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  • Ships Monthly Nov 2017 issue out now

    Ships Monthly Nov 2017 issue out now

    15th September 2017

    The usual wide variety of features can be found in the November 2017 issue of Ships Monthly, out now. Conrad Waters looks back over the career of the aircraft carrier HMS Hermes, which served two navies in a variety of…

  • Largest cruise ship ever to visit the Thames

    Largest cruise ship ever to visit the Thames

    13th September 2017

    London Cruise Terminal in Tilbury welcomed the cruise ships this Mein Schiff 3 on 12 September 2017. Mein Schiff 3 was visiting the Thames as part of a seven-night European cruise. The 293m ship, owned by TUI Cruises, is the…

  • Two New Tugs for Transnet’s KZN Ports

    Two New Tugs for Transnet’s KZN Ports

    12th September 2017

    Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has celebrated a twin milestone for its KwaZulu-Natal ports as part of its R1.4 billion, nine-tug construction contract. On 22 August 2017 the new USIBA tug was christened and named ahead of its delivery to…

  • Tees Valley Mayor marks HMS Trincomalee’s Bicentenary

    Tees Valley Mayor marks HMS Trincomalee’s Bicentenary

    11th September 2017

    Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has paid tribute to the National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool as HMS Trincomalee celebrates her bicentenary. Mr Houchen was given a tour of the Museum’s site, including HMS Trincomalee, Britain’s oldest warship still…

  • Homeland takes delivery of Damen Patrol Vessel Guardian 3

    Homeland takes delivery of Damen Patrol Vessel Guardian 3

    10th September 2017

    A Damen 3307 Patrol Vessel has been delivered to Homeland Integrated Offshore Services Ltd (Homeland) of Lagos, Nigeria, taking their fleet of these award-winning craft up to three. A fourth is also currently under construction. Guardian 3, along with HER sisterships Guardian 1 and Guardian 2, is now…

  • Crowley to Deploy Tug Veteran in the Port of Los Angeles

    Crowley to Deploy Tug Veteran in the Port of Los Angeles

    8th September 2017

    Crowley Marine Services is deploying the tugboat Veteran in the Port of Los Angeles/Long Beach to provide enhanced docking safety for all vessels, including large petroleum tank vessels with deep drafts greater than 65 feet calling on Long Beach Berth…

  • First contract for Bibby newbuild

    First contract for Bibby newbuild

    7th September 2017

    Bibby Marine Services Limited, part of Great Britain’s Bibby Line Group, will take delivery of the purpose-built Service Operations Vessel (SOV) Bibby WaveMaster 1 from Holland’s Damen Group this month for North Sea work. Designed for offshore wind farm construction…

  • Remote-controlled cranes for LNG-fueled bulkers

    Remote-controlled cranes for LNG-fueled bulkers

    5th September 2017

    Two 25,600dwt LNG-fueled bulk carriers being built for Finland’s ESL Shipping by China’s Qingshan Shipyard are to be fitted with MacGregor deck cranes incorporating a remote-controlled discharging feature that will be tested as the vessels enter service next year. The…

  • Norman Atlantic stranded in Bari

    Norman Atlantic stranded in Bari

    2nd September 2017

    Some two and half years after catching fire in the Adriatic on 28 December 2014 with the tragic loss of 11 lives and with 18 people still confirmed missing, the ferry Norman Atlantic continues to languish in the Southern Italian…

  • Three Chinese Navy vessels visit Helsinki

    Three Chinese Navy vessels visit Helsinki

    1st September 2017

    After completing exercises in the Baltic Sea with the Russian Navy, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army – Navy made its second courtesy visit to Helsinki in less than two years after the original in September 2015. The flotilla was made…