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  • Damen ASD 2310 comes to Foyle Port

    Damen ASD 2310 comes to Foyle Port

    13th March 2017

    Damen Shipyards Group has delivered an ASD 2310 Tug to Foyle Port. The official handover of the new vessel – named Strathfoyle – took place at a short ceremony attended by the port’s staff, clients and stakeholders. Taking the position…

  • First Two CityWide Ferries launched

    First Two CityWide Ferries launched

    12th March 2017

    On 2 March, 2017 the first two passenger vessels built by Louisiana-based shipbuilder Metal Shark for New York’s new Citywide Ferry Service took to the water, after being launched at Metal Shark’s Franklin, Louisiana shipyard. At 0730 on Friday 24…

  • National Ferry Fortnight will take place in May

    National Ferry Fortnight will take place in May

    10th March 2017

    Britain’s annual National Ferry Fortnight will this year take place from 6 to 20 May 2017. Now in its ninth year, National Ferry Fortnight is run by Discover Ferries, the industry body for the ferry industry as a two week showcase…

  • Cork’s Deepwater Capabilities Come to the Fore

    Cork’s Deepwater Capabilities Come to the Fore

    9th March 2017

    Overseas Heavy Transport Ship ‘Albatross’ moves to Port of Cork’s Ringaskiddy Deepwater Berth for Ballasting Operations Three new, ship-to-shore container cranes manufactured in Ireland by Liebherr and assembled in Cork Harbour are scheduled for delivery to Crowley Puerto Rico Services’…

  • Port of Liverpool welcomes largest containership to date

    Port of Liverpool welcomes largest containership to date

    8th March 2017

    The largest container ship to ever call at the Port of Liverpool arrived on Monday 6 March 2017. The 6,552 TEU HS Paris berthed at the Liverpool2 deep-water container terminal at 0430. Previously, the Port of Liverpool’s existing container terminal could…

  • More than 400 attend service for Herald of Free Enterprise

    More than 400 attend service for Herald of Free Enterprise

    7th March 2017

    Grieving families affected by the Herald of Free Enterprise disaster gathered to mark the 30th anniversary memorial service in Dover on 6 March 2017. The Herald capsized in just 90 seconds after setting sail from Zeebrugge, Belgium, on Friday 6 March…

  • 30 years since Herald of Free Enterprise tragedy

    30 years since Herald of Free Enterprise tragedy

    6th March 2017

    On 6 March 1987 the ferry Herald of Free Enterprise capsized less than half an hour after leaving Zeebrugge for Dover in what became one of Britain’s worst maritime disasters. The ferry had set off with her bow doors left open. Within minutes…

  • Three refits in three months for Wightlink and Condor

    Three refits in three months for Wightlink and Condor

    3rd March 2017

    Britain’s largest independent ship repairer and marine engineering services provider, Burgess Marine, has recently completed a winter refit season in Cherbourg. Despite Brexit, business has boomed as the company has completed two refits for Wightlink and one for Condor Ferries…

  • SCR Tugboat christened in America

    SCR Tugboat christened in America

    2nd March 2017

    The Jensen Maritime-designed Earl W. Redd, the first tractor tugboat in America to enter service in compliance with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s Tier IV environmental standards by use of a Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system, was christened in…

  • Ro-ro cargo vessel Melusine in collision

    Ro-ro cargo vessel Melusine in collision

    1st March 2017

    Cobelfret’s Belgian-flagged cargo ro-ro Melusine (1999) collided with Color Line’s Norwegian-flagged Superspeed I (2008) at Hirtshals in mid-December 2016 when she was docking on arrival from Zeebrugge in high winds. Fortunately, damage to both vessels was relatively minor and both were…