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Ships Collide in Port Botany

Kiel ExpressThe actions of tug crews and pilots averted major damage in Sydney’s Port Botany during October when a super storm struck the city causing a trail of destruction.

Mooring lines of a 67,000-tonne container vessel, causing it to collide with another ship and shear the mooring lines of a third vessel.

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Incat Diversification Continues

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Muslim MagomayevThe latest vessel to appear from the Incat yard in Hobart is a 70 metre Fast Crew Boat (FCB).

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Carnival Legend Kicks Off Australian Cruise Season

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Carnival LegendAustralia’s biggest ever cruise season got underway with Sydney staging a spectacular welcome to mark the maiden arrival of Carnival Cruise LinesCarnival Legend.

In keeping with its name, the 88,500-tonne ship enjoyed a legendary entry into Sydney Harbour with the Australian Girls Choir performing a medley of well-known Australian tunes, along with the American and Australian national anthem, with 3,000 guests and crew singing along.

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‘Wind Bomb’ to Blame for Fremantle Damage

Grand PioneerFremantle’s harbourmaster says a rare and impossible-to-predict ‘wind bomb’ caused two ships to break their stern moorings at the West Australian port in August.

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Shanghai Port Operator to Sell 20% of Hutchison JV

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Shanghai PortShanghai International Port Group, the main operator of the world’s busiest port, has announced its plan to sell 20% of a terminal firm that it jointly owns with Hutchison Port Holdings, Lloyd’s List reports.

SIPG said it will seek regulatory approval to auction the stake in Shanghai Mingdong Container Terminals, which operates Phase Five and Phase Six of the Waigaoqiao area.

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P&O Cruises’ Latest Ship Names Revealed

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P&O NamesAfter sifting through more than 30,000 suggestions from across Australia and New Zealand, P&O Cruises literally drew a line in the sand to reveal the names of its latest ships – the Pacific Aria and the Pacific Eden.

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