MV New Gen, ex New Generation, Kingsnorth Fisher – Steel twin screw motor vessel, built in 1966 by Hall Russell & Co., Ltd, Aberdeen (Yard No. 930) for J Fisher & Co, Barrow as a Heavy Lift/Ro Ro cargo vessel
A Russian naval task force believed to be heading to Syria passed through the Channel on Friday 21st October 2016. The Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, Kirov Class battle cruiser Peter the Great and their accompanying contingent of seven ships, (including Severomorsk (619) and Vice Admiral Kulakov (626) was understood to be sailing for the Syrian coast to take part in the assault on Aleppo. Separately, two Russian ships are heading north from Portugal to join up with the task-force.
MV BBC Pearl, ex North Sea Carrier – Steel single screw “Amber Class” motor vessel built in 2012 by Jiangzhou Union Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (Yard No JZ1036) as a Multi-Purpose Dry Cargo Ship
MV Max Wonder, ex Ranjan, Rickmers Thailand, Ranjan – Steel single screw motor vessel, built in 2008 by Jiangsu Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. China (Yard No.2006-728), for Rickmers Linie, Germany as a container ship