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  • FISHING VESSEL: Profile of a mystery ship

    FISHING VESSEL: Profile of a mystery ship

    10th March 2011

    The profile of some ships presents a question mark as to their exact employment. One such is Thorshovdi, recently seen at Punta Arenas, Chile. The hull would appear to be that of a small container ship but what about all…

  • CARNIVAL: Splendor returns to service

    10th March 2011

    Carnival’s 2006-built Carnival Splendor, which was damaged by an engine room fire off Mexico in November (see SM, Jan/Feb 2011), departed San Diego for San Francisco under her own power on 21 January. She received over US$56 million in additional…

  • ROYAL NAVY: Farewell to HMS Chatham

    ROYAL NAVY: Farewell to HMS Chatham

    10th March 2011

    The frigate HMS Chatham paid her final visit to Tyneside on 20 January when she sailed into North Shields for the start of a routine four-day visit to Tyneside. She berthed at Northumbrian Quay in the afternoon. After her visit,…

  • US NAVY: Another transport ship

    US NAVY: Another transport ship

    10th March 2011

    The Northrop Grumman-built amphibious transport dock ship Arlington (LPD 24), the eighth ship of the San Antonio class, was launched at the company’s Pascagoula facility on 23 November 2010. The shipyard, which is to become known as Huntington Ingalls Industries,…

  • PORTS OF CALL: Solar power for LA cruise terminal

    PORTS OF CALL: Solar power for LA cruise terminal

    10th March 2011

    The latest cruise ships have been doing their part to save energy through the adoption of energy alternatives, and cruise terminals are now following their example. In the past year the Port of Los Angeles completed a US$10.8 million project…

  • NEW CRUISE SHIP: Carnival Magic floated

    NEW CRUISE SHIP: Carnival Magic floated

    10th March 2011

    The new US$740 million Carnival Dream was floated out by Fincantieri at its Monfalcone yard in Italy in August 2010 (above) and is due to enter service in May. The 130,000gt ship, the second in Carnival’s Dream class, was ordered…

  • EX CRUISE SHIP: Bore gets permanent home

    EX CRUISE SHIP: Bore gets permanent home

    10th March 2011

    After retiring from active international duty last October due to new SOLAS requirements , the former Kristina Regina has taken up permanent residence on Turku’s river Aura opposite the old Wärtsilä shipyard and next to the square-rigger Suomen Joutsen. New…

  • NEW LIFEBOAT: The latest in life-saving

    NEW LIFEBOAT: The latest in life-saving

    10th March 2011

    The latest of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution’s 16m Tamar lifeboats to enter service arrived at Shoreham Harbour on 10 December 2010 and was housed in her brand-new boathouse. She was welcomed home by the relief 16m Tamar Victor Freeman,…

  • PORT NEWS: Merchant breaks record at Leith

    PORT NEWS: Merchant breaks record at Leith

    10th March 2011

    The harsh winter has broken many records, one of which was the arrival in Leith of the largest vessel handled by the port to date. Following the arrival of Great River (2994/19,829gt) in November (see SM, Jan-Feb), two further consignments…

  • NEW BUILD: Nuclear waste transporter

    NEW BUILD: Nuclear waste transporter

    10th March 2011

    Fincantieri’s yard at Muggiano-La Spezia has launched the specialised ship Rossita, which will be used by the Russian government to transport material from dismantled nuclear submarines from naval bases to storage facilities. The 1,620gt vessel, which measures 84m by 14m,…