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  • Steam ferry: Badger gets a reprieve

    Steam ferry: Badger gets a reprieve

    30th May 2013

    America’s last large coal-burning steam ferry, the Great Lakes-based SS Badger (pictured), will be able to keep operating and dumping coal ash into Lake Michigan until the end of her 2014 sailing season if a court approves a settlement agreed…

  • ANCHOR HANDLER: Impressive Raptors debut

    ANCHOR HANDLER: Impressive Raptors debut

    28th May 2013

    The first Raptor class 200T BP Anchor Handling Tug, Terasea Falcon, has recently been delivered to Terasea Pte Ltd. The powerful vessel was launched from the Universal Shipbuilding’s Keihin yard on 18 October 2012 and delivered at the end of…

  • Harwich Ahoy!

    Harwich Ahoy!

    8th May 2013

    Just published is the second bumper annual edition of Harwich Ahoy! the magazine of Harwich Lifeboat, with articles on 150 years of Harwich Haven Authority, Trinity House cadets, 50 Years of the RIB, Dredging and Tug activity, Cruise and Sailing…

  • CARNIVAL CRUISES: Tough times for Triumph

    CARNIVAL CRUISES: Tough times for Triumph

    6th May 2013

    Carnival Cruises saw its beleaguered Carnival Triumph hit the news again in early April when the 101,509gt ship snapped her lines during a heavy wind storm and was blown across the harbour at Mobile, Alabama to come up against the…

  • Container ships: First Triple-E floated

    Container ships: First Triple-E floated

    29th April 2013

    South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering has floated out the first of Maersk Line’s new 18,000TEU Triple-E class container ships at its Okpo shipyard and expects to deliver the 400m by 59m vessel in July, probably naming her Maersk…

  • Cunarders: Queen Elizabeth salutes Queen Mary

    Cunarders: Queen Elizabeth salutes Queen Mary

    24th April 2013

    For the first time since 1967, a Cunard Queen Elizabeth met with the long-retired Queen Mary in Long Beach, an event celebrated with an exchange of whistle salutes, fireworks and fanfare. In addition, a narrative of the ships’ histories was…

  • PORT NEWS: ‘Tank’ goodness for Guinness

    PORT NEWS: ‘Tank’ goodness for Guinness

    24th April 2013

    Dun Laoghaire Harbour, whose sole commercial customer is Stena Line’s HSS fast craft from Holyhead, welcomed its first cargo ship in more than two decades when Myrte (2008/6,120gt) docked on 17 February. Two more cargo ships arrived later, the largest…

  • HISTORIC STEAMER: Sailing dates for the year

    HISTORIC STEAMER: Sailing dates for the year

    24th April 2013

    In early April it was announced that The Solent Steam Packet Limited (TSSP) has received a £1.4 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to pay for work on the historic Southampton-based steamer Shieldhall. A three-year project Saving Shieldhall– Learning…

  • MOD Tugs: Gone where?

    MOD Tugs: Gone where?

    24th April 2013

    Two former Ministry of Defence tugs disappeared without trace after being smuggled out of a Cornish port during the early hours of 3 March. The 151-tonne Dog class pair, Juliette Pride I (ex-Sheepdog, pictured) and Juliette Pride II (ex-Husky), had…

  • COMPANY NEWS: Mitsui OSK to trim fleet

    COMPANY NEWS: Mitsui OSK to trim fleet

    31st March 2013

    In a major cost-cutting move, Japan’s Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) has indicated it will sell, scrap or return ships and cancel charter contracts on at least 70 vessels in order to reduce its free tonnage from 250 to 180 ships.…