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Another collision on the Danube

A second major river cruise boat collision occurred on the River Danube on 5th October. Five passengers were injured of which two were hospitalised on board the river cruise boat ‘Prinzessin Isabella’ when she collided with a cargo ship. The incident occurred near the port [Read more...]

2019-10-11T18:30:38+00:00 October 11th, 2019|Safety|

DFDS to use shore power in Copenhagen

Copenhagen Malmö Port (CMP) and DFDS are to establish a shore power connection in Copenhagen for the cruise ferries, ‘Crown Seaways’ and ‘Pearl Seaways’. A shore power facility will reduce emissions of air contaminated particles such as NOx, SOx and particulate matter, which goes hand [Read more...]

2019-10-11T18:25:39+00:00 October 11th, 2019|Environment|

‘Britannia’ to drydock at Brest

P&O Cruises ‘Britannia’ is to be receive an interior makeover while drydocked at Damen shipyard in Brest. For example, the atrium will be given a new lease of life with new colour schemes and a fresh design. Following the success of ‘Britannia’s’ temporary art exhibitions, [Read more...]

2019-10-11T18:22:54+00:00 October 11th, 2019|Interior Design|

LNG bunkering barge for Carnival christened

A naming ceremony was held at VT Halter Marine in Pascagoula, Miss, for ‘Q-LNG 4000’, the first LNG bunker articulated tug barge (ATB) vessel built in the US. She will serve the LNG-powered newbuilding ‘Carnival Mardi Gras’ at Port Canaveral next year. The 324 ft [Read more...]

2019-09-29T17:37:02+00:00 September 29th, 2019|Ships|

Princess appoints Prag Shah to new role

Princess Cruises has appointed Prag (Pragnesh) Shah to the position of global head of experience and innovation operations. He will lead the continued activation and expansion of MedallionClass vacations, including digital and live immersive experiences across the cruise line’s fleet. Shah (pictured) brings more than [Read more...]

2019-09-29T17:34:52+00:00 September 29th, 2019|Appointments|

Incheon signs up to ABB’s shore power

ABB is to install South Korea’s Incheon’s first shore-to-ship power solution, enabling passenger vessels to cut emissions, noise and vibrations while berthed. The engineering group secured the contract covering South Korea’s commitment to sustainable shore-to-ship power, after a pilot scheme for passenger ships to plug [Read more...]

2019-09-29T17:31:10+00:00 September 29th, 2019|Environment|