April 4: Oceania Cruises’ MV MARINA left her building dock for her fitting out berth at Fincantieri’s Sestri Ponente Shipyard in Italy. The 65,000 gt ship will be finished late this year for an early 2011 debut. See MaritimeMatters’ MV MARINA Float Out video clips, parts one through three and the video for the steel cutting of MARINA’s twin, the MV RIVIERA.
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.