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Ships Monthly

Ships Monthly

July 2020

Ships Monthly is the world’s number one shipping magazine and Britain’s best-selling monthly magazine for ship lovers. Read by seafarers and enthusiasts all over the world, it contains a unique mix of shipping and maritime news, broken down by ship type, with sections focussing on ferries, cruise ships, warships, preserved vessels, tugs and cargo ships. The features, written by experts in their field, cover ships old and new, historic shipping companies and their vessels, modern cruise liners and passenger ferries, warships and naval vessels, profiles of docks and harbours in the UK and around the world, and personal accounts of voyages on ships round the world. Every issue contains an interview with the captain of a ship. In addition to the latest happenings in the shipping industry, the Ship of the Month feature goes behind the scenes on a significant ship to give readers an all-round insight into the world of ships and shipping.

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United Kingdom
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English
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Kelsey Publishing Group
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Monthly
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1 min
uncertain future for shipping

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic continues to be felt, and it seems as if this is all people talk about now. While the national news outlets have concentrated on matter ashore, such as retail, lesiure and social distancing, little mention has been made of the pandemic’s impact on the maritime world. But our news pages cover how the lockdown has had a major effect on the ferry, cruise and cargo sectors. Considering how much has changed, it is difficult to predict how shipping will be impacted in the longer term. With hardly any cruise ships now cruising, how many will survive into more ‘normal’ times? The same goes for the ferry industry: for example, will the two P&O ferries which are currently laid up at Leith in Scotland ever return to…

1 min
contributors this month

Roy Fenton Roy Fenton grew up on Merseyside, where he developed his interest in shipping. His speciality is cargo ships from the ‘golden age’, which he says ended about 1970. Jonathan Crabbe Jonathan Crabbe is a writer and photographer specialising in cruise ships. He has a particular interest in vessels constructed in the mid-20th-century. Stephen Payne Stephen Payne is a naval architect, best known for designing Queen Mary 2. He is a past President of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects. Conrad Waters Now working in banking, Conrad Waters has a longstanding interest in naval history and current affairs. He is editor of Seaforth World Naval Review. Ships Monthly on Facebook REGULAR CONTRIBUTORS Andrew & Donna Cooke Roy Cressey • Gary Davies Roy Fenton • William Mayes Russell Plummer • Jim Shaw Conrad Waters SUBSCRIBE TO SHIPS MONTHLY See page 24 Kelsey…

9 min
waterfront

BIGGEST BOXBOAT DEBUTS LNG-FUELLED Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM), the South Korean shipping company, has launched the first in a series of 12 ultra-large containerships, which will each feature individual MAN B&W G95ME-C10.5 low-speed main engines. At 23,964TEU, HMM Algeciras will be one of the world’s largest containerships. The MAN ME-C Mk.10.5 type engine is capable of delivering 6,870kW per cylinder, making it the most powerful engine ever developed by MAN Energy Solutions’ Two-Stroke business. It measures almost 22m in length and 18m in height, and offers better performance than other similar engines, as well as reduced fuel consumption and emissions. The 200,000dwt HMM Algeciras, which will be operated between Asia and Europe, was recently launched at the Daewoo SBME Okpo shipyard in Geoje, Korea, and measures 400m by 61m. She was ordered in August…

7 min
brief news

SERVICES STOPPED • All Aegean Sea ferry sailings were halted from 21 April for a period of at least a month to safeguard connectivity, with €30 million needed to cover costs. RP TRASMED CUTS • The leading Spanish operator has taken 26,916gt ferries Ciudad Autonoma Melilla and Ciudad de Granada, delivered in 2001 from the Izar and Barreras yards respectively, out of service for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic. RP CONDOR MOVE • Passenger sailings from Poole to Guernsey and Jersey by Condor Liberation (2010) and links between the Channel Islands and St Malo by Condor Rapide (1997) were stopped from 27 March, and the suspension continued into May. Ro-ro vessels Commodore Clipper (1999) and Commodore Goodwill (1996) ran from Portsmouth, taking unaccompanied freight only. RP JAMES SHERWOOD • The America-born Britain-based…

6 min
ferry

P&O PAIR SENT TO SCOTLAND COVID-19 LAY-UP With English Channel sailings largely suspended until July at least, P&O Ferries sent two of their Dover-based fleet into lay-up at Leith, near Edinburgh, after Calais route sailings were reduced due to the Covid-19 pandemic. First to reach the Firth of Forth port was Pride of Burgundy (1992/28,138gt), with Pride of Canterbury (1991/30,635gt) soon following. Both vessels came from a series of high capacity freight ro-ros built in Germany at Bremerhaven’s Schichau Seebeckwerft yard. Pride of Canterbury ran from Dover to Zeebrugge as European Pathway from her completion in 1991 until she was rebuilt in winter 2002-03 to join the Calais service as a fully-fledged passenger/car ferry. After work started on the last of the quartet, originally to have been named European Causeway, it was decided to…

5 min
cruise

CRUISE INDUSTRY REMAINS CLOSED CORONAVIRUS With the entire cruise industry still closed, and projected starting dates moving further into the future, a large proportion of ships’ crews are being returned to their homes. With flights generally unavailable, but with many ships idle, using the ships has been the preferred way to repatriate where possible, leading to a number of ships from many operators leaving their lay-up ports and anchorages. Royal Caribbean has used nine ships in this way. Possibly the largest single collection of ships is that currently at anchor off Manila, in the Philippines. Over the period 19 to 24 May a total of 31 cruise ships were in the anchorage, with the most present at any one time being 26 vessels, waiting to disembark Filipino crew members. Among that number were nine…