Star Endeavour 1 – Ship of the Week Feb 23, 2017 | West Pacific Marine

23 Feb 2018 Ship of the Week

Seen here departing Portsmouth in the UK is the multipurpose container/breakbulk reefer ship Star Endeavour 1 owned by Siem Shipping. Portsmouth has evolved into one of the UK’s largest fruit-handling ports, with fruit imports from the Caribbean, Central and South America, Morocco, South Africa, New Zealand and the eastern Mediterranean. The port claims to handle about 70% of the bananas eaten in the UK.

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M.V. Ireland

M.V. Ireland, Cement Carrier – Ship of the Week Feb 16, 2017 | West Pacific Marine

16 Feb 2018 Ship of the Week

M.V. Ireland is a dedicated cement carrier built for the joint venture JT cement, in which Erik Thun AB cooperates with KG Jebsen Cement of Bergen, Norway. The vessel and her sister M.V. Greenland are among the first ever dry cargo vessels with an LNG fuelled propulsion system which includes a unique design incorporating a pressurised LNG tank positioned in the fore-part of the vessel.

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Australian Research Vessel

Australian Research Vessel – RV Investigator – Ship of the Week Feb 9, 2017 | West Pacific Marine

RV Investigator is an Australian marine research vessel which was designed by RALion (a joint venture between Robert Allan Ltd. and Alion Science and Technology). She was constructed in Singapore and is owned and managed by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), through Australia’s Marine National Facility with its operations funded by the Australian Government to undertake oceanographic, geoscience, ecosystem and fisheries research.

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LNG fueled bulk carrier

LNG Fueled Bulk Carrier, Green Iris – Ship of the Week Jan 19, 2017 | West Pacific Marine

19 Jan 2018 Ship of the Week

Friday December 22 was yet another milestone in the move towards use of LNG as a mainstream fuel for vessel propulsion with the naming ceremony at the Hyundai Mipo Dockyard of the LNG fueled bulk carrier Green Iris. The 50,000 MT DWT vessel, which is expected to enter service this month, has been built against a long term charter to South Korea’s major steel manufacturer POSCO for the movement of limestone.

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