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1  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: st helena on: February 12, 2018, 04:22:20 am
Excellent video of the final sailing departure from St Helena of a Royal Mail ship it's a very important chapter in the history of both the Island of St Helena and of the course the vessel itself.

Although there is now the air link from the mainland to the island of St Helena heavy freight and fuel will still need to be transported to the island by ship as a new quay was built as part of the development of the airport but I wonder how frequently these will be.

2  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: st helena on: February 04, 2018, 04:10:25 am
A very historic occasion that's for sure and an end to an era but I wonder what will happen to her once she is finally withdrawn from service and if she will be offered for sale or just sent to the breakers as their is limited need for such a vessel on the open market such as the RMS St Helena especially considering her age.
3  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Have ever you seen berthing & unberthing in this situation ? on: April 02, 2017, 03:14:49 am
That video is a few years old and has been on YouTube for a few years.
4  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: The $1billion boat arrives in Britain: World’s biggest cruise ship Harmony of th on: May 19, 2016, 01:48:21 am
Boat seems rather a strange term for a vessel the size of the Harmony of the Seas!
5  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Viking Sea Cruise Ship, United Kingdom on: November 21, 2015, 08:20:44 am
What is the reference to United Kingdom to this story?

Viking Ocean Cruises are Norwegian owned, Norwegian flagged and all five vessels of the fleet will have been built by Fincantieri in Italy.

No UK connection.
6  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Which ferry had the most modern interior for its time? on: July 28, 2015, 03:38:08 pm
Derek

You state that you have never been out of Europe!

I find that very strange for someone of your age, I am 11 years younger than you and I have been to 92 countries worldwide and my first visit 'outside of Europe' to New York, USA was at 18yo.

There is World out there Derek why stick to 'just' Europe, no one in my family including cousins n nephews, etc who are over 20 years younger than myself have 'just been to Europe'!

Sorry I just had to comment as I found it strange.

SEAN
7  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: What's hanging off the stern? on: July 18, 2015, 07:58:07 pm
The photo is greatly enlarged, you'll need to scroll over to the right to see the line he means off the stern.

Greatly enlarged that's an understatement but thanks for pointing it out as I would never have known otherwise.

Sean
8  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: What's hanging off the stern? on: July 15, 2015, 09:18:02 pm
Looks more like the bow to me rather than the 'stern'!

SEAN
9  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: MS "Deutschland" handed over to new owner on: June 01, 2015, 11:56:09 pm
The German tour and cruise operator PLANTOURS have chartered the former DEUTSCHLAND during June and July to cover for the HAMBURG that has gone to Lloyd Werft after an incident off Belfast last month, she is due to be handed over to Semester at Sea in late July and after a minor refit will enter service in September 2016.
10  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Queen Elizabeth II heading for the torches? on: June 01, 2015, 10:57:46 pm
Admin can we please delete this post seeing it is not a recent  news article.

For personal reasons really considering my close family connection with the QE2.

SEAN
11  Shipspotters all over the world / Help and Advice / Re: River Fal laid-up ships on: April 02, 2015, 09:46:39 am
Thanks Krispen,

Will go down anyway as there is a god tearoom/restaurant there.

Dave

'God tearoom'  Cheesy
12  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: What do you do with an old ocean liner? on: March 14, 2015, 02:56:09 pm
That was a very interesting article by BBC and very accurate until they wrote Queen Elizabeth II rather than Queen Elizabeth 2, otherwise it was a well written article.

Sean

13  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: ABP Southampton purchases Marchwood & Cracknore on: January 15, 2015, 04:45:08 am
A very good move on ABP Southampton's part especially if they are fortunate in their bid to own/operate Marchwood Military Port which is adjacent to the land recently acquired, with a large area of land with direct river access there surely will be some future port development in this area to cater for the ever growing port activity and with Dibden Bay directly next door as well which is currently owned by ABP Southampton.

Of course there will be objections as in the case of the long public enquiry that went against any plans  to develop Dibden Bay into a huge container port but eventually it will happen.
14  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Bahamas Celebration (ex-Prinsesse Ragnhild) to the breakers? on: January 08, 2015, 02:27:33 pm
I am interested in what she actually hit to sustain such damage for her not to be repairable, does anyone have any further information regarding this incident?

It's a shame that she will most probably be scrapped but then again the company were very fortunate to have been able to find a suitable replacement and in my opinion a far better vessel to suit their requirements.
15  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Master piece from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries - AIDAprima cruise ship on: November 23, 2014, 12:50:40 am
I think she looks absolutely awful.
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