Ships Monthly December 2022 issue out now

outstanding articles and features.


Waterfront – UECC takes last newbuild car carrier, HMS Prince of Wales heads to Rosyth for repairs, Euronav sells the tanker ULCC Europe, and the historic Hispaniola’s final voyage on the Thames.
Ferry – Work starts on Islay route sisterships, Stena Line marks 60 years of operations, and Isle of Man Steam Packet sailings disrupted.
Cruise – The new cruise giant MSC World Europa makes her debut, Costa moves its ships from China, and an even larger Icon of the Seas set to enter service.
Naval – The French Navy’s future flagship takes shape, the multinational Exercise Joint Warrior, and the Royal Navy looks to the future.
Cargo – New American boxships enter service, work starts on London Gateway’s terminal, MOL’s LNG-fuelled ships, and new dual-fuel tankers ordered.
Newbuild – SAL order four new Orca class heavylifters, Russia’s new floating polar research platform, and Chinese semi-submersible delivered.


Lord of the Isles – A look back over the career of Cal Mac’s Lord of the Isles, one of the best-travelled ferries on the west coast of Scottish.

Herjólfur – Profile of the new Icelandic ferry Herjólfur, which operates on electric power. David Fairclough

Ocean Endeavour – A look at Ocean Endeavour, the small cruise ship built as Konstantin Simonov, marking her 40th anniversary.

Andrea Doria – The infamous sinking of the Italian liner Andrea Doria after her collision with the liner Stockholm in July 1956.

The Big Picture – The 1925 Belfast-built cargo liner Beograd unloading in London’s Royal docks in the 1960s.

Maritime Mosaic – Switzerland is paddle steamer heaven, with photos of some of the famous paddlers on the country’s Lake Lucerne.

Pakistan Shipping – A look back at the private shipping companies which were nationalised in 1974 to create Pakistan National Shipping Corp, and the historic ships which they operated.

Indian navy review – Status report on the Indian Navy, guardian of the strategically important Indian Ocean.

In the Engine room – Ian Slater, Chief Engineer on the ferry Stena Europe, describes his engineering background and explains his role on board.

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