Category: Shipping News

EPIC Arson?

The St. Nazaire-based STX Shipyard (formerly Chantiers de l’Atlantique) has confirmed that an inquiry has been launched to determine if arson was the cause of a small fire
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Finally, after two weather-related delays, the USNS GENERAL EDWIN D. PATRICK departed San Francisco’s BAE Systems shipyard under tow for Brownsville, Texas, where she will be cut down
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Icelandic ash plumes over the Atlantic deferred MaritimeMatters’ participation in the Southampton-based christening and inaugural sailing of Celebrity Cruises’ new Solstice Class vessel, the MV CELEBRITY ECLIPSE.  Hopefully,
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ROSE Rounds Africa

After Saga Holiday’s recently retired MV SAGA ROSE (ex SAGAFJORD) was last reported bound for Walvis Bay, Namibia, she disappeared from AIS detection shortly after passing Mauritania off
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