Ships Monthly March 2022

The latest issue of Ships Monthly is out now, and is packed with all the usual news and features, including an outstanding article reviewing the latest developments in navies round the world, a focus on the cruise ship Marella Explorer 2, and a history of car carriers, the unsung cargo vessels.

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News

Waterfront – Ellerman City Liners is back, new dredger arrives on Thames, and new terminal to be built for Immingham.

Ferry – Stena Saga goes to the Philippines, Brittany Ferries welcomes Salamanca and says farewell to Cap Finistère.

Cruise – Genting files for liquidation, Covid continues to impact the cruise industry, and Ambassador expands with new acquisitions.

Naval – Russia prioritises submarines, Royal Navy takes command of NATO Task Group, and US Navy’s next generation destroyers.

Cargo – ARC add two more to US-flagged fleet, MSC displace Maersk at the top, and Conoship orders wind-assisted cargo vessels.

Preservation – Concern for Compton Castle, future of Spurn Lightship secure in Hull, and Lake Geneva paddler Italie’s busy summer ahead.

Tug news – Crowley reduces emissions with biofuel, and new electric tugs for Auckland and Istanbul.

Features

World Naval Review 2022 – Conrad Waters, Editor of Seaforth World Naval Review, provides his annual assessment of global naval developments, with descriptions of some of the more interesting warship acquisition programmes currently under way. Includes ships from the navies of France, Belgium, Spain, Japan, Singapore and India.

From the beach – Crosby Beach at the mouth of the Mersey is an ideal place from which to see shipping visiting the Port of Liverpool, which hosts everything from ferries to boxboats.

The Big Picture – The famous P&O liner Himalaya was built in Barrow-in-Furness and served into the 1970s, and is featured in this fantastic double-page spread.

Car carriers – The history and development of vehicle carriers, which annually carry millions of cars and lorries around the world, and are the unsung heroes of the cargo ship world.

Maritime Mosaic – Photos of Caledonian MacBrayne ferries on the west coast of Scotland.

Ghent Canal – Guide to shipspotting on the Ghent-Terneuzen Canal, which links Ghent in Belgium to the port of Terneuzen on the Westerschelde estuary, and offers great opportunities to see ships.

Marella Explorer – Profile of the cruise ship Marella Explorer 2, which has had various guises.

India Shipping Corporation – History of the Shipping Corporation of India as the 60-year-old Indian government undertaking is prepared for privatisation.

Motor ship Winton – Recalling the loss of the motor ship Winton off South Africa in 1934, an infamous incident which led to improvements in safety at the port.

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