Ferry

  • Ro-ro ship Tennor Ocean almost ready to enter service

    Ro-ro ship Tennor Ocean almost ready to enter service

    1st February 2023

    The new ro-ro ship Tennor Ocean, newbuild under construction at German shipyard Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG), set off on a test voyage from Flensburg heading for Bremerhaven in late January 2023. The ferry was moved to Dock 3 at Lloyd Werft.…

  • New Probe into Estonia Ferry Sinking Reveals Construction Flaws

    New Probe into Estonia Ferry Sinking Reveals Construction Flaws

    31st January 2023

    A new investigation into the sinking of ferry Estonia that claimed 852 lives in 1994 revealed flaws in its bow visor construction missed during its certification. If the necessary examination had been carried out, the Estonia-registered ship would not be…

  • Ships Monthly Feb 2023 issue out now

    Ships Monthly Feb 2023 issue out now

    27th January 2023

    SHIPS MONTHLY February 2023 The February 2023 issue of Ships Monthly is out now, and is packed with all the usual news and outstanding articles and features. NEWS Waterfront – Shieldhall ready for the 2023 season, new ferry MyStar debuts…

  • Waverley Appeal Launched Amid Funding Crisis

    Waverley Appeal Launched Amid Funding Crisis

    20th January 2023

    A public appeal was launched on 19 January 2023 to urgently raise funds to enable the historic Paddle Steamer Waverley to afford dry dock fees and recommissioning costs, and therefore sail in 2023. In 2022 Waverley operated in several areas…

  • Viking Grace celebrates 10 years of service

    Viking Grace celebrates 10 years of service

    16th January 2023

    The popular ferry Viking Grace, which has already carried more than ten million passengers, celebrated ten years of service on 13 January 2023. Grace, built at the Perno shipyard in Turku, was one of the world’s first passenger ships to…

  • Sembcorp Marine Delivers Third and Final Zero-Emission Ferry

    Sembcorp Marine Delivers Third and Final Zero-Emission Ferry

    14th January 2023

    Singaporean shipbuilder Sembcorp Marine delivered the last of three fully battery-operated roll-on/roll-off passenger ferries for Norwegian ferry operator Norled in early January 2023. The vessel, Leikanger, is the third and final Ropax unit built for Norled by Sembcorp Marine, and…

  • Stena Ebba named in Karlskrona

    Stena Ebba named in Karlskrona

    12th January 2023

    The all-new ferry Stena Ebba was in the spotlight during a well-attended naming ceremony on 11 January 2023 in Karlskrona, marking the launch of Stena Line’s second E-Flexer ferry on the Karlskrona-Gdynia route. Stena Ebba was named during the ceremony…

  • Viking Line ends the year with confidence in the future

    Viking Line ends the year with confidence in the future

    6th January 2023

    2022, like the previous year, continued to be exceptional for the whole world, as well as for Viking Line. Due to the pandemic, the operating environment was initially very unfavourable, with corresponding economic consequences. From the end of February, the…

  • Restoration of the historic paddler Medway Queen

    Restoration of the historic paddler Medway Queen

    5th January 2023

    Work on the restoration of the historic paddler Medway Queen is continuing. The major project has been the rebuilding of the starboard paddle box fascia, which was found to be suffering from the effects of weather. Timber for the reconstruction…

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