Ships Monthly April 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.

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gone but not forgotten

As the Covid-19 pandemic has continued over the past year, we have covered the demise of the many well-known cruise ships which have gone to the breakers, including that of Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV). CMV were perhaps the most significant of the operators to go out of business. In this issue we have an excellent article recalling one of the operator’s best-known and -liked ships, Marco Polo, a historic liner from a bygone era, which at one point seemed to have a future but has now gone to the ships’ graveyard. She was an unusual ship, with an unusual history, and it is a shame that she and some of her historic contemporaries have gone for ever. I enjoyed a cruise on Marco Polo in 2012, when I found her captain…

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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. Peter C. Kohler Peter C. Kohler has been contributing to Ships Monthly since 1984, including starting the Cruise Ship Review column and supplying many features. Patrick Boniface Patrick Boniface specialises in naval history and has published a number of histories on various British surface warships and submarines. 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 Roy Cressey • Gary Davies • Roy Fenton • William Mayes • Russell Plummer • Jim Shaw • Conrad Waters SUBSCRIBE TO SHIPS MONTHLY See page 20 Kelsey Media takes your personal data very seriously. For more…

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another sail power design

TECHNOLOGY Wind power continues to gain interest among naval architects and the latest design, developed by London-based Windship Technology, would incorporate 48m tall triple-wing sails in combination with solar arrays and a diesel-electric drive system to achieve near zero emissions. The British company has since partnered with classification society DNV to establish a simulation model that will help verify the emission reduction capability of the design for a 125,000dwt vessel, with two different combinations of rig devices and in application.…

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latest grimaldi hybrid

NEW RO-RO Italy’s Grimaldi Group has taken delivery of the 67,311gt Eco Livorno as the third of 12 hybrid ro-ro vessels it has on order with China’s Jinling shipyard. The 238m by 34m ship has a service speed of 20.8 knots provided by twin electronically-controlled MAN B&W main engines fitted with exhaust gas-cleaning systems and supplemented by lithium batteries The batteries, with a total power of 5MWh, are used during port stays and recharged during navigation using shaft generators and a solar cell array. The new ship has joined Eco Valencia and Eco Barcelona on the run between Livorno, Savona, Valencia and Barcelona.…

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solent debut for research ship

ON TRIALS The brand-new 15,609gt Royal Research Ship Sir David Attenborough made her first visit to the Solent on 18 February under the command of Captain Will Whatley for a day of trials. She anchored between Saltmead Anchorage and Newtown Creek in the morning, and paused off Yarmouth in the afternoon. The RIB daughter craft Eremus also traversed the Beaulieu and Lymington Rivers. Sir David Attenborough departed Holyhead for sea trials on 7 February to spend two weeks testing her systems and equipment. Further crew training was also undertaken, as well as rough weather handling. The shakedown trials primarily took place in the Irish Sea, off the west coast of Scotland, South Devon, and in the Solent, as well as a visit to the Channel Islands. After the sea trials, the ship returned…

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danish dredger capsizes

INCIDENT The 425dwt Danish-flagged dredger Margrethe Fighter capsized in the port of Trelleborg, Sweden on 17 February. Two out of three crew members were rescued and taken to hospital but one was still missing. The vessel, built at Assens, Denmark in 1988, was in port working on the construction of two new ferry berths within the harbour area. Margrethe Fighter was found upside down in the harbour basin and divers were examining the vessel and searching for the missing crew member. The port has no information on what was the cause of the accident.…