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Expeditionary Cruising

The introduction of side-port loaders into its Pacific trades in the 1960s was an innovative but simple solution that was right for the time and place, while Swire’s diversification into offshore oil support in the mid-1970s ultimately developed into a core part of its marine portfolio. Other new ventures would prove to be commercial dead-ends – although fun while they lasted. One such was Lindblad Explorer, a 2,350-ton ice-class vessel, in which CNCo acquired a 50% stake in 1980. Click here for more...