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  • DREDGER: New suction hopper dredger

    DREDGER: New suction hopper dredger

    24th August 2011

    On 21 January 2011 a new 30,000m3 trailing suction hopper dredger and sand carrier took to the water at the IHC Merwede shipyard in Krimpen aan den IJssel In the Netherlands. Built for the Belgian group DEME (Dredging, Environmental and…

  • COSTA CRUISES: Romantica to be revitalised

    COSTA CRUISES: Romantica to be revitalised

    24th August 2011

    Costa Cruises’ new 114,500gt Costa Favolosa was delivered in July, and Costa Fascinosa enters service in spring 2012. These sisterships, which each cost €510 million and can carry 3,800 passengers, bring to nine the number of newbuilds ordered by the…

  • COASTER: Different cargo for Barrow Haven

    COASTER: Different cargo for Barrow Haven

    24th August 2011

    An unusual ship arrived at the small quay at Barrow Haven, under the Humber Bridge, in June. Normally this quay only caters for packaged timber traffic, but on 30 June the 1,205dwt coaster Ala arrived with large blocks of wrapped…

  • C&M VOYAGES: 64 cruises on offer

    C&M VOYAGES: 64 cruises on offer

    24th August 2011

    Cruise & Maritime Voyages will be offering no fewer than 64 cruises from ports in the UK aboard Marco Polo (1965/22,080gt) and Ocean Countess (1976/16,795gt) in 2012. As the company enters its third year of operations, it is hoping to…

  • BULKERS: Larger ships for the Baltic

    BULKERS: Larger ships for the Baltic

    24th August 2011

    Over the past 20 years, since the break-up of the Soviet bloc, increasing trade with Baltic nations has resulted in a massively increased demand for container ships for the feeder trades between Bremerhaven/Hamburg and Baltic ports, operating via the Kiel…

  • OCEANIA CRUISES: Riviera takes to the water

    OCEANIA CRUISES: Riviera takes to the water

    24th August 2011

    Oceania Cruises’ new 1,250-passenger Riviera was floated out of her construction dock at Fincantieri’s Sestri Ponente shipyard in Genoa on 16 July and moved to her fitting-out berth. All the signature features of her sistership Marina, which debuted last January,…

  • CABLE LAYER: Tyneside yard staying busy

    CABLE LAYER: Tyneside yard staying busy

    24th August 2011

    A&P Group started work in July on the 1996-built cable layer European Supporter (9,227gt), owned by P&O Maritime Services Australia, a new client for the yard. The Tyne yard will be carrying out conversion work on the cable-laying vessel. The…

  • LOUIS CRUISES: Louis in Cuba

    LOUIS CRUISES: Louis in Cuba

    24th August 2011

    It is being reported that Louis Cruise Lines has joined forces with a Canadian company called Cuba Cruise to operate Louis Cristal (1980/25,611gt) as Cuba Cristal for a series of 15 weekly cruises around Cuba from Havana this winter. The…

  • HISTORIC CARGO SHIPS: Sea Racers scrapped

    HISTORIC CARGO SHIPS: Sea Racers scrapped

    24th August 2011

    Twin cargo ships representing American President Lines’ first move towards dedicated container ship tonnage are being broken up for scrap in the US, the 1961-built President Lincoln as Lincoln at Mare Island, California and sistership President Tyler as President at…

  • CASPI CRUISES: Israeli Caspi goes nowhere

    CASPI CRUISES: Israeli Caspi goes nowhere

    24th August 2011

    Israeli-based Caspi Cruises has ceased operations, with both Mirage I (1973/14,264gt) and Rio (1971/16,710gt) arrested and laid up at Ashdod on 17 May and 19 June respectively. The 320 crew members of Rio, formerly Louis Cruises’ The Aegean Pearl, refused…