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Significant Ships of 2008

Editor:  Tim Knaggs

Complier:   John Lingwood MRINASignificant Ships 2008 - page layout


Significant Ships  of 2008 is a quality annual publication providing an invaluable reference source to some of the very best in today's ship design and construction. It gives technical details of approximately 50 selected merchant ships of all classes and types, mostly of some 100m in length and above, which were completed last year by shipyards worldwide.

Significant Ships of 2008 follows the format of the seventeen previous editions. Two pages are devoted to every entry; on the first page appears a photograph of the ship in question (all in full colour), followed by a concise technical description highlighting the key features, this is supported by a comprehensive tabular list, detailing technical data. On the following page a set of general arrangement plans appears.

Significant Ships of 2008 has been compiled by John Lingwood, MRINA, and his readable and expert text, records valuable advances in international shipbuilding. Following the success of the previous editions, Significant Ships proves once again that it is the most comprehensive publication of its kind available.

Significant Ships of 2008 is available in printed or USB format

Ref: SIGS08 Publication Price - £46 (RINA Members £40)


Significant Ships of 2008

Significant Ships 2008A list of the vessels featured in this year's volume of Significant Ships

  • L Ghuwairiya: Daewoo’s Q-max LNG carrier design
  • Argolikos: Hanjin’s Subic Bay yard delivers its first ship
  • Armorique: Brittany Ferries’ ro-pax design from STX Finland
  • Azur: ‘Japanamax’ bulk carrier from Oshima
  • Brasil Maru: World’s largest ore carrier built by Mitsui
  • City of Hamburg: Singapore-built specialist vessel for Airbus concept
  • Clipper Mars: Hyundai builds 60,000m³ LPG carrier
  • Clipper Point: Ferry from Huelva for Northern Ireland link
  • CMA CGM Vela: Daewoo delivers 10,960TEU container liner
  • Color Superspeed 1: Fast Skagerrak ferry from Finland
  • Combi Dock 1: Lloyd Werft-built special heavy-lift ship
  • CPO France: 37,000dwt products tanker delivered by Hyundai Mipo
  • Cruise Roma: Fincantieri-built ferry for Italy-Spain service
  • Dante A: ‘Total redundancy’ tanker completed by Huelva
  • Dapeng Sun: China’s first LNG carrier from Hudong-Zhonghua
  • Emirates Star: STX-built 51,000dwt products tanker
  • Fair Seas: Turkish Aframax tanker from STX
  • Fesco Vitim: Szczecinska’s successful 1730TEU container ship
  • Gulf Baynunah: 47,000dwt products tanker design by Hyundai Mipo
  • Gypsum Integrity: Self-discharging bulker from Brazil
  • Horizon Armonia: SPP-built 50,000dwt products tanker
  • Hos Achiever: Versatile support vessel from Merwede
  • Island Sky: Canadian built and owned inter-island ferry
  • Korsaro: Cicek delivers 26,000dwt chemical tanker to domestic owner
  • Lady Giovi: Mitsui’s 82,000dwt ‘Manamax’ bulk carrier
  • Maersk Algol: Environment friendly box-ship built by Samsung
  • Mari Ugland: Brodosplit tanker with unique get-you-home device
  • Mariloula: 180,000dwt bulk carrier from Daewoo
  • Martin i Soler: Barreras-built ferry for Balearic links
  • Morning Linda: Hyundai Samho delivers 8000 unit PCTC
  • Mozah: Samsung’s contribution to the Q-max LNG tanker series
  • MSC Ivana: ‘Almost the world’s largest’ box ship from Hyundai
  • MSC Poesia: STX France completes fourth Musica class cruise liner
  • Mystic: Newcomer Daehan delivers Capesize bulker
  • Navigator Aries: LPG/NH³ tanker completed by Hyundai Mipo
  • NYK Theseus: Hyundai-built 6700TEU container ship
  • RN Arkhangelsk: Vulcano-built Arctic tanker with ‘DEICE’ notation
  • Safmarine Ngami: Volkswerft Stralsund’s 2500TEU container ship
  • Second Ocean: 6572TEU box-ship design from Hanjin
  • Sepid: Iranian Suezmax tanker from Hyundai Samho
  • Seven Seas: Pipelayer with J-Lay facility by Merwede
  • Stadt Gotha: Feeder container ship from ‘greenfield’ Chinese yard
  • STX Kolt: 153,000m³ LNG carrier built by Hanjin
  • Sunflower Pearl: Mitsubishi-built ferry for domestic services
  • Trinity Arrow: Imabari delivers its first LNG carrier
  • Ventura: Fincantieri completes new flagship to P&O Cruises
  • Viking XPRS: Baltic cruise-ferry built by STX Finland
  • West Polaris: Norwegian drill ship from Samsung
  • YM Uberty: Largest Taiwanese-built container ship
  • Zengezur: Upgraded Russian-built river-sea tanker

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