Death of the crew member on 46-metre La Polonia superyacht

Rebecca Boyle, 32-year old British stewardess, has been found dead on board of the $6,000,000 47-metre La Polonia. It is reported that she has been discovered dead in her cabin, while the La Polonia was moored in the Italian port of Imperia. The cause of death is yet unknown.The media reported that Rebecca spent Tuesday night celebrating Englands World Cup win against Colombia.

USM joins new $94 million ocean exploration institute

GULFPORT, MS (WDAM) - The University of Southern Mississippi is joining forces with four other nationally renowned ocean science institutions.The school announced Monday that its School of Ocean Science and Engineering will join Ocean Science and Engineering, Ocean Exploration Trust, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution…

New Amico & Co ShipLift unveiled

Written byJustin RatcliffeAlthough operative for a month now, Amico & Co in Genoa has officially unveiled its new 4000-ton ShipLift for hauling, launching and manoeuvring superyachts of up to 95 metres in length using a system of synchronised hoists. The inauguration in the morning was followed by an evening of celebration with local dignitaries and sector operators.

Navy fires captain who sought help for virus-stricken ship

WASHINGTON (AP) The captain of a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier facing a growing outbreak of the coronavirus on his ship was fired by Navy leaders who said he created a panic by sending his memo pleading for help to too many people.Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly said the ships commander, Capt. Brett Crozier, demonstrated extremely poor judgment in the middle of a crisis.
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Celebrity Edge to Feature All Female Leadership Team - Cruise Industry News

Celebrity Cruises has announced that that the Celebrity Edge will feature an all-female leadership team for a March 8, 2020 departure, marking International Womens Day.Celebrity Captain Kate McCue will be at the helm of the 2018-launched ship for the week-long sailing from Port Everglades. Port calls include San Juan, Tortola and St.

The Port of Virginia to get $14 million from state for two more electric ship-to-shore cranes, truck

NORFOLK The Port of Virginia will ditch two diesel-powered, ship-to-shore cranes and several gas-powered container tractors, replacing them with all-electric versions, once it gets $14 million from the state. The money is coming from $93.6 million the state received as part of a federal settlement following the Volkswagen emissions scandal.

S'pore tops index as key global shipping hub for 7th straight year, Economy News & Top Stories

Singapore retained its top position as the world's most important shipping hub on the Xinhua-Baltic International Shipping Centre Development (ISCD) Index.This is the seventh consecutive year for Singapore to be ranked first on the index based on its advantages of geographical location, shipping industry ecosystem and supportive government policies…

21 sailors, civilians hospitalized after explosion on San Diego naval ship

More than a dozen sailors and several civilians have been hospitalized following an explosion on a Navy ship in San Diego on Sunday, officials said. A fire broke out aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard sometime around 8:30 a.m. local time, said officials with the Naval Surface Forces. The blaze escalated to a three-alarm fire…

Video captures two ships colliding on the Welland Canal

Officials are investigating after two ships crashed on the Welland Canal in Thorold, Ont., Saturday afternoon.The collision was captured in a video shared on social media.According to the Welland Tribune, the Florence Spirit was heading down the canal while the MV Alanis was heading up the canal just south of Port Robinson when the accident happened.A St.

CCN 102 Flyingsport launched | Boat International

Italian yard Cerri Cantieri Navali has launched the sixth hull in its 102 Flyingsport yacht series. The launch of 31.1 metre fast planing yacht, which has now been named Francesca, comes just days after the launch of CCN's 40 metre Kanga. Construction on the sixth hull in the series began on speculation and the project…
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MSC Meraviglia Given Clean Bill of Health - Cruise Industry News

MSC Cruises announced that the MSC Meraviglia has been given a clean bill of health by Mexican health officials following medical checks on a crew member and a young female guest who both had common seasonal flu after the vessel arrived in Cozumel, Mexico.Pierfrancesco Vago, Executive Chairman, MSC Cruises, said: The Mexican…

DEAS New 82-Foot Survey Vessel Commissioned

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.Posted by Eric HaunOctober 28, 2014David Evans and Associates, Inc.’s Marine Services Division commissioned its new 82-foot hydrographic survey and scientific vessel Blake in a ceremony held in the vessel’s homeport of Gulfport, Mississippi. At the ceremony, U.S. Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi broke a Champagne bottle across the Blake’s bow.

Irish Ferries W.B. Yeats Resumes Its 'Seasonal' French Route Role Albeit With the Caveat of Covid-19

Ferry & Car Ferry News The ferry industry on the Irish Sea, is just like any other sector of the shipping industry, in that it is made up of a myriad of ship operators, owners, managers, charterers all contributing to providing a network of routes carried out by a variety of ships designed for different albeit similar purposes.All this ferry activity involves conventional ferry tonnage…

Rivers Port Set to Receive First RoRo Vessel

By Eromosele AbiodunEfforts by the management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) to improve vessel traffic to the Eastern Ports has continued to yield returns as the Rivers Port, Port Harcourt is expecting its first Roll on/Roll off (RoRo) operations in the next couple of weeks.The first Roro Vessels, to berth in the…

Incessant rainfall causes severe water-logging in parts of Siliguri

18:24 (IST) Jul 11Kanpur encounter case: State government has ordered that a SIT will conduct the investigation in the case. SIT will be headed by Additional chief secretary Sanjay Bhoosreddy: ANI17:40 (IST) Jul 11Troops of Assam Rifles in a joint operation with DGP Nagaland apprehended an NSCN (IM) cadre along with firearm & ammunition from Dimapur…

Westport Reveals Updated Flagship Superyacht Westport 52

American yacht builder Westport Yachts has updated its current 50 metre flagship superyacht.The yard has stretched the hull and added a spacious beach club, lengthening the yacht to 52 metres. It comes after the yard embarked on a wide-reaching redesign of its range in recent years, resulting in the introduction of the brand new 38 metre Westport 125.

USS John S. McCain makes return to sea following 2017 collision that killed 10

Oct. 28 (UPI) -- The guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain returned to sea after upgrades and repairs following a 2017 collision that resulted in the deaths of 10 sailors.The ship, an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, completed its in-port phase of testing at Yokosuka, Japan, the Navy said on Sunday, and headed out to open sea for tests of its onboard systems.

Suspected sanctions-busting cargo ship sank in October, North Korean media says

Correction at 17:00 KST, November 12: The Jang Jin Gang’s last known location was previously listed as Vladivostok in March 2018, but has been changed to reflect NK Pro Live Ship Tracking data indicating it was in Nampho in March 2019.North Koreas ruling party daily Rodong Sinmun reported on Saturday details of an apparent cargo ship sinking in October…