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Trelleborg replaces Langkawi berth fenders

After over a decade of facilitating the berthing of visiting cruise ships, Trelleborg’s marine and infrastructure operation has replaced the existing fenders, installed in 1997, at Star Cruises Langkawi Jetty, with itsSuper Cone Fenders (SCN).   Located on the south coast of Langkawi, some 30 km [Read more...]

2019-06-30T14:54:04+00:00 June 30th, 2019|Ports|

Royal approval for Bolidt cruise contract

The installation of decking solutions from Dutch company Bolidt on board one of the largest cruise ships ever to be built in Germany recently received a royal seal of approval.   King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands witnessed a contract signing at the [Read more...]

2019-06-30T14:42:43+00:00 June 30th, 2019|Ships|

Sirena returns from refit

Oceania Cruise has taken redeliveryof the‘Sirena’ from drydock, as part of the $100 mill brand enhancement programme. With 342 new staterooms and suites along with transformed public spaces, the ‘Sirena’ is has undergone some additional refinements, compared to the ‘Insignia’, the first of six ships [Read more...]

2019-06-30T14:29:44+00:00 June 30th, 2019|Refurbishment|

Trimline attends to‘Seabourn Odyssey’

Trimline and Seabourn Cruises recently teamed up again on the ‘Seabourn Odyssey’s’ refurbishment programme.   During a 10-day drydocking in Genoa,an 180-strong Trimline team, specialists in flooring, joinery, decoration, upholstery, plumbing, tiling, electrical and fine finishing, enhanced every public areas and passenger suite onboard the [Read more...]

2019-06-28T17:00:15+00:00 June 28th, 2019|Refurbishment|

Carnival on sustainability

Despite agreeing a $20 mill deal with US federal prosecutors as settlement for allegedlyviolating its probation oncharges of causing pollution, Carnival Corp painted a bright picture in its ninth annual sustainability report recently published. The report details the key initiatives and progress made in 2018 [Read more...]

2019-06-28T16:56:33+00:00 June 28th, 2019|Safety|

IMO puts domestic ferry safety on the agenda

Taking into consideration the ongoing occurrence of passenger ferry incidents with often high numbers of casualties, IMO’s recent Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) meeting  agreed to include a new item on measures to improve domestic ferry safety on its agenda for the next session.   An [Read more...]

2019-06-28T16:54:53+00:00 June 28th, 2019|Safety|

‘Columbus’ damaged by underwater object

On 20th June, CMV’s cruise ship ‘Columbus’ was still languishing in Damen’s Rotterdam Schiedam drydock undergoing emergency rudder repairs. She reported hitting an unidentified submerged object on 30th May while sailing from Amsterdam, bound for Norwegian Fjords. The ship was inspected by theport authorities, and [Read more...]

2019-06-28T16:50:44+00:00 June 28th, 2019|Safety|