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  • New lifeboat: First of a kind named

    New lifeboat: First of a kind named

    30th September 2013

    The first of the new 13m Shannon class all-weather lifeboats was named and dedicated on 11 July 2013 at a special ceremony at the RNLI’s Lifeboat College, Poole. Named Jock and Annie Slater after a former RNLI Chairman Sir Jock…

  • Channel Islands: Heulin-Renouf go out of business

    Channel Islands: Heulin-Renouf go out of business

    27th September 2013

    After carrying freight to and from the Channel Islands for almost 80 years, latterly with a two-ship lift-on/lift-off operation from Southampton and Cherbourg to Jersey, Guernsey and Alderney by Huelin Dispatch and Huelin Endeavour, St Helier-based Huelin-Renouf filed for bankruptcy…

  • CRUISE SHIP: Concordia salvage in the spotlight

    CRUISE SHIP: Concordia salvage in the spotlight

    26th September 2013

    The righting of the stricken cruise ship Costa Concordia was undertaken in the full glare of the world’s media throughout Monday 16 September. Crowley Maritime’s TITAN Salvage subsidiary and the Italian firm Micoperi were ready to get the process going…

  • IceBreaker: In service after seven years

    IceBreaker: In service after seven years

    19th September 2013

    The US Coast Guard icebreaker Polar Star (WAGB-10) is back in service after almost seven years out of commission, and at a reactivation cost of over $90 million. The 1976-built ship, which can break ice 21ft thick, has been on…

  • Supplying the platforms

    Supplying the platforms

    12th September 2013

    Mexican offshore operator Naviera Integral have signed a contract for two Damen Fast Crew Suppliers 5009 with Damen Shipyards. Naviera Integral will use the new craft to serve its client PEMEX, delivering personnel and cargo from and to platforms in…

  • Paddle Steamer: Moved to Dorset

    Paddle Steamer: Moved to Dorset

    5th September 2013

    The small paddle steamer Monarch (pictured) has started a new lease of life in Dorset. Launched at Chatham Historic Dockyard in 1994, the 42ft vessel is powered by a compound diagonal steam engine rescued from a factory and converted to…

  • SHIPBUILDING: Daewoo shipyard for sale?

    SHIPBUILDING: Daewoo shipyard for sale?

    29th August 2013

    The Dole Food Company plans to replace its reefer fleet serving the eastern Pacific between South and North America with a series of three larger vessels, which are to be delivered between 2015 and 2016 at a cost of about…

  • NEW FLEET: Dole to replace reefers

    NEW FLEET: Dole to replace reefers

    12th August 2013

    The Dole Food Company plans to replace its reefer fleet serving the eastern Pacific between South and North America with a series of three larger vessels, which are to be delivered between 2015 and 2016 at a cost of about…

  • CONTAINER SHIP: MOL Comfort sinks

    CONTAINER SHIP: MOL Comfort sinks

    5th August 2013

    On 17 June at around 1200, in high winds and heavy 6m seas, the container ship MOL Comfort suffered a crack amidships and began taking on water. The vessel was approximately 200 miles from the Yemini coast at while en…

  • NEW BUILD: Con-ro launched

    NEW BUILD: Con-ro launched

    29th July 2013

    German shipbuilder Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft has launched the 210m long con-ro ship Oceanex Connaigra for St John’s, Newfoundland-based Oceanex and will deliver the vessel later this year. A service speed of 20 knots will be provided by two MAN 7L48/60 CR…

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