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  • BC FERRIES: Ready for retirement

    BC FERRIES: Ready for retirement

    24th January 2013

    Canada’s BC Ferries is planning to retire another two of its older ferries, the 1960s-built Queen of Nanaimo and Queen of Burnaby, which are considered to be too old for updating with new dual-fuel burning engines. Designed by Phillip Spaulding,…

  • TANKERS: Scorpio adds to its tanker fleet

    TANKERS: Scorpio adds to its tanker fleet

    24th January 2013

    Scorpio Tankers Inc is one of the world’s newer tanker companies, having been launched in 2010 through an initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange. However, it is also part of the Scorpio Group which, through its various…

  • CONTAINER SHIPS: First LNG-burning container ships ordered

    CONTAINER SHIPS: First LNG-burning container ships ordered

    24th January 2013

    America’s TOTE Inc has finalised a contract with the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard at San Diego, California covering the construction of two liquefied natural gas (LNG)-fuelled 3,100TEU container ships plus options for three more. When completed in late 2015 and…

  • FERRY – Destination Turkey?

    FERRY – Destination Turkey?

    4th January 2013

    A near two year lay-up on the Thames for former P&O Ferries vessel Pride of Dover (1987/26,433gt) ended on 29 November 2012 with departure under tow by German tug Eide Fighter and a final destination believed to be Tuzla, Turkey.…

  • RESEARCH SHIP – Nuclear caller in New Zealand

    RESEARCH SHIP – Nuclear caller in New Zealand

    28th December 2012

    New Zealand has been renowned since the 1980s for its status as a nuclear-free nation, and since then no nuclear-powered or nuclear-armed vessel has been welcomed in any of the country’s ports. However, at the end of November 2012 the…

  • PRESERVED SHIP – HMS Belfast celebrates 75 years

    PRESERVED SHIP – HMS Belfast celebrates 75 years

    28th December 2012

    St Patrick’s Day in mid-March will mark 75 years since HMS Belfast was first launched in 1938. Ordered by the Admiralty in 1936 and launched by Mrs Neville Chamberlain, HMS Belfast is one of the last surviving World War II…

  • Bulker – Delayed exit for bulker

    Bulker – Delayed exit for bulker

    28th December 2012

    The Chinese-flagged bulk carrier Hua Heng 166 (2011/32,965gt) arrived at the port of Portland (pictured below) in November 2012 for emergency repair work, assisted into harbour by the local tug Maiden Castle. Repairs were needed after the bulker, which had…

  • New ferry – Condor plan Weymouth return

    New ferry – Condor plan Weymouth return

    28th December 2012

    Regular sailings by Condor Ferries’ fast craft from Weymouth to the Channel Islands and France will resume on 17 July subject to repair works being completed to repair damage to the harbour wall, which forced all sailings to be switched…

  • RESCUE AWARD – Rescue recognition for crew

    RESCUE AWARD – Rescue recognition for crew

    28th December 2012

    Officers and crew of the Crowley Maritime Corp-managed vessel Ocean Titan were recently honoured with a 2012 Admiral of the Ocean Sea (AOTOS) Mariners’ Plaque for demonstrating heroism at sea during the United Seamen’s Service’s (USS) annual AOTOS awards ceremony…

  • CLIPPER: City of Adelaide Rescue

    CLIPPER: City of Adelaide Rescue

    21st March 2012

    There have been calls to rethink plans to move the world’s oldest surviving clipper, City of Adelaide, to Australia. The Sunderland-built ship is due to be transported from Irvine, North Ayrshire, after an Australian group was named preferred bidder. However,…

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