Waterfront

  • LIBERTY SHIP: Liberty ship found and lost

    LIBERTY SHIP: Liberty ship found and lost

    30th June 2011

    There are a number of Liberty ship hulls still afloat, most nearly unrecognisable in their present form. One such is the 1942-built Davy Crockett, a war-time product of the Todd-Houston Shipbuilding Corporation at Houston, Texas. The 431ft Liberty survived the…

  • RESEARCH SHIP: Canadian hybrid

    RESEARCH SHIP: Canadian hybrid

    30th June 2011

    British Columbia’s University of Victoria has been collaborating with BMT Fleet Technology of Ottawa, Canada on the conversion the former Canadian Coast Guard vessel Tsekoa II into a hybrid research ship. Currently measuring 26.7m by 7.25m, the vessel is to…

  • BULK CARRIER: Indian Navy foils pirates

    BULK CARRIER: Indian Navy foils pirates

    30th June 2011

    A bulk carrier that featured in a well-publicised grounding off the Norwegian coast in 2009 (see SM, Oct 2009), the 26,758dwt Full City, has survived a pirate attack thanks to the efforts of the Indian and Turkish navies. Owned by…

  • 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…

  • CLASSIFICATION: WTIV newbuilds

    CLASSIFICATION: WTIV newbuilds

    8th June 2011

    Germany’s Germanischer Lloyd (GL) has become the leading classification society for Wind Turbine Installation Vessels (WTIVs) after having secured mandates for newbuilding classification on 16 WTIVs being built. These include projects by Swire Blue Ocean and Beluga Hochtief Offshore. Ithas…

  • WINDFARM WORKERS: A&P service Seajacks

    WINDFARM WORKERS: A&P service Seajacks

    1st June 2011

    A&P Falmouth undertook a contract to make two 100-tonne blade racks to hold turbine blades on two ships used for windfarm working. The ships, Seajacks Leviathan and Seajacks Kraken, are to be used to install and maintain the Walney 2…

  • PRESERVED FERRY: Historic ferry sinking

    PRESERVED FERRY: Historic ferry sinking

    27th May 2011

    At the of April the former ferry Caledonian Princess, now Tuxedo Royale, took in more water which caused her to sink further and she is now resting on the river bed at her Middlesbrough berth, just downstream from the Transporter…

  • PRESERVED SHIP: Tall Ship on the move

    PRESERVED SHIP: Tall Ship on the move

    27th May 2011

    After 12 years and visits by over half a million people at Yorkhill Quay, The Tall Ship, Glenlee, moved to a new berth alongside the Riverside Museum on 5 May. Both The Tall Ship and the museum will open to…

  • HOVERCRAFT: Hovering around

    HOVERCRAFT: Hovering around

    27th May 2011

    The annual Hovershow is to be held during the last weekend in May, at the Hovercraft Museum’s Daedalus site at Lee-on-Solent in Hampshire, which houses the world’s largest collection of historic and current hovercraft. The 50 commercial, military and private…