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  • Ullswater ‘Steamers’ to sail from 6 July

    Ullswater ‘Steamers’ to sail from 6 July

    7th July 2020

    The Ullswater ‘Steamers’ summer timetable has been published, covering sailings from Monday 6 July 2020 along the full length of the lake, with the return of a shuttle service between Glenridding and the iconic Aira Force waterfall. The attraction will…

  • Stena Line supports local industry with multi-ship docking programme

    Stena Line supports local industry with multi-ship docking programme

    6th July 2020

    Six Stena Line Irish Sea vessels will dry-dock at Harland and Wolff’s famous Belfast shipyard this summer for a range of repairs and upgrades.  Currently the Stena Europe, which operates on the Rosslare-Fishguard service, is dry-docked in Belfast with the…

  • Ships Monthly July 2020 issue out now

    Ships Monthly July 2020 issue out now

    1st July 2020

    Ships Monthly July 2020 issue The latest issue of Ships Monthly is out now, with all the usual in-depth features and exclusive news stories, as well as high quality photographs both old and new. Get your issue here: https://shop.kelsey.co.uk/issue/View/issue/SMO2008/ships-monthly-july-2020 Or…

  • Port Welfare Fund to support seafarers visiting the Tyne

    Port Welfare Fund to support seafarers visiting the Tyne

    30th June 2020

    Port of Tyne, one of the UK’s major deep-sea ports, has raised almost £18,000 for the benefit of seafarers visiting the River Tyne. The Port of Tyne Welfare Fund gives shipping lines the option to pay a voluntary levy each…

  • All Viking Line ships return to service in July

    All Viking Line ships return to service in July

    28th June 2020

    Viking Line ferries Mariella and Cinderella will return to service on 2 July. Mariella will sail the Helsinki-Tallinn route from 2 July until 9 August. Cinderella will return to sail the Stockholm-Mariehamn route as well as special cruises from Stockholm…

  • World record held for 30 years

    World record held for 30 years

    26th June 2020

    Thirty years ago, a ship built in Hobart by Incat Tasmania, Hoverspeed Great Britain, challenged for the coveted Hales Trophy which recognises the fastest commercial passenger ship to cross the Atlantic Ocean. The 74 metre Hoverspeed Great Britain left New…

  • Wärtsilä’s two zero-emissions battery powered ferries

    Wärtsilä’s two zero-emissions battery powered ferries

    24th June 2020

    The technology group Wärtsilä’s experience and position in the development of battery and hybrid propulsion vessel solutions has been recognised with the award of a contract to design and equip two new zero-emissions ferries. The ships are to be built…

  • Maersk Advancer and Maersk Asserter sold

    Maersk Advancer and Maersk Asserter sold

    22nd June 2020

    Maersk Supply Service has sold two of its Anchor Handler Tug Supply Vessels (AHTS) as of 12 June 2020.  Due to the current market situation and the global over-supply of offshore supply vessels, Maersk Supply Service has decided to divest…