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  • RO-RO FERRY: Heaviest cargo ever

    RO-RO FERRY: Heaviest cargo ever

    27th July 2011

    What is believed to be the heaviest cargo ever carried by Brittany Ferries, and certainly the heaviest handled by the ro-ro freighter Cotentin (2007/22,542gt) and the Port of Poole, arrived at the Dorset port from Cherbourg on the morning of…

  • 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…

  • FISHING VESSEL: Trawlers in London

    FISHING VESSEL: Trawlers in London

    27th July 2011

    From 6 to 12 June the state-of-the-art pelagic Peterhead trawler Lunar Bow (PD265) was moored alongside HMS Belfast. The visit was timed to coincide with Seafarers’ Awareness Week, whichwas organised by the Royal National Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen and…

  • NEW CRUISE SHIP: Costa’s latest launched in Venice

    NEW CRUISE SHIP: Costa’s latest launched in Venice

    27th July 2011

    Costa Cruises’ new flagship was delivered by Fincantieri’s Marghera Shipyard in June. Costa Favolosa, the 15th vessel in Costa Cruises’ fleet, is 114,500gt and has a capacity of 3,800 guests making her the largest cruise ship flying the Italian flag.…

  • 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…