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New Contract Awarded for Next Class of Missile Boats

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SuccessorBAE Systems has been awarded additional funding of £257mn to cover the final stage of work to design a successor to the Royal Navy’s Vanguard class Trident missile submarines.

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Call for Switch as Use of Scrubbers is Attacked

NABU LogoThe ecological risks of scrubbers for the marine environment are ignored and at the same time the economic benefits are overestimated, claims the German environmental organisation NABU (Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union).

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New Technology Sees 80kt Ships Carrying 16,500 TEU

Viking ShiptechA new shipping technology which will combine the delivery time speed of air transport and the price range applicable for shipping has been developed by the Norwegian company Viking Shiptech.

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Exhibition Marks 100th Anniversary of Loss of the Lusitania

Lusitania PropA special exhibition opened at the Merseyside Maritime Museum, at the Albert Dock, Liverpool, on Mar 25 to mark the centenary of the sinking of the Cunard Steam-Ship Co passenger liner Lusitania, 31,550grt.

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World’s Largest Ship to be Used in North Sea Platform Demolition

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Pioneering SpiritThe major operation to remove one of the giant oil platforms in the British part of the North Sea will use the world’s largest ship of 403,342gt.

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Joint Operation to Rescue 22 from Bulk Carrier

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GoodfaithAll 22 crew members of the bulk carrier Goodfaith, 27,308dwt, were rescued after the ship went aground on the island of Andros, in the Aegean, in the early hours of Feb 11 while bound from Eleusis to the Ukraine.

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