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Final Passage Of A Former PRINCE

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The former Royal Caribbean cruise ship NORDIC PRINCE continues her date with destiny, passing through Singapore on her way to an Indian scrapyard. Keep up to date with Peter Knego on Twitter by clicking here THE SANDS OF ALANG: The latest DVD about shipbreaking in Alang, India Since grounding in…

Los Angeles Maritime Museum Interviews Martin Cox

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Interview by LA Maritime Museum Director Marifrances Trivelli. The new children’s exhibit at the Museum: “What’s Going on in the Harbor Today?” is unique in that it focuses on the daily operations of LA Harbor, and features a custom work of art.  Photographer and MaritimeMatters Founder, Martin Cox created a…

CARNIVAL VISTA Revealed In NYC!

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Carnival’s newest, largest ever ship, the 133,500-gt, 3,936-passenger CARNIVAL VISTA was previewed today in a grand event held at the Ertegun Atrium in New York’s Lincoln Center. Architecturally, the CARNIVAL VISTA is an evolution of the CARNIVAL MAGIC series of ships with layers of structural curves, a squat winged funnel…

Keel Laid For Regent’s Uber-Luxe SEVEN SEAS EXPLORER

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The MV SEVEN SEAS EXPLORER begins construction with a deluxe keel laying, utilizing a Rolls Royce Phantom, a butler with a red velvet pillow and three commemorative coins at Fincantieri. All Photos Courtesy of Regent Cruises Yesterday, the first building block for one of the world’s most luxurious ships, Regent…

Ferry Chronicle 2014 by Kalle Id

Ferry Chronicle 2014 by Kalle Id

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Ferry Chronicle 2014 by Kalle Id Welcome to the second ever issue of MaritimeMatters’ annual (if one can use that terms when the series is only on its second year) look at the status of the international ferry business. I started the 2013 issue by saying that the year was…

KALAKALA To Be Scrapped

KALAKALA To Be Scrapped

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M.V. KALAKALA Reaches The End Of Her Days By Shawn J. Dake The streamlined Art Deco ferry, m.v. KALAKALA will soon be scrapped.  Karl Anderson, the current owner of the ship, said he plans to have the KALAKALA towed from the Hylebos Waterway in Tacoma where it has been idle…

Car Carrier Deliberately Beached

Car Carrier Deliberately Beached

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A car carrier the HOEGH OSAKA was deliberately run aground on The Brambles Bank at the entrance to Southampton Water on the evening of Jan 3rd, 2015. The ship had departed the Port of Southampton and was headed for Bremerhaven when the incident occurred. All crew plus one pilot, in total 25 people…

Crossing On A CLOUD, Part Two

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Continue with Peter Knego and Silversea Cruises deluxe SILVER CLOUD’s recent eight night transatlantic crossing from Funchal, Madeira to Fort Lauderdale. Silversea Cruises Keep up to date with Peter Knego on Twitter by clicking here THE SANDS OF ALANG: The latest DVD about shipbreaking in Alang, India All photos by…

NORMAN ATLANTIC Ferry On Fire In The Adriatic — Updated

NORMAN ATLANTIC Ferry On Fire In The Adriatic — Updated

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Updated Dec 30: Two Albanian seamen have been killed on a tug towing the fire-damaged NORMAN ATLANTIC ferry. Both men died after being struck by the connecting cable between the vessels, Albanian officials say. The death toll from those on the ferry has risen to eleven. Update by Editor: The death toll in ferry disaster has…

Swanning Around The Mediterranean

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Peter Newall experiences life aboard Swan Hellenic’s unique cruise ship MINERVA on a fifteen day cruise from Civitavecchia to Athens.   All photos by and copyright Peter Newall and Julie Kingston 2014.  “Welcome aboard MINERVA!” The affable master of MINERVA Captain Neil Broomhall greeted us at the gangway when we arrived…

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