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Corona Case on NORBANK

Saturday 15/8 P&O’s NORBANK was taken out of service after a Covid-19 discovery was made.

One crew member tested positive for coronavirus and was placed into self-isolation.

The ferry has been moved to a lay-by berth in the Port of Liverpool.


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By coincidence I was in Zeebrugge on 13/8, when 4 ro-ro ships were together in the PSA Zeebrugge (Wielingen Terminal). This sight is rather unusual.

Even more unusual was the fact to see three DFDS vessels, united in this terminal.

From left to right:

  • TRANSPORTER (chartered DFDS ship for route Oslofjord/Moss – Zeebrugge – Immingham)
  • FINNBREEZE (arriving from Bilbao)
  • BELGIA SEAWAYS (Zeebrugge – Göteborg)
  • MAGNOLIA SEAWAYS (Zeebrugge – Göteborg), replacing HOLLANDIA SEAWAYS during her drydock overhaul

GLEN SANNOX’s Mis-Manufactured Bulbous Bow Replaced

Following GLEN SANNOX’s move to dry dock in Greenock last week, the bulbous bow has been removed by engineers.

In 2017, before the official launch of the vessel, the bulbous bow was rejected by Lloyds Register.

The replacement of the bulbous bow is a crucial part of GLEN SANNOX’s current programme of remediation work which also includes the installation of deck windows, paint and coating repair, hull cleaning, pipework modification and more.