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  • 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…

  • FAST FERRY: Norman Arrow Future In Doubt

    27th October 2011

    Although LD Lines achieved nearly one-third increase in May-August, passenger figures for its two-ship service between Portsmouth and Le Havre, fast craft Norman Arrow may not return in 2012. The chartered 112m Incat and conventional ferry Norman Spirit carried 131,556…

  • EUROPE: Europe Looks At The Future Of Ships

    EUROPE: Europe Looks At The Future Of Ships

    27th October 2011

    Europe has lost a good deal of its shipbuilding volume to Asian yards but its maritime industry is continuing to examine potential trends that it might take advantage of. A recent example of this is the use of LNG as…

  • RESCUE TUGS: China’s Two Emergency Rescue Tugs

    RESCUE TUGS: China’s Two Emergency Rescue Tugs

    27th October 2011

    While the UK government is scrapping its emergency tug service, China’s Guangzhou Huangpu Shipbuilding Company, part of the state-controlled China State Shipbuilding Corporation, is preparing to deliver two 117m by 16.2m 22-knot rescue tugs to the Chinese Ministry of Transport’s…

  • 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…