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  • India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier on trials

    India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier on trials

    30th September 2021

    India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier (IAC-1), Vikrant has conducted initial sea trials. Over five days the ship’s performance, including hull, main propulsion, power generation and distribution and auxiliary equipment were tested as satisfactory in what was described by the Admiral…

  • Red Funnel ferries celebrate the past 160 years

    Red Funnel ferries celebrate the past 160 years

    27th September 2021

    Red Funnel has officially reached its 160th birthday, marking over a century and a half of travel between the Isle of Wight and the mainland, serving as the island’s original and longest standing ferry operator. The ferry operator first launched…

  • World’s most environmentally friendly ferry

    World’s most environmentally friendly ferry

    26th September 2021

    The technology group Wärtsilä and Wasaline, the Finnish-Swedish ferry operator, have signed a ten-year Optimised Maintenance agreement covering the company’s new ferry, Aurora Botnia. The agreement was signed in June 2021, but became effective in September. Built at the RMC…

  • October 2021 issue of Ships Monthly out now

    October 2021 issue of Ships Monthly out now

    24th September 2021

    Ships Monthly Oct 2021 The latest issue of Ships Monthly is out now, and as usual it is packed with news and in-depth high quality features, including a focus on the Tradewind Voyages’ sailing cruise ship Golden Horizon, the Royal…

  • Global Mercy arrives in Antwerp for final fitting out

    Global Mercy arrives in Antwerp for final fitting out

    22nd September 2021

    The world’s largest civilian hospital ship, Global Mercy, attracted large crowds as she arrived in Antwerp after completing its maiden voyage from China in mid-September 2021. The ship, part of a growing fleet from international development charity Mercy Ships, was…

  • Maritime safety prize awarded to crew of Viking Line’s Amorella

    Maritime safety prize awarded to crew of Viking Line’s Amorella

    20th September 2021

    The crew of Viking Line’s ferry Amorella has been awarded the prestigious Sea Sunday Prize for their professional efforts in the vessel’s grounding off Åland one year ago. “The only way to prepare for surprising situations is to train,” says…