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  • 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,…

  • CRUISE CALLERS: Packed piers but fewer passengers

    CRUISE CALLERS: Packed piers but fewer passengers

    10th March 2011

    Four cruise ships were docked simultaneously at the Port of Los Angeles’ World Cruise Center on 5 January, while 13,000 passengers were conveyed to and from the vessels Golden Princess, Sapphire Princess, Crystal Symphony and Deutschland. Although cruise traffic remains…

  • PORT NEWS: New deepwater quay opens

    PORT NEWS: New deepwater quay opens

    10th January 2011

    Peterhead Port Authority’s new all-weather deepwater Smith Embankment quay opened for business in October 2010, on time and within budget. The £33.5 million project, which includes a new 200m berth and 16,000m2 of work area, will create up to 60…

  • NEW LIFEBOAT: First Tamar in Ireland

    NEW LIFEBOAT: First Tamar in Ireland

    10th January 2011

    Tamar lifeboat Killarney was placed on station on 27 October 2010 to become the first Tamar to go into service in Ireland. The new 25-knot boat arrived at her station at 1700 on 13 October and was escorted home by…

  • HISTORIC FERRY: Hope for Severn veteran

    HISTORIC FERRY: Hope for Severn veteran

    10th January 2011

    The river ferry Severn Princess, which served the Beachley to Aust route at the junction of the rivers Severn and Wye, seems to have a brighter future ahead of her despite looking to have been abandoned on the banks of…

  • RN SUBMARINE: From bad to worse

    RN SUBMARINE: From bad to worse

    10th January 2011

    The unwelcome scenario of a nuclear-powered submarine aground in full public view was compounded after it was revealed that the Emergency Towing Vessel sent to assist the stricken HMS Astute caused further damage. The Maritime and Coastguard Agency-operated Anglian Prince…

  • PRESERVED TENDER: Old tender pulls in the crowds

    PRESERVED TENDER: Old tender pulls in the crowds

    10th January 2011

    More than 300 visitors toured the historic tender Daniel Adamson in Liverpool on 28 October 2010, when she was opened to the public on Heritage Open Days, which are organised by English Heritage. She was the only ship in England…