No. 264 February 2012

February 2012

Front cover

The 48,621 gt Japanese cruise ship Asuka II of NYK Line at Sydney. She was built in 1990 by Mitsubishi at Nagasaki as the Crystal Harmony for NYK subsidiary, Crystal Cruises.

Photo by Fotoflite


The Japanese Giants – NYK and ‘K’ Line
Supercargo on a Greek Ship – King Theseus
Mercy Ships – Hope on the horizon
The Cannanore – The voyage and problems continue
Three Cheers – A fight to the finish
Port of Call – Forth Ports
Memories of R589281 – The Story of Master Mariner Peter Tambling
Newbuild of the Month – Seatruck Progress
Memorable Ships – The Pretoria and Windhuk
Photo Gallery – Liverpool
Forgotten Fleets – Houlder Brothers
News Report – The latest news from around the world
Cruise News – New arrivals for Costa, Queen Mary 2 facelift, etc.
Cruise Ships Ports of Call – Cruise ship calls around the UK
Ferry News – SeaFrance woes, P&O refuse Spirit of France, Farewell to Stena stalwarts, Norcape scrapped etc.
Readers’ Corner – Identify the Unknown Ship
Editor’s Mailbox – Readers’ letters
Book Reviews – Racing through the Night, Cruise Ships, Refrigerated Ships, The Cunard Story.