Ships Monthly August issue out now


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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