Ships Monthly May 2020

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The latest issue of Ships Monthly is out now, with plenty of outstanding features, as well as a rund down on the impact of Covid-19 on the ferry and cruise industry.

NEWS – How the shipping world has been affected by virus restrictions, travel restrictions affect ferry routes, impact on the cruise industry worldwide, ships laid up and cruise itineraries cancelled.

SCARLET LADY – A first look on board Scarlet Lady, Virgin Voyages’ new cruise ship, which made her debut in March but which has since been mothballed.

MARITIME MOSAIC – Pictorial of shipping using the Scheldt estuary, one of Europe’s busiest and most important waterways.

GOALPOSTERS – The life and times of Blue Funnel’s classic ‘Goalposters’, a series of iconic cargo liners built between 1906 and 1921.

HMS OCEAN – Profile of the Light Fleet Carrier HMS Ocean (R68), which was launched 75 years ago.

HUNT MINESWEEPERS – The Hunt class mine countermeasures vessels, which have been a mainstay of the Royal Navy since the 1970s, having been the most expensive, per foot, ships ever built for the Royal Navy.

VIKING LINE TODAY – A look at the past, present and future of Viking Line, the well-known and innovative Baltic ferry operator, and details of the ships they have operated.

GRANUAILE – The lighthouse tender Granuaile performs essential duties maintaining the aids to navigation around Ireland.

FROM THE BRIDGE – Senior master Ronny Rosenberg of Eckerö’s Helsinki-Tallinn ro-ro Finbo Cargo.