No. 386 May 2022

May 2022

Front cover

The 7,915gt Heavy Lift Ship Fairlane of Jumbo Shipping was built in 2002 by Madenci Gemi Sanayii at KD-Eregli. See article re Jumbo Heavy Lifters.

Photo by Chris Howell


EXTRA 16 PAGE SUPPLEMENT – Cruise Ship Guide 2022 – with this issue.


MEMORABLE SHIPS – Nieuw Amsterdam

STUFT – Merchant Ships in the Falklands War – Part Two

80 YEARS AGO – British Merchant Ships lost in May 1942

A SHIPBUILDING BONANZA FROM GERMANY – Business for Tyne Shipbuilders

JUMBO FLEET OF HEAVY LIFTERS – Heavy Lift and Offshore fleet of the Jumbo Shipping Co.

UNIQUE SHIPPING (HK) LTD. – Hong Kong Shipowners

THROUGH THE EYES OF THE ARTIST – Soviet Russian Shipping – Passenger Ships from 1950

PORT OF CALL – Newcastle (NSW)

FORGOTTEN FLEETS – Hopemount Shipping Co. Ltd.



NEWS REPORT – The latest news from around the world including notable incidents, container fleets

CRUISE NEWS – New Queen, War causes disruption

FERRY NEWS – P&O Bombshell, Drama in the Mediterranean

NEWBUILD OF THE MONTH – Cromarty Sentinel

READERS’ CORNER – Identify the Unknown Ship