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ROYAL PRINCESS Pre-Decked, Beautiful (Interiors)

| Maritime News | 02/04/2013

Peter Knego continues his visit to the famed Monfalcone-based Fincantieri shipyard with a press tour of Princess Cruises’ under-construction, 141,000 gross ton, 3,600 passenger ROYAL PRINCESS. Part two covers the massive new ship’s interiors and cabin mock-ups.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

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Titanic Director Donates Deep-Sea Craft to Institute

| Maritime News | 01/04/2013

The Hollywood director James Cameron is donating the craft that he built and last year rode into the sea’s deepest spot to the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, as part of a new collaboration meant to speed ocean exploration, the partners announced early Tuesday.

The undersea craft, which cost Mr. Cameron, the maker of hit movies like “Titanic” and “Avatar,” roughly $10 million of his own money, will be used mainly to aid the design of advanced vehicles and technologies, rather than for routinely carrying scientists into the sea’s depths.

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Ships Going Green, at Port and at Sea!

| Maritime News | 01/04/2013

GOTHENBURG, Sweden — Something unusual is happening in Swedish waters. Crews docking at the Port of Gothenburg are turning off their engines and plugging into the local power grid rather than burning diesel oil or sulfurous bunker fuel — a thick, black residue left over from refining oil.

 

“I always knew these extremely dirty bunker fuels were helping produce acid rain that falls so heavily over this part of Sweden,” said Per Lindeberg, the port’s electrical manager and an avid fisherman. “I was very happy when we could switch off the ships.”

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General Cargo ship sank off Kerala, India

| Maritime News | 31/03/2013

Ship   The Indian cargo ship MSV Arul Seeli sank off the Beypore port in Kerala. The accident happened 21 nautical miles off the port. The general cargo ship was loaded into the port with 150 tons of different types of cargo, such as sand, bricks and even cows. Most probably the ship sank after cargo shift due to the bad weather in the region. On board of the cargo vessel were 8 seamen and 5 of them are still missing. The fishing boats in the scene of the accident saved three lives, but the other 5 seamen were not found. The rescued people were transported into the local hospital with slight injuries. The local authorities started search and rescue operation for the other 5 people, but still have no information for any success. The investigation for the reason of the accident will be performed by the port authorities.

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Ferry hit pier in Lower Manhattan injuring 17 passengers

| Maritime News | 09/01/2013

Seastreak ferry   Ferry hit a dock in Lower Manhattan, which caused injury of at least 17 passengers. The ship was operated by Seastreak Ferries and had about 300 passengers on board. The ship was operating on regular router from New Jersey to Lower Manhattan, while during a berth to Pier 11 at South Street and Gouverneur Lane the ship hit the pier and throw passengers from their seats. The ship has serious damages over the hull, as the whole starboard side is broken over the waterline without water ingress. The reason for the accident was high speed of maneuvering and too aggressive berthing operation by the pilot. All of the injured people were transported to the local hospital and later were let to go home.

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Cruise ship Queen Elizabeth 2 was sold for scrap

| Maritime News | 24/12/2012

Queen Elizabeth 2 scrap   The oldest operating cruise ship of the world Queen Elizabeth 2 will be sold for scrap to Chinese Buyers. The vessel was a former flagman of Cunard Cruises and the oldest operating cruise ships, but the project for transforming it to floating luxury hotel failed and the Chinese breakers contracted to buy it for 20 million GBP. The ship is now moored in the commercial port of Dubai, as there was a big project to continue operating as floating hotel, but the O2 Arena calculated it as unprofitable. The cruise ship is one of the most interesting and most beautiful cruise ships built ever, having own old-style classical design same as Titanic. During its career Queen Elizabeth 2 carrier more than 2.1 million passengers and sailed more than 5.5 million nautical miles.

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Wild Heather was sold to Baltic Shipping

| Maritime News | 13/12/2012

Wild Heather   The reefer cargo vessel Wild Heather was sold to the Russian company Baltic Shipping. The price of the contract was 7,500,000 USD, which was signed in the beginning of the month in Japan. The ship will join the fleet of Baltic Shipping from 1st January 2013, as it already finalized its time charter for the Japanese operator Shinme Kisen Sangyo. The reefer cargo ship Wild Heather was built in 1998 in the Japanese shipyard Iwagi Shipbuilding, according to the latest technologies and really environmental operations. The cargo ship is in perfect condition and has total capacity for 160 TEU and all can be plugged. The Wild Heather (IMO: 9181144) has gross tonnage of 9,859 GRT and summer deadweight of 10,114 DWT. The cargo ship has length of 150.00 m, beam of 22.00 m and draft of 6.20 m. The future contracts and charters of the ship are still not announced, but most probably the vessel will operated for the fleet of the company in Baltic Sea.

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Costa Pacifica hit a buoy in Marseille fairway

| Maritime News | 13/12/2012

Costa Pacifica buoy   Slight accident happened to the cruise ship Costa Pacifica during the entering in port of Marseille. The cruise ship was on voyage from Savona to Marseille and maneuvering though the fairway, when due to the bad weather and strong winds the ship hit a contacted buoy. On board of Costa Pacifica there were 2,000 passengers and about 800 crew members, who did not felt the accident and were not hurt in any way. The ship suffered a big scratch several meters long above the waterline. The local authorities will start investigation of the accident and most probably will fine the master of Costa Pacifica. On board of the ship during the maneuvering were the duty officers, the master and pilots from Marseille port station. Costa Pacifica is one of the largest vessels of Costa Cruises, offering top quality and really luxury cruises. Costa Pacifica is sister-ship of the grievously known cruise vessel Costa Concordia, which sank in the beginning of the year near Gilio island.

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Passenger ship with 162 students on board ran aground in Japan

| Maritime News | 15/11/2012

Ginga MMSI:431000461   The trip cruise ship Ginga ran aground off Yamaguchi Prefecture in Japan. On board of the vessel were 162 high school students and teachers, who were on cruise trip around the coast. Due to navigation mistake and hit by the current, the cruise ship ran aground on rocky shoals on 1 nautical mile off Suo-Oshima Town shores. The duty officers on board of the ship Ginga sent a distress signal and the coast guard sent immediately several rescue boats at the scene of the accident. All the passengers and crew members were rescued without any serious injuries. The local authorities and coast guard started salvage operations to tug the vessel and refloat it, but the hull is broken and there is water ingress.

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ST Wind cargo ship got engine failure in Japan Sea

| Maritime News | 11/11/2012

ST Wind vessel   The general cargo ship ST Wind, which is operating under Russian flag, is disabled with engine failure on 50 nautical miles off Olga Port in Russia. The general cargo ship was on route from Tokyo to Vanino port, when a technical malfunction in some of the aggregates caused shortage and broke the main engine. This caused the disability of the cargo ship ST Wind and drifting without control towards coastline. There is no direct danger for the ship, accoridng to the coast guard station, as the harbor tug will arrive at the scene of the accident in a few hours. The ship will be towed to Olga port, where will be repaired and inspected.

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