The May 2023 issue of Ships Monthly is out now, and is packed with all the usual news and outstanding articles and features.


Waterfront – P&O Pioneer makes Channel debut, two Royal Navy ships decommission, famous name Hamburg-Süd to disappear, and dual-fuel tanker Sir John Fisher in London.

Ferry – The latest E-Flexer Santona makes her debut, Condor Ferries secure New Zealand ferry Straitsman, and Cal Mac’s catamaran charter from Pentland Ferries.

Cruise – Another reprieve for Birka Stockholm, Costa’s fleet getting back to work after pandemic shutdown, and Meyer Werft starts building two new ships.

Naval – Green light for SSN-AUKUS submarine alliance, minehunters to be transferred to Ukraine, and the US Navy’s Arleigh Burke gets life extension.

Cargo – Bulker OS 35 breaking up off Gibraltar, Carisbrooke to trial hydrogen as fuel on its ships, and MSC buys Maersk container ships.

Tugs & Towage– How the towage industry is developing green technology, a 100-year-old tug in need of repairs, and 30 Turkish tugs delivered.


World Navies – The annual assessment of global naval developments, with descriptions of some of the more interesting warship acquisition programmes currently under way.

Smyril Line – Smyril Line provides the Faroe Islands with an essential link to Iceland, northern Europe and the Baltic States, operating a small fleet of ro-ro cargo vessels.

Carnival Celebration – On board the new cruise ship Carnival Celebration, Carnival’s new flagship, with a look behind the scenes to see what she has to offer.

Jetfoils – The history of the Boeing Jetfoil, which could ‘fly’ at 40 knots, and saw service in a passenger-carrying role round the world.

Strick Line – History of the well-known British shipping company Strick Line, and recalling the tragic loss of its cargo ship Seistan in 1958.

Maritime Mosaic – Teignmouth, on the coast of South Devon, is a busy commercial port with around 150 shortsea vessels calling each year.

Ferries from Poole – Many ferries have sailed from the port of Poole, which is celebrating 50 years of cross-Channel ferry services this year.

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