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Campaigns Aim to Restore Historic Landmark Vessel

The schooner Adventure, a U.S. National Historic Landmark, has been selected as an Official Project of Save America's Treasures, a public-private partnership between the White House Millennium Council and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The schooner Adventure joins a list of Official Projects that includes the Star Spangled Banner, the Washington Monument and Thomas Edison's workshop. The designation of "Official Project" recognizes the continuous efforts of The Gloucester Adventure, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to restoring and preserving the fishing schooner. Through the countless hours and hard work of volunteers, funds have been raised to restore the bow, most of the port side, and the entire starboard side. The historic restoration process involves hauling, blocking and shoring the 122-foot vessel to retain its shape while sections of the hull are taken apart and rebuilt. Additionally, Adventure was recently chosen to be included in the 1999 "Catalogue for Philanthropy." The Catalogue, conceived by the Ellis L. Phillips Foundation and supported by a coalition of leading Massachusetts grantmakers, profiles 100 of Massachusetts' outstanding educational, environmental and human service agencies. The Adventure was chosen from 270 organizations by senior professional grantmakers.


Protector's Adventure Series, Alaska’s Inside Passage

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One-of-a-Kind 800 Mile, 6-Day Excursion Through Stunning Waters Highlights Protector’s Signature Performance PROTECTOR USA announced today the first voyage in its inaugural Adventure Series, Alaska’s Inside Passage. Departing Wednesday, June 1, 2011, the event will host Protector boat owners on an 800-mile excursion from Seattle, Washington to Lasqueti, British Columbia and back in only six days. The journey will highlights the signature performance of Protector boats and


Knight & Carver to Build Excursion Catamaran

Knight & Carver YachtCenter has announced a new vessel contract to build a 72 ft. excursion catamaran for a popular destination resort in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Construction of the vessel has already begun, with completion slated for late 2002. The Vallarta Adventures IV will accommodate 149 passengers for diving, whale-watching and sight-seeing trips, Upon completion, it will be the third excursion catamaran Kight & Carver has built for the resort, Vallarta Adventures.


Kvaerner Masa-Yards’ Turku Shipyard Delivers Adventure of the Seas

The Adventure of the Seas, newbuilding 1346, was delivered at Kvaerner Masa-Yards’ Turku shipyard. Adventure of the Seas is the third cruise ship in the Voyager-class for Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd. The first two ships, Voyager of the Seas and Explorer of the Seas, were deliver in October 1999 and September 2000, respectively. The series continues with NB-1347, Navigator of the Seas and NB-1348. Adventure of the Seas has a gross tonnage of 137,300, and a passenger capacity of 3


Cruise Ship Returns to Erie Canal

Brian U. Stratton, director of the New York State Canal Corporation.

Grande Mariner was Stranded on Canal System During 2011 Flooding. The M/V Grande Mariner, a 96-passenger cruise ship that was stranded for more than two months because of flooding in 2011, today returned to the Erie Canal for a new season of cruising America's most storied waterway. The ship, and a sister-ship, M/V Niagara Princes, both owned by Blount Small Ship Adventures in Warren, R.I., was among a handful of ships stranded on the New York State Canal system because of destructive high


Update: Bald Head Island Ferry Salvage

The U.S. Coast Guard and partner agencies are responding Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, to the ferry Adventure, which ran aground while carrying approximately 53 passengers near Battery Island, N.C. (U.S. Coast Guard photograph)

The U.S. Coast Guard is monitoring salvage attempts Wednesday of the Bald Head Island Ferry Adventure, which ran aground Tuesday in the vicinity of Battery Island near Southport, N.C. Personnel from Bald Head Island Transportation attempted to refloat the Adventure at approximately 10:30 a.m. Wednesday during high tide without success. The owner of Bald Head Island Transportation is working to submit a salvage plan of the Adventure for Coast Guard approval before any additional action is


Northwind Marine Delivers Excursion Vessel

M/V Northwind has been delivered to Bluewater Express in the Hawaiian Islands. The vessel, built by Northwind Marine, takes parties of up to 35 voyagers on swimming and snorkeling adventures off Kauai's "Na Pali Coast." Captain Rick Marvin and his family have operated the sailing enterprise out of Port Allen, Kauai since 1964. He commissioned the new powerboat from Northwind to be an all-aluminum boat with a "Navy reconnaissance hull


Diving ... in a Mall!

Navy Divers 1st Class Phil Hartman (left) and Brian Bennett attached to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2, enjoy a dive at Underwater Adventures Aquarium at the Mall of America. The MDSU-2 divers returned to the area to participate in Twin Cities Navy Week after spending much of August assisting local, state and federal authorities find missing victims in the wake of the I-35W bridge collapse in Minneapolis. Navy Weeks are designed to show Americans the investment they have made in their


Electronics: Royal Caribbean Stays Current with C-MAP CM-93/3 ECs

The C-MAP CM-93/3 global electronic chart database helps Royal Caribbean Intl. vessel operators to ensure smooth, safe sailing whether cruising the icy waters of Alaska, or the warm currents of the Southern Caribbean tropics or through the Panama Canal. Arnolf Remo, captain of the Adventure of the Seas, said "Since early 2003 we have been using the C-MAP system on the Adventure of the Seas. This chart system has added a whole new interactive dimension to modern navigation


Weird & Wonderful Cruise Line Attractions

 RipCord by iFly on Quantum of the Seas: Image courtesy of RCI

New cruise ships & a doubling in the number of passengers in the past decade has meant serious competition with ships trying to offer adventures & amenities that will set them apart: amongst them, MarketWatch WSJ mentions: Shore excursions: At Aqua Expeditions, a small luxury line that cruises the Amazon, the effort to offer something different sometimes takes the form of a pickup soccer game with the locals in whatever Amazon River town the ship has docked.


Saga Ruby in for Repair at Gibdock

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Saga Cruises has highlighted Gibraltar’s continuing attractions for cruise owners, returning to Gibdock for repair and maintenance work on one of the "grand old ladies" of the cruise industry, the 24,492grt, 670-passenger capacity Saga Ruby.


Stena Bulk Invests in Six Chemical Tankers

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Stena Bulk/Stena Weco and Golden Agri (GAR) have invested in a further six chemical tankers. Golden Stena Weco, which is a joint venture between Stena Weco and Golden Agri-Resources (GAR), will be responsible for the commercial management. The main aim of the investment is to ensure that Golden


FMC Commissioner Comments on Key Shipping Issues at LA Forum

Commissioner William P. Doyle: Photo credit FMC

U.S. Federal Maritime Commissioner Doyle spoke to the Global Shippers Forum in Los Angeles and discussed Ro/Ro price fixing matters; the newly approved cooperation agreement between the ports of Seattle and Tacoma; the first PVO company to take advantage of the alternative bonding mechanisms;


MacGregor Wins Damen RoRo Contract

Each of the new ice-class ferries will be equipped with MacGregor bow doors, a bow ramp/door, a stern ramp, shell doors and a hoistable car deck system

RoRo equipment contract for Damen is supported by MacGregor's experience with Canadian ferry services MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has secured a contract from Dutch shipbuilding group, Damen Shipyards, for the design and delivery of key components for RoRo access equipment for two 80m ice-class


AMS Safety Awards Recipients for 2013

American Maritime Safety, Inc. (AMS) announced that the Houston Pilots Association, Maersk Line, Limited, Un-Cruise Adventures and The Vane Brothers Company would be the recipients of the 2013 AMS Safety Awards. AMS is a nonprofit maritime trade association


Blyth Workcat Begins Dolphin Viewing Trips off Gibaltar

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Cruise ship passengers and tourists stopping in Gibraltar now have the opportunity to view the region’s dolphins and marine life from the comfort of a new Blyth Workcat. The 14-meter GRP-hulled boat has been acquired by Dive Charters Ltd


NSC 'Hamilton' Christened at Ingalls Shipbuilding

Hamilton Christening: Photo courtesy of HII

The National Security Cutter (NSC) 'Hamilton' was christend by Linda Kapral Papp, the wife of the US Coast Guard Commandant, at a ceremony attended by nearly 1000 guests at the shipyard. Adm. Robert J. Papp Jr., commandant of the Coast Guard, served as the keynote speaker


Capital Campaign Launched for International Oceanic Station

Photo: SeaOrbiter

SeaOrbiter, the first space station of the sea, is launching a crowd funding campaign on KissKissBankBank to finance the construction of the “Eye” of the vessel, to start in spring 2014. The Eye of the SeaOrbiter will be 18 meters (59 ft) high above the surface of the sea


Discover Welding with the Weld Force

Operation: ARC

Contemporary book project opens the door to welding and all its uses, in an easy-to-understand and entertaining way Entitled 'Operation: ARC', this new book just brought out by Fronius takes a radically new approach to acquainting outsiders with welding technology


Royal Caribbean Liner Set for New Orleans Maiden Voyage

Serenade of the Seas (Photo Credit: Royal Caribbean International)

Royal Caribbean International’s newly revitalized 2,360-passenger Serenade of the Seas arrives at the Port of New Orleans’ Julia Street Cruise Terminal Dec. 12 to sail weekly itineraries through April. The 965-foot cruise ship was completely refurbished in December 2012 and replaces


NC Ferry Runs Aground, Multiple Injuries Reported

(U.S. Coast Guard photograph)

The U.S. Coast Guard and partner agencies are responding to a ferry grounding which reportedly caused multiple injuries after the Bald Head Island Ferry Adventure ran aground Tuesday in the vicinity of Battery Island near Southport, N.C. The crew of the Adventure, a 64-foot ferry


Recent Vessel Sales

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Viking Raid: New Novel Portrays Wall St. Shipping Tycoon

Viking Raid, by Matthew McCleery

Marine Money announced the release of Viking Raid: A Robert Fairchild Novel, the much-anticipated sequel to The Shipping Man: A Novel, by Matthew McCleery, President of Marine Money International and Managing Director of Blue Sea Capital. Both books are now available through Amazon and Barnes


Allure of the Seas to Inaugurate Europe Season

Photo courtesy of Royal Caribbean

Rhapsody of the Seas and Splendour of the Seas to Join Allure of the Seas to offer Unmatched Europe Vacations Only Found on Royal Caribbean. For nearly five years, Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas, sister ships that share the title of the world’s largest and most innovative


Port Realizes Cruise Passenger Gains in 2013

Photo: Port of New Orleans

For the third consecutive year, record numbers of cruise passengers set sail from the Port of New Orleans. Port cruise terminals handled 987,860 embarkations and disembarkations in 2013, up more than 1 percent compared to 2012, which saw a 32 percent gain over 2011.


 
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