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Sinking feeling: cruise ships chart return to Australia amid emissions concerns

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The Norwegian designers of the MM130 call it a “revolutionary” vessel. The first of 14 hydrogen-powered cruise ships – 130 metres long, 22 metres wide, six decks high and with the ability to carry 300 passengers and 1...

Ever stuck: Suez container ship’s cousin runs aground in US harbor

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A year to the month after the Ever Given blocked the Suez canal for a week – prompting global fascination and countless memes – the container ship’s cousin has run aground in the Chesapeake Bay. Officials are now scra...

US veteran ships Hollywood military gear for real-life use in Ukraine

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Jon Barton spent his days reading scripts, advising costuming departments and thinking through fight choreography for top military movies. The retired US marine took his expertise after four tours in the Middle East t...

David Squires on … drones, ghost ships and a weird Premier League weekend

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Our resident cartoonist recalls some strange goings-on in the English top flight’s latest round of fixtures

Russia sends ships, tanks and troops to Ukraine as peace tals

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Russia has sent troops more than 4,000 miles to Ukraine’s borders and announced sweeping naval drills as Moscow expands its preparations for a potential attack on Ukraine as negotiations appear at a deadlock. Six Russ...

Palma to limit cruise ships after environmental concerns

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Officials in the Balearic Islands will seek to limit cruise ships to a maximum of three vessels a day at its largest port, in a deal described as the first of its kind in Spain. The regional government said in a state...

Two missing after British and Danish ships collide in Baltic

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Two people are missing after two cargo ships collided in foggy conditions in the Baltic Sea between the Danish island of Bornholm and the southern Swedish city of Ystad. The 55-metre Karin Hoej, registered in Denmark,...

Alcohol, cruise ships, rainbow flags: what awaits fans at Qatar World Cup

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Early in the new year. Prices are yet to be revealed but a Qatar 2022 spokesperson told the Guardian that tickets would be “affordable for all the family” and in line with recent World Cups. For those with money to bu...

Ships backed up outside US ports pumping out pollutants as they idle

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Dozens of behemoth cargo ships adorned with tall stacks of brightly colored containers still dot the coastline off southern California. Part of a shipping bottleneck plaguing US ports, the ships – their diesel-fueled ...

Shipping giant Maersk spends £1bn on ‘carbon neutral’ container ships

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The world’s biggest shipping company is investing $1.4bn (£1bn) to speed up its switch to carbon neutral operations, ordering eight container vessels that can be fuelled by traditional bunker fuel and methanol. The Da...

‘Green steel’: Swedish company ships first batch made without using coal

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The world’s first customer delivery of “green steel” produced without using coal is taking place in Sweden, according to its manufacturer. The Swedish venture Hybrit said it was delivering the steel to truck-maker Vol...

‘Lovely to be back onboard’: Princess cruise ships return to sea

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The first Princess cruise ships are venturing back onto the water – 18 months after the quarantined Diamond Princess became a grim harbinger of the pandemic – in a symbolic moment for a sector hit hard and early by th...

Monsters or a must? Venice tussles with return of cruise ships

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From his booth facing the gondola station at St Mark’s Square, the photographer Maurizio Torresan is as much a witness to the ebb and flow of Venice’s high tides as he is to its tourists. The last time he took a photo...

Angry protests in Venice at shock return of cruise ships

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Anti-cruise ship campaigners in Venice claim they were “deceived” by the Italian government as hundreds protested against huge vessels docking in the historic city’s port on Saturday. Residents were caught by surprise...

Ever Given owner says Suez canal authority at fault ship’s grounding

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The owner of a container ship that blocked the Suez canal in March says the canal authority was at fault over its grounding as it disputes the vessel’s detention and a compensation claim, a lawyer representing the own...

Royal Marines test jet suit between moving ships – video

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Jet suit developer Gravity Industries has joined forces with the Royal Marines to test its latest product for maritime boarding operations. The company said it spent three days with 42 Commando Royal Marines off the s...

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