Daily Echo: Shipping

Summer getaway begins as travellers are warned about possible delays

Daily Echo: Warning of delays on motorway

9:13am Friday 25th July 2014

BRACE yourself – the great summer getaway is starting. That is the message from traffic experts as millions are expected to cram on to roads across the country as they head off on their holidays.

£5m boost for submarines in Hampshire

Daily Echo: Government minister to visit the Making of Harry Potter tour

11:18am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

HAMPSHIRE companies have today received a £5m funding boost to develop cutting-edge technology for unmanned boats and submarines.

HMS Illustrious in Hampshire for the last time

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3:49pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

The Royal Navy's helicopter carrier HMS Illustrious is to sail into its home port for the final time today ahead of it being retired next month.

24: Live Another Day - Southampton to feature in finale

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2:44pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

HIT TV show 24 will feature Southampton in its finale.

Chemicals meant for Syrian weapons arrive in Hampshire

Daily Echo: Marchwood Military Port

1:54pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

ABOUT 200 tonnes of chemicals that would have been used to make deadly weapons in Syria have arrived in Hampshire.

Largest ever warship named by Queen

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2:33pm Friday 4th July 2014

The largest warship ever built in the UK has been officially named at a ceremony attended by the Queen, Prime Minister David Cameron and First Minister Alex Salmond.

UK's biggest ever warship to be named today

Daily Echo: FLAGSHIP WORK: An artist's impression of the HMS Queen Elizabeth

5:00am Friday 4th July 2014

THE ROYAL Navy’s biggest ever ship – part of which was built in Hampshire – will be officially named by the Queen later today.

Huge bill for divers after taking from shipwrecks

Daily Echo: A canon which was illegally taken from a shipwreck

3:45pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

Two divers have been ordered to pay a total of £63,500 in fines and costs for salvaging items on an ''industrial scale'' from shipwrecks in The Solent, including First World War submarines, according to the Marine and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

Delay shipyard closure until Scots vote, says MP

Daily Echo: Southampton Itchen MP John Denham

9:54am Friday 27th June 2014

THE closure of a Hampshire shipyard should be shelved at least until after Scotland votes on independence, an MP has told the Government.

Grand plans for city's Maritime Festival

Daily Echo: Last year's Maritime Festival

2:09pm Friday 20th June 2014

SOUTHAMPTON residents are being urged to support a two-day festival celebrating the city’s maritime history.

Up to 25 new jobs to be created as dockside expands

Daily Echo: Up to 25 new jobs to be created as dockside expands

3:30pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

A SPECIAL topping out ceremony has been held to mark the final touches of a dockside warehouse that is creating 25 new jobs.

Prime Minister criticised as city braces itself for new port battle

Daily Echo: Prime Minister David Cameron has slammed Dudley Council for spending thosands on a referendum about a referendum

6:00am Tuesday 17th June 2014

FIRST we had cruise wars, now a new front is opening in the war between Southampton and its port rival Liverpool.

Sailing legend launches bid to rescue famous ruin

Daily Echo: Tracy Edwards and her crew during the Whitbread Round the World race. Picture by Rick Tomlinson

9:10am Friday 13th June 2014

SAILING heroine Tracy Edwards has launched a bid to rescue from ruin the famous boat she sailed into the record books on 25 years ago.

Chemicals meant for Syrian weapons heading for Hampshire

Daily Echo: Marchwood Military Port

5:57pm Monday 9th June 2014

A SHIPMENT of 150 tonnes of chemicals originally stockpiled to make deadly weapons by the Syrian regime will pass through a Hampshire port.

24 to be filmed in Southampton

Daily Echo: Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer in in 24

5:00am Tuesday 3rd June 2014

Action hero Jack Bauer is heading to Southampton as he continues his mission to save the world from terrorists plotting to murder millions.

Boy, six, fights for life after being found at bottom of pool on cruise ship

Daily Echo: Guests had all sailed on Independence of the Seas.

3:09pm Wednesday 28th May 2014

A SIX-YEAR-OLD is fighting for his life after he was found unconscious at the bottom of a swimming pool on Southampton-based a cruise ship

Nine cruise ships in two days prompts council to issue traffic warning

Daily Echo: Traffic problems in Southampton

BRACE yourselves. That is the message to motorists who are being warned to expect delays in Southampton city centre as NINE cruise ships dock in the city today and tomorrow.

Families of missing sailors to meet foreign secretary

Daily Echo: Ten political terms to use to make yourself a better world leader

2:23pm Tuesday 20th May 2014

THE families of the four yachtsmen missing in the Atlantic are heading to Westminster for talks with Foreign Secretary William Hague.

MP calls for rescue search to resume for yacht crew

Daily Echo: The Cheeki Rafiki yacht. Picture RYA

11:09am Monday 19th May 2014

An MP has backed calls by the families and colleagues of four Britons who went missing when a yacht capsized in the mid-Atlantic Ocean for the American authorities to relaunch the search and rescue mission to find them.

Dad of missing sailor pleas for renewed search

Daily Echo: The Cheeki Rafiki yacht. Picture RYA

6:00am Monday 19th May 2014

THE FATHER of a Hampshire sailor missing at sea has pleaded for authorities to restart the search for his son.

Traffic warning with six cruise ships due in port

Daily Echo: Plea to avoid city centre 'sends wrong message'

5:00am Friday 16th May 2014

MOTORISTS are bracing themselves for traffic chaos as six cruise liners visit Southampton.

Divers admit taking £250,000 of artefacts from shipwrecks

Daily Echo: A canon which was illegally taken from a shipwreck

12:31pm Thursday 15th May 2014

TWO divers have pleaded guilty to taking items thought to be worth more than £250,000 from shipwrecks off the UK coast.

Royalty visits Hampshire submarine

Daily Echo: Vice Admiral Sir Tim McClement KCB OBE – Chairman of RN Submarine Museum, HRH The Duke of Cambridge and Commodore Chris Munns – Director of RN Submarine Museum

2:57pm Monday 12th May 2014

The Duke of Cambridge has downed a tot of rum in a ritual for newly qualified submariners as he attended the rededication ceremony of the only surviving British Second World War-era submarine.

Ship abandons docking due to high winds

Daily Echo: Azura is one of the seven ships to visit Southampton.

11:05am Monday 12th May 2014

HIGH winds forced a Southampton cruise ship to abandon its scheduled stop at a European port and head home.

VIDEO: Dazzling firework display sends Three Queens on their way

Daily Echo: Dazzling firework display sends Three Queens on their way

7:44am Saturday 10th May 2014

A DAZZLING display of fireworks cascaded over Cunard’s three Queens last night in a spectacular end to a day of celebration marking the tenth anniversary of the liner Queen Mary 2.

Duke given a tour of Cunard flagship QM2

Daily Echo: Duke given a tour of Cunard flagship QM2

8:09am Saturday 10th May 2014

THE Duke of Edinburgh shared a joke with crew members as he was given a behind-the-scenes tour of Queen Mary 2.

Duke of Edinburgh is guest of honour as Queen Mary 2 celebrates tenth anniversary

Daily Echo: Pictures of The Three Cunard Queens in Southampton. This picture is not available for purchase. Cunard image.

8:02am Saturday 10th May 2014

DECADE after watching as Queen Mary 2 was officially named in Southampton, the Duke of Edinburgh was back on board the liner for a royal visit yesterday.

Proud day for the city as the Three Queens arrive

Daily Echo: Pictures of The Three Cunard Queens in Southampton. This image is available to purchase as prints, keyrings, fridge magnets and more.

7:55am Saturday 10th May 2014

AS THE first light of dawn seeped across the early morning sky over the Solent the stage was set for a memorable celebration which only Southampton delivers with such style and confidence.

Three Queens arrive in city to celebrate QM2's 10th anniversary

Daily Echo: Three Queens pictured in Southampton this morning to celebrate QM2's 10th anniversary

4:00am Friday 9th May 2014

Southampton's three Queens arrived in the city this morning for a day of celebrations to mark Queen Mary 2's 10th anniversary with a spectacular fireworks display.

11 of the best photos of the Three Queens in Southampton

Daily Echo: Pictures of The Three Cunard Queens in Southampton. This image is available to purchase as prints, keyrings, fridge magnets and more.

11:01am Friday 9th May 2014

Here is a selection of the best images taken today as Cunard's Three Queens arrived in Southampton this morning.

VIDEO: Three Queens arrive in Southampton

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10:14am Friday 9th May 2014

Cunard have released footage showing the Three Queens arriving in Southampton this morning.

Where to see Cunard's Three Queens for QM2 celebrations

Daily Echo: The Three Queens - QM2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth en route to Southampton

10:54am Thursday 8th May 2014

A FANTASTIC fusillade of fireworks will soar into the night sky over Southampton in a spectacular finale to a day-long celebration marking the tenth anniversary of the liner, Queen Mary 2.

Royal Princess to return to Southampton

Daily Echo: Royal Princess named by Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

6:00am Thursday 8th May 2014

Royal Princess, the 141,000 ton cruise ship named in Southampton by the Duchess of Cambridge in June last year, is set to return to the city today.

Saints star visits crew of HMS Daring

Daily Echo: Adam Lallana on HMS Darling

4:46pm Wednesday 7th May 2014

THEY dedicate their lives to representing their country - and he hopes to be doing the same this summer.

Three Queens set sail for Southampton

Daily Echo: The three queens on a previous visit to the city.

11:36am Wednesday 7th May 2014

Three of the world's most famous ships are heading for Southampton for the tenth anniversary of the Cunard flagship, Queen Mary 2 in the port on Friday.

Young boy's birthday date with royalty - and a massive fireworks display

Daily Echo: Todd Travers

6:00am Wednesday 7th May 2014

A HAMPSHIRE schoolboy is going to celebrate his 10th birthday in style - with royalty and one of the biggest fireworks displays the county has ever seen.

Balloon launch scrapped over fears it could harm wildlife

Daily Echo: Prices on Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 have been reduced

9:41am Tuesday 6th May 2014

PLANS to launch 10,000 balloons at a lavish Southampton party have been scrapped.

Royal guest to help celebrate QM2's tenth anniversary

Daily Echo: ON THE BRIDGE: The Duke of Edinburgh with Captain Paul Wright and chief engineer Brian Whattling, during his tour of the QM2 ten years ago.

11:00am Tuesday 6th May 2014

THE Duke of Edinburgh will cement his long- standing connection with Southampton-based shipping line Cunard when he visits the company’s flagship, Queen Mary 2, in the port on Friday.

Luxury passeneger ferries built by Southampton engineers

Daily Echo: Luxury passeneger ferries built by Southampton engineers

10:51am Wednesday 30th April 2014

A Southampton-based firm has announced that the first boats in a series of eight luxury passenger ferries destined for Qatar have been delivered to the customer.

'Mini port' builder gets tour of the real thing

Daily Echo: Clive Curtis, front, receives the crest of the Port of Southampton from ABP director Nick Ridehalgh, left, with his wife Debbie and operations director Stuart Marsh

3:52pm Monday 21st April 2014

HE built his own version of Southampton dockyard in his spare bedroom – despite having never stepped on board a ship.

Four year battle over norovirus compensation

Daily Echo: Boudicca

5:00am Friday 18th April 2014

A HAMPSHIRE pensioner has won a four-year battle for compensation after multiple norovirus outbreaks on board a ship.

Marchwood Military Port Masterplan

Daily Echo: Marchwood Military Port.

11:18am Wednesday 16th April 2014

SELLING a key Hampshire military base is a critical aim of an ambitious masterplan to breathe life into the Solent’s economy.

Southampton is 'the Heathrow of cruise ships'

Daily Echo: Southampton has proved itself to be the cruise capital of the UK.

10:50am Tuesday 15th April 2014

SOUTHAMPTON has been dubbed the “Heathrow of cruising”

Policeman saves woman from drowning

Daily Echo: Owner of Headley company fined £183,000 after "wholly avoidable" death of employee

2:34pm Sunday 13th April 2014

A POLICEMAN heroically saved a woman from drowning in the Solent.

Landmark tug to feature on TV

Daily Echo: Landmark tug to feature on TV

6:00am Friday 11th April 2014

SHE tendered some of Southampton’s best known liners and played her part in the Second World War.

Lifeboat falls on sailor's head at docks

Daily Echo: Lifeboat falls on sailor's head at docks. Picture by Chris Balcmobe.

12:30pm Thursday 10th April 2014

A SAILOR had to be rescued from a ship at Southampton docks last night after a lifeboat fell on him.

Search for youngster to be part of QM2's tenth birthday celebrations

Daily Echo: Launch of Queen Mary 2 in 2004.

11:51am Thursday 10th April 2014

THE search is on for a special local youngster to play a key role in the tenth anniversary celebrations of Southampton liner Queen Mary 2.

Schoolchildren all at sea - thanks to ABP donation

Daily Echo: Olympic gold medal winner Sir Ben Anslie, back row right, with young sailing enthusiasts.

11:33am Thursday 10th April 2014

HUNDREDS of young people in Southampton can have a taste of sea life thanks new sailing academy taster sessions.

Cruise ship to undergo emergecy repairs

Daily Echo: Oceana is one of the three cruise ship to undergo a revamp.

1:23pm Friday 4th April 2014

PASSENGERS on a Southampton-based cruise ship will have to spend an additional three days in Barcelona as the vessel undergoes emergency repairs.

Cruise ship continues journey

Daily Echo: Queen Elizabeth sails in Halong Bay, Vietnam

9:48am Tuesday 1st April 2014

IT’S a beautiful sight for locals and passengers alike.



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