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  • Car carrier fire in Florida

    Car carrier fire in Florida

    14th July 2020

    Norway’s Höegh Autoliners is waiting for an inspection of the car carrier Hoegh Xiamen to determine if the 12,250dwt ship can be repaired or will have to be scrapped. The vessel was hit by an extensive fire that broke out…

  • New builds have started on two new larger Stena Line ferries

    New builds have started on two new larger Stena Line ferries

    9th July 2020

    In the middle of the ongoing pandemic, ferry company Stena Line has confirmed that the construction of their two new larger E-Flexer ferries has begun in Weihai, China. The vessels were ordered in 2018 and the delivery is expected in…

  • Ullswater ‘Steamers’ to sail from 6 July

    Ullswater ‘Steamers’ to sail from 6 July

    7th July 2020

    The Ullswater ‘Steamers’ summer timetable has been published, covering sailings from Monday 6 July 2020 along the full length of the lake, with the return of a shuttle service between Glenridding and the iconic Aira Force waterfall. The attraction will…

  • Ships Monthly July 2020 issue out now

    Ships Monthly July 2020 issue out now

    1st July 2020

    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. Get your issue here: https://shop.kelsey.co.uk/issue/View/issue/SMO2008/ships-monthly-july-2020 Or…

  • Port Welfare Fund to support seafarers visiting the Tyne

    Port Welfare Fund to support seafarers visiting the Tyne

    30th June 2020

    Port of Tyne, one of the UK’s major deep-sea ports, has raised almost £18,000 for the benefit of seafarers visiting the River Tyne. The Port of Tyne Welfare Fund gives shipping lines the option to pay a voluntary levy each…

  • All Viking Line ships return to service in July

    All Viking Line ships return to service in July

    28th June 2020

    Viking Line ferries Mariella and Cinderella will return to service on 2 July. Mariella will sail the Helsinki-Tallinn route from 2 July until 9 August. Cinderella will return to sail the Stockholm-Mariehamn route as well as special cruises from Stockholm…

  • World record held for 30 years

    World record held for 30 years

    26th June 2020

    Thirty years ago, a ship built in Hobart by Incat Tasmania, Hoverspeed Great Britain, challenged for the coveted Hales Trophy which recognises the fastest commercial passenger ship to cross the Atlantic Ocean. The 74 metre Hoverspeed Great Britain left New…

  • Wärtsilä’s two zero-emissions battery powered ferries

    Wärtsilä’s two zero-emissions battery powered ferries

    24th June 2020

    The technology group Wärtsilä’s experience and position in the development of battery and hybrid propulsion vessel solutions has been recognised with the award of a contract to design and equip two new zero-emissions ferries. The ships are to be built…

  • Wärtsilä comes onboard the Mayflower Autonomous Ship Project

    Wärtsilä comes onboard the Mayflower Autonomous Ship Project

    19th June 2020

    Retracing the voyage of its famous 17th century namesake vessel, the Mayflower Autonomous ship is set to become one of the world’s first fully autonomous, unmanned vessels to cross the Atlantic. Led by marine research organisation, ProMare, the project is…