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  • Ocean takes delivery of first Damen tug

    Ocean takes delivery of first Damen tug

    24th August 2017

    Italian maritime service provider Ocean S.r.l. has welcomed its first Damen tug – a Stan Tug 2608 – into its fleet. The company, part of the Ocean-Team Group, will deploy the vessel in harbour towage operations in the ports of…

  • Bumper cruise visit weekend in Southampton

    Bumper cruise visit weekend in Southampton

    22nd August 2017

    Over the course of last weekend no fewer than ten cruise ships arrived and departed Southampton. About 55,000 passengers travelled through the port on Saturday and Sunday. With additional traffic expected for Southampton FC’s home match on Saturday afternoon, the city…

  • Queen Elizabeth will play host for QE2 50th Anniversary Celebrations

    Queen Elizabeth will play host for QE2 50th Anniversary Celebrations

    21st August 2017

    In August 2017 Cunard is honouring the 50th anniversary of its longest serving ocean liner, Queen Elizabeth 2, with a special voyage on board the cruise ship Queen Elizabeth. The 50th anniversary of this much-loved ship will be remembered as Queen Elizabeth…

  • Wightlink’s new flagship to be named Victoria of Wight

    Wightlink’s new flagship to be named Victoria of Wight

    19th August 2017

    Wightlink’s new £30million environmentally friendly car ferry for the Portsmouth-Fishbourne route will be named Victoria of Wight. The name was chosen by a panel of staff who considered 186 suggestions from 73 members of staff. Work is well underway on…

  • Ships Monthly October issue out now

    Ships Monthly October issue out now

    17th August 2017

    In the news, we report on the 500th voyage for Shieldhall, the first LNG offshore construction vessel completed, a new ferry for Carlingford Lough, and a new Stena ship charter. The ferry scene covers Stena buying the Cairnryan Superfast twins,…

  • New aircraft carrier Queen Elizabeth arrives in Portsmouth

    New aircraft carrier Queen Elizabeth arrives in Portsmouth

    16th August 2017

    The Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier Queen Elizabeth made her maiden arrival at Portsmouth on 16 August 2017 and was greeted by tens of thousands of people who lined the walls of the Harbour to welcome the new £3 billion…

  • Cold war veteran patrol boat at Sandwich

    Cold war veteran patrol boat at Sandwich

    14th August 2017

    An interesting and unusual sight greeting visitors to the historical Town Quay at Sandwich on the River Stour in Kent this summer is the beautifully preserved 1950s Rhine Patrol Boat USN P22 (Rhine Maiden). P22, a type 21 patrol boat,…

  • Crowley Supports Stampede Platform Tow-Out and Installation

    Crowley Supports Stampede Platform Tow-Out and Installation

    11th August 2017

    In early August 2017 Crowley Maritime Corp.’s ocean class tugboats and 455-series high-deck strength barges were involved in the successful tow-out and installation of Hess’ Stampede tension-leg platform (TLP) in the deep waters of the US Gulf. Demonstrating both nearshore and offshore…