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  • 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…

  • Steamship Shieldhall launches Steamship Experience days

    Steamship Shieldhall launches Steamship Experience days

    25th March 2019

    Southampton’s heritage steamship, Steamship Shieldhall, has always been well-known for its ‘access all areas’ approach, whereby guests on her cruises are welcome to visit the Engine Room, Boiler Room and Bridge and admire her 1950s technology and apparatus. Now the…

  • Ships Monthly – April 2019 issue – out now

    Ships Monthly – April 2019 issue – out now

    22nd March 2019

    The main features in the April issue cover: Profile of the Royal Navy and its current fleet. Modernising the Royal Canadian Navy for the 21st century. A history of Maxim Gorkiy , the former Hamburg, to mark her 50th anniversary…

  • Polish tall ship on world tour to visit London

    Polish tall ship on world tour to visit London

    16th March 2019

    The Polish class A sailing ship Dar Młodzieży (The Gift of the Youth), currently sailing around the world to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Poland regaining independence, will dock at London’s Greenwich Tier, near Cutty Sark, on Sunday, 17 March,…