Ferry

  • P&O Ferries to refit four Irish Sea ships at Cammell Laird

    P&O Ferries to refit four Irish Sea ships at Cammell Laird

    28th March 2017

    P&O Ferries will send four ships from its Irish Sea fleet to the Cammell Laird yard in Birkenhead over the next two months for £1.2 million of re-fit work. The ferry and logistics company has agreed for its two ships…

  • First Two CityWide Ferries launched

    First Two CityWide Ferries launched

    12th March 2017

    On 2 March, 2017 the first two passenger vessels built by Louisiana-based shipbuilder Metal Shark for New York’s new Citywide Ferry Service took to the water, after being launched at Metal Shark’s Franklin, Louisiana shipyard. At 0730 on Friday 24…

  • National Ferry Fortnight will take place in May

    National Ferry Fortnight will take place in May

    10th March 2017

    Britain’s annual National Ferry Fortnight will this year take place from 6 to 20 May 2017. Now in its ninth year, National Ferry Fortnight is run by Discover Ferries, the industry body for the ferry industry as a two week showcase…

  • More than 400 attend service for Herald of Free Enterprise

    More than 400 attend service for Herald of Free Enterprise

    7th March 2017

    Grieving families affected by the Herald of Free Enterprise disaster gathered to mark the 30th anniversary memorial service in Dover on 6 March 2017. The Herald capsized in just 90 seconds after setting sail from Zeebrugge, Belgium, on Friday 6 March…

  • 30 years since Herald of Free Enterprise tragedy

    30 years since Herald of Free Enterprise tragedy

    6th March 2017

    On 6 March 1987 the ferry Herald of Free Enterprise capsized less than half an hour after leaving Zeebrugge for Dover in what became one of Britain’s worst maritime disasters. The ferry had set off with her bow doors left open. Within minutes…

  • Three refits in three months for Wightlink and Condor

    Three refits in three months for Wightlink and Condor

    3rd March 2017

    Britain’s largest independent ship repairer and marine engineering services provider, Burgess Marine, has recently completed a winter refit season in Cherbourg. Despite Brexit, business has boomed as the company has completed two refits for Wightlink and one for Condor Ferries…

  • Ulstein Verft to build Color Line’s new hybrid vessel

    Ulstein Verft to build Color Line’s new hybrid vessel

    24th February 2017

    Ulstein Verft will be constructing Color Line’s new hybrid vessel, an environmentally sound ship hich will be servicing Sandefjord–Strømstad from summer 2019. Ulstein won the contract in competition with several other yards. “It is very gratifying that the Norwegian shipbuilding…

  • Damen’s last newbuild of 2016

    Damen’s last newbuild of 2016

    22nd February 2017

    The last newbuild order of 2016 for the Damen Shipyards Group was signed on 31 December 2016 with VLOOT dab of Belgium. The vessel will be a 25me ferry especially designed to carry vehicles and passengers across the canal linking…

  • Stena Line enters partnership with Mercy Ships

    Stena Line enters partnership with Mercy Ships

    21st February 2017

    The humanitarian NGO Mercy Ships and Stena Line, the world’s largest privately owned ferry company, have decided to enter a long-term partnership.  The goal is to raise general awareness about the charity, promote volunteering and charitable giving both within Stena…

  • Latest issue of Ships Monthly out today

    Latest issue of Ships Monthly out today

    17th February 2017

    The April 2017 issue of Ship Monthly hits the news stands today, 17 February, and it brings a fresh look to the magazine while continuing with the same high quality articles and in-depth features. A voyage report by Jim Shaw…