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  • New Boilers Ordered for the Iconic Paddle Steamer Waverley

    New Boilers Ordered for the Iconic Paddle Steamer Waverley

    12th July 2019

    Two new steam boilers have been ordered for Paddle Steamer Waverley following the decision two months ago to withdraw the iconic steamship from service. Following the shock announcement that Waverley needs new boilers to sail again a major appeal was…

  • Multraship holds naming ceremony for two new Damen tugs

    Multraship holds naming ceremony for two new Damen tugs

    6th July 2019

    Dutch towage company and maritime services provider Multraship Towage & Salvage has carried out christening ceremonies at its home port of Terneuzen in the Netherlands for its two new Damen-built tugs – one of which is the first IMO Tier…

  • Stena Line’s Able Seamen Volunteer for Mercy Ships

    Stena Line’s Able Seamen Volunteer for Mercy Ships

    30th June 2019

    After a successful volunteer program in 2018, two more employees are preparing for a three-month adventure, joining the Mercy Ships hospital ship ‘Africa Mercy’. In addition to fundraising and raising awareness for the humanitarian NGO, Stena Line also aims to…

  • Red Kestrel enters service with first freight cargo

    Red Kestrel enters service with first freight cargo

    29th May 2019

    Red Funnel’s new freight ferry, Red Kestrel completed her inaugural sailing on 24 May 2019 from Southampton to the Isle of Wight. Following her naming ceremony last month, Red Funnel’s new freight ferry, Red Kestrel officially entered service following a…

  • Ships Monthly June 2019 issue out now

    Ships Monthly June 2019 issue out now

    10th May 2019

    The June 2019 issue of Ships Monthly is out now. Full of news and biew, it includes the following features: HMS Cavalier – The career of HMS Cavalier, now on display at Chatham Historic Dockyard, a ship which turned 75…

  • Fishing vessel Kirkella royal naming in London

    Fishing vessel Kirkella royal naming in London

    30th April 2019

    The new fishing vessel Kirkella was in London on 24 April 2019 for her official naming ceremony, at which 3,000 portions of fish and chips were served. She was named by HRH The Princess Royal at the ceremony, which was…

  • Celebrity Cruises orders fifth Edge class vessel from Chantiers

    Celebrity Cruises orders fifth Edge class vessel from Chantiers

    14th April 2019

    On 11 April 2019 Royal Caribbean Cruises (RCL) announced that it has entered into an agreement with French shipbuilder Chantiers de l’Atlantique to order a fifth Edge class ship for delivery in the autumn of 2024. “Edge class made an…

  • Bibby WaveMaster Horizon named  at Damen Shipyards Galati

    Bibby WaveMaster Horizon named at Damen Shipyards Galati

    3rd April 2019

    On 29 March 2019 Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania launched Bibby Marine Services’ second Service Operations Vessel (SOV) 9020. During the same event, the vessel was officially named Bibby WaveMaster Horizon. Upon delivery later this year, the SOV will begin maintenance work on two…

  • Damen Verolme Rotterdam completes refit of  drilling rig Stena Don

    Damen Verolme Rotterdam completes refit of drilling rig Stena Don

    1st April 2019

    Damen Verolme Rotterdam (DVR) has completed a major refit of the Stena Drilling-owned 5th generation, semi-submersible drilling rig Stena Don. The vessel arrived at DVR in October 2018 and departed for her new contract off the UK’s Shetland Islands in…