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Trip reports / DIE NIEUWE PRINS (HVH - MSV - HVH)
« on: June 17, 2017, 03:38:12 PM »
Some pretty good photo opportunities of shipping/tugs should be obtained from this inland cruise ship operating between Hoek van Holland and Maasvlakte (see marinetraffic screen shot). Looks better value than the long Spido trip from Rotterdam to Maasvlakte.




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Shipping News and information / MSC OLIVER, MSC MAYA
« on: April 06, 2016, 06:28:03 PM »
According to Lloyds List today they join the "idle fleet"......

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Laid up at Holyhead for months she has now been renamed ONE WORLD KARADENIZ and will depart shortly with tug assistance.
The last of Stena's HSS she was built by Finnyards and cost 65m.
In her prime she provided a popular high speed 99 minute service between Holyhead and Dun Laoghaire.

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Shipping News and information / Panama Canal widening......
« on: January 11, 2015, 05:50:58 PM »
Reported in the New Civil Engineer (8/1/15):

"Work on the expansion of the canal has reached 84% completion and its entry into operation is scheduled for the first part of 2016"

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Main contractor threatens to walk off $3.1 billion contract:

http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/01/15/panama-canal-expansion-faces-a-new-challenge/


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Shipping News and information / SD14 in European waters....
« on: November 12, 2012, 10:10:19 AM »
MARPESSA E is currently in Piraeus Roads with destination:ORDERS.
Could there be one more voyage for this SD14?
(see photos of her by Phil English at Las Palmas on 19 Oct 2012)

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Reported in elpais today:

Spain planning to create a Special Area of Conservation around Gibraltar that would include waters in dispute between both governments.
The zone will prohibit environmentally dangerous practices like bunkering which is a major economic activity for Gibraltar..........

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