Ships Monthly Oct 2020

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LATEST NEWS

Waterfront – CalMac upgrades ferries during dry docking, Stena Line adds freight capacity at Heysham and Belfast, new Australian icebreaker Nuyina nears completion, and Swire Bulk separates from China Navigation.

Ferry – Work resumes on CalMac’s troubled Glen Sannox, Pride of Bruges lay-up ends, quarantine hits French routes, and Uber link up with Thames Clippers.

Cruise – Cautious restart for big ship cruising, but Coronavirus pauses extended, Shipyards woes caused by Pandemic, and Orient Queen II destroyed in blast.

Naval – HMS Trent (P224) deploys to the Mediterranean, naval assets help in Beirut, and South Korea to build an aircraft carrier.

Cargo – Fresh Del Monte Produce adds six reefers, tanker arested in Turkey, Performance Shipping disposes of boxboats, and dual-fuel container ship CMA CGM Tenere chartered.

 

SHIP OF THE MONTH

SEA CLOUD – A trip on board the classic sailing cruise ship Sea Cloud, which was built in Germany in 1931 as Hussar V, the largest private yacht in the world.

 

FEATURES

Cruise Ships – One of the more unusual sights of the coronavirus pandemic has been that of cruise ships anchored off the south coast, and this pictorial shows some of the ships to be seen.

Shipbreaking on the Clyde – The activities of Shipbreaking Industries, whose yard at Faslane on the Clyde was active for more than three decades and saw many famous ships, both naval and merchant, ending their days.

Port of Tauranga – Tauranga has steadily expanded to become a major port in New Zealand. Patrick Boniface

Cunard’s Big three – The heyday of the Cunard Line  looking at three famous ships from the 1920s, Mauretania, Aquitania and Berengaria.

The ‘Wee’ ferries of Scotland – A tour around Scotland looking at some of the smaller ferries which operate around the Highlands and Islands.

Hellas Liberty – The career of the Liberty ship Arthur M. Huddell, which has been preserved as Hellas Liberty in honour of both the Liberty ships and the Greek merchant navy.

Maritime Mosaic of Portsmouth – Photographic feature showing the variety of ferries which currently operate out of Portsmouth.

South Korean Navy – The ships of South Korea’s Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN), one of the naval forces in Asia which is on the rise.