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  • NEW CRUISE SHIP: It’s a Breeze for Carnival

    NEW CRUISE SHIP: It’s a Breeze for Carnival

    12th May 2011

    Carnival Cruise Lines’ next big ship, the 130,000gt Carnival Breeze, will enter service in June next year, starting with a series of 12-day Mediterranean voyages before repositioning to Miami, Florida in November for year-round six- and eight-day Caribbean departures. Like…

  • NEW FERRY DESIGN: World-first LNG ferry

    NEW FERRY DESIGN: World-first LNG ferry

    4th May 2011

    Australian shipbuilder Incat Tasmania Pty Ltd has announced that the customer for their world-first high-speed passenger ro-ro ship powered by LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) is the South American company Buquebus. The 99m LNG ship was contracted in November 2010 and…

  • NEW LIFEBOAT: Walton’s first for 58 years

    NEW LIFEBOAT: Walton’s first for 58 years

    4th May 2011

    The new 16m Tamar class lifeboat Irene Muriel Rees arrived at her home of Walton and Frinton on 10 April, escorted by her predecessor Kenneth Thelwall II, the Harwich lifeboat Albert Brown and Clacton’s Atlantic 75, as well as the…

  • FERRY: Irish Sea ferry changes

    FERRY: Irish Sea ferry changes

    4th May 2011

    ISLE OF MANIsle of Man Steam Packet, the world’s oldest continuously operating passenger shipping company, has a new owner. An announcement on 8 April confirmed completion of a refinancing operation by a group of banks headed by Portugal’s Banco Espirito…

  • CONTAINER SHIPS: Hamburg Süd orders boxboats

    CONTAINER SHIPS: Hamburg Süd orders boxboats

    28th April 2011

    German liner operator Hamburg Süd has gone to China’s Shanghai Shipyard for a series of eight new container ships, the first time the company has ordered ships in China. The medium-sized newbuildings have been contracted for at a price of…

  • CARGO CRUISING: Cruising with containers

    CARGO CRUISING: Cruising with containers

    28th April 2011

    French container carrier CMA CGM of Marseilles are offering a 76-day voyage around the world on six of their medium-sized container ships for those who do not like cruise ships. The vessels involved, CMA CGM Blue Whale, Dolphin, Florida, Kingfish,…

  • SHIP DESIGN: Model tested

    SHIP DESIGN: Model tested

    28th April 2011

    Germany’s Hamburg Ship Model Basin (HSVA) has been utilised to test an optimised model of a 9,000TEU container ship being developed by FutureShip, a subsidiary of Germanischer Lloyd and the Marine Design & Research Institute of China. Shipowners Schulte of…

  • MARINE ACCIDENT: Condor in Collision

    MARINE ACCIDENT: Condor in Collision

    28th April 2011

    On the morning of 28 March Condor Ferries’ 86m Incat catamaran Condor Vitesse collided with the French fishing vessel Les Marquises, in foggy conditions north-west of Chausey, in French waters. The ferry was on a crossing between St Malo and…

  • PRESERVED TUG: Calshot moves house

    PRESERVED TUG: Calshot moves house

    28th April 2011

    The tug tender Calshot (pictured at 42 Berth) has moved to a permanent new home in Southampton. After 12 years alongside a busy ro-ro jetty, the 1929-built vessel has been moved to a new position near Town Quay. It is…

  • ROLL-ON ROLL-OFF: Scrapping of Russian ro-ros accelerates

    ROLL-ON ROLL-OFF: Scrapping of Russian ro-ros accelerates

    28th April 2011

    Since publication of the article Soviet Workhorses (see SM, Nov 2009), the scrapping of the one-time class of 22 Leningrad-built ro-ro vessels has accelerated sharply, with only two of 11 vessels then remaining not having been scrapped in the last…