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  • SALVAGE: Salvage crews facing difficulties

    New Zealand Maritime has reported that the salvage crews trying to remove containers from the grounded Rena cargo vessel are facing problems, although all the oil has now been pumped out of the ship. Plans to remove the 1,300 containers using workers s...
  • CANAL VESSEL: The oldest overnighter

    The Göta Canal, one of the communication links between Sweden’s two largest cities, Gothenburg and Stockholm, is one of the most remarkable waterways in the world. Three vessels work on this Canal, one of which, Juno, claims to be the oldest register...
  • WARSHIP VISIT: HMS Iron Duke visits Jersey

    After returning from active service in the Persian Gulf and off Libya, Jersey's warship, HMS Iron Duke, is visiting the island for the first time after being formally affiliated with the island at last year's Jersey Boat Show. The frigate will signal its...
  • PANAMA CANAL: 14 New Tugboats

    In anticipation of opening its third set of navigation locks in late 2014, the Panama Canal Authority has ordered 14 new tugboats from Spain’s Astilleros Armon. The shipbuilder, which maintains yards in northern Spain, will receive $158.3 million to c...
  • CIC: Princess Daphne Chartered For Cruises

    On her return from a winter season in the Far East, Classic International’s veteran Princess Daphne (1955/15,833gt) is being chartered by Berlin-based operator Ambiente Kreuzfahrten from 29 April 2012 for a series of 28 cruises. By the time she termi...
  • HISTORIC SHIP: Africa's Oldest Floating Ship Converted

    Africa’s oldest floating ship, the 1899-built Chauncy Maples, is continuing to undergo conversion into a mobile medical clinic at the Monkey Bay shipyard on Lake Malawi. The project, sponsored by Malawi’s Ministry of Health, The Chauncy Maples Malaw...
  • BRITTANY FERRIES: Winter lay-up for Bretagne and Barfleur

    Brittany Ferries again seek to maximise off-season deployment with both Bretagne and Barfleur, from the suspended Poole-Cherbourg link, laid up through the coming winter. Idle last winter, the 2009-built Armorique this time has a weekly roster serving R...
  • ROYAL NAVY: Type 42 Destroyers Sold Off

    The UK MoD has quietly sold off another three Type 42 destroyers for demolition in Turkey. Exeter, Southampton and Nottingham were towed to Leyal Ship Dismantling & Recycling’s facility in Aliaga, where Invincible was scrapped earlier in the year. T...
  • SEISMIC RESEARCH: Latest X-Bow Vessel Delivered

    Norway’s Ulstein yard at Ulsteinvik has delivered its latest X-bow vessel, the seismic research ship Oceanic Sirius, to a joint venture consisting of Eidesvik and CGGVeritas. Like her sister Oceanic Vega, delivered in July 2010, Oceanic Sirius was des...
  • ASSAULT VESSEL: HMS Bulwark Supports Boat Show

    One of the Royal Navy’s largest ships, the 18,000-tonne Albion class amphibious assault vessel and landing ship HMS Bulwark, arrived at Southampton on 22 September for a four-day visit in support of the PSP Southampton Boat Show. HMS Bulwark hosted a ...
  • PLATFORM SUPPORT: LNG-fuelled US-flag first

    European owners have been operating platform supply vessels fitted with engines capable of burning LNG as a fuel for some time now, but American owners have lagged behind. Recently, however, New Orleans-based Harvey Gulf Marine has selected Trinity Offs...
  • FAST FERRY: Norman Arrow Future In Doubt

    Although LD Lines achieved nearly one-third increase in May-August, passenger figures for its two-ship service between Portsmouth and Le Havre, fast craft Norman Arrow may not return in 2012. The chartered 112m Incat and conventional ferry Norman Spirit c...
  • RETURNNG HOME: HMS Brocklesby Arrives In Grimsby

    The minehunter HMS Brocklesby arrived in Grimsby on 26 September for an affiliated visit and a welcome home for her commanding officer, Lieutenant Commander James Byron, who was born and raised in nearby Barton-Upon-Humber. After keeping shipping lanes ...
  • RESCUE TUGS: China's Two Emergency Rescue Tugs

    While the UK government is scrapping its emergency tug service, China’s Guangzhou Huangpu Shipbuilding Company, part of the state-controlled China State Shipbuilding Corporation, is preparing to deliver two 117m by 16.2m 22-knot rescue tugs to the Chi...
  • SUPPORT VESSEL: First Purpose-Built Lightering Support Vessel

    International petroleum tanker owner-operator AET has taken delivery of the world’s first purpose-built lightering support vessel (LSV). The new craft, designed by Elliott Bay Design Group of Seattle and built by Leevac Industries in Louisiana, was form...
  • PORT NEWS: Public Inquiry Into Charges

    Dover Harbour Board came under fire from ferry operators as a public inquiry into the level of its charges for 2010 and 2011 started. Appearing before inspector Lloyd Rogers at a hearing, P&O Ferries’ chief executive Helen Deeble described discuss...
  • EUROPE: Europe Looks At The Future Of Ships

    Europe has lost a good deal of its shipbuilding volume to Asian yards but its maritime industry is continuing to examine potential trends that it might take advantage of. A recent example of this is the use of LNG as a marine fuel (see SM, August). Wär...
  • SHIP AGROUND: Rena Stranded Off New Zealand

    On 5 October the Liberian-flagged cargo ship Rena (1990/37,209gt, ex-Andaman Sea, Zim America, pictured) struck the Astrolabe Reef off New Zealand at full speed and became stranded. She was carrying about 1,700 tonnes of heavy fuel oil and about 70 tonn...
  • FRED OLSEN: Big Winner At ‘Cruise International Awards’

    Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has swept the board at the first-ever ‘Cruise International Awards’, held at the Soho Hotel, London on 14 September. The cruise line won the accolade of Cruise Line of the Year in the new awards, which attracted 180,000 vote...
  • TALL SHIPS: Capital Of Culture Competition

    To honour Turku’s European Capital of Culture status this year, Sail Training International organised a post-Tall Ships Race two-leg competition covering Klaipeda-Turku-Gdynia starting on 21 August. This gave participants in the TS Race, which finishe...

 

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