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  • Ships Monthly May 2021 issue out now

    Ships Monthly May 2021 issue out now

    29th April 2021

    Ships Monthly May 2021 The latest issue of Ships Monthly is out now, and as usual it is packed with news and in-depth features, including a focus on HMS Bristol, USS Carl Vinson, Stena Europe, Wasa Express, and Delta Line’s…

  • Remembering P&O Ferries classic ferry Pride of York

    Remembering P&O Ferries classic ferry Pride of York

    18th March 2021

    Pride of York was built in 1987 as North Sea Ferries Norsea, at the Govan Shipyard on the Clyde. As such, she was the last large passenger ship to be built in the UK. She has been Pride of York…

  • Major new museum planned for the Old Head of Kinsale

    Major new museum planned for the Old Head of Kinsale

    15th March 2021

    The Lusitania Museum/Old Head Signal Tower group, the new owners of RMS Lusitania, are at an advanced stage in the design process of their planned state-of-the-art museum. The wreck lies 21km off The Old Head, 90ms below the waves. The…

  • SS UNITED STATES: William Francis Gibbs’ Superliner

    SS UNITED STATES: William Francis Gibbs’ Superliner

    15th January 2021

    Dene Bebbington recalls how one man’s dream to design an American superliner, the SS United States, was turned into reality, and how the ship went on to become a record breaker. —————————————————————————————————— In the first half of the 20th century…

  • 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…

  • Connecting communities for 20 years

    Connecting communities for 20 years

    8th May 2020

    Damen Ferries marks two decades with a keen eye on a sustainable future  Damen Shipyards Group marked the 20th anniversary of its ferries department on 7 May 2020. At the start of the new millennium, Damen formalised its activities in…

  • Future ferries for the coming decade

    Future ferries for the coming decade

    7th May 2020

    Russell Plummer turns the spotlight on over 30 ro-pax vessels in excess of 30,000gt that are due to enter service from this year into 2024. [The full article can be found in Ships Monthly, March 2020. Buy your copy here:…

  • Ships Monthly Feb 2020 issue out now

    Ships Monthly Feb 2020 issue out now

    10th January 2020

    Ships Monthly February 2020 The latest issue of Ships Monthly is out now, and it contains the usual wide mix of features covering all aspects of the shipping and maritime world, as well as the latest in-depth news from the…

  • Ships Monthly January 2019 issue out now

    Ships Monthly January 2019 issue out now

    13th December 2018

    SHIPS MONTHLY Jan 2019 WATERFRONT NEWS In the news, Wallenius Wilhelmsen has been restructured, preserved vessel RML 497 goes to Hartlepool Museum, wind power on ships gets another look, and Damen tugs tackle the Northern Sea Route. The ferry scene…

  • Trade booming at the Port of Poole

    Trade booming at the Port of Poole

    29th September 2018

    The south coast Port of Poole lies within Europe’s largest natural harbour and is approached through a narrow, winding shipping channel with a maintained depth of 7.5m therefore limiting the size of vessel that can call. A trust port run…