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COSTA CONCORDIA Underway On Her Final Voyage

COSTA CONCORDIA Underway On Her Final Voyage

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COSTA CONCORDIA UNDERWAY ON HER FINAL VOYAGE By Shawn J. Dake The final stages of the largest marine salvage project in history came a step closer to completion Wednesday, July 23, 2014, as the COSTA CONCORDIA began to move away from the island of Giglio on a one-way voyage to…

Tallink Charters Out Their Largest Ship

Tallink Charters Out Their Largest Ship

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by Kalle Id The Estonian ferry operator Tallink Grupp made public on Monday 21st July an agreement to charter out their largest vessel, the 1993-built SILJA EUROPA, to Bridgemans Services Ltd of Canada for 14 months (with the option of extending the charter to 48 months) from August 2014 onwards.…

A GANNdez-Vous in Tallinn

A GANNdez-Vous in Tallinn

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A GANNdez-Vous in Tallinn by Kalle Id MaritimeMatters’ Helsinki correspondent Kalle Id travels to Tallinn, Estonia for a rendez-vous with the Norwegian training ship GANN, originally the Hurtigruten coastal liner NARVIK. Official website of the GANN: www.gann.no Kalle Id’s ship photo blog: kships.blogspot.fi All photographs are copyright © 2014 Kalle…

Touring Ålands Maritime Museums, Part 3: Lasses Sjöfartsmuseum

Touring Ålands Maritime Museums, Part 3: Lasses Sjöfartsmuseum

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Touring Ålands Maritime Museums, Part 3: Lasses Sjöfartsmuseum by Kalle Id Join MaritimeMatters’ Kalle Id for the third and final installment on his tour of the maritime museums of Åland, this time visiting the Lars-Erik (”Lasse”) Eriksson’s fantastic private museum on the island of Värdö. Kalle Id’s photo blog: kships.blogspot.com…

Out With The Old, In With The New In Washington State

Out With The Old, In With The New In Washington State

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The first of the many ferries specifically built for the Washington State Ferry system has been retired.  The EVERGREEN STATE made her final run on the inter-island route in the San Juan Islands on June 29, 2014.  The State Of Washington took over a diverse fleet of ferry operations in June…

Touring Ålands Maritime Museums, Part 1: Sjökvarteret

Touring Ålands Maritime Museums, Part 1: Sjökvarteret

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Touring Ålands Maritime Museums, Part 1: Sjökvarteret by Kalle Id Join MaritimeMatters’ Kalle Id on a three-part tour of the maritime museums of Åland, an island province of Finland. Sjökvarteret official website: www.sjokvarteret.com Kalle Id’s photo blog: kships.blogspot.com All photographs are copyright © 2014 Kalle Id. Saturday, 7 June 2014…

An ESCAPADE Left High And Dry

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The Coast Guard has evacuated passengers from the ESCAPADE, a casino boat that ran around off the Georgia coast after midnight on Wednesday, July 16, 2014.  All passengers and many of the crew were off the ship by 6pm the same day after having been stuck on the boat overnight…

EMERALD On The Rhine, Part Three

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Wrap it up with Peter Knego aboard Emerald Waterways’ strikingly modern EMERALD SKY on her pre-maiden transit of the Rhine, with a passage through the scenic Rhine Gorge and visits to Rudesheim, Mannheim (for Heidelberg) and Breisach (for the Black Forest). Emerald Waterways Keep up to date with Peter Knego…

COSTA CONCORDIA Raised

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The complex and large scale operation to refloat the wrecked COSTA CONCORDIA cruise ship continued today. Widely covered in the international media, the wreck of COSTA CONCORDIA was successfully raised on July 14 from the submerged platform that she has been resting on since the wreck was maneuvered upright in…

Construction Begins On SEVEN SEAS EXPLORER

Construction Begins On SEVEN SEAS EXPLORER

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Construction began this morning on SEVEN SEAS EXPLORER at the Fincantieri shipyard in Genoa, Italy. According to a release from Regent Seven Seas Cruises: The ceremonial first piece of steel cut this morning will serve as the foundation for an opulent, one-of-a-kind owner’s suite unlike any other at sea. The…

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