Le Boreal is a cruise ship owned and operated by the French cruise line company Compagnie du Ponant. Built in 2010, she is a sister vessel of Le Lyrial and Le Soléal; the vessel is 126 metres in length, has 132 cabins and suites for 264 passengers and 140 crew members. Le Boreal was put into service on 6 May 2010, she won the award for "Best Newcomer of the Year – GOLD" from the European Cruiser Association. Between 25 February and 6 March 2018, video journalist and podcaster Brady Haran conducted an expedition to Antarctica aboard this vessel. On 18 November 2015 Le Boreal suffered a major engine room fire which caused the loss of all power and left her drifting; the captain ordered the ship, with crew, to be abandoned early in the morning. A distress call was issued just after 2 a.m. while it was near Cape Dolphin, the northerly point of East Falkland, Falkland Islands. The news agency reported that 90 of the ship's 347 passengers and crew were air-lifted to safety from life rafts; the sister ship L'Austral took on some passengers.
Working with the Falkland Islands Government, British Forces enacted a major search and rescue plan. Two Sea King Royal Air Force Search and Rescue helicopters were scrambled, along with two other support helicopters, a C-130 Hercules and a Voyager aircraft for command and control; the Royal Navy patrol vessel HMS Clyde was dispatched to the scene, as were two Dutch tugs which support British Forces in the Falkland Islands. Subsequently, all passengers and crew from Le Boreal were accounted for and being looked after on the Falkland Islands; the vessel was reported in a stable condition and the tugs were assisting to bring her alongside in the Falkland Islands for a detailed assessment of her condition. In March 2016, Ponant confirmed; the investigators' report was released in July 2016, attributed the fire to a ship's officer's misidentification of a clogged fuel filter. In February 2016, a fictitious Arctic accident featuring a "luxury yacht" called Le Boreal was added to the video game Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege as part of a new mission called Operation Black Ice.
Le Boreal features one grill restaurant. The vessel has the Le Club lounge for entertainment, a theatre for lectures and film screenings, a casino, a library and an internet lounge, she has a swimming pool and fitness centre. The ship is equipped with Zodiac craft for landing. Le Boreal was featured in episode three of the fifth season of the TV series Mighty Ships; the ship was shown taking tourists to the Antarctic Peninsula. Itineraries & Deck Plans Le Boréal – Compagnie du Ponant website Le Boreal documentary Passenger reviews of Le Boreal Position of Le Boreal
Carnival Splendor is the sole ship of the Splendor class, a smaller, modified version of the Concordia-class cruise ship, operated by Costa. She entered service on 2 July 2008. At 113,323 GT, she was the largest ship in Carnival Cruise Line until Carnival Dream debuted in September 2009. Carnival Splendor is known for the November 2010 incident in which a fire started in the engine room, shutting down all electrical power to the ship; the ship was designed and ordered for Costa Cruises but she was transferred to Carnival Cruise Lines during construction. The ship is scheduled to undergo a dry dock in November 2019. Carnival Splendor's godmother is Myleene Klass, who on 10 July 2008 christened the vessel in Dover in a lighthearted ceremony where she played Sailing on the piano, while a Royal Navy diver climbed up five decks on a rope, broke the bottle of champagne on the bow by hand. Carnival Splendor's inaugural season began on 2 July 2008 with a cruise from Genoa, Italy to Dover, followed by cruises to Northern European ports.
On 3 November 2008 she transitted to Florida. In January 2009, Carnival Splendor moved to California, a journey which took 49 days; the ship was too wide for the Panama Canal at the time, so it made the journey by sailing around Cape Horn. It was the first Carnival ship to have made this voyage. From Long Beach, she sailed year-round cruises to Mexico. In March 2009, Carnival Splendor was the host ship for Mayercraft Carrier 2, a four-day cruise from 27 to 31 March, from Los Angeles to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico hosted by musician John Mayer and featuring music and comedy shows. In February 2013, Carnival Splendor sailed again around South America, repositioning to New York City to cruise to the Caribbean and Bermuda. In November 2014, Carnival Splendor was re-positioned to Florida to offer seasonal seven-day cruises to the Eastern and Western Caribbean. In March 2014, Carnival announced the Carnival Splendor would sail seasonally out of Norfolk, Virginia before heading back to New York beginning in 2015.
In October 2015, Carnival announced that the Splendor will be re-positioned to China in 2018 offering year-round short cruises. However, Carnival subsequently announced in November 2016 that Splendor will instead relocate to Long Beach for the second time in January 2018, offering cruises to the Mexican Riviera. To move to Long Beach from the Caribbean, she would sail through the Panama Canal and will become one of the largest ships to cross through the new locks. On 7 February 2018, Carnival Cruise Line announced Carnival Splendor will come to Sydney Harbour in December 2019, to operate year-round down under. On 8 November 2010, at 06:00 Pacific time, on the second day of a voyage from Long Beach to the Mexican Riviera, the ship experienced a catastrophic failure of the #5 diesel generator which started a fire in her aft engine room; the fire spread to the overhead electrical cable runs in the aft engine room. The fire in the cable runs caused extensive damage to the cabling and contributed to the ship losing all electrical power.
According to Carnival president, Gerry Cahill, a "crankcase split, that's what caused the fire", adding it was isolated to the aft generator room. The fire was extinguished by the afternoon, no one was injured. Nearly 4,500 passengers and crew members were on board at the time; the crew was unable to restore power to the engines, the ship was towed by tugboat to San Diego. Without power for air conditioning and refrigeration, passengers were fed rations delivered via U. S. Navy helicopters from the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan. Splendor was escorted by, received aid and security assistance from the U. S. Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau. Carnival Splendor arrived in San Diego under tow around sunrise on 11 November, docked around noon. Carnival promised to refund all passengers for ticket and travel expenses along with a voucher for a free cruise of equal value to their cruise on Splendor; the ship has three 12-cylinder Wärtsilä 12V46C medium-speed diesel generating sets in the aft engine room and three in a forward engine room.
Each generator is connected to two switchboards. The failure of a single engine or generator should not cause a total power loss. Clark Dodge, former chief engineer for Washington State Ferries, said, "If things were designed properly, all the power shouldn't have gone out."The investigation into the fire was carried out by the United States Coast Guard in conjunction with the Panamanian Maritime Authority. The report into the cause of the fire was released on July 15, 2013. On 23 February 2012, while in Puerto Vallarta port, Mexico, 22 passengers on the Carnival-organized "City and Jungle Tour" were robbed by an armed bandit. Passengers lost money, purses, other documents and valuables. No shots were fired and everybody escaped without injuries. On March 2, 2017 while 50 miles outside Puerto Rico the ship experienced engine trouble requiring operation on a single engine. Carnival returned to Miami. Carnival offered a 50% refund off the cost of the cruise, free internet use for the remainder of the voyage, a 50% discount off a future cruise.
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INS Deepak is a Deepak-class fleet tanker built by Fincantieri. Deepak was launched on 13 February 2010 and commissioned on 21 January 2011; the Deepak-class tanker can carry 17,900 tonnes of cargo, including 15,500 tonnes tonnes of liquid cargo and 500 tonnes tonnes of solid cargo. It can handle 16 cargo containers on the upper deck and was equipped with an eight-bed hospital, with laboratory and X-ray facilities; the modern cargo handling facility on board the ship enables transfer of heavy solid cargo via a 30 tonnes capacity deck crane, simultaneous fuelling of multiple ships at sea, can refuel at the rate of 1,500 tonnes per hour. Workshop facilities on the ship can support other ships of the fleet and it is capable of supporting heavy helicopters. Deepak, along with INS Delhi took part in India-Brazil-South Africa Maritime during October 2012; this ships docked at Durban for three days as part of the deployment. INS Shakti INS Jyoti INS Aditya
The International Maritime Organization number is a unique reference for ships, registered ship owners and management companies. IMO numbers were introduced to reduce maritime fraud, they consist of the three letters "IMO" followed by unique seven-digit numbers, assigned under the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea. In 1987 the IMO adopted resolution A.600, aimed at the "enhancement of maritime safety and pollution prevention and the prevention of maritime fraud" by assigning to each ship a permanent identification number. The IMO number remains linked to the hull for its lifetime, regardless of changes of names, flags, or owners; the IMO adopted the existing unique 7-digit numbers applied to ships by Lloyd's Register since 1969, which were modified from 6-digit numbers introduced in 1963. SOLAS regulation XI/3, adopted in 1994 and came into force on 1 January 1996, made IMO numbers mandatory, it was applied to cargo vessels that are at least 300 gross tons and passenger vessels of at least 100 gt.
In the SOLAS Convention, "cargo ships" means "ships which are not passenger ships". The IMO scheme does not however apply to: Vessels engaged in fishing Ships without mechanical means of propulsion Pleasure yachts Ships engaged on special service Hopper barges Hydrofoils, air cushion vehicles Floating docks and structures classified in a similar manner Ships of war and troopships Wooden ships In December 2002, the Diplomatic Conference on Maritime Security adopted a number of measures aimed at enhancing security of ships and port facilities; this included a modification to SOLAS Regulation XI-1/3 to require ships' identification numbers to be permanently marked in a visible place either on the ship's hull or superstructure as well as internally and on the ship's certificates. Passenger ships should carry the marking on a horizontal surface visible from the air. In May 2005, IMO adopted a new SOLAS regulation XI-1/3-1 on the mandatory company and registered owner identification number scheme, with entry into force on 1 January 2009.
The regulation provides that every ship owner and management company shall have a unique identification number. Other amendments require these numbers to be added to the relevant certificates and documents in the International Safety Management Code and the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code. Like the IMO ship identification number, the company identification number is a seven-digit number with the prefix IMO. For example, for the ship Atlantic Star, IMO 5304986 referred to the former ship manager Pullmantur Cruises Ship Management Ltd and IMO 5364264 to her former owner, Pullmantur Cruises Empress Ltd. IMO identification numbers for ships and registered owners are assigned by IHS Markit. For new vessels, the IMO number is assigned to a hull during construction upon keel laying. Many vessels which fall outside the mandatory requirements of SOLAS have numbers allocated by Lloyd's Register or IHS Markit in the same numerical series, including fishing vessels and commercial yachts.
An IMO number is made of the three letters "IMO" followed by a seven-digit number. This consists of a six-digit sequential unique number followed by a check digit; the integrity of an IMO number can be verified using its check digit. This is done by multiplying each of the first six digits by a factor of 2 to 7 corresponding to their position from right to left; the rightmost digit of this sum is the check digit. For example, for IMO 9074729: + + + + + = 139. Maritime Mobile Service Identity, used globally as a national alternate to the IMO number ENI number, a comparable system for European barges and other inland waterway vessels IMO Number Requests by IHS Maritime
Carnival Glory is a Conquest-class cruise ship operated by Carnival Cruise Line. Built by Fincantieri at their Monfalcone shipyard in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, northern Italy, she was floated out on July 19, 2003, christened by American physicist and astronaut Dr Sally Ride. Carnival Glory has four pools, seven whirlpools, a 214-foot water slide. Carnival Glory was first drydocked in November 2012 for refurbishment. In February and March 2017, she received a new "WaterWorks" feature, along with renovations of additional areas aboard the ship. In November 2009, Carnival Glory was redeployed to Miami. In June 2010, Carnival Glory began conducting summer cruises out of New York City, undertking Canadian-bound cruises. Carnival Glory has cruised out of Norfolk, Virginia. In 2014, Carnival Glory operated western Caribbean cruises departing out of Miami. In January 2018, Carnival Glory was the first Carnival's ship which returned to St. Thomas since hurricanes in September 2017; as of 2019 Carnival Glory's home port is New Orleans.
On March 16, 2007, a 35-year-old male passenger jumped through a window and fell 60 ft into the water 30 mi east of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He was rescued 8 hours later. On March 8, 2015, 21-year-old Virginia Tech student, Cameron Smook, fell overboard from a 6th deck balcony. Surveillance video showed Smook climb over the balcony's railing before falling into the water. A 6,500 square nautical miles search was conducted 6 mi south of Abaco Island, Bahamas; the US Coast Guard along with other area vessels conducted a search, but Smook's body was not recovered. The cruise had departed Miami on Saturday, March 7, 2015. On August 19, 2015, around 16:00, or about 45 minutes after leaving Roatán in Honduras, a 65-year-old female passenger, from San Jose, fell or jumped overboard from the 9th or 11th deck. Two hours her body was found 5 mi from Roatán. On October 14, 2017, at 8:15, while passengers were disembarking in Miami, 8-year-old Zion Smith, from the Bahamas, fell from the 5th floor to the 3rd floor of the Old Glory Atrium.
CPR was started and paramedics took her to Ryder Trauma Center where she died. On July 1, 2018, Carnival Glory rescued a crew member who went overboard on Norwegian Getaway the day before. A 33-year-old male Filipino rescued 21 miles north of Cuba. Official website Carnival Glory Photo Gallery
The Maestrale class is a class of frigates of the Italian Navy. The class is composed of eight vessels, all of which were built by Fincantieri S.p. A, Riva Trigoso, except for Grecale, built by Fincantieri S.p. A. – Muggiano, La Spezia. The Maestrale-class frigates were designed for anti-submarine warfare, however the ships are flexible so they are capable of anti-air and anti-surface operations. Ships of this class have been used in various international missions, either under NATO or UN flag, during normal operations of the Italian Navy; the first of these ships entered in service in early 1982. The rest of the fleet was launched over the next three years; the ships of the Maestrale class will be replaced by the Bergamini class. These ships were built with the experience and the technology developed for the previous Lupo class; the Maestrales were quite bigger and heavier, so they were slower, but still capable of around 32 knots. The ships have a large superstructure, with only one funnel. There are two enclosed pyramid masts, one of, quite low, the other much taller.
The superstructure continues without interruption until the hangar, is made, as usual, with light alloys. The propulsion system is based on two gas-turbine GE-Avio LM-2500 and two diesel engines, in a combined diesel or gas configuration, that make use of diesel for cruising and turbines for high speed; the only problem with this configuration, economical, is to make the diesel engines powerful enough to achieve sufficient cruising speed without overloading them, or assist them with a continuous use of the turbines. In this case, the solution developed for the Lupo-class ships, was successful; the ships have a maximum range of 6,000 nautical miles at 15 knots. The Maestrale class ships are armed with an array of systems. Mounted on the foredeck is an Oto Melara 127 mm/54 gun, capable of shooting 40 rounds per minute. Despite its large size, it was possible to fit it in the small hull, since the Lupo-class ships were fitted with the same weapon, it has 66 shells on three ready-fire carousels. It had low reaction times and high elevation, with a 32-kilogram shells and 23-kilometre range.
The ships carry the Albatross missile system, with an octuple cell capable of firing Sea Sparrow or Aspide missiles. This modern weapon contains a monopulse guide and a powerful rocket-engine, advanced flight controls; the ships carry a supply of 24 missiles, the system is reloaded by a Riva-Calzoni Automatic Handling System, capable of loading up to four missiles at once, making all the missiles in the magazine ready to be launched. After the turret there are two CIWS DARDO, with two 40 mm/L70 Bofors guns, they have rapid mechanical systems, depots with over 700 shells, can fire around 600 rounds per minute. The proximity fuses and the fire control systems help this unmanned turret to react to incoming missiles. On deck are four Otomat anti-ship missiles, capable of striking a target 180 km or more away, with a 210 kg warhead, they are fitted over the hangar. There are four torpedo-launchers, two triple ILAS-3 324 mm tubes, with 12 torpedoes available, the A.184, a wired torpedo with two launch tubes and six to eight torpedoes.
This is the main weapon for ASW tasks, but it be used as an anti-ship weapon though its propulsion system does not allow great speed and range. Compared to ASROC, this weapon has many advantages, does not require a bulky launcher, but needs several minutes at 35 knots, to reach 9 kilometres, while ASROC can do this in much less time; these ships have have several electronic systems: one radar air and surface search RAN10S is placed over the smaller tree, a radar of navigation and surface search SPN703 is fitted on the main tree, where a navigation radar is present as well, three radars: one RTN-10X for gun and Aspide control, two smaller RTN-20X for the DARDO systems, all fitted in the forward superstructure, separated from the aft by the funnel and the heat dissipaters. As to submarine search, there is a VDS DE 1164 sonar, DE1160B hull mounted. EW component is focused on Elettronica Spa MM/SLQ-746 and two SCLAR rocket-launchers that are capable of launching chaff, HE rockets up to 10 km. Several electronic and communication systems are fitted as well, an Selex ES IPN20 command and control system is present to integrate all the tactical information and use the weapons on board.
The Lupo class entered in service in 1977. The Maestrale class is an upgraded version of its predecessor. Maestrale shares the same slim hull but this was enlarged to accommodate many more systems; the Lupos are 3 kn faster, is equipped with eight OTOMAT. The Maestrales arranged differently. Endurance was increased with the Maestrale class from 5,000 to 6,000 miles; the Maestrales have half the OTOMATs of the Lupo class but twice as many torpedo launchers, twice the helicopters, twice the sonars, having a VDS. This, coupled with heavy torpedoes and two helicopters, improved the ASW capabilities; the use of more modern equipment and an Albatross missile system improved in some aspects the air defense. The Maestrale class has some shortcomings; the most prominent is th
The Assad-class corvette were built for Iraq during the Iran–Iraq War, by Fincantieri in Italy. Six ships were ordered in 1981, they were completed just before Operation Desert Storm, were never delivered because of the UN arms embargo. Four of the six ships were sold to the Malaysian Navy as Laksamana-class corvettes in 1995; the two remaining ships were laid up in La Spezia from 1990, but in 2005 it was announced they would be delivered to the New Iraqi Navy. The deal, however was cancelled due to the condition of the ships upon inspection. On 19 May 2017, it was reported that the remaining two vessels would be delivered to the Iraq Navy after 26 years, they left La Spezia on a semi-submersible carrier Eide Trader on 22 May and reached Iraq in June 2017. The Libyan Navy operated. Al Tadjier is believed to have been destroyed by US Navy aircraft; the other ships that served with the Libyan navy were Al Kalij and Al Hudud. All the ships entered service between 1977 and 1979. All the remaining ships were scrapped in 1993.
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