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More Ships to be Added to P&O Cruises Fleet

Pacific PearlIn its biggest ever single fleet expansion, P&O Cruises will welcome two more ships next year to make it the largest fleet of cruise ships home-ported year round in Australia.

The additional ships, which will transfer to P&O Cruises from Holland America Line, will deliver much needed capacity in the world’s fastest growing cruise market.

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P&O Cruises’ Record Four Calls to South Australian Ports

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Pacific PearlP&O CRUISES made a little bit of Australian history during the last week of April with a record four calls to ports in the state of South Australia.

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Media Circus in The Wake of Sewol Loss

SewolRegular readers of Asia-Pacific will know that I leave ferry commentary from the region to my colleague Robert Straughton and the Ferry World column. However, and I hope he will forgive me, I am bound to briefly comment on reaction to the tragic loss of the ferry Sewol off the coast of South Korea in April.

We have seen it with the Costa Concordia and now again we see it with the Sewol. A tragedy turned into a political and media football.

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MHI to Book $585m Write-down From Carnival Orders

AIDA PrimaMitsubishi Heavy Industries will book an extraordinary loss of ¥60bn ($585m) from its cruise ship business, according to a report in Lloyd’s List.

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Collision in Tokyo Bay

Pegasus PrimeTwelve crew members were rescued by a passing passenger vessel after a Panama-flagged general cargo ship, the Beagle III, sank in Tokyo Bay following a collision with a container ship, the Pegasus Prime, on 17th March.

The 17,224 dwt, 2009-built Beagle III, owned and operated by Taiwan’s Wisdom Marine Lines, was carrying a crew of 20, all Chinese nationals, 11 whom were rescued by the Japanese coastguard shortly after the accident.

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Singapore Confirms Its Third Collision in Two Weeks

Mare ThraciumA collision in the Singapore Strait early in February, became the third such incident within two weeks. The Liberia-flagged container ship Hammonia Thracium and a Panama-flagged chemical tanker, the Zoey, collided off Sebarok Island, which is about 10km south of mainland Singapore.

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