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  • FRED OLSEN: Big Winner At ‘Cruise International Awards’

    FRED OLSEN: Big Winner At ‘Cruise International Awards’

    27th October 2011

    Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has swept the board at the first-ever ‘Cruise International Awards’, held at the Soho Hotel, London on 14 September. The cruise line won the accolade of Cruise Line of the Year in the new awards, which…

  • TALL SHIPS: Capital Of Culture Competition

    TALL SHIPS: Capital Of Culture Competition

    27th October 2011

    To honour Turku’s European Capital of Culture status this year, Sail Training International organised a post-Tall Ships Race two-leg competition covering Klaipeda-Turku-Gdynia starting on 21 August. This gave participants in the TS Race, which finished in Halmstad on 8 August,…

  • HOSPITAL SHIP: Former USS Sanctuary Goes For Scrap

    HOSPITAL SHIP: Former USS Sanctuary Goes For Scrap

    27th October 2011

    The former USS Sanctuary (AH 17), the last of the US Navy’s Haven class hospital ships, is being broken up for scrap at the Esco yard in Brownsville Texas following a long-distance tow from her final lay-up berth at Baltimore,…

  • NEW PATROL BOATS: Swiftships’ swift boats for Iraq

    NEW PATROL BOATS: Swiftships’ swift boats for Iraq

    27th October 2011

    The Swiftships yard at Morgan City, Louisiana is continuing to turn out a number of 35m patrol boats for the Iraqi Navy, with the lead unit of the series, P-301, delivered at the end of last year and the second…

  • SEISMIC RESEARCH: Latest X-Bow Vessel Delivered

    SEISMIC RESEARCH: Latest X-Bow Vessel Delivered

    27th October 2011

    Norway’s Ulstein yard at Ulsteinvik has delivered its latest X-bow vessel, the seismic research ship Oceanic Sirius, to a joint venture consisting of Eidesvik and CGGVeritas. Like her sister Oceanic Vega, delivered in July 2010, Oceanic Sirius was designed and…

  • COMPANY NEWS: Steady Results For ICG

    COMPANY NEWS: Steady Results For ICG

    27th October 2011

    Irish Continental Group chairman John McGuckian is encouraged by the performance of the Irish Ferries parent in the first six months of 2011 despite operating profit dropping 26.1 per cent to €6.5 million on revenue up 3.4 per cent to…

  • ASSAULT VESSEL: HMS Bulwark Supports Boat Show

    ASSAULT VESSEL: HMS Bulwark Supports Boat Show

    27th October 2011

    One of the Royal Navy’s largest ships, the 18,000-tonne Albion class amphibious assault vessel and landing ship HMS Bulwark, arrived at Southampton on 22 September for a four-day visit in support of the PSP Southampton Boat Show. HMS Bulwark hosted…

  • MEMORIAL: Titanic Memorial Unveiled

    MEMORIAL: Titanic Memorial Unveiled

    27th October 2011

    A memorial to the more than 4,000 victims of the UK’s worst maritime disaster was unveiled by Alex Salmond, Scotland’s First Minister, on the site of William Beardmore’s shipyard, Clydebank, on 1 October. The memorial, sited on the exact spot…

  • PLATFORM SUPPORT: LNG-fuelled US-flag first

    PLATFORM SUPPORT: LNG-fuelled US-flag first

    27th October 2011

    European owners have been operating platform supply vessels fitted with engines capable of burning LNG as a fuel for some time now, but American owners have lagged behind. Recently, however, New Orleans-based Harvey Gulf Marine has selected Trinity Offshore, a…

  • RETURNNG HOME: HMS Brocklesby Arrives In Grimsby

    RETURNNG HOME: HMS Brocklesby Arrives In Grimsby

    27th October 2011

    The minehunter HMS Brocklesby arrived in Grimsby on 26 September for an affiliated visit and a welcome home for her commanding officer, Lieutenant Commander James Byron, who was born and raised in nearby Barton-Upon-Humber. After keeping shipping lanes off Libya…