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Construction of Gazprom Center launched in Minsk

  Minsk hosted today an official construction launch of Gazprom Center – a Gazprom Group-owned multi-purpose complex. Alexander Lukashenko, President of the Republic of Belarus and Alexey Miller,

Seven Seas Explorer Spaciously Intimate

 The cruise ship being billed as "the most luxurious ship ever built" will also feature some of the largest cabins  and balconies afloat.   The suites on the Seven Seas Explorer,

El Galeon Replica Docks in Charleston

The Spanish ship El Galeon will be docked in Charleston for a short time. The 170-foot wooden replica of a Spanish galleon is owned and operated by the Nao Victoria Foundation of Seville, Spain.

India: Rich World Should Lead on Climate Change

India's environment minister said on Monday that the rich world could not wish away its responsibility for man-made global warming, as he urged developed nations

Design Competition for Safe Affordable Ferries

  Registration opened for Third annual International Student Design Competition for Safe Affordable Ferries. Today the Worldwide Ferry Safety Association (WFSA)

Walk-through Lockages at Iroquois Lock - Montreal / Lake Ontario

  Mariners are reminded that during a walk-through lockage at Iroquois Lock: • The vessel must maintain contact with the lock on marine VHF channel 17 during the entire lockage.

USCG Offloads 650 lbs Marijuana

  The Coast Guard offloaded nearly $600,000 estimated wholesale value of marijuana at Coast Guard Sector Miami, Friday. On Aug. 3, the Coast Guard Cutter Dependable

French Cruise Ship Sinks in Red Sea, Egypt

 Nearly 40 tourists rescued  by Egyptian authorities as a passenger boat sinks in the Red Sea  near Marsa Alam  in southern Egypt.   The boat carrying 26 French

New Antenna for Wi-fi Internet Access Afloat

Digital Yacht's new, budget priced WL70 wi-fi antenna aims to bring reliable, long range wi-fi connectivity to an on board laptop PC or MAC, according to its manufacturer.

Disney Cruise Uncorks Brand New Alcohol Policy

 Disney Cruise Line is altering its alcohol policy, adding restrictions to what passengers may bring onboard to consume during their voyages.   Starting with cruises that leave Sept.

Clipper Round the World Race Begins

 The 12 Clipper Race yachts left the Gosport Marina and will perform a parade of sails alongside the Spinnaker Tower before heading off to London.   As the boats left the marina,

Gulf Lease Sale Will Provide Economic, Energy Benefits -NOIA

U.S. Gulf lease sale will provide economic and energy benefits even in tough times for the industry, according to National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) President Randall Luthi.

Foreign Firms Queue to Fix Iran's Refineries

Iran seeks to upgrade derelict refining, petchem sector; Oil services executives visit Iran on tour of sites. International oil services companies are scrambling

Washington State Ferries Adds Extra Trips

  Friday’s preseason game against the Denver Broncos marks the start of football fans’ ferry travel season. To manage the influx of people, Washington State Ferries

Big Response to WKCTC’s Open House

  More than 100 city officials, educators, community members, and representatives from the river industry attended West Kentucky Community and Technical College’s

Incat Designs Dive Vessel for Down Under Cruise & Dive

  Incat Crowther has entered into a contract to design a 33m Catamaran Dive Vessel for Down Under Cruise & Dive of Cairns, Australia. Construction of the vessel

First 'Halal Cruise' to Sail from Turkey

To tap devout Islamic believers, Turkey will launch its first Muslims-friendly 100 percent halal cruise on the Aegean Sea next month for religiously observant travelers in the country.

AIDA Names Welge VP Customer Experience

Richard Welge (49) is the new Vice President Customer Experience of AIDA Cruises.   He reports directly to Michael Ungerer, President of AIDA Cruises, in this newly created position.

MOL Wins Eco Awards in California

  Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. earned recognition from the ports of both Los Angeles and Long Beach, California, today, for its efforts to ensure compliance with

South Korea Okays Casinos on Cruise Ships

 South Korea has given the go-ahead for cruise ships to operate onboard casinos for foreign guests, , reports the Korea Joongang Daily newspaper.   South Korean

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