Ships Monthly June 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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all change on irish sea

One of the more noteworthy news stories of 2021 has been the significant changes to ferry services on the Irish Sea, with companies starting new routes, moving ships round and chartering in tonnage as they respond to the dramatic shift in freight traffic caused by the implementation of the Brexit agreements. In this issue, Irish Sea ferry expert David Fairclough takes a look at how ferry companies have responded to the significant changes during the first few months of 2021. At one point it seemed that every week there was a new route starting, with operators keen to offer hauliers direct links from Ireland to Europe and avoid the UK land bridge, so new services, linking Dublin, Rosslare and Cork with ferry ports in northern France, were established. But recently the routes…

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contributors this month

David Fairclough David Fairclough lives and works on Merseyside. His love of ships began when he was five and he is interested in the UK and European ferry industry. Allan E. Jordan Allan E. Jordan is a maritime historian and writer who specialises in the history of 20th century passenger ships, particularly the early cruise ships. Paul Brown Dr Paul Brown is a maritime author and photographer whose books include Maritime Portsmouth and Historic Ships – The Survivors. 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 Krispen Atkinson • Gary Davies • Roy Fenton • William Mayes• Russell Plummer • JimShaw • Conrad Waters SUBSCRIBE TO SHIPS MONTHLY See page 22 Kelsey Media takes your personal data very…

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two ordered from rauma

TT-LINE TASMANIA After the collapse of Flensburg-based German shipbuilder FSG put an end to plans for a pair of new vessels for services from Devonport, Tasmania to Melbourne, Australia, Trans-Tasmania Line has turned to another North European yard to deliver a first vessel late in 2023, with a second following at the end of 2024. Finland’s Rauma Marine Construction will start work on the 48,000gt 212m sisters when current contracts for Wasaline’s Aurora Botnia and Tallink Baltic shuttle ferry Mystar are completed, along with four corvettes for Finnish Defence Forces. The new TT-Line vessels will carry 1,800 passengers with 2,500 lane metres of vehicle space and are replacements for 29,607gt/1998-built sisters Spirit of Tasmania I and Spirit of Tasmania II, which came from Finland’s Kvaerner Masa Yard as Superfast IV and III and…

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bartech windwings

TECHNOLOGY Portsmouth-based BAR Technologies and Oslo-headquartered Yara Marine have joined forces to develop and produce the BARTech WindWings auxiliary propulsion devices to help reduce emissions in the maritime sector. The first WindWings, which are large solid-standing wing sails, are to be retrofitted to a bulk carrier to be chartered by commodity shipper Cargill by 2022. The devices, in combination with route optimisation, are projected to reduce fuel consumption for large vessels, such as bulk carriers and tankers, by approximately 30 per cent.…

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evergreen expands its fleet

CONTAINERSHIPS Taiwan’s Evergreen Line is expanding its fleet of container ships with a large number of newbuildings, among them the 334m by 48.4m F types, which have been designed to meet the draught limitations and terminal requirements of major US ports. Being built by Samsung Heavy Industries in South Korea and Imabari Shipbuilding in Japan, the innovative ships make use of an optimised hull design to reduce wave resistance and are powered by 58,000hp main engines fitted with cleaning systems to remove both sulphur oxide and nitrogen oxide exhaust gases. They have also been fitted with alternative maritime power (AMP) connections to allow the use of shore-based electrical power while berthed. The Korean-built ships measure 117,340gt and can carry up to 12,188TEUs, while the Japanese vessels measure 116,395gt and carry 11,850TEU. To date, Evergreen…

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positive test for covid

ANCHOR HANDLER Ten crew members tested positive for Covid-19 on the offshore supply ship Normand Subsea, which was docked at Nigg on the Cromarty Firth, at the end of April. Oil and gas industry company Subsea 7 confirmed the cases on the vessel, and the affected personnel and non-essential crew members were transferred onshore into quarantined accommodation Subsea 7 said none of the workers were presenting serious health conditions, and NHS Highland said there was no risk to the wider community. The ship was given a deep clean. The Cromarty Firth is home to oil and gas installations and has two yards, at Nigg and Cromarty, for servicing offshore structures and ships…