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Palumbo Malta Shipyard – Crude Oil Tanker EVRIDIKI from 03 to 17.04.2022

One of the South Korean built ships , the Greek owned crude oil tanker EVRIDIKI was spotted at Palumbo Malta Shipyard during the month of April. In fact she entered Grand Harbour on Sunday 3rd April at 0953 hrs coming from Eleusis, Greece bound for drydocking at Dock 6. She was built by Hyundai Heavy …

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Casualties – CHEM P salvage update – 22.04.2022

While the tanker CHEM P is Within Territorial Waters (WTW) of Malta awaiting various permissions to complete her voyage here are the latest movements – Sunday 17th April, 2022 On Easter Sunday she shifted back to waiting area from Bunkering Area 6. Monday 18th April, 2022 Various SITREP calls from VTS to CHEM P was …

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Casualties – Ship XELO sank after running aground off Tunisia – 16.04.2022

On Friday 15th April, 2022 the 1977 built 59 metre ship XELO issued distress signal reporting water ingress, flooded engine room, after she ran aground at the Gulf of Gabes, Tunisia . All 7 crew (2 Azerbaijanis, 4 Turkish and Georgian captain ) were reportedly rescued and hospitalised for checks and currently in a hotel. …

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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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Casualties – CHEM P salvage update – 13.04.2022

While the tanker CHEM P is anchored Within Territorial Waters of Malta awaiting various permissions to complete her voyage here are the latest movements – Monday 28th March, 2022 1630 hrs – CHEM P received a court warrant – 425/2022 from Enemalta plc with the claimed amount of € 30,000,000. Friday 1st April, 2022 1226 …

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Casualties – CHEM P salvage update – 31.03.2022

The refloating of ships stranded or sunk in exposed waters is called offshore salvage. In this type of salvage, vessels are exposed to waves, currents and weather and are the most vulnerable and difficult to work on. They also tend to deteriorate more rapidly than such vessels in protected harbours. Offshore salvage may provide only a short window …

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Yachting – 2022 built ALCHEMIST at Malta – March 2022

On Friday 25th March the 2022 delivered 61.87 metre superyacht ALCHEMIST entered Grand Harbour, Malta at 0741 hrs coming from Bizerte, Tunisia. Originally she was due to enter the previous day in the afternoon but due to weather conditions she changed ETA. She was built in Italy by Sanlorenzo and designed by Officina Italiana Design …

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Heavy Lift – TOPAZ KAMA at Malta – March 2022

The 2017 built 123 metres long RUS flag deck cargo ship TOPAZ KAMA was seen at OPL Malta on Tuesday 15th March, 2022 loaded with more than 25 wind turbine blades. Her keel was laid on 16th November, 2016 and completion of building at Vard Vung Tau, Vietnam as yard no 863 was back to …

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Casualties – CHEM P salvage update – 26.03.2022

A week after the saga of the tanker CHEM P that happened last Saturday 19th March (Public Holiday in Malta) on Saturday 26th March, 2022 (Election Day at Malta) it was the turn that the 59.25 metre offshore tug/supply ship OPAL take over. She arrived at OPL Malta on Wednesday 23rd March around 0647 hrs. …

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Casualties – CHEM P salvage update – 21.03.2022

With stormy weather including ESE gale force winds with very high swell the shifting of the tanker CHEM P from her current position to a designated area was hampered and cancelled for Sunday 20th March, 2022. With SITREP every hour or so to access the situation it was decided to leave it for today Monday …

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