New Zealand

Cruise Liner News – First cruise liner to dock at Wellington, New Zealand over 2 Years has active Covid-19 aboard on 25.10.2022

The first cruise liner in 2½ years to disembark passengers in Wellington at New Zealand had active Covid-19 aboard. The 2016 built 348 metre liner OVATION OF THE SEAS became the first cruise ship back into Wellington after 953 days on Tuesday 25th October, 2022 which has not been following current Covid isolation guidelines and …

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Naval News – Irish Naval Service buys IPC’s from New Zealand – 14.03.2022

The Irish Naval Service purchased 2 Inshore Patrol Craft (IPC) from New Zealand, investment of around €26 million to replace the Peacock Class Patrol Craft LE ORLA P 41 and LE CIARA P 42. Both HMNZS ROTOITI P 3569 and HMNZS PUKAKI P 3568 were a Lake Class Patrol Craft built by Tenix Defence at …

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Casualties – GULF LIVESTOCK 1 sank off Japan – 02.09.2020

The 2002 built livestock carrier GULF LIVESTOCK I sank 100 nautical miles west of Amami Ōshima Island in southwest Japan on 2nd September 2020 due to Typhoon Maysak while she was on a passage from Napier, New Zealand to Jintang, China She was built in Germany by the Hegemann Roland shipyard in Berne as the container ship MAERSK WATERFORD with …

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Cement Carriers – GOLDEN BAY

An interesting cement carrier that calls at Grand Harbour, Malta is the 1979 built vessel GOLDEN BAY. She was built in Scotland by Robb Caledon Dundee at Dundee as yard no 572 bearing the name of GOLDEN BAY homeported in Auckland and flagged in New Zealand (NZL) with call sign as ZMGB. Early in her …

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Cruise Liner News – Hapag-Lloyd Cruises is bringing her fleet home to Hamburg – 17.04.2020

STAY AT HOME is the global message of the moment. The Hamburg based cruise company Hapag-Lloyd Cruises fleet which would normally be sailing the seven seas, is now heading for the waters of her home port. The 2018 built expedition ship the HANSEATIC NATURE returned to Hamburg last Monday 20th April. Her sister ship, the …

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Coronavirus – Holland America Ship Liners with COVID-19 Found on Board – 27.03.2020

Holland America Line said four senior passengers died on her cruise ship ZAANDAM which has had an outbreak of flu like symptoms on board, including at least two confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Friday 27th March, 2020. ZAANDAM was still at sea when President Donald Trump asked cruise companies to cease new voyages. The company …

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Casualties – 35m yacht KOI sank after fire – 09.09.2017

According to reports from the Hellenic Coast Guard (Greek – Λιμενικό Σώμα-Ελληνική Ακτοφυλακή ) the 35 metre luxury explorer yacht KOI required assistance on Saturday 9th September early in the morning after reporting fire on board in Greek waters between Kefalonia and Zakynthos islands, Ionian sea. Seven crew members were rescued using liferafts and boats …

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Naval News – Royal New Zealand Navy Purchases Second Hand OSV

The New Zealand Government has approved the purchase of a dive and hydrographic support vessel for the Royal New Zealand Navy. The 85-meter (280-foot) Norwegian built multi-role offshore support vessel, the EDDA FONN, will be outfitted with the dive and hydrographic systems required by the Defence Force, before being delivered to Devonport Naval Base in …

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