The October 2023 issue of Ships Monthly is out now, and is packed with all the usual news and outstanding articles and features.
Waterfront – P&O Ferries to close Dublin-Liverpool route, Attica Group swallows ANEK Lines, three freight ro-ros chartered, car carrier Fremantle Highway on fire, and more delays for the CalMac ferries.
Ferry – The new IOM ferry Manxman enters service from Douglas to Heysham, P&O Pioneer hit by technical problems, and CalMac’s new Hull 802 name announced.
Cruise – All change at Celestyal Cruises, Britannia breaks her moorings, and is it the end of the road for veteran Ocean Majesty?
Naval – US Navy orders nine more Arleigh Burke destroyers, Poland progresses its frigate project, and improvements with the for new Horizon frigates.
Cargo – Concordia Maritime sells its fleet, crude oil transferred from decaying FSO, and LNG-powered tankers ordered by Maran.
Ships Pictorial – Photos of ships around the world, including at Dover and Aberdeen, departing Portsmouth, and on the Thames and the Clyde.
MSC Seascape – An assessment of the new cruise ship MSC Seascape, the largest cruise ship built in Italy, and a look at how MSC Cruises is expanding its operations.
Farewell Stena Europe – Farewell to the stalwart Stena Europe and welcome Stena Nordica, which has taken over the Fishguard-Rosslare route.
Morocco Sun – Profile of the former Galloway Princess, a one-time Sealink ship, which is sailing today across the Strait of Gibraltar.
Maritime Mosaic – Photographs of gas carriers bringing propane to Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland.
Wold War II Destroyers – A photographic review of the Royal Navy’s war-built ‘Emergency’ destroyers.
42 HMS Triumph – A look back at the careers of four ships named HMS Triumph, the latest of which, a nuclear-powered submarine, is set to be decommissioned this year.
Southern Ocean adventure – Recalling the adventures of a family as they set out in the Southern Ocean for a new life on the island of Tristan da Cunha.
Moore McCormack Lines – The history of one of America’s better-known shipping companies, Moore-McCormack Lines, which was established in 1913 and sold in 1983 to McLean Securities.
Shipspotting – Photographs of offshore support and supply vessels around the UK and Europe.
Chartroom – Readers’ pages, including topical letters, the mystery ship and the latest maritime publications.
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