The 78,878gt/1997 built Royal Caribbean International cruise ship Rhapsody of the Seas (above) sustained damage when she encountered another storm off the Greek coast on 19th September whilst en-route from Corfu to Santorini. The 279m long Vision-Class ship suffered slight damages to public areas when she hit heavy rain and high winds west of the Peloponnese peninsula.Read more
Africa Morocco Link announced that the charter of the 38,261gt/1992 built El Venizelos, from the Attica Group, concluded on 30th September with the ferry returning to Greece.Read more
Originally, construction was scheduled to start in 2019 on a new Alaska ferry, but now contractors could begin building the new ship as early as 2017. The Alaska Department of Transportation wants to ...Read more
2016 marks fifty years since the Sunward (above) made her first voyage from Miami to the Caribbean on 19th December 1966, signifying the birth of Norwegian Caribbean Lines. Today, the company now known ...Read more
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s1612-63-book-prowessReaders have the chance to win a copy of the book,“The Prowess of Charlie Fielder” by David G. Wood and Richard J. Walsh.
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Vestey Brothers, owners of Blue Star Line and of their large cold store meat business, took over Lamport & Holt in March 1944. Blue Star Line operated in the same East Coast of ...Read more
Kitack Lim was elected Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) by the 114th session of the IMO Council in June 2015 for a four-year period beginning 1 January 2016. The election was endorsed ...Read more
The great naval dockyard at Portsmouth is a treasure house of the s1612-50-portsmouth-crestmaritime and naval history of Britain. British naval fleets set sail from here to make the country ...Read more
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