Rhapsody of the Seas in storm

Rhapsody of the Seas in storm

Forty-four passengers on Rhapsody of the Seas were forced to abandon their cruise after a large wave broke windows and flooded cabins early in the morning of 25 April, the first of a nine-night cuise in the Mediterranean.

French shipbuilder DCNS wins Australian submarine contract

French shipbuilder DCNS wins Australian submarine contract

Australia’s largest defence contract since World War II has been awarded to French shipbuilder DCNS to carry out at a high-tech port in South Australia.

Crowley Takes Delivery of tanker Louisiana

Crowley Takes Delivery of tanker Louisiana

On 15 April 15 Crowley Maritime Corp. took delivery of Louisiana, the third of four new Jones Act product tankers.

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  • New RoPax vessels for Canada

    New RoPax vessels for Canada

    1st May 2016

    In 2015 Collectivité de Saint Pierre et Miquelon launched a tender for two new Mixt Ferries to operate between the two Islands and Fortune (Canada). The contract was awarded to the Damen Shipyards Group and, in January 2016, the Loan…

  • Serco Australia wins contract for icebreaker

    Serco Australia wins contract for icebreaker

    29th April 2016

    Serco Group plc (Serco), the international service company, announced on 28 April 2016 that its wholly-owned subsidiary DMS Maritime Pty Ltd (DMS Maritime) has now signed the contract for the Design, Build, Operation and Maintenance (DBOM) of the new icebreaker Research…

  • Scottish Viking captain jailed for collision

    Scottish Viking captain jailed for collision

    29th April 2016

    An eight month sentence was given to Italian Second Officer Pasquale Miccio who caused the death of a young fisherman, Daniel McNeill, when the Scottish Viking Ferry he was in charge of collided with the Homeland fishing vessel on 5 August 2010.  Scottish Viking left Rosyth, travelling to…

  • Rhapsody of the Seas caught in storm

    Rhapsody of the Seas caught in storm

    27th April 2016

    Forty-four passengers on Rhapsody of the Seas were forced to abandon their cruise after a large wave broke windows and flooded cabins early in the morning of 25 April, the first of a nine-night cuise in the Mediterranean. The ship left Barcelona…

  • French shipbuilder DCNS wins Australian submarine contract

    French shipbuilder DCNS wins Australian submarine contract

    26th April 2016

    Australia’s largest defence contract since World War II has been awarded to French shipbuilder DCNS to carry out at a high-tech port in South Australia. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced on 26 April 2016 that DCNS had won the AUD$50 billion…

  • Damen completes maintenance for fallpipe vessel Flintstone

    Damen completes maintenance for fallpipe vessel Flintstone

    24th April 2016

    On 18 April 2016 the fallpipe vessel Flintstone departed Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam, part of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion, following a six-week programme of maintenance and repairs together with her first Special Survey. Owned and operated by the Tideway group of companies,…

  • Port of Richards Bay Celebrates 40 Years

    Port of Richards Bay Celebrates 40 Years

    23rd April 2016

    South Africa’s premier bulk port commemorated its 40th anniversary on 1 April 2016, with further celebratory events planned for the remainder of the milestone year. The Port of Richards Bay was established in 1976 and – despite being one of the ‘newcomers’…

  • Port Out, Southampton Home exhibition opend

    Port Out, Southampton Home exhibition opend

    22nd April 2016

    In their golden age from the 1920s to the 1950s, ocean liners were the lifeblood of Southampton, bringing employment, industry and glamour to the city. From the early days in the 1890s to modern day cruise liners, Port Out, Southampton Home,…

  • Happy Birthday to HM The Queen

    Happy Birthday to HM The Queen

    21st April 2016

    Queen Elizabeth’s Captain Aseem Hashmi gathered with the majority of his 960 crew on the foredeck of the 90,000-ton Cunard liner while on route to Salalah (Oman) yesterday to send 90th Birthday Greetings to Her Majesty The Queen. The Queen…

  • SHIPPAX Award 2015 to Knud E. Hansen

    SHIPPAX Award 2015 to Knud E. Hansen

    21st April 2016

    The design of the Con-Ro vessel Atlantic Star has been recognised as an excellent design at the 14th Annual Ferry Shipping Conference. Her revolutionary design brings benefits in terms of capacity, economy and an environmental footprint. The award was presented to Naval Architects Knud E.…