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  • Preserved ship: Ice-breaker’s centenary

    Preserved ship: Ice-breaker’s centenary

    19th September 2014

    On 19 June at Tallinn’s Seaplane Harbour, part of the Estonian Maritime Museum, the 100th anniversary of the preserved ice-breaker Suur Tõll (named after the Estonian folklore figure Toell the Great) was celebrated. Built as Mikhail Fedorovich, she was the…

  • LNG-fuelled tankers: LNG options taken up

    LNG-fuelled tankers: LNG options taken up

    8th September 2014

    Terntank Rederi A/S of Skagen, Denmark has exercised its options to add two more LNG-fuelled 15,000dwt tankers to the two it ordered from China’s AVIC Dingheng Shipbuilding Co, Ltd towards the end of last year (see SM, March). The four…

  • NEW LIFEBOAT: Latest Shannon named

    NEW LIFEBOAT: Latest Shannon named

    1st September 2014

    The fourth of the new 13m Shannon class lifeboat formally began her service with the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) when she was named and dedicated at a ceremony at the RNLI College in Poole, Dorset on 17 July 2014…

  • NAVAL SUPPORT: Ready for all weathers

    NAVAL SUPPORT: Ready for all weathers

    25th August 2014

    Andrew Weir Shipping has been awarded the contract for the support and maintenance of HMS Protector (A173) following a competitive tendering process. HMS Protector is the Royal Navy’s Ice Patrol Ship, and is deployed on operations for 334 days per…

  • Shipyard news: Turkish delight

    Shipyard news: Turkish delight

    25th August 2014

    Turkey has become Europe’s biggest shipbuilder, and the ships it has been building have become increasingly sophisticated. Recently completed by the Tersan Shipyard in Istanbul for Germany’s Gesellschaft für Öltransporte mbH (GEFO) is the 6,336dwt chemical tanker Fidelio, which recently…

  • Record breaker: World’s largest vessel nears completion

    Record breaker: World’s largest vessel nears completion

    20th August 2014

    A vessel specifically built for installing and removing topsides and jackets of large offshore oil and gas platforms in one lift – and now considered the largest ship in the world because of its extreme measurements of 382m by 124m…

  • Cruise Ship: Costa Concordia’s final voyage

    Cruise Ship: Costa Concordia’s final voyage

    20th August 2014

    The cruise ship Costa Concordia, which was wrecked off Giglio Island, Italy in January 2012 with 3,206 passengers and 1,023 crew on board, was safely moored at the Port of Genoa Voltri, Italy on 27 July at the end of…

  • The CRUISE Show

    14th August 2014

    The CRUISE Show is Europe’s leading event dedicated to discovering a world of voyages – perfect for both those new to cruising and needing help to plan their first voyage, and experienced cruisers looking for inspiration for their next holiday…

  • LAID-UP FERRY: Three bidders for laid-up Atlântida

    LAID-UP FERRY: Three bidders for laid-up Atlântida

    11th August 2014

    After sitting idle since completion, the unwanted Portuguese ferry Atlântida has found a buyer. Built in 2009 by Estaleiros Navais de Viana do Castelo (ENVC) for Atlânticoline and rejected after sea trials due to an inability to meet her service…

  • SHIPYARD NEWS: Cammell Laird targets ferries

    SHIPYARD NEWS: Cammell Laird targets ferries

    4th August 2014

    Birkenhead shipyard Cammell Laird has undertaken considerable work on ‘bespoke environmental’ packages for ferries. The yard docked 24 ferries between 2013 and the beginning of 2014 and also carried out a further 24 afloat repairs for ferry operators. During 2013…

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