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Naval Update
Tons of Silver Coins Recovered From WWII Wreck
Dangling by a Hawser
Razzle, Dazzle on the Mersey
US News

The tenth member of the San Antonio class amphibious transport dock ship, USS John P Murtha, was christened on 21 March in a ceremony held at her shipbuilders’ yard at Huntington Ingalls Industries shipyard.

The ship is named in honour of the late former US Congressman John P Murtha who after serving in Korea and Vietnam, earning two Purple Hearts went on to serve as congressman for Pennsylvania between 1974 and 2010.

Tens of tons of silver coins have been recovered from 5,150m of water from an Ellerman Lines cargo ship that was sunk during the Second World War.

The operation was carried out by Deep Ocean Search (DOS) under a contract with the Ministry of Transport, London.

The driver of a pickup truck narrowly missed out on an April swim in Baltimore harbour when the truck he was driving was dragged off the pier by MSC Ilona as she got underway from Berth 4 at Seagirt Marine Terminal.

Pickup trucks are used for line handling in the port, but are of course normally cast off.

As part of the events to mark the centenary of World War One, the world famous Mersey shipyard Cammell Laird has completed painting a Mersey ferry in a “dazzle” design by British pop artist Sir Peter Blake.

Liverpool Biennial, 14-18 NOW: the First World War Centenary Art Commissions, and Tate Liverpool commissioned Sir Peter to ‘dazzle’ the Mersey ferry Snowdrop in partnership with Merseytravel and National Museums Liverpool.

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MV Balmoral Sails Again This Summer

From the Lookout | Thu, 28 May

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Since MV Balmoral “for well known reasons” was withdrawn at the close of the 2012 season, her future was ...

Boost for Rolls-Royce

Maritime Log | Thu, 28 May

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The Rolls-Royce Promas Lite integrated rudder propeller system is to be fitted to five ships of the Grimaldi Group, ...

Union Calls for Action Over Deaths in Enclosed Spaces

Maritime Log | Thu, 28 May

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The maritime union Nautilus International has called for the UK to lead a “new and concerted drive to end ...

“Freedom’s Frigate” Sails for the Colonies

North American Scene | Thu, 28 May

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Not so long ago it was “freedom fries” but now “freedom’s frigate” is headed for the USA from ...

Boost for Cuba's Containerport

North American Scene | Thu, 28 May

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The fortunes of Cuba’s Mariel terminal is expected to improve both from the easing of US relations with the ...

ATSB Releases LNG Tanker Accident Report

Asia-Pacific | Thu, 28 May

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The Australia Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has released its report on the serious injury that occurred on board the ...

Design for New Tórshavn-Nólsoy Ferry

From the Lookout | Thu, 28 May

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In my time in the ferry business, I was fortunate to visit the Faroe Islands and was taken by ...

West Africa Gulf - "A Dangerous Piracy Area"

Maritime Log | Thu, 21 May

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The Gulf of Guinea is one of the most dangerous piracy areas for mariners, according to maritime intelligence agency ...

Ovation for Australian Cruising

Asia-Pacific | Thu, 21 May

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Royal Caribbean’s new Ovation of the Seas will cruise in Australasian waters next ...

Dover Decisions

Ferry World | Thu, 21 May

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As I expected, the former Stena Nordica, ex European Ambassador, now on Dover-Calais service for DFDS Seaways, looks good ...

Essential Cargoes

Coastal Commentary | Wed, 20 May

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The UK has endured economic austerity and lost many jobs since the government insisted the electorate’s belts needed ...

The Lady in White

Cruise News | Wed, 20 May

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Many of us may have met, or are acquainted with, persons who stand out from the ...

First Powered With LNG

Maritime Log | Wed, 6 May

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This year, the Dutch shipbuilders Damen Shipyards is due to deliver its first LNG-powered inland shipping tanker which is ...

Canada’s Davie Building First LNG Ferries

North American Scene | Wed, 6 May

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Canada’s largest shipbuilder, Chantier Davie Canada Inc laid the keel of MV Armand- Imbeau II, the first of two ...

Baltic Leads the Way

Ferry World | Wed, 6 May

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As usual, the Baltic is leading the way in ferry new-building with last year a new design for a ...

Blue Mermaid-Style Rebuild

Sail Review | Wed, 6 May

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C Toms & Son of Polruan, Cornwall have accepted the order to construct a new steel spritsail barge from ...

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