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  • Latest issue of Ships Monthly out now

    Latest issue of Ships Monthly out now

    20th July 2017

    The September 2017 issue of Ships Monthly is out now. Don’t forget to get your copy from your local newsagent. What to know about classic cruise ships still going strong? Black Watch, Columbus and Ocean Diamond all featured. Russell Plummer…

  • Bibby announces charter of first Damen SOV

    Bibby announces charter of first Damen SOV

    16th July 2017

    Bibby Marine Services is delighted to announce that it has signed a contract with Total E&P Nederland to charter the Damen-designed and -built Bibby WaveMaster 1 – a Service Operations Vessel (SOV) with walk to work capabilities. Total E&P Nederland…

  • Civilian hospital ship to hold a second annual ‘cargo day’

    Civilian hospital ship to hold a second annual ‘cargo day’

    15th July 2017

    Mercy Ships, which operates the largest charity-run hospital ship in the world, has announced the launch of its second annual Cargo Day on 4 October 2017. Last year, this UK initiative raised more than £200,000 from ship brokers and dozens…

  • Bangladesh builds patrol boat for Kenya

    Bangladesh builds patrol boat for Kenya

    10th July 2017

    Shipbuilding in Bangladesh is still in its infancy, and the country’s few yards have only built about 40 small ships for export over the past five years, but the Western Marine facility near Chittagong has been expanding its capabilities in…

  • TransLink places order for second Damen SeaBus

    TransLink places order for second Damen SeaBus

    9th July 2017

    TransLink, Metro Vancouver’s regional transportation authority, has signed a contract with the Damen Shipyards Group for an additional SeaBus, to ferry passengers between downtown Vancouver and North Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada. The order comes as TransLink celebrates the 40th…

  • Wärtsilä waterjets to power new Danish high-speed ferry

    Wärtsilä waterjets to power new Danish high-speed ferry

    8th July 2017

    The technology group Wärtsilä has been contracted to supply four of its waterjets plus the hydraulics and control system for a new 109m high-speed ro-pax ferry. The ship is being built at the Austal Ships Pty yard in Australia for…

  • 500th voyage for SS Shieldhall as Charity celebrates

    500th voyage for SS Shieldhall as Charity celebrates

    6th July 2017

    The Solent Steam Packet Limited, the charity operating Southampton’s heritage steamship SS Shieldhall, are celebrating as the vessel recently embarked upon her 500th voyage since charitable status began in 1988. Originally constructed in 1955 as a vessel to carry treated sludge…

  • Visit Medway Queen during the summer

    Visit Medway Queen during the summer

    3rd July 2017

    The historic paddle steamer Medway Queen is currently undergoing restoration by teams of volunteers at Gillingham Pier (Pier Approach Road, Gillingham, Kent. ME7 1RX), and during the rest of 2017 a number of special events are being held. The Visitor…

  • Damen prepares Columbus for summer cruise season

    Damen prepares Columbus for summer cruise season

    26th June 2017

    Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam (DSR), part of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion, has completed maintenance and repair works on the newest member of CMV’s fleet, the cruise ship Columbus. The full scope of works was concluded within a tight timescale, thus ensuring…