Ships Monthly November 2020 issue out now

Ships Monthly November 2020 issue out now

Ships Monthly November 2020 issue is out now, with a main feature on the Royal Navy’s well known aircraft carriers HMS Illustrious.

Wärtsilä powers world’s largest NGO hospital ship

Wärtsilä powers world’s largest NGO hospital ship

The technology group Wärtsilä announced on 7 October that Mercy Ships, a philanthropic organisation providing essential healthcare to patients in developing countries, will be utilising its engine technology in the organisation’s new hospital ship.

Saga welcomes Spirit of Adventure to its fleet

Saga welcomes Spirit of Adventure to its fleet

The latest addition to Saga’s ocean cruise fleet, Spirit of Adventure, was handed over on 30 September 2020 in Emden, Germany.

Canadian Frigates come to Portsmouth

Canadian Frigates come to Portsmouth

Three Canadian Frigates of the Halifax class spent a weekend in Portsmouth following Exercise Joint Warrior off Scotland in October 2020

Maid of Loch celebrates 25 years of the charity

Maid of Loch celebrates 25 years of the charity

Sir Boyd Tunnock becomes Maid of the Loch’s patron as charity celebrates 25th anniversary

Stena Embla successfully completes sea trials

Stena Embla successfully completes sea trials

Ferry company Stena Line has announced that Stena Embla, the last of its three new ferries destined for the Irish Sea, has successfully completed its sea trials in China’s Yellow Sea.

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  • Covid-19 appeal for paddle steamer Waverley tops£130,000

    Covid-19 appeal for paddle steamer Waverley tops£130,000

    27th November 2020

    The Covid-19 Relief Appeal for Waverley has now exceeded £130,000 with donations received from her generous supporters. The appeal, which opened in September, must raise over £0.5m in total with a target of £350,000 from individuals. Other sources of funding…

  • New Swiss Inland ferries with hybrid propulsion

    New Swiss Inland ferries with hybrid propulsion

    25th November 2020

    The technology group Wärtsilä has been selected to supply the engines and related emissions control after-treatment systems for two new passenger ferries being built for operation between Switzerland and France across Lake Geneva. The ferries are being built at the…

  • Stena Line marks 25 years of Dublin-Holyhead service

    Stena Line marks 25 years of Dublin-Holyhead service

    21st November 2020

    Swedish ferry company Stena Line is marking another major milestone today, celebrating 25 years since the launch of their Holyhead to Dublin service back on 18 November 1995. Since then traffic on the route has grown fivefold and the company…

  • Cruise ship Columbus departs Tilbury

    Cruise ship Columbus departs Tilbury

    19th November 2020

    After spending 218 days at Tilbury Landing Stage, the cruise ship Columbus has finally left. She set sail for Gibraltar after taking on a PLA Pilot at 2200 on 18 November 2020, with the assistance of the tugs RT Evolution…

  • Pakistan Navy vessel PNS Tabuk commissioned in Romania

    Pakistan Navy vessel PNS Tabuk commissioned in Romania

    17th November 2020

    On 12 November 2020 the Pakistan Navy commissioned its new Corvette – a Damen OPV 1900 – named PNS Tabuk at the Port of Constanta, Romania. The ship is part of a two vessel order with Damen, signed by the…

  • Damen delivering ASD Tug 2813 to Cititug in Ecuador

    Damen delivering ASD Tug 2813 to Cititug in Ecuador

    15th November 2020

    Damen Shipyards Group is delivering an ASD Tug 2813 to Cititug in Ecuador. The vessel, to be named ASD Mater, in honour of the Virgin Mary, will operate in the bunkering terminal of the Port of Esmeraldas. The contract for…

  • CFS Plays Key Role in Normand Clipper Conversion at Port of Blyth

    CFS Plays Key Role in Normand Clipper Conversion at Port of Blyth

    13th November 2020

    The 2001-built Cable Laying and Repair Vessel Normand Clipper underwent a major conversion in 2005 to a deepwater subsea construction and umbilical lay DP vessel. Having been acquired by Global Marine Group, provider of engineering and underwater services, sje was…

  • National Historic Ships UK 2020 Photograph Award Winners

    National Historic Ships UK 2020 Photograph Award Winners

    11th November 2020

    National Historic Ships UK’s annual awards ceremony is a celebration of maritime heritage around UK coasts, lakes, and rivers. It encourages people of all ages and backgrounds to engage with static and operational historic vessels through photography, volunteering, conservation, online…

  • Astor leaves Tilbury for scrapping in Turkey

    Astor leaves Tilbury for scrapping in Turkey

    9th November 2020

    On 7 November the 1986-built cruise ship Astor (20,704gt), recently operated by Cruise and Maritime Voyages, departed Tilbury docks in Essex for the last time heading for Aliaga in Turkey for recycling. Astor was sold at auction by C.W Kellock,…