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More Seamen Selected Altogether 3,579 seamen re- New Terminal Opens gistered with the Seamen's Re- cruiting Office were selected and engaged for service on ships in August. Of these successful seamen, 1,723 were engaged by licensed crew departments, 1,077 by re- engagement and 187 by emer- gency engagement. In addition, 659 seamen were selected for jobs on ships through the Seamen's Recruiting Office, including 67 who failed to join a ship although selected. THE PORT Merchant Shipping Regulations published in the Government Gazette (Septem- ber 6) set out the procedure to Lines' be followed on an investigation pier The E.A.C. Port of new terminal located on the most modern within, the Hamburg was opened recently. by a marine court appointed by M.s. "Busuanga" was vessel to berth new in- the Governor to inquire into a stallations. Right from thethe first the well planned at the handling outset, cargo shipping casualty or the conduct of an officer of a ship. methods' with full utilisation of modem mechanical equipment proved to toe operating perfectly. A considerable improvement in These regulations, known as the speed and efficiency of cargo delivery was clearly noticeable. the Merchant Shipping (Marine Mr. Anderson further made Courts) Regulations 1.968. are- clear that the new ship will be mod ercd on the corresponding promoted as a floating resort, provisions of the United King- pointing out that. its amenities dom Ship Casualties and Ap- Scheduled to make her first are superior to most land vaca- peals and Re-hearing Rules, visit to New York next January, tion resorts. The vessel's three 1923. They are intended to re- Cunard line's Queen Elizabeth topmost decks are devoted to place the present Merchant II, is one of the world's biggest public spaces, including dining Shipping (Formal Investigations) passenger ships. She has a gross rooms, lounges, bars and recrea- Regulations which were enacted weight of up to 65,000 tons. tional areas. in. 1923 and are therefore now Completely air-conditioned, 75 out of date and inadequate. According to Mr. N.N". Ander- per cent of the ship's cabins are son, President of Cunard Line, outside and The regulations provide for North America, the ship will lities. The all haveisprivate with faci- proceedings to be conducted in primarily serve as a cruise two swimming pools. fittedvessel the name of the Director of vessel. Although voyages be- Passenger Marine rather than, the At- tween Southampton, he Havre mostly on a capacityclass 2,045, is torney General since it is not and New York will be under- The vessel is tourist with stabi- basis. desired to give the impression taken during the high season lizers and her fitted cruising speed of that such proceedings are ac- summer months, this employ- cusatorial when in fact they are ment will be incidental to West 281/2knots will make a five-day inquisitorial. For the same rea- Indies cruises and voyages to transatlantic crossing easily at- son the regulations prescribe Europe via the Caribbean and tainable. that a Marine Court shall not South Atlantic. sit in a Court; Room. The Queen Elizabeth II is Freighter Flights The regulations also provide Cunard's answer to economic BOAC jet freighter services that they shall apply to a re- forces which have meant the out of Hong Kong are to be In- hearing ordered by the Gov- virtual cessation of ocean ship- creased fourfold as from. October. ernor. An appeal to the Supreme ping as a medium of passenger From Thursday, October 17, Court, against the findings of transportation in favour of the BOAC will operate Boeing 70? any re-hearing, will be subject jet plane, as Cunard is working jet freighters from Hong Kong to any rules of the Court under closely with airlines in develop- to (Sydney, Europe and (London the Supreme Court Ordinance, ing air-sea vacation packages. etc.
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