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  • Ships Monthly Sept 2020 issue out now

    Ships Monthly Sept 2020 issue out now

    28th August 2020

    Ships Monthly September 2020 issue is out now.  Get your copy here: shop.kelsey.co.uk/subscription/SMO   NEWS Waterfront news – New ro-pax for Isle of Man Steam Packet, shipbuilding orders at all-time low, two historic tugs in the news, and a new…

  • Two Royal Navy ships to provide continued presence in the Gulf

    Two Royal Navy ships to provide continued presence in the Gulf

    27th August 2020

    Two Royal Navy ships arrived in the Gulf in August 2020 to provide a continued, permanent presence in the region. The ships, HMS Chiddingfold and HMS Penzance, arrived at the UK Naval Support Facility, Bahrain in late August, where they…

  • InfraStrata Acquires Appledore Shipyard in £7 milliomn Deal

    InfraStrata Acquires Appledore Shipyard in £7 milliomn Deal

    25th August 2020

    Leading strategic infrastructure projects and physical asset lifecycle management company InfraStrata plc has acquired the historic and highly strategic Appledore Shipyard in North Devon in a £7 million deal. The UK-based, London Stock Exchange-listed firm specialises in the development, commercialisation…

  • MSC Cruises welcomes back first guests on MSC Grandiosa

    MSC Cruises welcomes back first guests on MSC Grandiosa

    23rd August 2020

    On 16 August 2020 MSC Grandiosa became the first ship from the MSC Cruises fleet to welcome guests back and the first ship to implement the Company’s health and safety protocol. The first guests began embarking MSC Cruises’ flagship in…

  • Waverley ready for a 17-day Clyde excursion season

    Waverley ready for a 17-day Clyde excursion season

    21st August 2020

    The historic Waverley paddle steamer is due to begin sailings again after being out of service for a year, and is ready for a 17-day Clyde excursion season. The 70-year-old ship missed the 2019 season as it waited for urgent…

  • Damen signs contract with Port of Antwerp for new tugs

    Damen signs contract with Port of Antwerp for new tugs

    4th August 2020

    On 8 July 2020 Damen Shipyards Group was awarded a contract by the Port of Antwerp to deliver two RSD Tugs 2513 after an intensive tender process. The vessels are part of Damen’s Next Generation Tugs series and are built…

  • Loch Katrine steamer out of steam

    Loch Katrine steamer out of steam

    30th July 2020

    Before the Covid-19 pandemic brought postponements and cancellations to historic ship operations worldwide, it had already been decided that the steamship Sir Walter Scott, which has been running on Loch Katrine since her completion in 1900 by William Denny and…

  • Ships Monthly August 2020 issue out now

    Ships Monthly August 2020 issue out now

    24th July 2020

    SHIPS MONTHLY August 2020 The latest issue of Ship Monthly is out now. Get your copy by subscription here. News pages New from the shipping world includes the Sassnitz route shut down by Stena, an uncertain future for the unique…

  • Cruise & Maritime go into administration

    Cruise & Maritime go into administration

    21st July 2020

    Cruise & Maritime Voyages has gone into administration due to the collapse of the cruise industry following the coronavirus pandemic. CMV announced in June that it was looking for additional finance and it was hoped that last minute discussions with…