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  • Hebridean Princess on the south coast

    Hebridean Princess on the south coast

    31st July 2021

    Due to the current ban on cruise ships visiting Scottish ports due to the pandemic, Hebridean Island Cruises moved its Hebridean Princess (1964)/2,112gt) to Wales and the south coast of England for the 2021 summer season. Departing from Cardiff and…

  • Ships Monthly August 2021 issue out now

    Ships Monthly August 2021 issue out now

    29th July 2021

    Ships Monthly August 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 the ro-pax ferry Cotentin, the Soviet Navy Project 1144.1 Heavy Nuclear-Powered Missile…

  • Fred. Olsen’s new flagship Bolette

    Fred. Olsen’s new flagship Bolette

    27th July 2021

    Fred. Olsen’s new flagship Bolette passed under the Forth Bridge on the evening of 23 July 2021 for sea trials before her planned maiden voyage, which departs on 16 August from Southampton. She departed Rosyth through the basin gate at…

  • New French cable layer

    New French cable layer

    25th July 2021

    A rapidly growing number of offshore wind farms around the world has motivated the Piriou Group of France to develop a new design for a cable layer that can both lay and repair fibre-optical and energy cables. The 100m by…

  • Atlantique Maritime Services buys a Damen FCS 2610

    Atlantique Maritime Services buys a Damen FCS 2610

    24th July 2021

    Damen has sold one of its Fast Crew Suppliers to French workboat operator Atlantique Maritime Services (AMS). The Damen FCS 2610, named JLD Jayce, will be the first Damen Crew Transfer Vessel fully dedicated to the French offshore wind industry.…

  • Ever Given heads to Rotterdam

    Ever Given heads to Rotterdam

    23rd July 2021

    The grounding of containership Ever Given in the Suez Canal, which made headlines around the wrodl, and the ship’s subsequent month-long stay in the Great Bitter Lake have affected the ship more than what was expected. The American Bureau of…

  • Successful berthing trials for new ferry at Dover

    Successful berthing trials for new ferry at Dover

    22nd July 2021

    The newest ferry in DFDS’ cross channel fleet, Côte d’Opale, has successfully completed berthing trials in Dover, prior to starting its regular service to Calais next month. Jesper Christensen, DFDS Operations Director, for the Channel, said: ‘Berthing trials in Dover went…

  • New Saga ship Spirit of Adventure named in Portsmouth

    New Saga ship Spirit of Adventure named in Portsmouth

    21st July 2021

    On 19 July 2021 Saga’s brand new ship, Spirit of Adventure, was named in a traditional bottle smashing ceremony at Portsmouth International Port. She was named by the recently retired Head of the Royal Navy Medical Service, Commodore Inga J.…

  • PS Medway Queen sets sail for Ramsgate

    PS Medway Queen sets sail for Ramsgate

    20th July 2021

    After two postponements caused by tide and bad weather, the famous paddle steamer Medway Queen was finally on her way to Ramsgate Harbour Slipway for restoration work on a sunny Sunday morning, 18 July 2021, from her berth at Gillingham…