Ships Monthly January 2021

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.

United Kingdom
Kelsey Publishing Group
12 期號


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moment of truth for traders

The decision of the UK to leave the European Union taken at the referendum in 2016 has, so far, had little impact on the daily life of UK citizens. However, from 1 January 2021 the reality of Brexit will hit, and we will find out what it really means. Traders, and in turn ferry and shipping companies, are likely to be affected more than most. The government has provided subsidies to ferry companies to help our supply lines stay open, while, interestingly, DFDS are to open a new ferry service from Ireland direct to Dunkirk, thus completely bypassing the UK. So will UK avoidance be the new reality? Or will there be a Brexit bounce for traders? Time will tell. As this issue will be in the shops just before Christmas, may…

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contributors this month

Malcolm Cranfield Malcolm Cranfield is a maritime historian and shipping photographer. His interest in ships started in 1960, when he was living at Portishead near Bristol. Iain McGeachy Iain McGeachy was brought up by the Clyde and has had a long interest in shipping. He took his first ship photograph with a box brownie in the 1950s. Allan Jordan Allan Jordan is a maritime historian, writer and lecturer who specialises in the 20th century passenger ships and the history of early cruise ships. Dene Bebington Dene Bebbington writes in his spare time about history, heritage and aviation. He also writes genre fiction and has published two ebook novellas. Ships Monthly on Facebook REGULAR CONTRIBUTORS Roy Cressey • Gary Davies • Roy Fenton • William Mayes• Russell Plummer • Jim Shaw • Conrad Waters SUBSCRIBE TO SHIPS MONTHLY See page 18 Kelsey Media…

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ferry crew in quarantine

STENA LINE After seven crew members tested positive for Covid-19 in November 2020, the entire crew of Stena Horizon was put into quarantine. After cleaning and sanitising, the 2006-built ro-pax vessel was anchored off Anglesey with a minimum relief crew on board. Normally employed between Rosslare and Cherbourg, the 27,522gt vessel had been switched to Holyhead-Dublin services while route regular Stena Adventurer (20003/43,532gt) went for overhaul. Meanwhile, also in November, China’s Jinling Weihai Shipyard handed over the fourth E-Flexer ro-pax vessel Stena Embla. She is expected to join sister Stena Edda on the Stena Line Irish Sea service linking Birkenhead Twelve Quays with Belfast early in 2021. With Galicia now in service for Brittany Ferries (see pages 33-35), the fifth of nine E-Flexers on order is Côte d’Opale, which is due to…

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evergreen diverts from felixstowe

PORT NEWS Retailers, shipping and haulage companies complained of ‘chaos’ at Felixstowe affecting goods in the run-up to Christmas. In early November 2020 Taiwanese shipping firm Evergreen directed one of its ships to bypass Felixstowe because of ‘serious port congestion’. The ship’s cargo was unloaded in Rotterdam instead and ferried back to the UK via London’s Thamesport. Evergreen took this action as they were told a berthing slot for their vessel would not be available until ten days after its scheduled arrival at Felixstowe. The owner of Felixstowe Port, Hutchison Ports, blames pre-Brexit stockpiling and the pandemic. The problem was caused by a shipment of 11,000 containers of PPE ordered by the government which is clogging up the port. Hutchison Ports UK said: ‘The imbalance in UK trade and Brexit stockpiling exacerbate current…

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hybrid vessel upgrade

TECHNOLOGY The technology group Wärtsilä and CBO, a Brazilian operator of offshore support vessels, signed an agreement in October 2020 to convert a vessel from CBO’s fleet to operate with hybrid propulsion. CBO Flamengo will be the first vessel in Latin America to be fitted with a battery pack for hybrid propulsion, which will improve the vessel’s energy consumption and reduce its carbon footprint. The Wärtsilä Hybrid Solution to be installed on CBO Flamengo complies with the DNV-GL’s Battery Power class notation, allowing the ship’s engines to run more efficiently, saving fuel and reducing emissions.…

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wind farm worker launched

CABLE LAYER Norwegian shipbuilder Ulstein expects to deliver the new cablelaying vessel Nexans Aurora to Paris-based Nexans within the second quarter of this year following float-out in November. The basic hull of the 149.9m by 31m ship was completed by the CRIST yard in Poland and has since been fitted with engines, thrusters, switchboards, winches and cable-laying equipment at the Ulstein facility. When commissioned, the vessel will begin working in the offshore wind sector, where she will install subsea cables to connect offshore wind farms to national grids.…