Augusta, Sicily on Thursday 30th January (Above images are on mentioned day) towing the 91 metre long deck cargo barge AMT …

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Casualties – MSC ZOE lost containers in stormy weather – 01.01.2019

Authorities in Germany and the Netherlands are continuing to respond to the loss of an estimated 270 containers from the 396 metre container ship MSC ZOE in the North Sea due to stormy weather. Since the initial incident in German waters on Tuesday night, multiple containers have started washing up on the shore on the …

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