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January 2014 Blog Posts (8)

Royal Caribbean Cruise Ends Over Vomiting Bug

Holidaymakers have had their Caribbean cruise cut short after hundreds of passengers and crew members contracted a vomiting bug.

The Royal Caribbean ship was forced to dock in New Jersey two days early after 600 of the 4,215 people on board suffered vomiting and diarrhoea.

The decision to end the cruise came after officials from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) boarded the 15-deck Explorer of the Seas during its US Virgin Islands stop.

It is the… Continue

Added by Jack Dryden on January 27, 2014 at 11:18 — No Comments

Work begins on world’s largest containership

Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has this week began building the first of five 19,000 TEU containerships on behalf of …


Added by Patrick Lawson on January 25, 2014 at 19:30 — 2 Comments

Dreamliner Grounded As Smoke Pours From Plane

A Boeing 787 Dreamliner has been grounded after white smoke was spotted billowing from the plane, in the latest in a series of problems that have plagued the model.

Japan Airlines said cockpit warning lights on the plane indicated potential problems with the main battery and charger, and said a battery cell appeared to be leaking.

Coming almost one year since the global 787 fleet was grounded by regulators after two batteries overheated, the fault raised fresh concerns about the… Continue

Added by Jack Dryden on January 14, 2014 at 23:41 — No Comments

US Passenger flight lands at wrong airport

A Southwest Airlines flight from Chicago is under investigation after it landed at the wrong airport seven miles from its intended destination.

Flight 4013, carrying 124 passengers and five crew members, was scheduled to fly from Chicago's Midway International Airport to Branson Airport, Missouri.

But the Boeing 737-700 landed at Taney County Airport instead, on a runway half the size of it proper destination.

It was unclear why the flight went to the wrong… Continue

Added by Jack Dryden on January 13, 2014 at 12:38 — No Comments

Cessna 501 Citation 1/SP N452TS Accident.

Sadly this aircraft has come down at Trier in Germany with the loss of all souls after departing Shoreham EGKA Airport 12.1.2014. Please see uploaded photo. I had some photo work at the airport and took the opportunity to take some shots for myself, the aircraft looked good in the sunshine on Saturday but today is a sad day.

Added by Flyer1 on January 12, 2014 at 22:34 — No Comments

Southampton Traffic Chaos

Further to my picture of earlier of Saga Ruby..

On another note - other cruise ships will be going to Liverpool instead of Southampton if the city doesn't sort their traffic out soon.

I witnessed first hand the complete traffic chaos that is Southampton docks at the moment and saw lots of stressed passengers in cars and walking/waiting for…


Added by Mark Daniels on January 11, 2014 at 10:26 — 1 Comment

Ship's Captain arrested for alleged drink driving

Saw this story earlier regarding the Captain of a cargo ship being arrested in Southampton.

My opinion is that Morning Lisa is the vessel involved.…


Added by Mark Daniels on January 2, 2014 at 20:01 — 3 Comments

Antarctica: Shokalskiy Rescue Bid Launched

The latest attempt to rescue the passengers on a research ship trapped by Antarctic ice since Christmas Eve has resumed after being delayed by ice.

They were being flown by helicopter from the MV Akademik Shokalskiy to an ice floe next to an Australian icebreaker, and then taken by a small boat to the ship.

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority's Rescue Coordination Centre, which is overseeing the rescue, confirmed the first group had arrived on Thursday… Continue

Added by Jack Dryden on January 2, 2014 at 9:30 — No Comments

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