Prosecutor Wants 26 Years for Costa Concordia Captain

Costa Concordia

Italian prosecutors have called for a 26-year prison sentence for the captain of Costa Concordia cruise ship that ...

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Carnival Corporation Expands Presence in China

Carnival Corporation Expands Presence in China

Miami-based cruise operator Carnival Corporation signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with China Merchants ...

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USCG Clears Serenade of the Seas for Departure

USCG Clears Serenade of the Seas for Departure

The United States Coast Guard cleared Royal Caribbean’s cruise ship Serenade of the Seas for departure from ...

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IMO Action on Black Carbon Long Overdue

IMO Action on Black Carbon Long Overdue

The International Maritime Organisation’s recommendation to its environment committee to agree on ...

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Fire Breaks Out on Board Fred.Olsen’s Boudicca

Boudicca

A fire broke out in the engine room on board Fred.Olsen’s cruise ship Boudicca at around 4am on Sunday 25th ...

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VIDEO: Fincantieri Starts Building Seven Seas Explorer Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri has laid keel for the Seven ...

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Cruiseship Scrapes Hoegh Gallant

Cruiseship Scrapes Hoegh Gallant

A cruise ship has scratched Hoegh LNG’s FSRU, the Höegh Gallant, at a Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding’s ...

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Another Car Carrier Gets Stuck at Southampton Docks

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Another car carrier has been left stranded in Southampton water for a week after it got stuck at Southampton docks, ...

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VIDEO: Fincantieri Starts Building Seven Seas Explorer

Fincantieri Starts Construction of Seven Seas Explorer

Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri has laid keel for the Seven Seas Explorer, the first super luxury cruise ship that ...

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Keel Laid for Crowley’s First LNG-Powered Ship

Keel Laid for Crowley’s First LNG-Powered Ship

The keel for the first of two liquefied natural gas-powered, combination container – Roll-On/Roll-Off (ConRo) ships ...

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Dover Port Assists Stranded Eurotunnel Passengers

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Passengers stranded by the problems with Eurotunnel, hit by a freight train fire on Saturday causing delays over ...

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Construction on BC Ferries’ First LNG Ferry Kicks Off

Construction on BC Ferries' First LNG Ferry Kicks Off1

The first steel has been cut for the first of three BC Ferries’ new intermediate class ferries (ICF) at a ...

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Norway Launches Green Coastal Shipping Initiative

Norway Launches Green Coastal Shipping Initiative

DNV GL has taken the initiative to launch a Green Coastal Shipping programme in Norway, a joint effort by industry ...

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What Added Costs Will Sulphur Directive Bring?

What Added Costs Will Sulphur Directive Bring

Ships’ costs structures will change as increased bunker costs are unavoidable due to the latest 0.1% Sulphur ...

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UK to Retain Ferry Safety Rules

UK to Retain Ferry Safety Rules

Nautilus International, a trades union and professional association representing seafarers and allied workers in ...

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First China-Built Ferry Enters Service

First China-Built Ferry Enters Service

San Sha No. 1, the first Ro-Pax ferry purposely designed and built in China for the Chinese market, entered service ...

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US Coast Guard Targets Cruise Ship Crimes

US Coast Guard Targets Cruise Ship Crimes

The US Coast Guard is proposing amends to passenger vessel regulations aimed at improving security measures ...

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Finnlines Boosts Ro-Ro Fleet

Finnlines Boosts Ro-Ro Fleet

Finnish shipping company Finnlines has purchased another ro-ro vessel, which was named MS Finnmerchant (ex MS ...

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Port of Cork Makes Way for Mega Cruise Ships

Port of Cork Makes Way for Mega Cruise Ships

The Port of Cork will invest over EUR 1.5 million (USD 1.74m) in upgrading facilities at Cobh Cruise Terminal, ...

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IMO Tackles Administrative Burdens in Maritime Industry

IMO Tackles Administrative Burdens in Maritime Industry

The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has published a report containing the main findings and conclusions ...

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Georgia Ratifies Ballast Water Management Treaty, Joins IMSO

The International Maritime Organisation

Georgia has deposited its instrument of accession to the Ballast Water Management treaty, bringing the total number ...

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APB to Upgrade Balearic Ports

Spain to Upgrade Balearic Ports

The Board of Directors of the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) has given the go-ahead to the 2015 ...

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Dublin Port Beats Prerecession Figures

Dublin Port Beats Prerecession Figures

Dublin Port Company published trade statistics for 2014 which show a record year for trade at Dublin Port, with ...

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Vigor Opts for Rolls Royce Propulsion System

Vigor Opts for Rolls Royce Propulsion System

Rolls-Royce has been selected by the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, via its Alaska ...

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Danish Maritime Authority Puts Work Safety in Focus

Danish Maritime Authority Puts Work Safety in Focus

The Danish Maritime Authority started surveying all Danish passenger ships in a new way from January 1, ...

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Port of New Orleans Tops 1 Million Cruise Passengers

Port of New Orleans Tops 1 Million Cruise Passengers

Port of New Orleans cruise terminals handled more than 1 million cruise passengers in 2014 for the first time in ...

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Venice Court Lifts Ban on Large Cruise Ships

Venice Court Lifts Ban on Large Cruiseships

Venice regional court of appeal (Tribunale Amministrativo Regionale) has revoked the order on banning large ships ...

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