A bit of BC on the Queen

October 13, 2008

BCIT’s first Marine Engineering student heads to New York to complete program aboard RMS Queen Mary 2 BURNABY, BC: For the first time ever, British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) Marine Engineering student Matthew Thomas will head to New York where he is scheduled to board Cunard Line’s world-renowned ocean-liner, RMS Queen Mary 2. As part of his third co-op work term at the BCIT Marine Campus (BMC), Matthew will…


Mighty cool show

August 14, 2008

I just finished catching the second half of Discovery Channel’s Mighty Ship. If you are in North America, I am pretty sure you can catch this new series on your local cable TV signal. In Canada its on Discovery Channel on Tuesday, 21:00 hrs – which I believe repeats every four hours after, for the duration of the day. I was pretty impressed with the quality of the show and…


SOLAS will retire classics

November 29, 2007

Solas 2010 signals death knell for ‘classic’ cruiseshipsBy Mike Hood, June 2007 Lloyds List THE fast approaching implementation date of Solas 2010 will have a severe impact on the shape of the existing world cruiseship fleet as the future of a number of ‘classic’ cruise vessels is in doubt. British operator Fred Olsen Cruise Lines is one of the first operators to confirm a ship loss due to the new…


Queen finds retirement job

October 1, 2007

Palmed off QE2 to be floating Dubai hotelBy Sandra Speares, 19 June 2007 Lloyds List CUNARD’S legendary cruise ship Queen Elizabeth 2 has been sold to Dubai World in a $100m deal which will see the ship transformed into a floating hotel and leisure centre. The QE2, which is 40 years old this year, is due to be delivered to Dubai World in November next year and, following a refurbishment…