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  • Cruise Armada in the Tyne

    Cruise Ships in the Tyne The Port of Tyne had its busiest day ever at its International Passenger Terminal in North Shields on Aug 16 with a record five passenger ships in 24 hours including the biggest cruise ship ever to visit the port. Read More
  • New Platform Concept from Damen

    Damen Concept A new concept for an oil and gas platform decommissioning vessel has been unveiled by the Damen Shipyards Group of the Netherlands. Read More
  • Alert over 3D Printing Used by Criminals

    Security Seals Ways to combat the increasing risk posed by criminals making use of 3D printing technology to steal shipments of cargo across the world have been drawn up by the UK-based security group G4S. Read More
  • The Happy Sun is Set to Rise

    Happy Star Biglift Shipping, of the Netherlands, has placed an order for a third Happy S-type heavy lift ship with Ouhua Shipbuilding, of Zhoushan, China, to be delivered in the first quarter of 2018. Read More
  • Just another busy day at the office...

    Poole Lifeboat The Poole Lifeboat Station had one of its busiest afternoon and evenings for a long time on July 16 with the two lifeboats being called out to assist with six incidents. Read More
  • 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 largest cruise ship company, the Carnival Corporation, of Miami. 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 2016, page 23), off the coast of Zeebrugge was successfully lifted from the sea after 10 weeks of preparation, the DEME Group said. 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 in six different categories based on levels of their autonomy. Read More
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  • Ships we Forgot to Remember - Changuinola +

  • Naval Update +

  • A Year on the Newfoundland (Part Two) +

  • Warning Over Drone Use After Ship Stopped +

  • A UK Out-with the European Union? +

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Maritime Log

  • Cruise Armada in the Tyne +

    Cruise Ships in the Tyne The Port of Tyne had its busiest day ever at its International Passenger Terminal in North Shields on Aug 16 Read More
  • New Platform Concept from Damen +

    Damen Concept A new concept for an oil and gas platform decommissioning vessel has been unveiled by the Damen Shipyards Group of Read More
  • Alert over 3D Printing Used by Criminals +

    Security Seals Ways to combat the increasing risk posed by criminals making use of 3D printing technology to steal shipments of cargo Read More
  • Just another busy day at the office... +

    Poole Lifeboat The Poole Lifeboat Station had one of its busiest afternoon and evenings for a long time on July 16 with Read More
  • The Happy Sun is Set to Rise +

    Happy Star Biglift Shipping, of the Netherlands, has placed an order for a third Happy S-type heavy lift ship with Ouhua Shipbuilding, Read More
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North America

  • Fourth Jones Act Tanker for Crowley +

    West Virginia Crowley christened LNG-ready tanker West Virginia at her builders, Philly Shipyard, Inc. Read More
  • Fantasy Fire +

    Caribbean Fantasy All 511 persons aboard the 561-foot Panamanian-flagged passenger/cargo vessel Carribean Fantasy were evacuated and taken to San Juan’s Pier 6 Read More
  • USS North Carolina Gets Own Dry Dock +

    USS North Carolina USS North Carolina (VB-55) was last dry docked in November 1953. Read More
  • 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
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Asia-Pacific

  • Plans for Port Win Backing +

    Swettenham Pier Cruise Terminal, Penang Port. The Malaysian utilities and infrastructure group MMC, has signed a conditional agreement to buy a 49 per cent stake in Read More
  • First Cattle Drive from AUS to Cambodia +

    Greman Express The cattle trade between Australia and Cambodia began in June when the livestock carrier Greyman Express, 10,421gt, of the Dutch Read More
  • First LNG Shipment to Japanese Customer +

    Fukurokuju On June 29, the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipment for the Kansai Electric Power Co, Japan, left the Australia Read More
  • 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
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Naval Focus

  • Naval Update - Oct 2016 +

    HMS Forth Rayal Navy News The first in the second batch of River class offshore patrol vessels for the Royal Navy, HMS Read More
  • 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
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Ferry World

  • Too Much Success +

    Loch Shirra How often do we hear criticism of government because their policy is too successful? That is the fate of the Read More
  • Tern Celebration +

    Tern In 1949, the Windermere ‘steamer’ Tern of canoe bow fame was not yet half way through her career so far. Read More
  • 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
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Sail Review/Coastal Comment

  • Freighters Assist Arran Construction +

    Burhou 1 The sight of Sea Hunter leaving the Tyne for a coast hugging voyage to Barrow in Furness on the opposite Read More
  • Whitby Esk +

    Havilah A port that has lost its coastal shipping business to go over to marina operation and property development is Whitby. Read More
  • 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
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From the Lookout

  • RSMA Annual Exhibition 2016 at the Mall Galleries +

    Dawn Haul To celebrate the Society’s 50th anniversary of gaining their Royal Charter, this year’s exhibition is the largest ever, with some Read More
  • India Approves Major Transshipment Hub +

    Sagar Mala I was very interested to receive commentary on India’s Sagar Mala project which has been approved for construction by the Read More
  • 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
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Cruise News/Superyacht News

  • Hapag-Lloyd Cruises Orders Two Expedition Cruise Ships +

    Hapag-Lloyd Cruises German cruise company Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, owned by TUI AG, has been confirmed as the owner of the two expedition cruise Read More
  • MV Aranui 5 +

    Aranui 5 Ask the average Westerner to name an area famed for it’s beautiful and exotic islands and many would name the Read More
  • Hanse Explorer – “A True Adventure Yacht” +

    Hanse Explorer Hanse Explorer has been added to the brokerage list of Fraser Yachts with an asking price of €13,500,000. Read More
  • "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
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Ships, Ports and Places

Seafarer

Shipwrecked

Lawrence and Christine Richardson, a young British married couple from Ham, Surrey, and their baby miraculously survived one of South Read More
Newfoundland

A Year on the Newfoundland (Part Four)

Winter North AtlanticThe next trip was at the start of what could be classed as the winter season and the Read More
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Companies, Events and Other Features

Tonnage

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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