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Ships Monthly Magazine, May 2014 Issue

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Agoudimos Lines: United Brothers - A detailed profile of the Agoudimos family's ship-owning business, which grew from the 1970s into a major Greek shipping empire and included ferry operations. Malcolm Cranfield
Cruise connoisseur - A selection of photos by renowned ship photographer Andy Kilk, who passed away this winter, with details of a number of the notable vessels he travelled on. Jim Shaw
Ship of the Month - Profile of DYT Yacht Transport's Yacht Express, the 2007-built yacht carrier that services a niche market and utilises impressive and sophisticated technology.
Norwegian owner, British yard - A look at some of the many tankers that were built in Britain for Norwegian owners during the 20th century Roy Fenton
Maritime Mosaic - Photos of the ever-changing Caribbean shipping scene, featuring a some of the area's passenger, cargo and working ships. Roy Cressey
An electric shock - A personal view of the revolutionary twin screw motor vessel Lochfyne, which was entered service in the 1930s, Ian Ramsey
HMS Implacable: From - warship to parade ground - Recollection of the short but colourful career of the aircraft carrier HMS Implacable, which was scrapped in 1955 after just over a decade in service. James Hendrle
American seaport - Profile of the American port of Savannah, not well known in the UK, but one of the busiest of ports in the States. John Martin

Cruise - Marco Polo approaches 50-year milestone, what now for Discovery, P&O's Britannia floated out, and Costa voyager to move on. William Mayes
waterfront - News of work starting on HMS Caroline - restoration in Belfast, Balmoral goes for dry-docking, Svendborg Maersk loses containers in a storm and state-of-the-art life-saver enters service at Dungeness.
Ferry - Stena Line buy Celtic Link Ferries, Fleetwood trio go for scrapping together, and changes to competition rules needed. Russell Plummer
Naval - USS Somerset joins the USN fleet, HMS Daring returns after long deployment, and submarine Sindhurakshak to be salvaged. Gary Davies
Cargo - Dockwise to move jack-up rigs, cargo record for Port of Tyne, container ships go to the breakers and Stena Weco expands tanker fleet.
Newbuild - Hamburg Sud sells, buys and orders newbuilds, boxboat with unusual SSS bow to be built, details of world's first lnc fsru and new wide beam carriers ordered. Jim Shaw
Ships pictorial - A selection of ships pictured around the world.
A View from the Bridge - Captain of Saga Ruby talks about his ship, during one of her last cruises for Saga, as well as his career. Peter Newall

Ships mail - A selection of letters from readers.
Ports of call - Cruise ship calls around the UK in May. Edwin Wilmshurst
Mystery ship - Can you cast any light on this month's ship?
Ships library - kReviews and details of new maritime books.

Cover - The classic cruise ship Aleksandr Pushkin, now Marco Polo, has been in the news - see pages 28 to 31.

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Article Snippets
This month we have news of several historic ships being saved or
scrapped.On the plus side is news that plans to reactivate the classic
motor vessel Balmoral, which has been laid up in Bristol for many years, seem to be coming to fruition.As with all such projects, funding is very tight, and the Balmoral Strategy Group, which is managing the project, are appealing for support.
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