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  • BULKER: Maiden voyage to Leith

    BULKER: Maiden voyage to Leith

    10th January 2011

    The new bulk carrier Crystalgate (16,950gt) made her maiden call at Leith on 15 November 2010. She is managed by Zodiac Maritime Agencies and owned by Apersal Shipping Ltd, part of the Ofer Brothers Group. The Group, through IsraelCorp, owns…

  • ROYAL CARIBBEAN: Allure arrives for RCI anniversary

    ROYAL CARIBBEAN: Allure arrives for RCI anniversary

    10th January 2011

    Royal Caribbean took delivery of the 5,400-passenger Allure of the Seas at the STX Europe shipyard in Turku, Finland on 28 October 2010, two years after construction began on the second of the two largest cruise ships in the world.…

  • COASTER DETENTION: Detained at Birkenhead

    COASTER DETENTION: Detained at Birkenhead

    10th January 2011

    The Panamanian-registered coaster Most Sky was detained by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency at Birkenhead in November 2010 because of a number of health and safety issues, and the vessel was arrested for non-payment of dues in previous ports. Most…

  • PORT NEWS: New deepwater quay opens

    PORT NEWS: New deepwater quay opens

    10th January 2011

    Peterhead Port Authority’s new all-weather deepwater Smith Embankment quay opened for business in October 2010, on time and within budget. The £33.5 million project, which includes a new 200m berth and 16,000m2 of work area, will create up to 60…

  • COSTA CRUISES: Classica collides in Yangtze

    COSTA CRUISES: Classica collides in Yangtze

    10th January 2011

    Costa Classica (1991/52,926) was involved in a collision with the Belgian bulk carrier Lowlands Longevity (2001/86,848) at the mouth of the Yangtze River at 0446 local time on 18 October 2010, which resulted in a 30m gash along the starboard…

  • PORT NEWS: ‘Big Easy’ on the rebound

    PORT NEWS: ‘Big Easy’ on the rebound

    10th January 2011

    Louisiana’s Port of New Orleans, severely damaged by hurricane Katrina in 2005, has rebounded positively since the hurricane and handled a record number of container ships towards the end of 2010, when 43 vessels called in a single month. Most…

  • NEW LIFEBOAT: First Tamar in Ireland

    NEW LIFEBOAT: First Tamar in Ireland

    10th January 2011

    Tamar lifeboat Killarney was placed on station on 27 October 2010 to become the first Tamar to go into service in Ireland. The new 25-knot boat arrived at her station at 1700 on 13 October and was escorted home by…

  • FRED. OLSEN CRUISES: Weather upsets Boudicca

    FRED. OLSEN CRUISES: Weather upsets Boudicca

    10th January 2011

    Fred. Olsen’s Boudicca (1973/28,388, pictured at Gibraltar on 7 November 2010) was forced to divert to Dublin instead of her scheduled termination port of Holyhead, which was closed because of bad weather which hit the British Isles on 11 November.…

  • Out with the old

    Out with the old

    7th January 2011

    At the beginning of the year Poole’s first ro-ro ferry linkspan was removed for scrap to enable future development at the Dorset port. Opened in 1973 for use by Truckline sailingsto Cherbourg, the 7m wide linkspan was originally provided with…

  • Ships Monthly Now Owned by Kelsey Publishing Ltd

    5th January 2011

    Ships Monthly, the leading international shipping magazine, is now owned by Kelsey Publishing Group, based in Kent. The magazine will continue to be published with its high quality content and photography maintained. But the on sale date will change, and…