RIVER CRUISE LINES INTRODUCE NEW SHIPS, EXCITING NEW ITINERARIES AND OFFERS FOR 2014

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26th November, 2013 – 2014 is the year to experience a river cruise with more than twenty new ships launching and the introduction of dozens of new itineraries to a host of exciting destinations. From cruises along the Irrawaddy River in South East Asia and European battlefield cruises to coincide with the anniversaries of the World Wars, as well as the increase of no single supplement cruises, there is a river journey to suit all tastes and budgets.

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Mini Transat – The nerves are raw

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* The fleet is progressing at slow speed towards the fleet
* Low speed disrupts the fleet
* Heading for a fracture in the fleet

The next few hours are likely to be decisive. An axis of low pressure sits slightly to the north of the fleet, not content with causing a rupture in the trade winds, it could cause a real divide between the leading boats and their pursuers. Their routing strategies are looking very different depending on whether they are in one camp or the other.

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BSEE cites operators for SEMS deficiencies

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Crowley orders LNG fueled ConRo duo

November 26, 2013—Crowley has signed a contract with VT Halter Marine, Inc., Pascagoula, MS, covering the construction of two 219.5 m, LNG-fueled, combination container– Roll-On/Roll-Off (ConRo) ships. According to the shipbuilder, the contracts are worth around $350 million. These two Commitment Class Jones Act ships, named El Coquí and Taíno, are scheduled for delivery in second and fourth quarter 2017, and will replace Crowley’s towed triple-deck barge fleet in the mainland U.S. trade.

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Lehar (Northern Indian Ocean)

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On November 25, 2013 at 04:25 UTC/Nov. 24 11:25 p.m. EST, NASA’s Terra took a picture of the tropical cyclone as the eastern side of the storm covered the island.
Image Credit: NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team

The Andaman Islands received an unwelcome visitor on November 25 in the form of Tropical Cyclone Lehar. NASA’s Terra satellite captured a picture of the visitor as it was making its exit from the islands and into the Bay of Bengal.

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