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  • SHIELDHALL: Historic steamship needs £80,000

    SHIELDHALL: Historic steamship needs £80,000

    10th March 2011

    One of the country’s most important historic steamships has launched an appeal for survival. Registered charity The Solent Steam Packet has launched an emergency appeal for £80,000 to secure the future of SS Shieldhall, the historic steam-driven ship based at…

  • PORT NEWS: Linkspan collapses

    PORT NEWS: Linkspan collapses

    10th March 2011

    The collapse of a linkspan at Cherbourg on 30 November 2010 claimed the life of a port worker. Following the sailing of a ferry from berth 3, the linkspan was in the process of being operated to its parked position…

  • ICE BOUND SHIPS: Ships stuck in Great Lakes

    ICE BOUND SHIPS: Ships stuck in Great Lakes

    10th March 2011

    Heavy winter weather on the North American Great Lakes placed two cargo ships in difficulty just before Christmas. On 22 December 2010 the US Coast Guard cutters Biscayne Bay and Mackinaw were dispatched to break ice in the lower end…

  • CRUISE INDUSTRY: Cruise incidents cause concern

    CRUISE INDUSTRY: Cruise incidents cause concern

    10th March 2011

    Equipment failures on two well known cruise ships, Carnival Cruise’s Carnival Splendor and Cunard’s Queen Mary 2, have been serious enough to generate international safety alerts. In the case of Carnival Splendor, which suffered an engine room fire off Mexico,…

  • FISHING VESSEL: Profile of a mystery ship

    FISHING VESSEL: Profile of a mystery ship

    10th March 2011

    The profile of some ships presents a question mark as to their exact employment. One such is Thorshovdi, recently seen at Punta Arenas, Chile. The hull would appear to be that of a small container ship but what about all…

  • CARNIVAL: Splendor returns to service

    10th March 2011

    Carnival’s 2006-built Carnival Splendor, which was damaged by an engine room fire off Mexico in November (see SM, Jan/Feb 2011), departed San Diego for San Francisco under her own power on 21 January. She received over US$56 million in additional…

  • ROYAL NAVY: Farewell to HMS Chatham

    ROYAL NAVY: Farewell to HMS Chatham

    10th March 2011

    The frigate HMS Chatham paid her final visit to Tyneside on 20 January when she sailed into North Shields for the start of a routine four-day visit to Tyneside. She berthed at Northumbrian Quay in the afternoon. After her visit,…

  • US NAVY: Another transport ship

    US NAVY: Another transport ship

    10th March 2011

    The Northrop Grumman-built amphibious transport dock ship Arlington (LPD 24), the eighth ship of the San Antonio class, was launched at the company’s Pascagoula facility on 23 November 2010. The shipyard, which is to become known as Huntington Ingalls Industries,…

  • PORTS OF CALL: Solar power for LA cruise terminal

    PORTS OF CALL: Solar power for LA cruise terminal

    10th March 2011

    The latest cruise ships have been doing their part to save energy through the adoption of energy alternatives, and cruise terminals are now following their example. In the past year the Port of Los Angeles completed a US$10.8 million project…

  • NEW CRUISE SHIP: Carnival Magic floated

    NEW CRUISE SHIP: Carnival Magic floated

    10th March 2011

    The new US$740 million Carnival Dream was floated out by Fincantieri at its Monfalcone yard in Italy in August 2010 (above) and is due to enter service in May. The 130,000gt ship, the second in Carnival’s Dream class, was ordered…