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Pacific Eden, Pacific Aria Get a New Look


first_imgzoom Singapore-listed Sembcorp Marine (SCM) has completed the upgrades of the cruise ships Pacific Eden (formerly Statendam) and the Pacific Aria (formerly Ryndam) for Australian P&O Cruises.The repair, refurbishment and conversion works of the two cruise vessels were undertaken at the company’s Admiralty Yard, Singapore.Following the transformation of the ships, P&O Cruises, brand of Carnival Group, announced that Pacific Eden will start her maiden voyage from Fremantle, Australia, and continue cruising from Fremantle in 2016 and again in 2017.Pacific Eden and her sister ship Pacific Aria will be christened in a dual naming ceremony in Sydney Harbour on November 25.With the completion of these works, Sembcorp Marine said that its shipyard reached a record of 12 cruise ships repaired in a single year.“2015 has been a busy year for Sembcorp Marine in the area of cruise ship refits and upgrading,” said Sembcorp Marine Executive Vice President and Head of Repairs & Upgrades Wong Lee Lin.,Pacific Eden and her sister ship Pacific Aria will be christened in a dual naming ceremony in Sydney Harbour on November 25.With the completion of these works, Sembcorp Marine said that its shipyard reached a record of 12 cruise ships repaired in a single year.“2015 has been a busy year for Sembcorp Marine in the area of cruise ship refits and upgrading,” said Sembcorp Marine Executive Vice President and Head of Repairs & Upgrades Wong Lee Lin.last_img read more


India questions authenticity of video


Of the three pictures, two show Prabakaran’s son sitting in a sandbagged bunker. The third, said to be taken by the same camera, show him lying dead with five bullet wounds in his upper torso.The makers of the Channel 4 documentary titled “No War Zone — the killing fields of Sri Lanka,” have promised to air it at the next session of the UNHRC in March. Sri Lanka has dismissed the report as “lies, half-truths and numerous forms of speculation” and suggested such reports make a comeback around this time of the year when Sri Lanka’s human rights situation comes up for appraisal before a United Nation’s committee. India’s External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said he had seen the pictures and the report on the alleged coldblooded killing of LTTE chief V. Prabakaran’s minor son by the Sri Lankan Army but could not vouch for their authenticity, the Hindu newspaper reported today.Khurshid was asked about the government’s response to the op-ed in The Hindu’s Tuesday edition based on a British documentary featuring the pictures of the killing of Prabakaran’s 12-year-old son, Balachandran. The Indian External Affairs Minister said Sri Lanka was an important neighbour and friend with which India has been intensifying ties in all fields. At the same time India has voiced concern over the human rights situation and voted against Sri Lanka last March at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC). read more