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  • 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…

  • A slice of Hollywood for Holyhead

    A slice of Hollywood for Holyhead

    1st April 2019

    Holyhead could soon have its own version of one of the world’s most iconic landmarks if ambitious plans by leading ferry company Stena Line get the go ahead. Stena Line, who own and operate Holyhead Port, want to erect a…

  • Red Funnel’s Red Jet 3 sold to Croatian ferry company

    Red Funnel’s Red Jet 3 sold to Croatian ferry company

    30th March 2019

    Following more than 20 years of sailing the Solent, Red Funnel’s hi-speed passenger catamaran ferry, Red Jet 3, will be sailing into sunnier climates and warmer waters, following a recent purchase by a Croatian ferry company. Red Jet 3, which…

  • Steel cut for  short-sea LNG bunker vessel

    Steel cut for short-sea LNG bunker vessel

    27th March 2019

    On 18 March 2019 a ceremony was held at Damen Yichang Shipyard, China, to mark the start of cutting steel for the first of a planned series of short-sea LNG Bunker vessels to be built for Eesti Gaas of Estonia.…

  • 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,…

  • P&O Cruises Iona looking to younger generations

    P&O Cruises Iona looking to younger generations

    12th March 2019

    P&O Cruises new ship Iona is already proving popular with younger guests, more than a year before she sets sail on her maiden voyage. Advance bookings for the biggest cruise ship built for the British market show that 49% of…