The August issue of Ships Monthly is out now, and is packed with all the usual news and features, including outstanding articles and features.



Waterfront – Greek ships registered in the Isle of Man, is it the end for the tug Cervia, the latest cruise ships delivered, and electric-powered Ellen establishes distance record.

Ferry – Capacity fears for latest Mull vessel Loch Frisa, route switch for the latest of Stena’s E-Flexers, Princess Anastasia on the move again, and Manxman floated out.

Cruise – Costa and Carnival plan fleet changes and ship moves, first Meyer-built ship to be scrapped, and Russian links cause problems for various operators.

Naval – Third aircraft carrier goes to PLAN, Anzacs modernised for New Zealand, and first joint MCMs in build for Netherlands.

Cargo – Seatrade go for more container ships, Stenersen acquire four bulkers from Maersk, and dual-fuel multipurpose ships delivered.

Newbuild – China’s autonomous research ship, climate-friendly train carrier for the Baltic, and LNG-fuelled Polish ferries.



Aura Seaways – In January DFDS Seaways welcomed the first of two large ferries to their Baltic fleet with the arrival of the newly-built Aura Seaways after a delivery voyage from China. Richard Seville went on board and describes the impressive new vessel.

Surface Raider – The career of the German battleship Gneisenau, which was decommissioned 80 years ago after a short career.

MSC Meraviglia – On board one of the newest ships in the MSC Cruises fleet, MSC Meraviglia, with a look at what facilities she has to offer guests.

New Research Ship – Profile of the new British-built research ship RRS Sir David Attenborough, with a look at the high-tech facilities she provides scientists.

Future Fuels – The latest developments by shipping companies to use ‘future fuels’, such as methanol and ammonia, as the shipping industry continues to enhance its green credentials.

Superfast ferries – Recalling the 12 significant Superfast ro-pax vessels built from 1995 to 2002 and which are still being operated in fleets around the world, including out of the UK.

Maritime Mosaic – Photo feature of the workings on board the tug Gray Test at the ports of Lowestoft, Great Yarmouth and Harwich.

Soviet Union Ships – Photo feature (part 3) of ships operated by the Soviet Union from 1945 to 1991, when it was dissolved.

Bridge Visit – Cdr Charles J.D. Wheen discusses his command of the frigate HMS Argyll.

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