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  • SMALL FERRY: Unusual Dover service

    SMALL FERRY: Unusual Dover service

    23rd March 2011

    An unusual ferry has started work between Dover and Calais. Joline is a former Lithuanian river ferry, now owned by Barco de Vapor BV of Amsterdam and registered under the Latvian flag. She was built in 1988 by Baltijia Shipbuilding…

  • RICKMERS GROUP: Container giants named

    RICKMERS GROUP: Container giants named

    23rd March 2011

    On 17 February two more 13,100TEU container vessels for Rickmers Group were named in Ulsan, Korea. Leo Rickmers and Scorpio Rickmers will come into service for their charterer Maersk Line as Maersk Edmonton and Maersk Elba. Built by Hyundai Heavy…

  • SALVAGE: Large catch off France

    SALVAGE: Large catch off France

    23rd March 2011

    Holland’s towage and salvage specialist Multraship successfully salvaged the fishing trawler Nieuwpoort 28 (N28) in early March after the vessel capsized off Dunkirk with the loss of three of her crew. Multraship mobilised its tug Multratug 18 and its recently…

  • SCOTTISH TRIPPING: Rover via the Crinan Canal

    SCOTTISH TRIPPING: Rover via the Crinan Canal

    23rd March 2011

    Clyde Marine Services’ passenger tender Rover will sail north from Greenock, via the scenic Crinan Canal, to the Lochaber area at the end of April 2011 on a four-day Highland Tour.The 1964-built vessel will transit the Crinan Canal and sail…

  • OFFSHORE PLATFORM: Singapore’s FPSO contract

    OFFSHORE PLATFORM: Singapore’s FPSO contract

    23rd March 2011

    Singapore’s Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd has won a contract to make significant modifications to the FPSO Espadarte for long-time customer Single Buoy Moorings Inc (SBM). The work will be accomplished starting later this year by the company’s Keppel Shipyard…

  • CABLE LAYING: Cable company collapses

    CABLE LAYING: Cable company collapses

    23rd March 2011

    Polar Prince (1999/6,951gt), the Norwegian-owned and managed OSV chartered by Subocean, was impounded at Harwich in late January when the Aberdeen-based company collapsed. The 94m DP2 vessel had been specially adapted to lay power cables at windfarm sites and was…

  • VEHICLE CARRIERS: Design changes in the wind

    VEHICLE CARRIERS: Design changes in the wind

    23rd March 2011

    Car carriers have traditionally been known as the ‘ugly ships’ of the maritime trades because of their boxy profiles. However, change is coming, as evidenced by the new car carrier City of St Petersburg, which was recently introduced by Nissan…

  • TRIP BOATS: Changes to Dorset scene

    TRIP BOATS: Changes to Dorset scene

    23rd March 2011

    After 110 years’ association with Bournemouth, the Belles pleasure boats will no longer be such a familiar sight at the south coast resort. The boats’ operators, Dorset Cruises, failed to win the licence to operate from the town’s pier after…

  • FREIGHT RO-ROs: Cobelfret’s extra deck

    FREIGHT RO-ROs: Cobelfret’s extra deck

    23rd March 2011

    The final pair of a six vessel Cobelfret freight ro-ro series built in Germany by Flensburger Schiffbau for North Sea operations, have been fitted with hoistable mezzanine decks for cars. Located on the main trailer decks the additional decks have…

  • 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…