After her initial sea trials in the Adriatic, which commenced from Monfalcone shipyard on February 19, 2010, P&O’s brand-new AZURA entered the Trieste dry-dock at 16:00hrs on February 21, 2010. Her hull will be cleaned and painted before running the second and final sea trials. She is expected to sail again February 28, before returning to the outfitting berth of Monfalcone shipyard on March 3 for the last phase of her completion.
MARTIN COX - Founder and publisher of MaritimeMatters, inspired by maritime culture and technology growing up in the port of Southampton. He works as a photographer in Los Angeles, and his works has been exhibited in LA, San Francisco, New York, London and Iceland. Martin is the co-writer of the book “Hollywood to Honolulu; the story of the Los Angeles Steamship Company” published by the Steam Ship Historical Society of America. The Los Angeles Maritime Museum has commissioned artworks and collected his photographs.