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  • BULK CARRIER: Indian Navy foils pirates

    BULK CARRIER: Indian Navy foils pirates

    30th June 2011

    A bulk carrier that featured in a well-publicised grounding off the Norwegian coast in 2009 (see SM, Oct 2009), the 26,758dwt Full City, has survived a pirate attack thanks to the efforts of the Indian and Turkish navies. Owned by…

  • SHIP LOSS: Tragic loss of Yarmouth Navigator

    SHIP LOSS: Tragic loss of Yarmouth Navigator

    30th June 2011

    After having safely made the journey from the river Dart, where she had been laid up for a number of years, to Plymouth Yacht Marina, at the mouth of Cattlewater, Clovelly Bay, the historic motor vessel Navigator got into difficulty…

  • MERCY CRUISE: Cruise of kindness

    MERCY CRUISE: Cruise of kindness

    30th June 2011

    A cruise not so well publicised, and not available to the general public this year, was that of Mitsui OSK Lines’ 1989-built cruise ship Fuji Maru, which journeyed from port to port in northern Japan providing free day-use services, such…

  • HISTORIC SUBMARINE: New home for historic Russian submarine

    HISTORIC SUBMARINE: New home for historic Russian submarine

    30th June 2011

    The Russian Foxtrot class submarine U475, which has been a semi-permanent fixture on the river Medway at Rochester, could soon be moving to a new home at Faversham if ambitious plans come to fruition. The Cold War submarine, built in…

  • BULK CARRIERS: Handymax log movers

    BULK CARRIERS: Handymax log movers

    30th June 2011

    Louis Dreyfus Armateurs SAS of France has become the first shipowner to order the new B.delta37 standard bulk carrier design drawn up by Finland’s Deltamarin. Four of the 180m by 30m Handymax vessels are to be built by China’s Tianjin…

  • SERVICE VESSEL: Edda accommodation

    SERVICE VESSEL: Edda accommodation

    30th June 2011

    Norway’s Østensjø Rederi AS has taken delivery of the 130m (426ft) by 27m (85ft) accommodation and service vessel Edda Fides from Spain’s Astillerios H. J. Barreras at Vigo. Unique in the offshore trades, the 7,500dwt ship has accommodation for a…

  • CLASSIFICATION: WTIV newbuilds

    CLASSIFICATION: WTIV newbuilds

    8th June 2011

    Germany’s Germanischer Lloyd (GL) has become the leading classification society for Wind Turbine Installation Vessels (WTIVs) after having secured mandates for newbuilding classification on 16 WTIVs being built. These include projects by Swire Blue Ocean and Beluga Hochtief Offshore. Ithas…

  • WINDFARM WORKERS: A&P service Seajacks

    WINDFARM WORKERS: A&P service Seajacks

    1st June 2011

    A&P Falmouth undertook a contract to make two 100-tonne blade racks to hold turbine blades on two ships used for windfarm working. The ships, Seajacks Leviathan and Seajacks Kraken, are to be used to install and maintain the Walney 2…

  • SMALL CRUISE SHIP: Five-star experience

    SMALL CRUISE SHIP: Five-star experience

    27th May 2011

    Shiplovers and coastal cruising enthusiasts have a one-off opportunity to experience the five-star vessel Hebridean Princess during a five-night private cruise from 24 to 29 February 2012. Originally the MacBrayne car ferry Columba, built in 1964, the vessel has been…

  • NAVAL NEWS: Burial at sea by US Navy

    NAVAL NEWS: Burial at sea by US Navy

    27th May 2011

    The American aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) was the scene of a short and quick burial at sea after a special detachment of US Navy SEALS found and shot Osama bin Laden in Pakistan in early May. According…