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  • 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…

  • Vision of the Fjords wins Ship of the Year 2016

    Vision of the Fjords wins Ship of the Year 2016

    8th September 2016

    Vision of The Fjords, a futuristic carbon fibre tourist vessel operated by The Fjords DA, has won the coveted Ship of the Year 2016 accolade at SMM in Hamburg. The 40m long, 399-passenger capacity hybrid craft, which was completed by…

  • P&O Cruises to build LNG-powered ship for 2020 delivery

    P&O Cruises to build LNG-powered ship for 2020 delivery

    6th September 2016

    On 6 September 2016 Carnival Corporation & plc, the world’s largest leisure travel company, signed a memorandum of agreement with leading German and Finnish shipbuilders Meyer Werft and Meyer Turku to deliver a next-generation cruise ship for P&O Cruises, the…

  • HMS President to go to the scrap yard?

    HMS President to go to the scrap yard?

    5th August 2016

    HMS President Preservation Trust, the charity that owns HMS President 1918 (“The President”), London’s last remaining World War I ship, and one of only three left, has been refused Lottery funding of £330,000 to secure its future. During World War…

  • Maritime Britain captured in new book

    Maritime Britain captured in new book

    5th February 2016

    Just out is the latest Ships Illustrated, No.9: Maritime Britain, by well-known photographer and Ships Monthly contributor Gary Davies. This outstanding new book provides a pictorial record of shipping in and around the waters of Great Britain over the last quarter of a century. It…

  • Icebreaker Polaris named at Helsinki Shipyard

    Icebreaker Polaris named at Helsinki Shipyard

    16th December 2015

    The naming ceremony of the new-generation icebreaker built at Arctech Helsinki Shipyard took place on 11 December 2015. A bottle of champagne was broken against the hull of the ship during the event. Paula Risikko, Second Deputy Speaker of the Finnish Parliament,…