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Memorial Marks the Birkenhead Tragedy

HMS Birkenhead MemorialA memorial has been unveiled in Birkenhead to the victims of one of the worst and most famous maritime disasters of the 19th Century.

The paddle troopship HMS Birkenhead, 1,400 tons, built by John Laird at Birkenhead in 1846 for the Admiralty, sank off the coast of Gansbaai, South Africa, on Feb 26, 1852. The ship had been designed as a frigate and was completed as a troopship.

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Race to Halt Engine Room Flooding

Sea BreezeThe Barbados-registered cargo ship Sea Breeze was on passage from Liverpool to Shoreham with a cargo of 2,750 tons of limestone when she suffered a flooded engine room off the coast of Cornwall on Mar 9.

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Academy App for Maritime Students

WMA AppA learning app that supports the training of maritime personnel has been developed by the Warsash Maritime Academy, part of Southampton University.

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Charter Boost for Bibby Offshore

EDT JaneAberdeen-based Bibby Offshore has chartered the new remotely-operated vehicle support ship EDT Jane, 3,941gt, (pictured) for 180 days, starting this month, with an option for another three years.

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Syria: Protection Force Update

Cape RayA Combined NATO and Russian Navy operation will be launched to protect the US cargo ship Cape Ray as she destroys parts of Syria’s chemical weapons in international waters.

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Rescuers ‘were working at the limits’ to Save Six Crew

Le SillonSix fishermen were rescued by a Royal Navy Sea King helicopter, from 771 Squadron, after their fishing vessel was severely damaged off the north coast of Cornwall on Feb 3 during one of the violent storms that swept the UK and Ireland in January and February.

The crew of French fishing vessel Le Sillon reported to the Coastguard that their vessel had been hit by a number of large waves, smashing the bridge windows and injuring the skipper.

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