Daily Echo: Shipping

Organised gang crackdown finds £1m worth of luxury cars

Daily Echo:

4:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A HAUL of stolen luxury vehicles worth more than £1m have been seized as part of a major crackdown on organised gangs.

Cruise industry serious about Ebola threat

Daily Echo: Health workers in protective gear wait to carry a body of a person suspected to have died from Ebola not in frame   Monrovia ,Liberia. Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. Some nurses in Liberia defied calls for a strike on Monday and turned up for work at hospitals am

6:37pm Friday 17th October 2014

UK cruise liners are taking the threat of deadly Ebola ''very seriously'', the UK's association of cruise liners has said, after a US healthcare worker was quarantined on board a ship.

300 jobs to go at luxury yacht builder

Daily Echo:

4:33pm Friday 17th October 2014

Around 300 jobs are set to go at luxury boatbuilder and Saints sponsor, Sunseeker, it has been announced.

UPDATE: World's biggest cruise ship arrives in city

Daily Echo:

6:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

THE world's largest cruise ship, Oasis of the Seas, docked in Southampton today.

Drunk hovercraft pilot jailed after near miss with tanker

Daily Echo:

4:29pm Friday 10th October 2014

A hovercraft pilot has been jailed for eight months for being in charge of his passenger vessel while being at least three times over the drink-drive limit causing it to have near misses with a tanker and a busy pier before missing its landing pad.

World's largest cruise vessel looking ship-shape

Daily Echo:

2:57pm Friday 10th October 2014

She’s on her way to Southampton – but a lady needs to ensure she is looking perfect before making her grand appearance.

Letter about Titanic's 'near miss' in Southampton up for auction

Daily Echo: Titanic.

1:07pm Friday 3rd October 2014

It was the worst of omens for the gleaming new ship embarking on its maiden voyage.

Thousands of jobs secured in navy base deal

Daily Echo:

9:50am Thursday 2nd October 2014

A £600m Royal Navy contract securing more than 2,000 jobs in Hampshire has been hailed as a show of the county’s “great maritime strength”.

Investors looking to sell port share ‘not all bad’

Daily Echo: Port fruit deal to create 60 new jobs

10:14am Friday 26th September 2014

THE potential sale of a third of Southampton’s port operator has been hailed as a “great opportunity” for the city.

Two generations of family clock up nearly 40 years of service

Daily Echo:

2:00pm Thursday 25th September 2014

IT’S a family affair at the port for two generations of one family, who not only live together but work together too.

VIDEO: TV star launches boat show

Daily Echo:

2:55pm Friday 12th September 2014

FROM tiny dinghies to multimillion pound yachts and Hollywood tall ships, Mayflower Park is filled to the rafters with the best things the marine industry has to offer.

Council to demolish illegally moored houseboat

Daily Echo:

11:23am Thursday 11th September 2014

THE battle to remove a houseboat illegally moored on a Southampton river came to an end yesterday as council teams moved in to demolish it.

Win lunch on board Oasis of the Seas

Daily Echo:

10:57am Thursday 11th September 2014

AMONG the many sensational ‘destinations’ on board Oasis of the Seas, the world’s largest cruise ship, the Boardwalk is certain to wow visitors when she arrives in Southampton for her first ever visit next month.

Passengers on Anthem of the Seas to be entertained by Queen musical

Daily Echo:

1:17pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

ROYAL Caribbean International has announced that guests on board its new ship Anthem of the Seas will party to We Will Rock You – the smash hit musical featuring the greatest hits of legendary British rock group Queen – when the ship sails from Southampton in April 2015.

New coastguard base opens in Hampshire

Daily Echo: Talk on impact of changes to coastguard

2:17pm Monday 8th September 2014

A NEW nationwide control room for Her Majesty's Coastguard based in Hampshire has become operational today.

Southampton-bound ship is the future of cruising

Daily Echo:

3:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

DAILY Echo reporter James Franklin travels to the German shipyard where the spectacular Quantum of the Seas cruise ship is being built.

Southampton sailing charity has a new ambassador

Daily Echo: HUMAN TOLL: Each small flag at last year’s Sea of Remembrance, organised by Southampton’s Sailors’ Society, represents a lost life of crew members tha

12:59pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A SOUTHAMPTON sailing charity has welcomed their new ambassador.

Port bosses pledge to keep fighting smugglers

Daily Echo: Port fruit deal to create 60 new jobs

12:00pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

CITY port bosses are committed to stopping smugglers in the wake of the Tilbury Docks incident.

City sea celebration kicks off in style

Daily Echo:

10:30am Saturday 23rd August 2014

SOUTHAMPTON’S two-day nautical extravaganza celebrating the city’s naval past kicked-off in style.

Southampton's nautical extravaganza kicks off in style

Daily Echo:

2:12pm Friday 22nd August 2014

SOUTHAMPTON'S two-day nautical extravaganza celebrating the city's naval past is underway.

Cruise ship cancels voyages

Daily Echo: Queen Victoria in Southampton

10:15am Monday 18th August 2014

Southampton based cruise ship, Queen Victoria is being forced to cancel two voyages due to a problem with one of her propulsion units.

Man rescued while sailing to America in dinghy

Daily Echo:

2:27pm Sunday 17th August 2014

A SAILOR was rescued while trying to sail to America in a dinghy with only a map of Southampton to guide him.

Yachtsman killed after getting caught in strong winds

Daily Echo: RNLI lifeboats in more than 760 call outs

4:37pm Monday 11th August 2014

A YACHTSMAN was killed in the Solent this afternoon after strong winds battered his boat.

New look unveiled for major cruise ship

Daily Echo:

1:24pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

THIS is how Southampton cruise ship, Aurora will look when she sails back up Southampton Water after undergoing a £26m refit later this year.

Cruise ship makes first-ever call to port

Daily Echo:

9:53am Monday 4th August 2014

ONE of Southampton’s finest cruise ships has made its first-ever call to a European port.

Bees are buzzing off to Wales

Daily Echo:

11:29am Saturday 2nd August 2014

THOUSANDS of bees who set up home at Southampton Docks will be buzzing off this weekend – and emigrating to Wales.

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

Daily Echo:

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

Daily Echo:

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

Daily Echo:

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.

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