Croatian shipbuilder Brodosplit has handed over Hondius, a new polar cruise ship, to Dutch-based company Oceanwide Expeditions (OEX).The delivery ceremony for Hondius took place in the Split harbor on May 23, 2019.On the same day, Brodosplit and Oceanwide signed a new shipbuilding agreement for another vessel of the same class. Hondius’ sister polar vessel will be named Janssonius, Brodosplit revealed in a Facebook update.The two ships are valued at over EUR 100 million (around USD 112 million), according to the shipbuilder.Hondius, which was ordered back in 2016, features a length of 107.6 meters and a width of 17.6 meters. Equipped with two main engines with a total power of 4,260 kW, it can reach a speed of 15 knots.The newbuild can accommodate 196 passengers in 85 cabins, which will be taken care of by 70 crew members.The polar expedition cruise ship is said to be the first vessel in the world to be built to the class “LR PC6”, which meets the latest Lloyd’s Register requirements for “Polar Class 6” vessels — the highest polar class notation for ice-strengthened passenger vessels.Following the delivery, Hondius embarked on its first voyage to the Netherlands.Video Courtesy: Brodosplit/Youtube
A signing ceremony at the Accra Stadium on Thursay, this was characterized by chants of various local cheer songs in the local language Ga by fans of both Banku and Powers. The verbal exchanges between the two boxers ahead of signing the contracts were clean and devoid of the earlier heated taunts that flooded the airwaves. Bukum Banku(in all black) warming up with his fans before signingAyittey Powers(in all white) also warms up before signing Banku and Powers in a handshakeBanku and Powers warn each other The two boxers finally sign
South African fighter Mzwanele Kompolo has died after he was knocked out in the first round of a fight in Frere.Kompolo collapsed in the ring after being beaten by Siphenathi Qampi in the Eastern Cape and went into a coma.Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula said: “It is indeed sad to hear of this news involving the passing of this young upcoming athlete.”Another boxer, Australian David Browne, died on Tuesday after being knocked unconscious in a fight.