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  • Ships Monthly February issue out now

    Ships Monthly February issue out now

    13th December 2016

    The latest issue of Ships Monthly is out now. The main feature is about the Royal Navy in 2017, with Conrad Waters providing an examination of the current state of the Royal Navy and its ships, as it enters a momentous year…

  • New Chair for Maid of the Loch

    New Chair for Maid of the Loch

    30th November 2016

    On 29 November 2016 the charity that exists to preserve and restore the iconic Maid of the Loch as a working paddle steamer on Loch Lomond announced the appointment of a new chairman to help raise £1.7million by August 2017. Robin Naysmith, formerly Scotland’s diplomatic representative in Washington DC and a…

  • Poole lifeboat station says farewell to all-weather lifeboat

    Poole lifeboat station says farewell to all-weather lifeboat

    13th November 2016

    On Saturday 12 November 2016 the all-weather 47ft Tyne lifeboat City of Sheffield left Poole lifeboat station, with farewell celebrations planned over the weekend. The lifeboat has been a major asset for all seafarers in and around Poole, moored alongside Poole Lifting…

  • Queen Mary berths in Glasgow for the first time since 1977

    Queen Mary berths in Glasgow for the first time since 1977

    10th November 2016

    The famous Clyde-steamer TS Queen Mary was safely towed to Glasgow on 9 November 2016, going up the Clyde for the first time since 1977. The vessel departed Greenock at 11.30am and arrived at Glasgow Science Centre shortly before 3pm.…

  • Official opening of Liverpool Container Terminal

    Official opening of Liverpool Container Terminal

    4th November 2016

    One of the world’s most modern shipping terminals, Liverpool2, was officially opened on Friday 4 November 2016 at the Port of Liverpool by the Secretary of State for International Trade, Dr Liam Fox MP. The £400 million investment by Peel Ports,…

  • Oriana undergoes major refurbishment

    Oriana undergoes major refurbishment

    28th October 2016

    P&O Cruises’ cruise ship Oriana is to undergo a three-week refurbishment, with the upgrades to be carried out in Hamburg at the end of November 2016. Oriana’s refit will improve the overall cruise experience, while staying true to the ship’s…

  • Damen wins 13-tug order

    Damen wins 13-tug order

    27th October 2016

    Marine transportation provider and the USA’s largest operator of OSVs, Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO), has teamed up with Damen to build a total of 13 heavy duty mooring assistance and escort tugs. These will be deployed on two major maritime…

  • Royal christening for ACL’S new generation 4 con-ro ships

    Royal christening for ACL’S new generation 4 con-ro ships

    20th October 2016

    Atlantic Container Line (ACL) officially launched its new fleet of transatlantic combination container/roll‐on roll‐off (con-ro) ships on 20 October 2016 with the christening of Atlantic Sea, by HRH The Princess Royal in Liverpool. Crowds lined Liverpool’s waterfront to witness the official Christening Ceremony…

  • Incat to build new 110m wavepiercer for Malta’s Virtu Ferries

    Incat to build new 110m wavepiercer for Malta’s Virtu Ferries

    9th October 2016

    Incat announced on 7 October 2016 that it has been selected by Virtu Ferries of Malta to design and build a 110m vehicle passenger (RoPax) ferry. Robert Clifford, Chairman of Australian shipbuilder Incat Tasmania, said: ‘Virtu Ferries is among the…