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  • Ships Monthly June issue out now

    Ships Monthly June issue out now

    20th April 2017

    The latest issue of Ships Monthly is now available. The main features cover the Mooremack twins, sisterships Brasil and Argentina, by Allan E. Jordan. Russell Plummer salutes the paddler Waverley, which is marking her 70th year this summer, and a look…

  • CMV take delivery of their new flagship Columbus

    CMV take delivery of their new flagship Columbus

    19th April 2017

    Cruise and Maritime Voyages (CMV) took delivery of their new flagship Columbus in Singapore on 12 April 2017. Earlier in the day the ship had arrived at the Singapore Cruise Centre under her P&O Cruises Australia livery as Pacific Pearl…

  • Excursion vessels calls at Bournemouth cancelled

    Excursion vessels calls at Bournemouth cancelled

    17th April 2017

    Planned visits to Bournemouth Pier by the historic coastal excursion vessels ps Waverley during September and mv Balmoral during June have been cancelled due to damage suffered at the Dorset pier over the past winter. But on a more positive note, the historic…

  • Metal Shark Delivers First Two NYC Ferries

    Metal Shark Delivers First Two NYC Ferries

    16th April 2017

    On 12 April 2017 the first two passenger vessels built by Louisiana-based shipbuilder Metal Shark for New York’s new NYC Ferry started making their way to New York. The previous week, at Metal Shark’s Franklin, Louisiana shipyard, the Incat Crowther-designed…

  • A&P Group welcomes RFA Tidespring to UK

    A&P Group welcomes RFA Tidespring to UK

    14th April 2017

    A&P Group’s Falmouth facility has welcomed the first of a new class of Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) tankers, RFA Tidespring, to the UK. A&P Group has been awarded the Ministry of Defence (MOD) contract to customise and fit out of…

  • Royal naming for new Scarborough lifeboat

    Royal naming for new Scarborough lifeboat

    13th April 2017

    On 12 April 2017 HRH the Duke of Kent, the president of the RNLI, formally named Scarborough RNLI’s new lifeboat and opened the new lifeboat house. The event was attended by around 350 RNLI volunteers, supporters and guests, who were…

  • Damen completes work on dredging and jack up vessels

    Damen completes work on dredging and jack up vessels

    12th April 2017

    Damen Shiprepair & Conversion (DSC) has recently completed works in Vlissingen and Brest on two major vessels in the fleet of dredging and marine construction specialist Jan de Nul Group. One of these is Vole au vent, a 140m jack-up…

  • Damen launches First Line Assistance Vessel: Damen Responder 5413

    Damen launches First Line Assistance Vessel: Damen Responder 5413

    9th April 2017

    Damen has introduced the Responder 5413 – a new First Line Assistance Vessel. The company has pioneered this versatile, 54-metre vessel partly in response to the increasing number of extreme weather events across the globe, believing it can play a…

  • Germany orders Damen Fisheries Research Vessel

    Germany orders Damen Fisheries Research Vessel

    7th April 2017

    In March 2017 the German Federal Office for Agriculture and Food (Bundesanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung, BLE) signed a contract with Damen Shipyards Group for the construction of a Fisheries Research Vessel. The contract followed the successful result of a…