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  • FERRY LINK: New terminal for Gosport

    FERRY LINK: New terminal for Gosport

    27th July 2011

    After a number of unseasonal weather-related delays, Gosport Borough Council took delivery of its brand-new covered linkspan and pontoon on 22 June. The £5 million glass and metal structure, fabricated by Ravestein in Deest, Netherlands, was delivered on a crane…

  • 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…

  • SHIP LOSS: Tragic loss of Yarmouth Navigator

    SHIP LOSS: Tragic loss of Yarmouth Navigator

    30th June 2011

    After having safely made the journey from the river Dart, where she had been laid up for a number of years, to Plymouth Yacht Marina, at the mouth of Cattlewater, Clovelly Bay, the historic motor vessel Navigator got into difficulty…

  • MERCY CRUISE: Cruise of kindness

    MERCY CRUISE: Cruise of kindness

    30th June 2011

    A cruise not so well publicised, and not available to the general public this year, was that of Mitsui OSK Lines’ 1989-built cruise ship Fuji Maru, which journeyed from port to port in northern Japan providing free day-use services, such…

  • HISTORIC SUBMARINE: New home for historic Russian submarine

    HISTORIC SUBMARINE: New home for historic Russian submarine

    30th June 2011

    The Russian Foxtrot class submarine U475, which has been a semi-permanent fixture on the river Medway at Rochester, could soon be moving to a new home at Faversham if ambitious plans come to fruition. The Cold War submarine, built in…

  • BULK CARRIERS: Handymax log movers

    BULK CARRIERS: Handymax log movers

    30th June 2011

    Louis Dreyfus Armateurs SAS of France has become the first shipowner to order the new B.delta37 standard bulk carrier design drawn up by Finland’s Deltamarin. Four of the 180m by 30m Handymax vessels are to be built by China’s Tianjin…

  • SERVICE VESSEL: Edda accommodation

    SERVICE VESSEL: Edda accommodation

    30th June 2011

    Norway’s Østensjø Rederi AS has taken delivery of the 130m (426ft) by 27m (85ft) accommodation and service vessel Edda Fides from Spain’s Astillerios H. J. Barreras at Vigo. Unique in the offshore trades, the 7,500dwt ship has accommodation for a…

  • CARGO VESSEL: End of the road

    CARGO VESSEL: End of the road

    30th June 2011

    On 19 April the veteran Sea Profiler (1,082gt) slipped away from William Wright Dock in Hull to sail the short voyage across the Humber to the shipbreakers yard at New Holland. Few realised the historic nature of this vessel, which…

  • 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…

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