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  • FISHING VESSEL: Trawlers in London

    FISHING VESSEL: Trawlers in London

    27th July 2011

    From 6 to 12 June the state-of-the-art pelagic Peterhead trawler Lunar Bow (PD265) was moored alongside HMS Belfast. The visit was timed to coincide with Seafarers’ Awareness Week, whichwas organised by the Royal National Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen and…

  • NEW CRUISE SHIP: Costa’s latest launched in Venice

    NEW CRUISE SHIP: Costa’s latest launched in Venice

    27th July 2011

    Costa Cruises’ new flagship was delivered by Fincantieri’s Marghera Shipyard in June. Costa Favolosa, the 15th vessel in Costa Cruises’ fleet, is 114,500gt and has a capacity of 3,800 guests making her the largest cruise ship flying the Italian flag.…

  • IRELAND FERRIES: Last minute reprieve for Donegal ferry

    IRELAND FERRIES: Last minute reprieve for Donegal ferry

    27th July 2011

    There was uncertainty as to whether the summer-only Lough Swilly ferry service between Rathmullen and Buncrana would operate this season. At the last minute funding was made available through Donegal County Council, and Jim McClenaghan, managing director of the Lough…

  • SHIP ACCIDENT: Container ship capsizes

    SHIP ACCIDENT: Container ship capsizes

    27th July 2011

    On 11 June the German-owned Antigua and Barbuda-flagged container feeder ship Deneb (1994/3,992gt, 508TEU) capsized in the port of Algeciras while loading containers alongside the Juan Carlos I Quay at the port’s AP Maersk Terminal. Despite the extensive damage to…

  • PASSENGER FERRY: End of Clyde ferry era

    PASSENGER FERRY: End of Clyde ferry era

    27th July 2011

    There was an end and a beginning in Clyde ferry history on 30 June with the final vehicle-carrying services between Gourock and Dunoon coinciding with the start of Argyll Ferries’ passenger-only link under a six-year £10.6 million contract which was…

  • BALTIC FERRY: Viking reaches five-million milestone

    BALTIC FERRY: Viking reaches five-million milestone

    27th July 2011

    Viking Line’s fast ferry Viking XPRS has been a success since she entered the Helsinki-Tallinn route on 28 April 2008, and on 14 June she carried her five-millionth passenger, having reached the landmark in just over three years. She makes…

  • HISTORIC TUG: Preserved tug on tour

    HISTORIC TUG: Preserved tug on tour

    27th July 2011

    On 29 April the 1952-built tug Holland left Harlingen in Holland, and during May she toured a number of Scottish ports, visiting Leith, Stromness and Troon amongst other places. Built as a salvage tug by Ferus Smit yard, Holland, she…

  • CARGO VESSEL: End of the road

    CARGO VESSEL: End of the road

    30th June 2011

    On 19 April the veteran Sea Profiler (1,082gt) slipped away from William Wright Dock in Hull to sail the short voyage across the Humber to the shipbreakers yard at New Holland. Few realised the historic nature of this vessel, which…

  • NEW CRUISE SHIP: Fincantieri gains P&O Cruises order

    NEW CRUISE SHIP: Fincantieri gains P&O Cruises order

    30th June 2011

    Only a few days after announcing that it would have to shut down two of its shipyards and lay off over 2,500 workers because of a lack of orders, Italy’s Fincantieri announced in early June that it will build a…

  • LIBERTY SHIP: Liberty ship found and lost

    LIBERTY SHIP: Liberty ship found and lost

    30th June 2011

    There are a number of Liberty ship hulls still afloat, most nearly unrecognisable in their present form. One such is the 1942-built Davy Crockett, a war-time product of the Todd-Houston Shipbuilding Corporation at Houston, Texas. The 431ft Liberty survived the…