• TANKER: Cowes Week collision

    TANKER: Cowes Week collision

    29th September 2011

    As widely reported in the national press, the 123,581dwt crude oil tanker Hanne Knutsen was involved in a collision off Egypt Point, Isle of Wight with the racing vessel Atlanta on the first day of racing during Cowes Week in…

  • CRUISE SHIPS: Bad weather hits Dover cruise callers

    CRUISE SHIPS: Bad weather hits Dover cruise callers

    29th September 2011

    Southampton hosted a couple of unexpected cruise visitors that had been diverted due to a severe storm that lashed Northwest Europe in September. Both vessels were due to call at Dover on 6 September but were diverted from the port,…

  • ALL LEISURE: All Leisure expands

    ALL LEISURE: All Leisure expands

    29th September 2011

    All Leisure Holidays, parent group of Swan Hellenic Cruises, Voyages of Discovery and Hebridean Island Cruises, is investing more than £35 million in building up its fleet and refurbishing existing vessels. The 550-passenger Alexander von Humboldt (1990/15,343gt), which the group…

  • PORT NEWS: Under new management

    PORT NEWS: Under new management

    29th September 2011

    In July Berwick Harbour Commissioners announced losses of £63,312 for 2010 on the back of a similar deficit in 2009. In an effort to turn things round, a deal was struck for the Berwick Harbour Commissioners to take over the…

  • ROYAL NAVY: HMS Albion arrives in Liverpool

    21st September 2011

    HMS Albion, one of the Royal Navy’s largest warships, arrived in Liverpool for a six-day visit. The 18,000 tonne amphibious assault ship was moored at Liverpool’s cruise liner terminal, and the visit included a parade through Chester by the ship’s…

  • COMPANY PURCHASE: MJM Marine to Buy Company In Administration

    21st September 2011

    It is believed that joinery and fit-out firm MJM Marine is in discussions to buy Essex-based Pedley Furniture International, which went into administration earlier this year. MJM has already been operating Pedley’s factory under licence and would give the company…

  • SHIPWRECK: Footage of 1859 Royal Charter to be Shown

    14th September 2011

    When the steam clipper Royal Charter was smashed on the rocks off Anglesey in October 1859 on her return from Melbourne, 459 passengers and crew went down with her. The ship, laden with gold, was shipwrecked by a force 12…

  • ROYAL NAVY: HMS Scott Departs on New Mission

    14th September 2011

    After returning to Plymouth in April for maintenance and helping to celebrate the centenary of the Terra Nova expedition to Antarctica led by Captain Scott, HMS Scott has now left Devonport Naval Base. A hydrographic survey veseel, the ship will…

  • CARNIVAL CRUISES: Major refit for Destiny

    CARNIVAL CRUISES: Major refit for Destiny

    7th September 2011

    Carnival Cruise Lines is sending Carnival Destiny (1996/101,353gt) to Grand Bahama Shipyard, Freeport for a month-long extensive refit in early 2013, by which time she will be 17 years old. The Lido deck is to be completely restyled and the…

  • TANKERS: Korea Line Corp tankers sold

    TANKERS: Korea Line Corp tankers sold

    7th September 2011

    The financial failure of South Korea’s Korea Line Corporation (KLC) earlier thisyear has seen a number of the carrier’s ships sold off in recent months. In April Scorpio Tankers acquired KLC’s medium-range tankers Blue Coral and Blue Diamond, both built…