May issue of Ships Monthly out now

May issue of Ships Monthly out now

The May 2022 issue of Ships Monthly is out now, and contains the usual mix of news, reviews and features.

P&O sackings tarnish UK’s maritime reputation

P&O sackings tarnish UK’s maritime reputation

The sacking by P&O Ferries of 800 seafarers threatens the UK’s world-leading maritime status and will drastically affect the country’s shipping heritage, former UK Shipping Minister Nus Ghani said.

Blue Fin Shipping orders Six Combi Freighters from Damen

Blue Fin Shipping orders Six Combi Freighters from Damen

German ship owner Blue Fin Shipping has ordered an additional four Combi Freighters 3850 cargo vessels from Damen Shipyards Group.

 Fourth Salish class ferry delivered to Canada’s BC Ferries

Fourth Salish class ferry delivered to Canada’s BC Ferries

The Remontowa shipyard at Gdansk, Poland delivered its fourth Salish-class dual-fuel ferry, Salish Heron, to Canada’s BC Ferries.

Future of Spurn lightship looks secure

Future of Spurn lightship looks secure

The future of the Spurn Lightship has been secured thanks to a multi-million pound investment from National Highways.

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  • Wärtsilä’s decarbonisation focus on GEVs pilot hydrogen vessel

    Wärtsilä’s decarbonisation focus on GEVs pilot hydrogen vessel

    18th May 2022

    The technology group Wärtsilä’s cooperation with the Australian energy transportation company Global Energy Ventures (GEV) has resulted in GEV successfully obtaining Approval-in-Principle (AiP) for its pilot scale 430 tonne C-H2 Carrier vessel. The AiP was awarded by the American Bureau…

  • Damen builds three hybrid Fast Crew Supply vessels

    Damen builds three hybrid Fast Crew Supply vessels

    17th May 2022

    In response to positive feedback from offshore suppliers, Damen Shipyards Group decided to build three new vessels of the Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 2710 Hybrid type on stock at the Damen Antalya yard in Turkey. The vessels will be available…

  • HMS Shoreham calls at Shoreham for the final time

    HMS Shoreham calls at Shoreham for the final time

    16th May 2022

    The Royal Navy ship HMS Shoreham made a final farewell visit to the Sussex town after which she was named. HMS Shoreham was escorted into the Sussex port on 13 May by the Shoreham Harbour lifeboat Enid Collett, the pilot…

  • MOL to build four more LNG-fuelled car carriers

    MOL to build four more LNG-fuelled car carriers

    15th May 2022

    Mitsui OSK Lines says it has reached an agreement with two domestic shipbuilders to build four liquefied natural gas-fuelled car carriers as part of the Japanese shipping group’s decarbonisation strategy. The 7,000CEU ships will be constructed at Japan-based Shin Kurushima…

  • National Maritime Museum acquires model of HMM Algeciras

    National Maritime Museum acquires model of HMM Algeciras

    14th May 2022

    Royal Museums Greenwich has acquired a 1:150 scale model of the container ship HMM Algeciras, which is now on display in the Voyagers Gallery at the National Maritime Museum. Container ships have revolutionised the world since the 1950s, facilitating fast…

  • HMS Ocelot reaches 60 years of age

    HMS Ocelot reaches 60 years of age

    13th May 2022

    OCELOT at 60 by Patrick Boniface HMS Ocelot is a survivor. Unlike most of her sisterships of the Oberon class diesel electric submarines, she has been preserved for future generations and it is hoped that following restoration work she will…

  • Havila Castor sets off on her maiden voyage

    Havila Castor sets off on her maiden voyage

    12th May 2022

    Havila Voyages’ second ship, Havila Castor, set off on the evening of 10 May 2022 on her first round voyage along the classic Norwegian coastal route from Bergen to Kirkenes. At 2030 Havila Castor left the Jektevik terminal in Bergen…

  • Havila Kystruten not allowed to insure Havila Capella

    Havila Kystruten not allowed to insure Havila Capella

    10th May 2022

    In a decision made by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 26 April 2022, it became known that the Ministry had granted Havila Kystruten an exemption from the sanctions regulations to operate Havila Capella for six months. The exemption did…

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