Advertisement

CUNARD: Good deed for the day

Cunard Line’s Queen Mary 2 (2003/ 148,528gt) made a 100-mile diversion on her eastbound Atlantic crossing on 26 September to assist Canadian lone rower Mylene Paquette, who was a little over half way from Halifax to Lorient in her quest to become the first North American woman to row solo across the Atlantic.

She had been caught by the tail end of tropical storm Humberto and had lost her satellite phone and anchor and had put out an appeal for assistance. Queen Mary 2 had sailed from New York on 22 September, bound for Southampton, and received the request for assistance three days later.

The ship provided Paquette with two drogue anchors, which had hastily been made by the crew, a new telephone, fresh fruit and vegetables, dried foods, bottled water, tea and coffee, all dropped into the sea in four watertight containers, while her passengers lined the rails and cheered the lone rower, who had been at sea for 83 days and had an estimated 60-70 days to go before reaching France.

Ships Montly - January 2024

Damen’s new offshore charging solutionfor fully electric CTVs

Damen Shipyards Group has developed a new concept for offshore charging, offering a way to dramatically reduce emissions during the operational phase of an...
Advertisement

Related articles

Damen’s new offshore charging solutionfor fully electric CTVs

Damen Shipyards Group has developed a new concept for offshore charging, offering a way to dramatically reduce emissions...

Berg secures Louis Dreyfus Armateurs propulsion package for wind-assisted Airbus ro-ro vessels

At Shanghai on 12 June 2024 BERG Propulsion announced that it had won a contract covering the hybrid...

Ships Monthly July issue out now

SHIPS MONTHLY July 2024 The July 2024 issue of Ships Monthly is out now, and is packed with all...

LNG newbuilding values at record high

The number of LNG newbuilding orders has more than doubled from the same period last year when 34...