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  • ROYAL NAVY: Farewell to destroyer

    HMS Liverpool was formally decommissioned at Portsmouth on 30 March. The Type 42 destroyer has travelled more than 921,700 nautical miles during 30 years of service that culminated last year with a high-profile role policing a UN blockade off Libya. Bu...
  • US NAVY: USN fleet numbers decline

    The US Navy’s latest 30-year shipbuilding programme presented to Congress reveals a decrease in the average fleet size to 298 ships through to 2042. The drop from the previous 306-ship average is largely due to the early retirement of existing warship...
  • NETHERLANDS NAVY: Prize-giving at Greenwich

    The Netherlands offshore patrol vessel Holland has used her first visit to London to deliver a rather unusual cargo. The warship, which is still undergoing builder’s sea trials, arrived at Greenwich on 16 March, bringing with her a stern-piece from th...
  • CELEBRITY CRUISES: Coming to Europe

    In a demonstration of faith in the ability of European cruise markets to absorb extra berths, Celebrity Cruises will base six ships in Europe for the 2013 summer season, including four of the five Solstice class ships. Celebrity Reflection, to be deliv...
  • MSC CRUISES: MSC expansion continues

    When Sophia Loren christens MSC Divina in Marseille on 26 May, the ship will become the twelfth member of the fast-growing Italian-styled but Swiss-owned MSC fleet, and the third ship of the 138,000 gross ton Fantasia class; the name ship of this class ...
  • ROYAL CARIBBEAN: Alterations of the Seas

    A number of Royal Caribbean ships are undergoing a variety of changes and upgrades. Rhapsody of the Seas has just completed a $54 million makeover at the Sembawang Shipyard in Singapore in the course of which a number of venues introduced on Oasis of th...
  • CONTAINER SHIP: First call for new service

    On 26 March the 13,300TEU container ship CMA CGM Christophe Colomb arrived at Southampton’s DP World Container Terminal on the first call of the revised FAL1 Far East-Europe service. The French lines revised FAL 1 loop is being operated in conjunction...
  • CARGO VESSELS: Under arrest in port of Hull

    A surprising development came on 16 March with the news that eight vessels operated by VW-Nyki Shipping BV, of Rhoon in Netherlands, were being pursued by Deutsche Bank over owners’ mortgage defaults, and it was claimed that crews’ wages had not bee...
  • INDUSTRY NEWS: The new ‘Blue Star’ fleet

    Following a merger of two of Germany’s largest shipping companies, E. R. Schiffahrt and Komrowski Befrachtungskontor, the country’s largest shipping group now has a British name: Blue Star Holding. The jointly managed fleet consists of 143 vessels: ...
  • ANGELSEY: Boost to local economy

    Anglesey is hoping for a boost of over £1m into its economy thanks to more cruise ships using the berthing facilities at Holyhead. Next Wednesday, the 25th April, will see Quest at Holyhead. This cruise ship will be the first of 18, six more than 2011....
  • NUCLEAR CARGO SHIP: Ship returns to service

    It has been reported that the 25-year-old Pacific Pintail, a nuclear cargo ship, is continuing to transport radioactive material after plans for a £44m new ship were scrapped. The Pacific Pintail has been rescued from the scrapyard in Cumbria after tw...
  • ROYAL NAVY: Steel-cutting ceremony

    Construction of the future HMS Prince of Wales, the second Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier, began at Portsmouth with a formal steel-cutting ceremony on 16 February. The shipyard will build the 6,000-tonne forward section of the hull known as Lowe...
  • NEW DESIGN: New container feeder ship design

    A number of new container ship designs have been presented over the past year, and one of the latest is for a 2,000TEU feeder vessel optimised for calling at the South East Asian port of Bangkok. The ship’s designer, Denmark’s Knud E. Hansen A/S, ha...
  • ACCIDENT: Stena ferry holed in collision

    Stena Feronia (1997/21,865gt), sailing between Birkenhead and Belfast while regular route vessels Stena Mersey and Stena Lagan went in turn for extended refits by Harland and Wolff, Belfast, needed shipyard attention herself after colliding with the car...
  • SILVERSEA CRUISES: World’s most expensive cruise

    A UK travel agent is promoting what is being billed as the most expensive cruise ever. Six Star Cruises are promoting the holiday of a lifetime for £1 million, or £8,000 a day. In return, a couple will be helicopter-transferred from their home to Lond...
  • TUG REGATTA: Tug racing with Kiwis

    Each year at the end of January in Auckland, New Zealand parties in celebration of the city’s founding form in what is called the world’s ‘largest one-day regatta’. The harbour then comes alive with all kinds of craft of every shape, type and si...
  • PASSENGER FERRY: Ferry route reinstated

    Due to a landslip which closed the A890 Stromeferry bypass road between Lochcarron and Plockton/Kyle near Strathcarron in January, the Highland Council revived the Strome Ferry crossing, providing passenger and vehicle sailings in January and February. ...
  • HMS VICTORY: Victory gifted to trust

    The Royal Navy has handed over custodianship of the historic HMS Victory to a newly-established charitable trust. The HMS Victory Preservation Trust, part of the National Museum of the Royal Navy, assumed responsibility for the iconic warship, which ser...
  • CARGO SHIP RENA: Salvage operation for Rena

    The losses of two large ships over the past few months due to apparent human error have made marine salvage work front-page reading. The break-up and loss of the stern section of the stricken container ship Rena on New Zealand’s Astrolabe Reef (see SM...
  • COSTA CONCORDIA: What next for Costa?

    In the Mediterranean plans are still being formulated for the salvage of the grounded cruise ship Costa Concordia, with SMIT Salvage appointed to first remove all oils and sewage. The cruise ship lies on her side, with the grounding damage above water ...

 




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