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May issue of Ships Monthly out now

SHIPS MONTHLY May 2023

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

NEWS

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.

FEATURES

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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