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Crowds Welcome First Shannon Class to Cornwall

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Nora StachuraThe first of the RNLI’s Shannon class lifeboats to go into service in Cornwall arrived at her new home of St Ives on Nov 14 to be greeted by hundreds of spectators.

Both of St Ives lifeboats, the Mersey class Princess Royal and D-class Colin Bramley Parker, welcomed the new lifeboat, the Nora Stachura.

After a display outside the harbour, the new lifeboat was recovered from the beach by the Shannon Launch and Recovery System and taken to the boathouse.

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Cammell Laird to Build New Polar Research Ship

Cammell Laird Polar ShipThe Birkenhead company Cammell Laird has been selected by the Government as the preferred bidder to build a £200mn polar research ship that should enter service in 2019.

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Special Quay Rises From Dredging of the Humber

Alexandra DockThe dredging project which will allow deeper-drafted ships to call at ports along the Humber Estuary has provided the foundations for the Siemens offshore wind turbine manufacturing, assembly, installation and service facility at Associated British Ports’ (ABP) Alexandra Dock in Hull.

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Rescue Ships Cool Down Tanker’s Hull

Esvagt OmegaThe Liberian-flag tanker Alia, 35,669dwt, was on a voyage from Gothenburg to Malta and she was 64 miles/120 km, out in the North Sea, west of Hvide Sand, on the evening of Oct 21 when there was an explosion in her engine room.

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Record Number of Containers

Madison MaerskThe Maersk Line’s Triple E container ship Madison Maersk, 194,849gt, set a record number of 17,152 teu on board when she left Rotterdam on Oct 8.

The ship also had a record number of 298 containers loaded as the 10th tier on deck, which was a first for the port.

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Bigger Ships, Fewer Companies

UNCTAD Review 2015The world’s commercial fleet grew less and got older in 2014 than in any other 12-month period in over a decade, with the effects of mergers in liner shipping becoming more prominent, the UNCTAD Review of Maritime Transport 2015 revealed.

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