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  • 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 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…

  • Damen ASD 2913 Tugs for new Panama Canal locks

    Damen ASD 2913 Tugs for new Panama Canal locks

    21st March 2017

    The Meyer’s Group has ordered two Damen ASD 2913 Tugs to operate in the newly expanded Panama Canal. At an official signing ceremony at the Panama Maritime XIII World Conference, Michel Mittelmeyer, Chief Executive Officer said the Meyer’s Group was…

  • May 2017 issue of Ships Monthly out now

    May 2017 issue of Ships Monthly out now

    17th March 2017

    The May issue of Ships Monthly is out today, Friday 17 March 2017. We have a special feature looking at the innovative new destroyer USS Zumwalt, which recently commissioned into the US Navy at Baltimore by Conrad Waters. The main…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Sound of Islay receiving $6 million overhaul

    Sound of Islay receiving $6 million overhaul

    7th February 2017

    The federal and provincial Governments of Newfoundland & Labrador are spending nearly $6 million on the historic ferry Sound of Islay so that she can return to the intra-provincial ferry fleet as a swing vessel. It was announced at the…

  • Latest issue of Ships Monthly out today

    Latest issue of Ships Monthly out today

    20th January 2017

    The March 2017 issue of Ships Monthly is out today. It has a special cruising section, starting with a behind the scenes look at Magellan, our Ship of the Month, the well-known 1985-built cruise ship , flagship of Cruise &…