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Cutty Sark Fire Described as Tragic

Jonathan Griffin, Director of the National Maritime Museum Cornwall, described this morning’s fire on the Cutty Sark as “tragic.” He continues: “The news of the damage to the Cutty Sark this morning is obviously tragic. She is an iconic symbol of our great maritime trading past. From what we hear, it seems that a large part of the famous ship has been destroyed by fire although we hear encouraging news that around 50% of the fabric was off site at the time. The Cutty Sark was moored in Falmouth between 1922 and 1938 and was restored here by Captain Dowman, becoming a well-known local landmark. She then became a sail-training ship, coming and going from the port, until in 1954 she made her last voyage to dry dock in Greenwich. The condition of her ironwork and woodwork had been deteriorating in recent years and a major conservation program was under way. It was for this reason that much of the fabric was off site. We will have to wait until a full assessment has been done by the conservators to work out what happens next. She has survived before and we must hope that she will survive again to bring pleasure to future generations. She is 138 years old: not bad for a ship which was originally expected to last for only 30 years.”


Clipper Ship 'Cutty Sark' for Royal Re-opening

Cutty Sark Figurehead: Photo courtesy of Geograph CCL Christine Matthews

Historic clipper ship 'Cutty Sark' to be re-opened to the public in Greenwich UK The restored Cutty Sark will be re-opened by Queen Elizabeth II five years after the 19th century British tea clipper was ravaged by fire, according to a news report in The Independent newspaper. The three-masted ship, one of Britain's maritime treasures, has been restored to its former glory at a cost of £50 million. She now once again stands proudly in the heart of Greenwich in south London


Northwind Supplies Fire/Rescue Boat Virginia Beach

Another of Northwind Marine's 30-ft. Argus class fire, search, and rescue boats has headed east from Seattle, Wash. The boat was built for Virginia Beach, Va., where fire, rescue, and police departments watch over the waterways, marinas, and other facilities in the Hampton Roads area of Chesapeake Bay. The aluminum boat with decades of design and construction experience behind it joined a department with active fire and rescue operations


Hann Launches New 32' Catamaran

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Hann Powerboats, Inc., Sarasota, Florida, announces the launch of its new Blue Lightning 32 Catamaran by Hann.   The new addition to the Hann Powerboats line of center console boats continues the tradition of fast, fuel efficient, stable hull designs. The new catamaran has a 10 foot 2 inch beam, with a LOA of 32 feet. It draws 23 inches and comes standard with twin Mercury Optimax 300 HP engines. In its initial sea trails the boat showed a top speed of 73


Superyacht Operators' Fuel Tax Dodges Stymied

European Union tax revenue authorities are on the alert for any infringement of complicated bunker fuel tax regulations. Honeypot Diesel Turn the key of one of the big ones and 10 minutes later you will have spent hundreds of Euros - and that is without even moving from the spot. Add some cruising speed to it and you will be burning at least €2,000 an hour at average speed, based on the current price of diesel in France and Italy


Robert Allan Turkish Tugboat Workhorses Delivered

Garp & Sark: Photo credit Robert Allan

Admirers of Lewis Carroll's classic 'The Hunting of the Snark' are unlikely ever to forget the names of the two new  Robert Allan TS 2000 design 20m long tugboats 'Garp' and Sark', recently delivered from the Besiktas Shipyard to the Directorate General of Coastal Safety in their home port of Istanbul. Configured as conventional twin-screw tugs, GARP and SARK are designed to perform ship-assist/ harbour tug duties and construction support






 
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