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  • European Maritime Festival at Poole

    European Maritime Festival at Poole

    23rd May 2017

    During May 2017 Poole hosted the tenth European Maritime Day, the first time this event has been held in the UK. European Maritime Day is designed to bring together maritime professionals in order to share knowledge and forge business partnerships.…

  • Damen to build new beam trawler

    Damen to build new beam trawler

    21st May 2017

    Damen Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam (Maaskant) is to build a new beam trawler for the Netherlands fishing fleet. The client is the Hakvoort Brothers from Urk, the Netherlands. The vessel, which will use a stock hull, will join another fishing boat operated…

  • Ships Monthly July 2017 issue now available

    Ships Monthly July 2017 issue now available

    19th May 2017

    The latest issue of Ships Monthly is about to hit the shelves. Make sure you get your copy now! It includes the following features: VOYAGE REPORT – A voyage on one of the great P&O-Orient liners, Oronsay, of the post-war…

  • Fast Ferry Contract for Incat

    Fast Ferry Contract for Incat

    17th May 2017

    Australian shipbuilder Incat has been awarded a significant contract for the design and construction of a large new vehicle-passenger ferry for a major European operator. The new vessel for Naviera Armas is the second vessel in Incat’s new generation 109m…

  • Two Azimuth Tractor Drive Tugs delivered to Western Australia

    Two Azimuth Tractor Drive Tugs delivered to Western Australia

    11th May 2017

    Mackenzie Marine & Towage of Esperance, Western Australia, has purchased two twin-fin Azimuth Tractor Drive (ATD) Tugs 2412 for operations in Bunbury Port, on the south-west coast of Western Australia. The two vessels, named Cape Naturaliste and Cape Leeuwin after…

  • Condor Ferries celebrate 30 years of service

    Condor Ferries celebrate 30 years of service

    8th May 2017

    During April Condor Ferries celebrated 30 years of passenger services between the UK and Channel Islands.   The first passenger sailing left the South Coast for the Channel Islands in April 1987. Since then, Condor Ferries has transported over 14…

  • New craft built at Isle of Wight for Thames Clippers

    New craft built at Isle of Wight for Thames Clippers

    6th May 2017

    Following the successful contract to build Red Funnel IoW Ferries’ latest fast ferry, Red Jet 6, which was delivered in July 2016, Wight Shipyard secured a £6.3 million contract in October 2016 for two more fast ferries. The contract was…

  • Stena Line invests £5m in local fleet refit

    Stena Line invests £5m in local fleet refit

    4th May 2017

    Stena Line has just completed the refit of all seven ships in its Irish Sea North ferry fleet with a total investment programme of £5 million. The work was carried out at the Harland & Wolff shipyard in Belfast over…

  • New Swanage RNLI lifeboat named and dedicated

    New Swanage RNLI lifeboat named and dedicated

    3rd May 2017

    The official opening of Swanage RNLI’s new boathouse and naming ceremony for the Shannon class lifeboat George Thomas Lacy took place on 29 April 2017. Hundreds of invited guests were in attendance, with many more local people and holiday makers…

  • Mediterranean’s largest high speed catamaran

    Mediterranean’s largest high speed catamaran

    29th April 2017

    The technology group Wärtsilä has been contracted to provide the waterjets for a new high-speed ferry being built by the Incat Tasmania yard in Australia for Malta based Virtu Ferries. When delivered, this vessel will be the largest high speed…