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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


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


Golden Stena Weco Invests in New Tanker

The shipping and chartering company Golden Stena Weco has invested in an additional product tanker. The 9,000 dwt vessel, the Golden Avenue, will transport palm oil mainly in Southeast Asia and will sail primarily from Indonesia and Malaysia to India and China. “The Golden Avenue, like her sister the Golden Adventure, is part of our jointly owned fleet and will be employed in transporting Golden Agri’s palm oil cargoes, mainly in Asia


New Book 'Rough Waters' Mingles Fact & Fiction

Book cover: Image courtesy of the publishers

In his first published fiction novel, “Rough Waters: The Life of a Naval Intelligence Officer,” Doctor Jac tells the action-filled story of Michael Still’s life and adventures, both personal and professional, informs the news release as follows: Throughout his 81 years of life, Doctor Jac has survived cancer, a stroke, open-heart surgery and the death of his son, all while remaining active and successful in business


Living Life Aboard a Floating Hospital

Caleb and chef Serge Nzembele in the galley of Africa Mercy, a floating hospital. (Photo courtesy of Caleb Biney)

The author, 14-year-old Caleb Biney, is one of 39 Kid Reporters in the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps. He reports “news for kids, by kids” from onboard Mercy Ships in Africa.   My parents volunteer for Mercy Ships. Founded in 1978 by Don and Deyon Stephens of Lindale, Texas


Rudy Teichman: A Marine Salvage Legend

Rudy Teichman (Photo: T&T Salvage)

Rudy Teichman, a legend in the U.S. marine salvage industry, founded T&T in 1957, now one of the world’s largest international salvage companies. In a sense, Rudy was larger than life and one who was often referred to as a “force of nature


Cammell Laird Launches Claire House Charity Kite Boat

Photo: Cammell Laird

Merseyside shipyard and engineering company Cammell Laird held a special ceremony to launch a unique kite boat designed to raise funds for charity Claire House Children’s Hospice.   The ‘CL Challenger’ was designed by retired shipyard naval architect Bill Owen


Young Endeavour Completes Circumnavigation of Australia

Training Ship Young Endeavour returns to Fleet Base East, Sydney, after completing a ten month circumnavigation of Australia. Photo: Royal Australian Navy

 The Royal Australian Navy-operated Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour returned to Sydney recently after a 10-month circumnavigation of Australia.   Since departing Sydney in May 2016, more than 500 young people have developed important leadership and life skills as part of the youth


Cruising To New Horizons

Graph: Clarksons Research

 During the summer, the cruise ship fleet surged past half a million berths of total capacity. The cruise industry is continuing to expand its horizons, and has seen strong newbuilding investment this year, says Clarksons Research.  


FRS Launches Caribbean Ferry Service

HSC San Gwann (Photo: FRS Caribbean)

FRS Caribbean has launched its new passenger vessel service from Miami to the Caribbean destination Bimini, Bahamas.   The new service, which began September 23, 2016, transports passengers for a two-hour crossing aboard the high-speed catamaran (HSC) San Gwann with daytrip prices starting


Recent Vessel Sales: September 2016

Vessel sales for September 2016 (as of October 1) as prepared by Shipping Intelligence, Inc., New York.   Date Reported - Vessel Name - DWT - Built - (Age) - Price in Millions USD   Bulk Carriers 9/25 - LONDON SPIRIT - 20,412 - 99 - (17) - $1.6


Unmanned Aircraft to Take Off from Falkor

Chief Scientist Will Sager interpreting data in the control room Photo SCHMIDT OCEAN INSTITUTE

Research vessel Falkor leaves Darwin today to explore the poorly understood air-sea interactions across the Indian and Pacific Ocean. This research is very important in understanding the ocean’s role in global climate change. The exchange of energy and matter between the atmosphere and the


Hurtigruten’s New Hybrid Expedition Ships Named

Image: Hurtigruten

Hurtigruten’s two new hybrid powered expedition ships under construction at Kleven Yards have been named Roald Amundsen and Fridtjof Nansen, after two influential Norwegian polar pioneers from the era when the company itself first started offering adventure travels


First Steel Cut for Norwegian Bliss

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. President and Chief Executive Officer Frank Del Rio (center) joins NCLH Executive Vice President of Vessel Operations Robin Lindsay (right) and MEYER WERFT Managing Partner Bernard Meyer

Norwegian Cruise Line is celebrating the cutting of the first piece of steel for Norwegian Bliss, the line’s sixteenth vessel and the first one designed for the ultimate Alaska cruising experience. Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings and MEYER WERFT executives gathered at the MEYER WERFT Laser


Genting Dream Christened in China

Genting Dream Guangzhou Launch Ceremony Photo Dream Cruises

Dream Cruises, the first-ever Asian luxury cruise line, claimed its place in history here today when Genting Dream’s official Godmother, Puan Sri Cecilia Lim, the wife of Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Genting Hong Kong christened its maiden luxury cruise ship


Carnival to Sponsor ‘The New Celebrity Apprentice’

Image: Carnival

 Carnival to Sponsor ‘The New Celebrity Apprentice’   Carnival Corporation & plc announced it will sponsor the two-part finale of the upcoming season of NBC’s “The New Celebrity Apprentice” airing next year on February 6 and 13


NCL's Norwegian Jade to Call Port Tampa Bay Home

Norwegian Jade. Photo: NCL Corporation Ltd

The Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) ship Norwegian Jade will set sail from Port Tampa Bay during the upcoming winter cruise season.   Port Tampa Bay officials welcomed the 2,402-passenger ship for the 2016-2017 fall/winter cruise season.  


Top 8 Cruise Industry Trends for 2017

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As part of its 2017 State of the Cruise Industry Outlook, trade association Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has forecasted the top eight cruise travel trends that will have the greatest impact on the cruise industry in the coming year.


Grand Bahama Shipyard Reports Busy 2016

RCCL Liberty of the Seas (Photo: Grand Bahama Shipyard)

Caribbean ship repair yard Grand Bahama Shipyard Limited (GBSL) reported a busy 2016 for retrofit, refurbishments and repairs to vessels from the leading cruise lines.   GBSL said it performed work on 20 cruise vessels during 2016, with scope of works included significant propulsion and






 
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