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Croatia's shipbuilders struggle to stay afloat

Pula - Late wages, mass strikes, scrapped contracts -- Croatia's once-thriving shipbuilding sector is sinking, in one of the last gasps of the region's communist-era industrial giants.

France warns unyielding Italy over shipyard row

Rome - France said Tuesday it was ready to seek other buyers for its biggest shipyard should Italy refuse a 50-50 ownership split, before both countries pledged to find a solution next month.

France to nationalise strategic shipyard after standoff with Italy

Paris - The French government, sparking a row with Italy, announced plans Thursday to temporarily nationalise the country's biggest shipyard after failing to agree a deal with a prospective Italian owner.

Colombia shipyard blasts kill six: officials

Estanzuela - Explosions at a shipyard in Colombia killed at least six people, including one on the premises of a US company, and injured 23 others on Wednesday, officials said.

At least six killed in S. Korea crane accident

Seoul - At least six Samsung workers building a $500 million ocean platform for French energy giant Total were killed in a shipyard crane accident, South Korean authorities said Tuesday.

South Korean auto, shipbuilding workers to go on strike

Seoul - Tens of thousands of South Korean auto and shipbuilding workers are set to launch partial strikes this week after negotiations over wage increases stalled.

Russia unveils 'world's biggest' nuclear icebreaker

Moscow - Russia on Thursday floated out a new nuclear-powered icebreaker, said to be the world's biggest and most powerful, to be used for hauling liquefied natural gas from its Arctic terminal.

Crisis for South Korea shipbuilders as golden age fades

Seoul - After more than a decade of global dominance, South Korea's shipbuilders face an unprecedented crisis that threatens the very survival of one of the flagship industries of Asia's fourth largest economy.

ThyssenKrupp says in talks with Saab over shipyards deal

Frankfurt - German heavy industry giant ThyssenKrupp said on Monday it is in talks with Saab of Sweden over the sale of its Swedish shipywards business.

Canadian accused of trying to pass shipbuilding secrets to China

Loose lips may sink ships, but being accused of allegedly passing information of a sensitive nature involving procurement and design of ships and other projects to foreign governments is very serious.

Review: Sting has new album and is headed for Broadway

New York - It has been 10 years since his fans have been delivered a Sting album of all new music, and “The Last Ship” delivers a sort of troubadour-like experience that one could imagine hearing around a campfire.

Work starts on world's largest cruise ship at French shipyard

Saint-nazaire - The STX shipyard, at the port of Saint Nazaire on France’s Atlantic coast, today started building what will ultimately be the world’s largest cruise ship.

Bridge of £6bn aircraft carrier sets sail, rest of ship to follow

Portsmouth - Portsmouth Harbour, home of the Royal Navy, witnessed a curious site last week as the iconic bridge section of the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier the HMS Queen Elizabeth set sail on a 600 mile journey to the Naval Dockyard at Rosyth in Scotland.

French shipyard lands order for world’s largest cruise ship

Saint-nazaire - STX Europe shipyards, at Saint Nazaire on France’s Atlantic coast, and leading cruise company, Miami based Royal Caribbean Cruises, recently signed an agreement which will see the world’s largest cruise ship being built at the French shipyard.

French port marks 150th Anniversary of Transatlantic Steamships

On April 14, 2012 the sea port of Saint Nazaire in western France will mark the 150th anniversary of the creation of the first regular steamship service between France and the Americas.
 

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The forward island section of HMS Queen Elizabeth leaves Portsmouth Naval Base
The forward island section of HMS Queen Elizabeth leaves Portsmouth Naval Base
Dave Jenkins / MOD
A Hero Class patrol vessel is readied for launch at the head of the launch slip at the Halifax Shipy...
A Hero Class patrol vessel is readied for launch at the head of the launch slip at the Halifax Shipyard, Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia, Canada. The shipyard is owned by Irving Shipbuilding
Dan Conlin
The forward island section of HMS Queen Elizabeth leaves Portsmouth Naval Base
The forward island section of HMS Queen Elizabeth leaves Portsmouth Naval Base
Dave Jenkins / MOD
SHIPSHAPE: This former boat launch used by the U.S. government to build ships during World War II ma...
SHIPSHAPE: This former boat launch used by the U.S. government to build ships during World War II marks the current location of Oyster Point Marina/Park in South San Francisco.
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