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Maritime Log

  • Cruise Giant Sets Up Safety Training Centre +

    Queen Mary 2 A safety training centre for its 6,500 deck and engineering officers has been opened in the Netherlands by the world’s Read More
  • Bow Salvaged From Wrecked Ship +

    Flinterstar The forward section of the sunken cargo ship Flinterstar that sank in October, 2015 (as mentioned in Coastal Commentary August Read More
  • Register Sets Rules for Unmanned Ships +

    RR Autonomous ship With autonomous ships expected to enter service soon, Lloyd’s Register has issued a new ShipRight procedure which places these vessels Read More
  • Lifeboats in Jutland Tribute +

    Longhope Lifeboat Four RNLI lifeboats attended the solemn Commemoration of the Centenary of the Battle of Jutland off Scapa Flow on May Read More
  • Concern Over UK Tonnage Drop +

    Red Ensign The number of trading ships registered in the UK has increased for the first time in four years, rising by Read More
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North America

  • First US LNG Through New Panama Canal +

    Maran Gas Apollonia Until the opening of the expanded Panama Canal, because of their size, LNG ships had to go the long way Read More
  • Blessed is the Giver +

    USCG Boutwell The high-endurance cutter USCG Boutwell (WHEC-719) becomes BRP (Barko ng Republika ng Pilipinas) Andres Bonifacio as the Philippine Navy accepts Read More
  • Oceangate Drops in on Andrea Doria +

    Andrea Doria On the 60th anniversary of her sinking, ocean exploration company OceanGate, captured detailed close-up images of the wreck of Andrea Read More
  • Colonna's New Drydock +

    Colonna Dry Dock In the spring of 2017, Norfolk, Virginia’s Colonna Shipyard Inc will add a $23 million, 590 foot fl oating dry Read More
  • US Navy Seal’s Mother Christens Second Zumwalt +

    USS Monsoor The mother of a fallen US Navy Seal christened the US Navy’s second Zumwalt-class guided missile destroyer named for her Read More
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  • Fincantieri and Chinese Yards’ Cruise Deal +

    Fincantieri Monfalcone yards The Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri and the China State Shipbuilding (CSSC) have formed a joint venture to design and sell cruise Read More
  • Bid for New Asia/Australia Service +

    OOCL The newly-formed Asia Australia Consortium that offers “a more competitive service and comprehensive coverage” in the North East Asia/Australia container Read More
  • Giant Shipping Lines Formed by Chinese +

    Cosco Shipyard The giant Chinese shipping group China Cosco Shipping Corporation has split its tanker and bulk carrier divisions into two sections, Read More
  • Government Aid for Shipbuilding Industries +

    Hyundai Shipyard The South Korean Government unveiled a $9.5bn fund for two state-run banks to aid the country’s struggling shipbuilding and shipping Read More
  • Huge Boost in Exports as LNG Production Rises +

    GNLG Queensland Australian LNG production increased by 53.2 per cent in the first quarter of this year to 10.1mn tons with increased Read More
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Naval Focus

  • Naval Update - Sept 2016 +

    Pacific 950 Farnborough Airshow Every two years, the world’s leading aviation and military equipment manufacturers come together at an airfi eld in Read More
  • Naval Update +

    HMS Illustrious Royal Navy News On 1 June in suitably grey rain sodden skies, the former ice patrol ship HMS Endurance was Read More
  • Naval Update +

    HMS Sabre Royal Navy News The ongoing pestering of British and foreign warships utilising the facilities at Gibraltar by Spanish vessels continued Read More
  • Naval Update +

    HMS Defender IMCMEX Royal Navy News The Type 45 destroyer HMS Defender has been participating in one of the world’s largest minewarfare exercises Read More
  • Naval Update +

    Royal Navy NewsIn mid March, the latest member of the Astute class of nuclear powered hunter killer submarines HMS Artful Read More
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Ferry World

  • Calais Congention +

    Spirit of France As I write, the summer peak ferry traffic at Dover has seen thousands of unhappy travellers caught up in hold-ups Read More
  • Manor Marine Vessels +

    Ali Cat To slightly less profound issues and CalMac having won their bid to run services for another 8 years were soon Read More
  • A UK Out-with the European Union? +

    Scottish Viking I write Ferry World just days after the momentous decision by the British electorate who, by a relatively small margin, Read More
  • Stena Bonanza for China +

    New Stena Builds As I write, Stena is due to order four large new passenger-freight ro-ros for North European service from AVIC Shipyard Read More
  • Hurtigruten Go Large +

    Hurtigruten Expedition Norwegian shipbuilder Kleven Maritime at Ulsteinvik, Western Norway, has signed an agreement with Hurtigruten to build up to four what Read More
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Sail Review/Coastal Comment

  • Provident Wins Brixham Heritage Regatta +

    Pilgrim The two schooners owned by South Street Seaport Museum, New York, were active in the summer. Read More
  • Workboats +

    Helen Mary The oil and gas rig supply vessel was the new design of the late ‘60s and ‘70s that soon became Read More
  • Steel Ships +

    Skala I grew up with the steel industry and worked in it on occasion and I recall on a visit two Read More
  • Cemfjord MAIB Report +

    Cemfjord Trust the locals to give the awesomely scary seas at the eastern end of the Pentland Firth the innocent sounding Read More
  • US Refits and Preservations +

    Star of India The 452 gross ton wooden three-masted schooner CA Thayer, built in California in 1895, was towed across to the Bay Read More
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From the Lookout

  • Jazz Cruise on MV Balomoral +

    MV Balmoral On Thursday 14th July, my wife and I boarded the wonderful Balmoral at Douglas (Isle of Man) for an evening Read More
  • Royal Naming Ceremony for Red Jet 6 +

    Red Jed Naming Ceremony A very special day in Cowes on the 4th July 2016 when HRH The Princess Royal named Red Jet 6 Read More
  • Deputy Mayor Welcomes Thames Vision +

    Joy McGlinchey, Val Shawcross and Shane Pink Way back in 1960, I sailed on my first trip on the Glen Line ship MV Cardiganshire from the Royal Read More
  • Come Forth and Multiply +

    Caribbean Princess Cruise ship numbers into the Firth of Forth surge ahead in 2016 In 2016, Forth Ports Ltd is enjoying substantial Read More
  • Holland America's New Ship Named +

    MS Koningsdam In a ceremony rich with history and meaning, Holland America Line held a Dedication Ceremony for MS Koningsdam May 20 Read More
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Cruise News/Superyacht News

  • "Giant" Reborn as "Legend" +

    Legend The rebuilt expedition yacht, now known as Legend, has left Holland for her maiden trip. Read More
  • The Alaska Marine Highway +

    Columbia It may have been a Russian colony from 1744 until the USA bought it in 1867 for $7,200,000....but at that Read More
  • The Lloyd Triestino Liners +

    Africa The early 1960’s was an exciting time for me. When I finished school and prior to heading off in the Read More
  • Seatrade 2016, Fort Lauderdale +

    FL Exhibition Centre The Cruise Industry confraternity’s annual migration in March has just witnessed the 30th occasion of the gathering, however with a Read More
  • The Golden Age of Liners Lives On! +

    POSH Exhibition Posters The ‘Age’ referred to, possibly began in 1890, when steamship companies began advertising their first “superliners” with another new marvel, Read More
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Ships, Ports and Places

Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse

Lost Ocean Liners

Shipping companies built ocean liners to last, but a number were still lost under various circumstances. Most ocean liners were Read More

Ships we Forgot to Remember - Changuinola

It is said that business goes where it is invited: this must have been the ingredient in the services of Read More
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Companies, Events and Other Features


The Mysteries of Ship Tonnage

There’s a lot of misunderstanding over ship tonnage. Too often we read that such-and-such a ship, ‘weighed in at 80,000 Read More
HMS Liverpool

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 Read More
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