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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…

  • CUNARD: Dropping British flag

    CUNARD: Dropping British flag

    20th October 2011

    Cunard is to stop sailing under the British flag in order to allow weddings to be held. At present ships registered in the UK are not able to conduct marriages as English law states that weddings have to be conducted…

  • COASTAL CRUISER: Gainfully employed

    COASTAL CRUISER: Gainfully employed

    13th October 2011

    The 2001-built US coastal cruiser Cape May Light, which was used for emergency accommodation in the Caribbean last year following the earthquake in Haiti, found new employment this summer in Canada’s Hudson Strait as an accommodation ship. The vessel was…

  • NEWBUILD: New cable layer developed

    NEWBUILD: New cable layer developed

    5th October 2011

    Cable laying ships have been developing a quite different profile from that of traditional vessels fitted with large cable sheaves for guiding cable directly over the stem. Most have gone to stern-mounted sheaves or roller assemblies, and in the case…

  • BALMORAL: Itinerary blighted again

    BALMORAL: Itinerary blighted again

    29th September 2011

    Waverley Excursion’s Balmoral has again had her south coast itineraries disrupted by bad weather around the south-west tip of England, which delayed the vessel’s passage from the Bristol Channel and resulted in the cancellation of the Bridport (West Bay)-Yarmouth and…

  • CARGO VESSEL: Tyne record-breaker

    CARGO VESSEL: Tyne record-breaker

    29th September 2011

    The 87,052dwt bulker Alam Penting broke records when she arrived on the Tyne from New Orleans on 4 August. At 229m long, the ship is the largest cargo vessel ever to berth at the Port of Tyne, and carried 75,000…

  • SHIP WRECKED: Cargo ship wrecked off South Africa

    SHIP WRECKED: Cargo ship wrecked off South Africa

    29th September 2011

    In late July the 18,000-tonne oil products tanker Phoenix ran aground about 30 miles from Durban, on South Africa’s east coast. The 34-year-old ship, formerly Consel Pride, was heading from Lagos to scrapping yards in India with a skeleton crew…