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  • PORT NEWS: ‘Tank’ goodness for Guinness

    PORT NEWS: ‘Tank’ goodness for Guinness

    24th April 2013

    Dun Laoghaire Harbour, whose sole commercial customer is Stena Line’s HSS fast craft from Holyhead, welcomed its first cargo ship in more than two decades when Myrte (2008/6,120gt) docked on 17 February. Two more cargo ships arrived later, the largest…

  • HISTORIC STEAMER: Sailing dates for the year

    HISTORIC STEAMER: Sailing dates for the year

    24th April 2013

    In early April it was announced that The Solent Steam Packet Limited (TSSP) has received a £1.4 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to pay for work on the historic Southampton-based steamer Shieldhall. A three-year project Saving Shieldhall– Learning…

  • MOD Tugs: Gone where?

    MOD Tugs: Gone where?

    24th April 2013

    Two former Ministry of Defence tugs disappeared without trace after being smuggled out of a Cornish port during the early hours of 3 March. The 151-tonne Dog class pair, Juliette Pride I (ex-Sheepdog, pictured) and Juliette Pride II (ex-Husky), had…

  • COMPANY NEWS: Mitsui OSK to trim fleet

    COMPANY NEWS: Mitsui OSK to trim fleet

    31st March 2013

    In a major cost-cutting move, Japan’s Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) has indicated it will sell, scrap or return ships and cancel charter contracts on at least 70 vessels in order to reduce its free tonnage from 250 to 180 ships.…

  • SHIP AGROUND: Airbus ro-ro goes aground in river

    SHIP AGROUND: Airbus ro-ro goes aground in river

    27th March 2013

    In late January, with high winds gusting to 55 knots, the ro-ro ferry Ciudad de Cadiz (2009/15,643gt) broke free of her moorings at Mostyn, North Wales and became grounded on Salisbury Bank just outside the port. She had been waiting…

  • CRUISE SHIP: Discovery detained

    CRUISE SHIP: Discovery detained

    27th March 2013

    The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) detained the 1972-built cruise ship Discovery at Portland Port in late February after the crew were unable to launch lifeboats in a pre-cruise safety drill. The passengers, whose cruise was cancelled, were paid around…

  • NEW LIFEBOAT: New Anglesey life-saver

    NEW LIFEBOAT: New Anglesey life-saver

    27th March 2013

    The new £2.7 million 16m Tamar lifeboat Kiwi arrived at her Anglesey home of Moelfre on 4 March to a warm welcome from hundreds of local people and well-wishers who lined the coast path to watch as the new lifeboat…

  • NEW BUILDS: LNG-fuelled fish feeders

    NEW BUILDS: LNG-fuelled fish feeders

    27th March 2013

    Two more LNG-fuelled fish feed transporters are to be completed for operation in Norway following the earlier delivery of Høydal from Turkey’s Tersan Shipyard. The latest two, to be built by Fiskerstrand BLRT AS in Ålesund, have been ordered by…

  • ANCHOR HANDLER: Damen’s new design

    ANCHOR HANDLER: Damen’s new design

    5th March 2013

    In February Damen Shipyards Group introduced its newly-designed Damen AHTS 200 (pictured), a deepwater Anchor Handling Tug Supplier able to operate in water depths in excess of 3,000m. The AHTS 200 is the latest addition to the Damen Offshore Series.…

  • COMPANY NEWS: Hapag-Lloyd and Hamburg Süd to merge?

    COMPANY NEWS: Hapag-Lloyd and Hamburg Süd to merge?

    28th February 2013

    Germany’s two premier shipping lines, Hapag Lloyd and Hamburg Süd, have announced that they are again in discussion over a possible merger. The world’s sixth and 12th largest box lines said in a joint statement that their executive boards, ‘in…

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