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USCG reveals top deficiency areas on board cruise ships

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In calendar year 2016, the USCG reported to the IMO 103 vessel detentions of all vessel types and conducted 294 cruise ship examinations out of which 1.0% received a detention. The top five deficiency areas identified on cruise ships are: Fire screen doors not operating properly; Impeding means of escape; Low location lighting; Fire suppression systems and; Piping insulation.

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New Zealand’s cruise ship accreditation expanded

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A trial accreditation programme, which has boosted biosecurity for international cruise ships, is going to be expanded for future seasons, said the Ministry for Primary Industries of New Zealand. The scheme involves collecting background information about vessel stores and pest management practices to determine biosecurity risk.

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First X-bow expedition cruise ship launched

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Aurora Expeditions announced the launch of a new world-class expedition ship, designed for operations in the polar regions and remote destinations across the globe. Completed in time for the 2019/20 Antarctica season, the vessel is the first of its kind to use Ulstein's X-bow technology.

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New cruise ship berth to be built in New Zealand

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The Lyttelton Port Company released the plans for the new $56 million cruise ship berth that will be built in Lyttelton port of Christchurch, New Zealand. The new berth will be the first custom built cruise ship facility for Christchurch, able to accommodate some of the largest cruise liners from around the world.

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Hamburg Port’s expansion project completed

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Hamburg Port Authority announced that officially completed, within the schedule, on March 7, the project “Redesigning the Entrance to the Vorhafen Harbour Basin”, which brings more manoeuvring space for big ships, so faster berth assignment and improved safety of navigation.

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