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  • P&O sackings questioned by politicans as Pride of Hull departs lay-up

    P&O sackings questioned by politicans as Pride of Hull departs lay-up

    24th March 2022

    British prime minister Boris Johnson has threatened legal action against P&O Ferries after its controversial sacking of  800 seafarers, although he refused to condemn parent company DP World when pressed by opposition leader Kier Starmer in the House of Commons. It appeared…

  • P&O sackings tarnish UK’s maritime reputation

    P&O sackings tarnish UK’s maritime reputation

    23rd March 2022

    The sacking by P&O Ferries of 800 seafarers threatens the UK’s world-leading maritime status and will drastically affect the country’s shipping heritage, former UK Shipping Minister Nus Ghani said. The Conservative MP said the DP World-owned company had undermined efforts…

  • Repercussions of P&O Ferries sackings continue to be felt

    Repercussions of P&O Ferries sackings continue to be felt

    22nd March 2022

    The aftermath of the DP World decision to sack 800 P&O ferry workers continues, with the company’s three cross-Channel ferries still laid up at Dover, and unconfirmed reports of the Irish Sea ships re-entering service. The British government is still…

  • Fourth Salish class ferry delivered to Canada’s BC Ferries

    Fourth Salish class ferry delivered to Canada’s BC Ferries

    19th March 2022

    The Remontowa shipyard at Gdansk, Poland delivered its fourth Salish-class dual-fuel ferry, Salish Heron, to Canada’s BC Ferries earlier in 2022. The new vessel is intended for operation among the Southern Gulf Islands where she will replace the 1965-built diesel-powered…

  • P&O sack 800 crew from ferry operations

    P&O sack 800 crew from ferry operations

    18th March 2022

    P&O Ferries sacked 800 workers on the afternoon of 17 March 2022, saying its survival depended on the ‘difficult but necessary decision’ after a £100 million year-on-year loss. Unions staged sit-ins and lawmakers protested the decision as P&O Ferries warned of…

  • Two new ferries ordered for Calmac’s Islay service

    Two new ferries ordered for Calmac’s Islay service

    15th March 2022

    Scottish government-owned Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL) h as named Cemre Marin Endustri, sister of Cemre Shipyard, as the preferred bidder for building a pair of 95m ro-pax ferries for running the service to Islay. The nationalised Ferguson Shipyard missed…

  • Tallink’s flagship ferry Megastar celebrates five years

    Tallink’s flagship ferry Megastar celebrates five years

    11th March 2022

    Estonian shipping company Tallink’s flagship vessel, fast ferry Megastar, was the centre of attention on 27 January after completing five years of service on the Tallinn-Helsinki route. Since then, the 49,000gt flagship has been plying the eastern Baltic for 1,816…

  • Viking Glory created by top names in shipbuilding

    Viking Glory created by top names in shipbuilding

    8th March 2022

    The planning and technology behind Viking Line’s new flagship, Viking Glory, is nearly 100 per cent the result of Finnish work. The work was carried out by the company’s own experts together with trusted partners such as Wärtsilä, ABB and…

  • HRH The Princess Royal meets UK volunteers on The Global Mercy

    HRH The Princess Royal meets UK volunteers on The Global Mercy

    7th March 2022

    HRH The Princess Royal became Patron of Mercy Ships International in 2021, and commemorated the launch of the charity’s new hospital ship, The Global Mercy, visiting the ship on 4 March 2022. HRH The Princess Royal travelled to Rotterdam to…

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