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NGO Welcomes EU Guide to Recycling Facilities
Largest Roro and Vehicle Terminal Officially Opened
Spirit of Former Ocean Trader Lives On
Spotlight on New NYK Blue Jay

Technical guide for ship recycling facilities that want to be approved under the EU Ship Recycling Regulation has been published by the European Commission.

Such yards will need to ensure safe working conditions, pollution control including proper downstream waste management and enforcement of international labour rights.

The first phase of Australia’s largest roll-on, roll-off and vehicle terminal at Webb Dock West in Melbourne was officially inaugurated on Apr 10.

In July, 2014, the Port of Melbourne Corporation awarded the contract to design, construct and operate the new terminal to the Melbourne International RoRo and Automotive Terminal (MIRRAT) as part of the country’s A$1.6bn port capacity project.

The fine harbour at Stockholm, capital of Sweden, is home to several sailing ships including the 1,425 gross ton full rigged ship Af Chapman, built at Whitehaven, Cumbria in 1888 as the Dunboyne.

After many ocean voyages she was bought by the Swedish Navy in 1923 for a training ship and she later became a youth hostel.

The container ship NYK Blue Jay began her maiden voyage on the NYK Line service between Asia and Europe in March.

The 14,000 teu ship was built at the Kure shipyard of the Japan Marine United Corporation (JMU) and is the first of 10 sister ships to be time-chartered by the NYK Line, of Tokyo, for this service.

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Union Fights Marine Offices Closure Plan

Maritime Log | Tue, 24 May

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The plan by the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) to reduce the number of its marine offices to ten ...

After a Century USS Conestoga is Found

North American Scene | Tue, 24 May

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In March the US Navy announced the discovery of the wreck of USS Conestoga (AT-54) in the Greater Farallones ...

Stena Bonanza for China

Ferry World | Tue, 24 May

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As I write, Stena is due to order four large new passenger-freight ro-ros for North European service from AVIC ...

St Pierre Selects Damen for Two Fast Ferries

From the Lookout | Tue, 24 May

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La Collectivité Territoriale de St Pierre et Miquelon is a self governing territorial overseas collectivity of France, situated in ...

The Golden Age of Liners Lives On!

Cruise News | Tue, 24 May

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The ‘Age’ referred to, possibly began in 1890, when steamship companies began advertising their first “superliners” with another new ...

First Shale Gas Cargo Due at Grangemouth This Year

Maritime Log | Sun, 8 May

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In the second half of this year, the first shipment of the shale gas ethane imported into the UK ...

Defects in Fuel Consumption Measurement Tests

Maritime Log | Sun, 8 May

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The Finnish engineering builder Wartsila said a recent inspection of test processes found some defects in certain fuel consumption ...

The Cat is Back

North American Scene | Sun, 8 May

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The New Yarmouth to Maine ferry will be a former US Navy ship, ex USNS Puerto Rico owned by ...

Panama Canal – The Proof in the Pudding

North American Scene | Sun, 8 May

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Talk is cheap and actions speak louder than words, but doubting the scheduled opening of the new Panama Canal ...

Huge Weapons Find by Australian Frigate off Oman

Asia-Pacific | Sun, 8 May

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A large cache of weapons was uncovered and seized following the boarding in March of a small fishing-type vessel ...

More Island Ferries

Ferry World | Sun, 8 May

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Island Discovery does not serve in just sheltered waters on her passenger service between Cleggan in Northern Connemara and ...

The Year of the Superyacht

Superyacht News | Sun, 8 May

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Key players in the superyacht sector are suggesting that 2016 is set to be the best year ever for ...

Shipping Minister Visits Liverpool2 Terminal

From the Lookout | Sat, 7 May

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UK Shipping Minister Robert Goodwill MP, has welcomed the investment being made by Peel Ports during a visit (10 ...

Three Rescued from Old Russian Submarine

Maritime Log | Sat, 7 May

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In the early hours of Mar 12, three men were rescued from an old Russian Navy submarine by the ...

Worse than First Thought

North American Scene | Sat, 7 May

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At first on 21 March, 623 foot, 5,4881 DWT Panama-flagged bulk carrier Sparna was reported to have grounded “briefly” ...

Rescue Mission after Icebreaker Breaks Moorings in Antarctic Blizzard

Asia-Pacific | Sat, 7 May

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The icebreaker/research ship Aurora Australis, 6,574gt, broke her moorings during a blizzard and went aground as she was resupplying ...

Naval Update

Naval Focus | Sat, 7 May

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Royal Navy NewsIn mid March, the latest member of the Astute class of nuclear powered hunter killer submarines HMS ...

Settling Down at Dover

Ferry World | Sat, 7 May

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Meanwhile; down at Dover, having been the Channel pariahs for far too long, since February, the former SeaFrance and ...

NYK’s Hikawa Maru Designated Important Cultural Property

From the Lookout | Sat, 7 May

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On March 11th, Japan’s Council for Cultural Affairs submitted a report to the nation’s Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, ...

First Shale Gas Cargo due at Grangemouth

Maritime Log | Mon, 25 Apr

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In the second half of this year, the first shipment of the shale gas ethane imported into the UK ...

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From Boy Scout to Battleships

Looking south from the garden of Rear Admiral Tom Bradbury’s house, set high on the Weald at Dallington near Heathfield in East Sussex, you can see a blue ribbon of the English Channel on the horizon.

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The Malakand Disaster at Liverpool

Serving as an Engineer Officer with T&J Brocklebank in the late fifties and early sixties I had often heard tales of the destruction of their ship SS Malakand whilst in Liverpool docks during a particularly heavy blitz on the town on 3rd and 4th May 1941.

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Two and a Half Centuries of Mersey Pilotage

In the late 17th century, Liverpool was in the transition from being a relatively minor fishing port to a thriving commercial port. As a consequence, more and more ships were visiting the River Mersey with its navigational complexities and the beginnings...

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