Shipbuilding

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    Video caption: The state of shipbuilding in South Africa

    The BBC takes a look at the current state of the shipbuilding market in South Africa.

  2. Appledore Shipyard to advertise for 350 jobs

    BBC Radio Devon

    Appledore Shipyard

    The new owners of Appledore shipyard say they will be advertising in the next week for people to start work at the site.

    It was announced on Tuesday InfraStrata had bought the site for £7m, after it was forced to close in 2019.

    The company said it hopes to employ up to 350 people at the North Devon yard.

    Conservative MP for Torridge and West Devon, Geoffrey Cox said: "If we can get this moving and the Prime Minister is fully behind it as he told the company yesterday, I think we can really do something quite special there."

    "This is a new era for Appledore", he added.

    Boris Johnson with two workers at Appledore Shipyard
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    Video caption: 'Working in the shipyards of Inverclyde made my Covid worse'

    Could it have been predicted that Inverclyde would be so severely affected by the coronavirus pandemic?

  4. £800,000 grant will help tell Barrow's shipbuilding story

    More than £800,000 is going to be invested in the Dock Museum in Barrow to tell the story of shipbuilding in the town.

    Dock Museum

    A special gallery will be created at the museum with the Heritage Lottery Fund grant, and two new walking trails will take people around the industry's important sites.

    Quote Message: We're going to be thinking a lot about what the new gallery is going to look like, we've got an outline plan and there might be some really exciting technology that we use, too." from Sabine Skae Dock Museum curator
    Sabine SkaeDock Museum curator
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    Video caption: Tycoon Jim McColl 'surprised' at FM's ferry contract announcement

    Former shipyard owner Jim McColl says he was surprised when First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced that Ferguson of Port Glasgow had won a contract to build two new ferries.

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    Video caption: Ferry operator CalMac was offered ships it 'didn't want'

    A committee of MSPs looking at problems associated with the building of new ferries hears that the service operator CalMac did not want the vessels that had been ordered.