Sailing the Seven Seas

Have you ever thought about the first journey of a ship, her maiden voyage from the shipyard to its owner?

UAE: DMCA Increases Safety and Security of Cruise Ships

UAE - DMCA Increases Safety and Security of Cruise Ships

Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the maritime government entity charged with regulating, coordinating and ...

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Italy: Costa Concordia Oil Removal Operation on Hold

Italy - Costa Concordia Oil Removal Operation on Hold

SMIT Salvage is continually monitoring the weather forecast however adverse weather conditions continue to impact ...

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Tanker RFA Wave Knight Escorts Cruise Ship in Middle East

Tanker RFA Wave Knight Escorts Cruise Ship in Middle East

Tanker RFA Wave Knight sailed with one of Britain’s biggest cruise ships in the Middle East as part of the ongoing ...

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US Navy Receives Two High Speed Vessels

  The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration has transferred two high speed vessels, the ...

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Steel Cutting Ceremony for First Ro-Ro Hybrid Ferry at ...

Steel Cutting Ceremony for First Ro-Ro Hybrid Ferry at Ferguson Shipyard, UK

The build of the world’s first sea going Roll On Roll Off vehicle and passenger diesel electric hybrid ferries ...

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IMO is Right Body to Deal with Safety Debate After ...

IMO is Right Body to Deal with Safety Debate After Costa Concordia, Sekimizu Says

IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu, speaking at the opening of the Sub-Committee on Bulk Liquids and Gases (BLG) ...

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Bangladesh: Western Marine Hands Over Catamaran ...

Bangladesh - Western Marine Hands Over Catamaran 'Western Cruise' to CBC

Western Marine Group has handed over one catamaran type passenger ship named ‘Western Cruise’ to Chittagong Boat ...

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Norway: BLRT Grupp Delivers Gas-powered Ferry to Fjord1

Norway - BLRT Grupp Delivers Gas-powered Ferry to Fjord1

In Western Norway, the gas-powered ferry Edøyfjord delivered by BLRT Grupp started trafficking the route. The new ...

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China: Afai’s 34m Ferry Xunlong 5 Completes Sea Trial

China - Afai Southern Shipyard Completes Sea Trials for Ferry Xun Long 5

To insure the early sea trial and successful delivery of Xunlong No.5, the first vessel of 34m ferry project, since ...

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UAE: DP World’s Dubai Cruise Terminal Receives Four ...

  For the first time in its history, DP World’s Dubai Cruise Terminal has welcomed four mega cruise ships at ...

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Italy: SMIT Salvage Ready for Costa Concordia Oil ...

Italy- SMIT Salvage Ready for Costa Concordia Oil Removal Operation

At a press conference held on Saturday, 28 January, on the island of Giglio, SMIT Salvage and its partner Fratelli ...

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Italy: Progress on Costa Concordia Salvage Operation

Italy - Progress on Costa Concordia Salvage Operation

  SMIT Salvage together with its partner Fratelli Neri have made good progress yesterday in the further ...

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Members of European Parliament’s Transport ...

Members of European Parliament's Transport Committee Debates Costa Concordia Issue

On 13 January, the Italian cruise ship, Costa Concordia, ran aground after hitting a reef off Isola del Giglio, ...

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Switzerland: ABB Provides Energy Management System for ...

Switzerland - ABB Provides Energy Management System for New Viking Line Eco Ferry

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order to provide an energy management system for ...

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Philippines Finally Ratifies Convention 185

Philippines Finally Ratifies Convention 185

The Republic of the Philippines has finally ratified Convention No. 185, nine years after it was first mooted by ...

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Towards New Maritime State of the Art Facilities

Towards New Maritime State of the Art Facilities

  Increasing demand and expectations in Maritime Industry call for communities to come up with new facilities and ...

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2012 Leading Edge Green Vessels

2012 Leading Edge Green Vessels

Increasing fuel prices and environmental concerns have been stressing the importance for the marine industry to ...

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Italy: Carnival Pcl Hires SMIT Salvage to Remove Fuel ...

Italy - Carnival Pcl Hires SMIT Salvage to Remove Fuel from Costa Concordia

SMIT Salvage, a unit of Dutch maritime services firm Royal Boskalis Westminster NV has been hired by Carnival Plc ...

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USA: Leading Cruise Lines Announces Comprehensive Audit ...

USA - Leading Cruise Lines Announces Comprehensive Audit of Safety and Emergency Response

Following the tragic Costa Concordia accident, Carnival Corporation & plc, parent company of Costa Cruises and ...

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Alaska Receives 9 Fishery Monitoring Vessels

Alaska Receives 9 Fishery Monitoring Vessels

New Zealand’s Stabicraft Marine has delivered 9 custom 659 Wheel House vessels to Alaska where they will be used as ...

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Chairman of Carnival Corporation Gives Statement ...

Chairman of Carnival Corporation Gives Statement Regarding Costa Concordia

This statement is from Micky Arison, chairman and CEO of Carnival Corporation & plc, parent company of Costa ...

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USA: ALAS-PV Enterprises Buys Oceanliner Cruise Vessel

USA - ALAS-PV Enterprises Buys Oceanliner Cruise Vessel

Enterprises announces that the company has placed a down payment to acquire a 27000 tonnage 600 feet long ...

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Italian Naval Divers Set Off Explosives insde Hull of ...

Italian Naval Divers Set Off Explosives insde Hull of Cruiser Liner

Italian naval divers have set off explosives inside the hull of a cruise liner to create four small openings in the ...

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Italy: Preliminary Indications – Human Error ...

Preliminary Indications - Human Error Caused Cruise Tragedy

Owners of the wrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship have said “preliminary indications” suggested the ...

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UK: IMO Secretary-General Urges Rapid and Full Casualty ...

UK - IMO Secretary-General Urges Rapid and Full Casualty Investigation

IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu has expressed his condolences and sympathy for all those caught up in tragic ...

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Luxury Cruise Ship Runs Aground Off Italy

Luxury Cruise Ship Runs Aground off Italy

Three people are dead and at least 69 people are still missing after 4,200-passenger cruise ship Costa Concordia, ...

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The Netherlands: Transfennica Increases Its Capacity ...

The Netherlands - Transfennica Increases Its Capacity with New Vessels

The Dutch shipowner Transfennica, which links the Port of Bilbao with Zeebrugge three times weekly, has increased ...

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