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  • Durban Pilots Car Carrier in Rough Sea Conditions

    Durban Pilots Car Carrier in Rough Sea Conditions

    22nd March 2017

    The cyclonic weather conditions which battered the Durban beach front in March did not stop the Port of Durban’s marine pilot Rainer Rauntenberg from safely steering an automotive vessel into the port on Sunday 12 March 2017. Rauntenberg, who has…

  • Damen ASD 2913 Tugs for new Panama Canal locks

    Damen ASD 2913 Tugs for new Panama Canal locks

    21st March 2017

    The Meyer’s Group has ordered two Damen ASD 2913 Tugs to operate in the newly expanded Panama Canal. At an official signing ceremony at the Panama Maritime XIII World Conference, Michel Mittelmeyer, Chief Executive Officer said the Meyer’s Group was…

  • May 2017 issue of Ships Monthly out now

    May 2017 issue of Ships Monthly out now

    17th March 2017

    The May issue of Ships Monthly is out today, Friday 17 March 2017. We have a special feature looking at the innovative new destroyer USS Zumwalt, which recently commissioned into the US Navy at Baltimore by Conrad Waters. The main…

  • 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…

  • 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…