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  • NEW CRUISE SHIP: Fincantieri gains P&O Cruises order

    NEW CRUISE SHIP: Fincantieri gains P&O Cruises order

    30th June 2011

    Only a few days after announcing that it would have to shut down two of its shipyards and lay off over 2,500 workers because of a lack of orders, Italy’s Fincantieri announced in early June that it will build a…

  • LIBERTY SHIP: Liberty ship found and lost

    LIBERTY SHIP: Liberty ship found and lost

    30th June 2011

    There are a number of Liberty ship hulls still afloat, most nearly unrecognisable in their present form. One such is the 1942-built Davy Crockett, a war-time product of the Todd-Houston Shipbuilding Corporation at Houston, Texas. The 431ft Liberty survived the…

  • RESEARCH SHIP: Canadian hybrid

    RESEARCH SHIP: Canadian hybrid

    30th June 2011

    British Columbia’s University of Victoria has been collaborating with BMT Fleet Technology of Ottawa, Canada on the conversion the former Canadian Coast Guard vessel Tsekoa II into a hybrid research ship. Currently measuring 26.7m by 7.25m, the vessel is to…

  • BULK CARRIER: Indian Navy foils pirates

    BULK CARRIER: Indian Navy foils pirates

    30th June 2011

    A bulk carrier that featured in a well-publicised grounding off the Norwegian coast in 2009 (see SM, Oct 2009), the 26,758dwt Full City, has survived a pirate attack thanks to the efforts of the Indian and Turkish navies. Owned by…

  • CLASSIFICATION: WTIV newbuilds

    CLASSIFICATION: WTIV newbuilds

    8th June 2011

    Germany’s Germanischer Lloyd (GL) has become the leading classification society for Wind Turbine Installation Vessels (WTIVs) after having secured mandates for newbuilding classification on 16 WTIVs being built. These include projects by Swire Blue Ocean and Beluga Hochtief Offshore. Ithas…

  • WINDFARM WORKERS: A&P service Seajacks

    WINDFARM WORKERS: A&P service Seajacks

    1st June 2011

    A&P Falmouth undertook a contract to make two 100-tonne blade racks to hold turbine blades on two ships used for windfarm working. The ships, Seajacks Leviathan and Seajacks Kraken, are to be used to install and maintain the Walney 2…

  • WIND POWER: Cargill go fly a kite

    WIND POWER: Cargill go fly a kite

    27th May 2011

    Grain transporter Cargill has signed an agreement with Germany’s SkySails to use wind power technology to reduce greenhouse gas emissions on its ships. Cargill plans to install a 320m2 SkySails kite on one of its handysize vessels, which the company…

  • PORT NEWS: Eventful times in Galway port

    PORT NEWS: Eventful times in Galway port

    27th May 2011

    An investigation is under way into the cause of an accident at Galway Harbour on 7 April in which three men were injured after a cable snapped on a crane which was lifting former Aran Islands ferry Clann na nOilean…

  • NORTH SEA ACCIDENT: Drill platform collision

    NORTH SEA ACCIDENT: Drill platform collision

    27th May 2011

    Production on the Magnus Platform was shut down for approximately 24 hours on 22 April following contact between the Emergency Response and Rescue Vessel (ERRV) Grampian Defender and the installation. Although an investigation into the incident is ongoing, it is…

  • PRESERVED FERRY: Historic ferry sinking

    PRESERVED FERRY: Historic ferry sinking

    27th May 2011

    At the of April the former ferry Caledonian Princess, now Tuxedo Royale, took in more water which caused her to sink further and she is now resting on the river bed at her Middlesbrough berth, just downstream from the Transporter…