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  • Cowes Harbour Commission promotes cruise calls to the Isle of Wight

    Cowes Harbour Commission promotes cruise calls to the Isle of Wight

    6th December 2017

    Cowes Harbour Commission is working with Destination Cowes and the Island’s tourism organisation Visit Isle of Wight to promote Cowes as a destination port-of-call for cruise ships, encouraged by the rising demand in the cruise ship market, including the growth in the…

  • Cruise season underway at South African ports

    Cruise season underway at South African ports

    5th December 2017

    More than 20 luxury cruise ships operated by 17 cruise lines will call at South Africa’s ports during the 2017-18 cruise season. Operators that have included the country on their routes are: Costa Crociere, Crystal Cruises, Cunard Lines, Fred. Olsen…

  • Largest dredger built to IRClass delivered in Europe

    Largest dredger built to IRClass delivered in Europe

    3rd December 2017

    The largest dredger built under IRClass rules, Shanti Sagar 17, of 8000 cubic metres capacity, was delivered to the owners ,Adani ports and SEZ Ltd, by IHC Holland BV of the Netherlands, at the end of November 2017. The vessel is a trailing…

  • RFA Wave Knight completes hijack simulation exercise

    RFA Wave Knight completes hijack simulation exercise

    1st December 2017

    The Royal Fleet Auxillary Tanker Wave Knight took part in a security exercise off the Kent coast in November involving various police forces from the South East along with the SAS and SBS taking part. The scenario was that the…

  • Ekofish builds twin-rigger at Damen Maaskant Shipyards

    Ekofish builds twin-rigger at Damen Maaskant Shipyards

    30th November 2017

    The design of the new vessel is the result of collaboration between Ekofish, Damen Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam and Vripack naval architects. The twin-rigger measures 32m in length and has a 9.6m beam. One of the aims of the team has…

  • WinGD X-DF engines to power largest containerships

    WinGD X-DF engines to power largest containerships

    29th November 2017

    Winterthur Gas & Diesel Ltd (WinGD) is pleased to announce that French shipping line CMA CGM, based in Marseille, has chosen WinGD’s largest, 92cm bore, dual-fuel low-speed engine to power what are presently the largest containerships ever ordered. The 12-cylinder…

  • Royal Navy frigates moved round

    Royal Navy frigates moved round

    28th November 2017

    Changes to the base-porting of the Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigates will see some new additions to the flotillas of Portsmouth and Devonport. The Defence Secretary announced a series of moves, which will see the Royal Navy’s eight Type 23…

  • New cruise ship World Dream named In Hong Kong

    New cruise ship World Dream named In Hong Kong

    26th November 2017

    Genting Hong Kong celebrated the arrival of Dream Cruises’ second new ship, World Dream, on 17 November 2017 at the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal with a special christening ceremony to impart good fortune and luck to the vessel. Puan Sri…

  • Wärtsilä to deliver for new Viking Line ferry

    Wärtsilä to deliver for new Viking Line ferry

    24th November 2017

    The technology group Wärtsilä will supply the engines, the navigation system, and a broad scope of other products and systems for a new luxury and environmentally friendly ferry being built for the Finland based operator, Viking Line. The ship is…