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  • ROLL-ON ROLL-OFF: Scrapping of Russian ro-ros accelerates

    ROLL-ON ROLL-OFF: Scrapping of Russian ro-ros accelerates

    28th April 2011

    Since publication of the article Soviet Workhorses (see SM, Nov 2009), the scrapping of the one-time class of 22 Leningrad-built ro-ro vessels has accelerated sharply, with only two of 11 vessels then remaining not having been scrapped in the last…

  • DISASTER RESCUE: US Navy assists Japan after quake and tsunami

    DISASTER RESCUE: US Navy assists Japan after quake and tsunami

    28th April 2011

    US Navy ships helped search for survivors in the Pacific Ocean after Japan’s massive earthquake in March while several commercial vessels were swept aground and others told to steam far out to sea to escape floating debris, including complete houses.…

  • OFFSHORE SUPPLY: Offshore marriage

    OFFSHORE SUPPLY: Offshore marriage

    28th April 2011

    Japan’s Sanko Steamship and the Hellespont Group of Greece have formed Sanko-Hellespont Offshore Management Pte Ltd in Singapore to provide manning and shipmanagement services to their offshore fleets. This includes four 12,250bhp Anchor Handling Tug Supply vessels (AHTS) and four…

  • INJURED CREWMAN: Crewman lifted off

    INJURED CREWMAN: Crewman lifted off

    28th April 2011

    On 19 March a crew member from RMS St Helena was airlifted to hospital by the Portland Coastguard helicopter Rescue 106 after he fell nine feet between two metal containers. The 23-year-old man suffered a broken arm after the accident,…

  • ROYAL NAVY: Astute submarine shooting

    ROYAL NAVY: Astute submarine shooting

    28th April 2011

    Another unwelcome chapter has been added to the short and checkered history of HMS Astute after a serious firearms incident. The nuclear-powered submarine was alongside Southampton during a port visit when two naval officers were shot without warning by an…

  • CONTAINER SHIPS: Hamburg Süd orders boxboats

    CONTAINER SHIPS: Hamburg Süd orders boxboats

    28th April 2011

    German liner operator Hamburg Süd has gone to China’s Shanghai Shipyard for a series of eight new container ships, the first time the company has ordered ships in China. The medium-sized newbuildings have been contracted for at a price of…

  • CARGO CRUISING: Cruising with containers

    CARGO CRUISING: Cruising with containers

    28th April 2011

    French container carrier CMA CGM of Marseilles are offering a 76-day voyage around the world on six of their medium-sized container ships for those who do not like cruise ships. The vessels involved, CMA CGM Blue Whale, Dolphin, Florida, Kingfish,…

  • SHIP DESIGN: Model tested

    SHIP DESIGN: Model tested

    28th April 2011

    Germany’s Hamburg Ship Model Basin (HSVA) has been utilised to test an optimised model of a 9,000TEU container ship being developed by FutureShip, a subsidiary of Germanischer Lloyd and the Marine Design & Research Institute of China. Shipowners Schulte of…

  • CRUISE NEWS: Auckland’s cruise callers

    CRUISE NEWS: Auckland’s cruise callers

    23rd March 2011

    The New Zealand cruising season was at its peak in February and the Port of Auckland enjoyed a busy time, with a number of days seeing multiple cruiseships alongside at the city wharves as well as several cruise ships calling…

  • SHIPYARD NEWS: Tyneside yard completes ferry refit

    SHIPYARD NEWS: Tyneside yard completes ferry refit

    23rd March 2011

    The A&P Type shipyard has just completed the month-long refit of the P&O ferry Pride of York (1987/31,785gt, ex-Norsea), which left the Tyneside yard after four weeks to resume her role on the Hull-Zeebrugge route. The ship arrived at Hebburn…

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