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  • Ships Monthly June issue out now

    Ships Monthly June issue out now

    20th April 2017

    The latest issue of Ships Monthly is now available. The main features cover the Mooremack twins, sisterships Brasil and Argentina, by Allan E. Jordan. Russell Plummer salutes the paddler Waverley, which is marking her 70th year this summer, and a look…

  • Excursion vessels calls at Bournemouth cancelled

    Excursion vessels calls at Bournemouth cancelled

    17th April 2017

    Planned visits to Bournemouth Pier by the historic coastal excursion vessels ps Waverley during September and mv Balmoral during June have been cancelled due to damage suffered at the Dorset pier over the past winter. But on a more positive note, the historic…

  • A&P Group welcomes RFA Tidespring to UK

    A&P Group welcomes RFA Tidespring to UK

    14th April 2017

    A&P Group’s Falmouth facility has welcomed the first of a new class of Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) tankers, RFA Tidespring, to the UK. A&P Group has been awarded the Ministry of Defence (MOD) contract to customise and fit out of…

  • Royal naming for new Scarborough lifeboat

    Royal naming for new Scarborough lifeboat

    13th April 2017

    On 12 April 2017 HRH the Duke of Kent, the president of the RNLI, formally named Scarborough RNLI’s new lifeboat and opened the new lifeboat house. The event was attended by around 350 RNLI volunteers, supporters and guests, who were…

  • Damen completes work on dredging and jack up vessels

    Damen completes work on dredging and jack up vessels

    12th April 2017

    Damen Shiprepair & Conversion (DSC) has recently completed works in Vlissingen and Brest on two major vessels in the fleet of dredging and marine construction specialist Jan de Nul Group. One of these is Vole au vent, a 140m jack-up…

  • Damen launches First Line Assistance Vessel: Damen Responder 5413

    Damen launches First Line Assistance Vessel: Damen Responder 5413

    9th April 2017

    Damen has introduced the Responder 5413 – a new First Line Assistance Vessel. The company has pioneered this versatile, 54-metre vessel partly in response to the increasing number of extreme weather events across the globe, believing it can play a…

  • Germany orders Damen Fisheries Research Vessel

    Germany orders Damen Fisheries Research Vessel

    7th April 2017

    In March 2017 the German Federal Office for Agriculture and Food (Bundesanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung, BLE) signed a contract with Damen Shipyards Group for the construction of a Fisheries Research Vessel. The contract followed the successful result of a…

  • Greenock Ocean Terminal to double business in five years

    Greenock Ocean Terminal to double business in five years

    6th April 2017

    Scotland’s deepest container terminal expects to double its business in the next five years thanks to the opening of £400million ‘sister’ terminal – Liverpool2. Owned by Peel Ports, Greenock Ocean Terminal, which recognised for its role in exporting goods including…

  • Sandbank Poole Harbour ferry fares increase

    Sandbank Poole Harbour ferry fares increase

    5th April 2017

    From 1 April, motor vehicle fares on the Sandbanks to Shell Bay chain ferry across the mouth of Poole Harbour have increased. The Bournemouth-Swanage Motor Road and Ferry Company, to give it’s full title, previously raised tolls a year ago…

  • Cape Town port dredging to improve access

    Cape Town port dredging to improve access

    4th April 2017

    Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA)’s Dredging Services division has embarked on a R15 million (US$ 1.1m) maintenance dredging campaign at the Port of Cape Town to restore the design depths inside Duncan dock. The maintenance campaign, which began on 8…