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  • Greek shipbuilding looking to the future

    Greek shipbuilding looking to the future

    25th January 2020

    Greek shipbuilding was once a major force on a global then European level, but has declined sharply over the years, reflecting the country’s economic mess in many ways. Now the industry is down to one ship repair yard on the…

  • New ferry Stena Estrid makes her debut on the Irish Sea

    New ferry Stena Estrid makes her debut on the Irish Sea

    21st January 2020

    After more than six years of planning and construction, Stena Line’s newest ferry Stena Estrid started service on the Irish Sea in January 2019. Operating on the Holyhead to Dublin route, Stena Estrid braved the elements of Storm Brendan to…

  • Stena Estrid enters service on Holyhead-Dublin route

    Stena Estrid enters service on Holyhead-Dublin route

    13th January 2020

    Stena Line’s newest ferry Stena Estrid started service on the Holyhead to Dublin route on 13 January 2019, defying the threat of Storm Brendan to make her maiden commercial voyage. After more than six years of planning and construction, Stena…

  • Ships Monthly Feb 2020 issue out now

    Ships Monthly Feb 2020 issue out now

    10th January 2020

    Ships Monthly February 2020 The latest issue of Ships Monthly is out now, and it contains the usual wide mix of features covering all aspects of the shipping and maritime world, as well as the latest in-depth news from the…

  • Waverley Appeal Reaches £2.3 Million Target

    Waverley Appeal Reaches £2.3 Million Target

    20th December 2019

    The fundraising appeal to save paddle steamer Waverley has reached its £2.3 million target just seven months after it was announced that the famous steamship would not operate in 2019. The Boiler Refit Appeal has attracted donations from over 8,000…

  • Windermere Lake Cruises new vessel launched

    Windermere Lake Cruises new vessel launched

    15th December 2019

    On 11 December 2019 the new lakes vessel Swift was launched onto the waters of  Windermere in the Lake District National Park. Damen Shipyards Group built the vessel on location via the Damen Technical Cooperation (DTC) for Windermere Lake Cruises.…

  • Ferry launched at Damen Shipyards Galati

    Ferry launched at Damen Shipyards Galati

    6th December 2019

    On 14 November 2019 Amherst Islander II, a Damen Road Ferry 6819 E3, was launched at Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania. The ceremony was attended by representatives of the owner, the Ministry of Transportation Ontario, Canada, as well as Damen…

  • Maersk Supply Service wins UK tow and mooring installation project

    Maersk Supply Service wins UK tow and mooring installation project

    4th December 2019

    Maersk Supply Service has been awarded an integrated FPSO tow and mooring installation project for an operator in the North Sea. The work scope includes project management, engineering and offshore execution involving six anchor handling tug supply and subsea support…

  • Changes to Poole’s ferry fleet

    Changes to Poole’s ferry fleet

    26th November 2019

    During November and December Incat 87m Condor Rapide (1997/5,007gt) took over high-speed UK-Channel Island sailings while Austal 102m Condor Liberation (2010/6,307gt) was overhauled at Falmouth. Between 24 November and the end of the year the Poole-Cherbourg route was maintained by…

  • Stena Line takes delivery oF Irish Sea-bound ferry

    Stena Line takes delivery oF Irish Sea-bound ferry

    19th November 2019

    Ferry company Stena Line has officially taken ownership of its newest ferry Stena Estrid following a handover ceremony at the AVIC Weihai Shipyard in north-western China. The first of five next generation Stena Line RoPax vessels that are currently being…