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Coastguard – Latest addition to the Canadian Coast Guard – 02.01.2023

On Monday 2nd January , 2023 the Canadian Coast Guard interim buoy tender/icebreaker CCGS JUDY LAMARSH was seen underway at the Welland Canal, Canada. She arrived in Canadian Waters back to January 2022 as the Kazakhstan flag fire fighting vessel MANGYSTAU-2 homeported at Aktau. She was built for the Caspian Offshore Construction at Kazakhstan. She …

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Broken Up – Roro ship SPEYBANK – 2009

One of the Finnish built vessels for the Soviet Union shipping industry was the OKHA seen here as the SPEYBANK owned by the Bank Line (Andrew Weir Shipping Ltd., UK. In the late 1970s Sudoimport, the Soviet foreign trade organization with a monopoly for the foreign trade of ships, requested for tenders for the design and construction of …

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Casualties – RMS TITANIC – 14.04.1912

108 years ago on the night of Sunday 14th April 1912 RMS TITANIC during her maiden voyage struck an iceberg, buckling part of her hull and causing her to sink in the early hours of 15th April. 706 of her 2,224 passengers and crew survived. Her loss was the catalyst for major reforms in shipping safety and …

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