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Casualties – EVER GIVEN salvage operation update – 29.03.2021

After 6 days blocking the Suez Canal, the grounded mother container ship EVER GIVEN was partially freed around 0540 hrs ( 0340 UTC) . According to the Suez Canal Authority , the container ship is now fully afloat. Efforts will now get under way to restart shipping navigation, with more than 450 vessels waiting near …

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Breaking Up – Cruise Liner ASTOR – 23.11.2020

The 33 year old cruise liner ASTOR was sold last 15th October at an auction by C.W. Kellock London Ltd. She was built in 1987 by Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft (HDW), Kiel in West Germany  as ASTOR for the Mauritius-based Marlan Corporation, although originally ordered by the South African Safmarine as a combined ocean liner/cruise ship for the Southampton-Cape Town service. In 1988, she was sold to the Soviet Union Black Sea Shipping …

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