Ships Monthly July 2020 issue

The latest issue of Ships Monthly is out now, with all the usual in-depth features and exclusive news stories, as well as high quality photographs both old and new.

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NEWS

WATERFRONT – Government gives £37 million support for freight services in the UK, more big container ships on the way, and the US orders a new multi-mission ship.

FERRY – P&O pair sent from Dover to Scotland or lay-up amid the pandemic, engine trouble for Stena’s new E-Flexer, and island services safeguarded.

CRUISE – The cruise industry remains closed but cruise companies plan for the future, Covid-19 brings delays at the shipyards with newbuilds, and is Marella Celebration ending her days?

CRUISE EXTRA – Cruise ships forced to anchor in Weymouth Bay during the pandemic, bt new ships Silver Origin delivered despite the lockdown.

NAVAL – New French supply vessels in the pipeline, and HMAS Sydney commissioned at sea as part of an unusual ceremony.

CARGO – Battery-powered hybrid bulkers being developed, and new technologies introduced in Very Large Crude Carriers.

PRESERVATION – Regal Lady’s new role harks back to her Dunkirk links, Sir Walter Scott not sailing this year, and Stadt Zurich introduction postponed.

NEWS FEATURE – An in-depth feature looking at the impact of Coronavirus on cargo shipping around the world.

FEATURES

MARITIME MOSAIC Photographic feature looking at the small container feeder vessels built by the J.J. Sietas yard, and pictured in the Solent.

FUNCHAL Profile of the veteran Portuguese cruise ship Funchal to mark six decades since her keel-laying, but the classic ship is now facing an uncertain future.

GOLDEN STAR FERRIES Greek operator Golden Star Ferries operates six ferries in the Aegean, linking Greece, Crete and the Cyclades, and these are all featured in this in-depth article.

DUNKIRK 80 YEARS ON Although the return to Dunkirk by the Little Ships was cancelled, we remembers them and some of the many other vessels involved in 1940.

BRITISH VICTORIES Recalling some of the British-flagged examples of the famous Victory ship, with exclusive photographs of these fine-looking ships.

BRAZILIAN NAVY An assessment of the Brazilian Navy, which operates a mixed fleet but one that is struggling to achieve the country’s lofty ambitions.