World’s first LNG-powered icebreaker Polaris delivered

World’s first LNG-powered icebreaker Polaris delivered

Arctech Helsinki Shipyard delivered the most powerful newcomer in the Finnish Icebreaker fleet.

Tanker changes name for tenth time

Tanker changes name for tenth time

The 5,136dwt oil/chemical tanker Bomar Juno , built in 2005, was renamed in Rotterdam in late May when she took her tenth name.

Kiel marks 25 years of ferry services to Russia

Kiel marks 25 years of ferry services to Russia

The Port of Kiel marks 25 years of ferry services to Russian ports.

Ships Montly November Issue Out Now

Ships Montly November Issue Out Now

The latest issue of Ships Monthly is out now, available from Kelsey Shop and all good newsagents and supermarkets. This edition has a special feature on World Navies in 2016.

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  • Ships collide off Singapore

    Ships collide off Singapore

    1st October 2016

    In early August 2016 the Iranian Supertanker Dream II and the container ship MSC Alexandra came to blows off Singapore with both ships sustaining damage, the MSC vessel extensively, but no injuries or pollution were reported in the incident. The…

  • Daniel Adamson tug back in service

    Daniel Adamson tug back in service

    30th September 2016

    Following months preparing for an MCA certification (Maritime & Coastguard Agency) the historic tug tender Daniel Adamson has passed and on 30 September 2016 cruised with passengers along the river Weaver, a trip enabled only through the work of The Canal &…

  • World’s first LNG-powered icebreaker Polaris delivered

    World’s first LNG-powered icebreaker Polaris delivered

    29th September 2016

    Arctech Helsinki Shipyard delivered the most powerful newcomer in the Finnish Icebreaker fleet, icebreaker Polaris, to the Finnish Transport Agency on 28 September 2016. The Finnish Transport Agency handed the vessel over to Arctia Icebreaking Oy. The prototype vessel built…

  • Call for larger vessels on the Dunoon crossing

    Call for larger vessels on the Dunoon crossing

    28th September 2016

    The Scottish Government is insisting on larger vessels for the Gourock-Dunoon Clyde crossing when it awards a new 12 year contract for the subsidised passenger route starting in June 2017. Tender documents specify that ferries of 40 metres in length…

  • Kiel marks 25 years of ferry services to Russia

    Kiel marks 25 years of ferry services to Russia

    27th September 2016

    On 27 September 2016 Kiel marked 25 years of ferry services to Russian ports. To celebrate the anniversary the Port of Kiel, the shipping company DFDS and the firm of CIS Cargo, which specialises in transport between western and eastern Europe, hosted a ports evening…

  • Tanker changes name for tenth time

    Tanker changes name for tenth time

    26th September 2016

    The 5,136dwt oil/chemical tanker Bomar Juno , built at Marmara Shipyard in Turkey in 2005, was renamed in Rotterdam in late May when she took her tenth name, Northsea Sense. Built as Yildrim for Yilmar Shipping & Trading Ltd of Turkey…

  • International Model Boat Show 2016

    International Model Boat Show 2016

    25th September 2016

    The countdown is on for the 2016 International Model Boat Show, which takes place this year from Friday 11 to Sunday 13 November at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre. This year’s show is expected to see over 3,000 visitors, over 600 models…

  • Ships Monthly November issue out now

    Ships Monthly November issue out now

    23rd September 2016

    The latest issue of Ships Monthly is out now, available from Kelsey Shop and all good newsagents and supermarkets. This edition has a special feature on World Navies in 2016, which looks at some of the new warship classes that have recently…

  • Fourth New South African Tug named

    Fourth New South African Tug named

    21st September 2016

    Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) is on track with its R1.4 billion tug building contract and on 20 September 2016 celebrated the launch of the fourth of its nine new tugs being built in Durban. The tug, Osprey, will serve…

  • Mein Schiff 5 maiden call at Portland

    Mein Schiff 5 maiden call at Portland

    20th September 2016

    On 12 September 2016 the TUI cruise ship Mein Schiff 5, which entered service in early 2016, made her maiden call at Portland, Dorset. It was also the first time a TUI cruise ship had called at the port. The…