A rock festival at sea is the promise of a cruise company sailing from Port of Tyne
Fancy a cruise with Suzi Quatro or The Troggs or even someone who sounds very much like Rod Stewart?
Sailing from Port of Tyne in September will be the cruise ship Magellan under the banner Rock the Boat 2017 – which is not as alarming as it might sound.
If your idea of a relaxing holiday voyage is perfect peace broken only by the sound of a breeze and distant gulls, then this might not be for you.
But a company called Cruiseco believe they have come up with the perfect seaborne adventure for those who like the atmosphere of a music festival but aren’t so keen on kipping under canvas or wading through ankle-deep mud.
Cruiseco describe Rock the Boat – as in the music rather than a destabilising activity – as a luxury cruise to iconic UK destinations combined with a rock music festival on board with some of music’s greatest performers. www.chroniclelive...
Several containers still smouldering amid salvage and mop-up operations
Salvage and mop-up operations are in full swing at the Port of Ngqura as three days of fighting a fire on board the APL Austria came to an end yesterday. The 300m container vessel docked at the port on Monday following a distress call.
Since then, smoke has billowed from the vessel while several teams of firefighters and fire specialists worked around the clock to extinguish the blaze.
But port officials confirmed yesterday that the fire in the ship’s hull and on its deck had been extinguished.
Due to the amount of water used to extinguish the fire, the cargo hold from where the fire originated was filled with water that reached a height of 12m – equivalent to that of four containers.
An international hazardous fire expert from London, and five fire technicians from Austria were flown in earlier this week to assess the damage.
While the exact amount of damage is unknown, experts confirmed that the ship’s structure remained intact as the fire was confined to only one section of its hull.
Transnet management confirmed that both the mop-up and salvage operations would continue all week. www.heraldlive.co...
On Feb 15 the "A" arrived in Gibraltar. The final cost of the construction of the megayacht was estimated to be around 450 million dollars, a hybrid of yacht and sailboat that has entered the naval registry as the the world's largest in its class. Built at the ADM shipyard in Kiel, the work has progressed as planned and since late 2016 she in the hands of its owner, the Russian tycoon Andrey Melnichenko. The new ship was designed by Philippe Starck's office and draws attention to the design of its helmet and the three massive masts composed of carbon fiber, 91 meters high each. In addition to the sails, the propulsion consists of a diesel-electric system. The yacht can accommodate 20 passengers and has a crew of 54 people. It has eight decks and is equipped with electronic countermeasures in anticipation of attacks.
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