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  • CRUISE INDUSTRY: Cruise incidents cause concern

    CRUISE INDUSTRY: Cruise incidents cause concern

    10th March 2011

    Equipment failures on two well known cruise ships, Carnival Cruise’s Carnival Splendor and Cunard’s Queen Mary 2, have been serious enough to generate international safety alerts. In the case of Carnival Splendor, which suffered an engine room fire off Mexico,…

  • FISHING VESSEL: Profile of a mystery ship

    FISHING VESSEL: Profile of a mystery ship

    10th March 2011

    The profile of some ships presents a question mark as to their exact employment. One such is Thorshovdi, recently seen at Punta Arenas, Chile. The hull would appear to be that of a small container ship but what about all…

  • CARNIVAL: Splendor returns to service

    10th March 2011

    Carnival’s 2006-built Carnival Splendor, which was damaged by an engine room fire off Mexico in November (see SM, Jan/Feb 2011), departed San Diego for San Francisco under her own power on 21 January. She received over US$56 million in additional…

  • ROYAL NAVY: Farewell to HMS Chatham

    ROYAL NAVY: Farewell to HMS Chatham

    10th March 2011

    The frigate HMS Chatham paid her final visit to Tyneside on 20 January when she sailed into North Shields for the start of a routine four-day visit to Tyneside. She berthed at Northumbrian Quay in the afternoon. After her visit,…

  • US NAVY: Another transport ship

    US NAVY: Another transport ship

    10th March 2011

    The Northrop Grumman-built amphibious transport dock ship Arlington (LPD 24), the eighth ship of the San Antonio class, was launched at the company’s Pascagoula facility on 23 November 2010. The shipyard, which is to become known as Huntington Ingalls Industries,…

  • PORTS OF CALL: Solar power for LA cruise terminal

    PORTS OF CALL: Solar power for LA cruise terminal

    10th March 2011

    The latest cruise ships have been doing their part to save energy through the adoption of energy alternatives, and cruise terminals are now following their example. In the past year the Port of Los Angeles completed a US$10.8 million project…

  • PORT NEWS: New deepwater quay opens

    PORT NEWS: New deepwater quay opens

    10th January 2011

    Peterhead Port Authority’s new all-weather deepwater Smith Embankment quay opened for business in October 2010, on time and within budget. The £33.5 million project, which includes a new 200m berth and 16,000m2 of work area, will create up to 60…

  • NEW LIFEBOAT: First Tamar in Ireland

    NEW LIFEBOAT: First Tamar in Ireland

    10th January 2011

    Tamar lifeboat Killarney was placed on station on 27 October 2010 to become the first Tamar to go into service in Ireland. The new 25-knot boat arrived at her station at 1700 on 13 October and was escorted home by…

  • HISTORIC FERRY: Hope for Severn veteran

    HISTORIC FERRY: Hope for Severn veteran

    10th January 2011

    The river ferry Severn Princess, which served the Beachley to Aust route at the junction of the rivers Severn and Wye, seems to have a brighter future ahead of her despite looking to have been abandoned on the banks of…

  • RN SUBMARINE: From bad to worse

    RN SUBMARINE: From bad to worse

    10th January 2011

    The unwelcome scenario of a nuclear-powered submarine aground in full public view was compounded after it was revealed that the Emergency Towing Vessel sent to assist the stricken HMS Astute caused further damage. The Maritime and Coastguard Agency-operated Anglian Prince…