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Quay Extension Underway

Port of TyneWork has started on the £25mn extension to Riverside Quay at South Shields.

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Warning Over Growth of ‘Petro Pirates’

Petro PiratesGovernments have been warned that their need to act to stop the violent hijackings of small coastal tankers in South East Asia in what have been described as “petro-piracy”.

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Course Reversed Over Emergency Lockers

Emergency Equipment SignThe London-based maritime union, Nautilus International, has welcomed the UK Government’s decision not to go ahead with its plans to scrap the rules requiring roll-on, roll-off passenger ships to be fitted with lockers containing emergency equipment.

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Major Salvage Operation After Ship is Deliberately Run Aground

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Hoegh OsakaThe operation to salvage a large vehicle carrier that had been deliberately run aground on to a sandbank amid fears of her capsizing was successfully completed on the afternoon of Jan 22.

The Singapore-registered Hoegh Osaka, 51,770gt, of Hoegh Autoliners, Norway, had arrived at Southampton on Jan 2 from Malta to load a part-cargo of 1,300 vehicles, including Jaguars, Land Rovers and Minis, and 105 JCB construction machine for the Middle East via Hamburg.

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Coast Guard Claims Abandoned Ship had a False Name

Amaranthus aka Isik2During a regular patrol on the island of Zakynthos on Dec 2, the Hellenic Coast Guard found an abandoned vessel loaded with cigarettes.

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Apprentices Honoured for Restoring Ship’s Bell

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Cammell Laird Apprentices with BellA group of apprentices from Cammell Laird, Birkenhead, have received a national award for a community project marking the centenary of the First World War.

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