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About Ships Monthly Ships Monthly magazine is the world’s number one shipping magazine and Britain’s best-selling monthly magazine for ship lovers. Read by seafarers and enthusiasts all over the world, it contains a unique mix of shipping and maritime news, broken down by ship type, with sections focussing on ferries, cruise ships, warships, preserved vessels, tugs and cargo ships. The features, written by experts in their field, cover ships old and new, historic shipping companies and their vessels, modern cruise liners and passenger ferries, warships and naval vessels, profiles of docks and harbours in the UK and around the world, and personal accounts of voyages on ships round the world. Every issue contains an interview with the captain of a ship. In addition to the latest happenings in the shipping industry, the Ship of the Month feature goes behind the scenes on a significant ship to give readers an all-round insight into the world of ships and shipping.

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The Mystery Ship Issue April 2011

Can anyone name this classic cargo liner? When and where was she built? Which company operated her and over what time period? What became...

Captain Oliver Kruess

Captain Oliver Kruess talked to Ted Scull about his career at sea and what it is like to navigate the small cruise ship Explorer...

Maritime heritage in decline?

APRIL 2011 ISSUE Preserving old ships is a difficult, expensive and time-consuming business, and Ships Monthly has in the past reported on many projects to...

REEFER: World’s biggest reefer ship

The ship with the biggest reefer capacity currently, 1,600 reefer plugs, docked in South Africa for the first time in early December 2010. The...

CONTAINER SHIP: Largest container ship to visit Brixham

A rare caller at Brixham on 20 October 2010 was the container ship CMA CGM Laperouse. Built in 2010, the 157,092dwt Explorer class vessel...

VEHICLE CARRIERS: Car carrier drives forward

Last year will go down as a bad one for the car carrier shipping sector. Vessels were either laid up or sold to reduce...