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Cylindrical FPSA Designed to Withstand Worst Weather
Australia ‘Unable To Protect Domain’ in Southern Ocean
Tanker Turns Superyacht
USS Constitution

The world’s biggest cylindrical floating production, storage and offloading vessel Goliat FPSO was due to arrive at Hammerfest, Norway, early this month at the end of a voyage from South Korea on the world’s largest semi-submersible heavy lift ship.

Weighing 64,000 tons, the FPSO was built by Hyundai Heavy Industries at its Ulsan shipyard for Eni Norge, of Norway, and was then loaded onto the Dockwise Vanguard, 91,784gt, of Dockwise Ltd, Breda, for the 60-day voyage around the Cape of Good Hope.

The Australian Defence Vessel (ADV) Ocean Shield, appeared in Hobart late in February sparking speculation it may soon start pursuing illegal fishers in the Southern Ocean.

The ship arrived as an ocean security research fellow said Australia is unable to protect its sovereignty in Antarctic waters. Dr Sam Bateman, a retired Navy Commodore and Fellow at the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security, said the large Australian waters in the Southern Ocean were increasingly being targeted by illegal fishing.

Forget the terms Giga, Mega and Superyacht – Here Comes Yachtmax!

Suezmax Tankers can typically carry about 1 million barrels of crude oil and are so named because they are the largest oil tankers capable of transiting the Suez Canal while fully laden. These colossal dimensions have been taken in by Motion Code Blue, an Austrian yacht design company

The oldest preserved ship in the United States is the 204ft frigate USS Constitution built in 1797 and berthed at The Navy Yard, Boston, Massachusetts.

The frigate is kept afloat and every year she is towed around the harbour and berthed the opposite way round to prevent weather damage to the hull.

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Smallest Number of Ships Flying Red Ensign Since 2006

Maritime Log | Tue, 17 Mar

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The number of UK registered ships is at its lowest level since 2006, according to the 2014 Shipping Fleet ...

Pole Star Rescues Antarctic Chieftain

North American Scene | Tue, 17 Mar

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Friday the Thirteenth was a lucky day for the 26 crewmembers in the Australian-flagged Antarctic ...

Samskip Courier

Coastal Commentary | Tue, 17 Mar

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Seen off the Port of Hull, is Samskip Courier 7,852,’06 coming in from ...

Balfour Beatty Acquire Wightlink Ferries

From the Lookout | Tue, 17 Mar

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Wightlink Ferries has a new owner. Balfour Beatty Infrastructure Partners LP (BBIP) has purchased the company from Macquarie European ...

Sky High Wi-Fi on Cruise Ships

Cruise News | Mon, 16 Mar

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Not too long ago, the fully inclusive cruise included everything, with the possible exception of the Sail-a-way cocktail and ...

The World’s Biggest Container Ship

Maritime Log | Wed, 4 Mar

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What was the world’s largest container ship, the CSCL Globe, of 19,100 teu, made her maiden call at Felixstowe ...

Newer and Bigger Ships With Fewer Scrapped

Maritime Log | Wed, 4 Mar

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Asian companies continue to account for over half of the top 20 of the top 100 container ...


North American Scene | Wed, 4 Mar

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Scheduled to enter service in the spring, American Cruise Lines newest riverboat, the 150 passenger paddle wheeler American Eagle ...

China COSCO Sends 17 Ships for Demolition

Asia-Pacific | Wed, 4 Mar

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China COSCO Holdings has announced the disposal of 17 vessels with a combined tonnage of 919,853 dwt....


Sail Review | Wed, 4 Mar

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In Suffolk, Gerard Gadd’s sailing barge May and Betula, a Dutch barge with spritsail rig, have been laid up ...

Van Oord Take Delivery of Cable Layer

From the Lookout | Wed, 4 Mar

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The end of December 2014 saw delivery of Damen’s new design, the DOC 8500 Cable Layer to international offshore ...

Quay Extension Underway

Maritime Log | Mon, 2 Mar

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Work has started on the £25mn extension to Riverside Quay at South ...

Warning Over Growth of ‘Petro Pirates’

Maritime Log | Mon, 2 Mar

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Governments have been warned that their need to act to stop the violent hijackings of small coastal tankers in ...

Naval Update

Naval Focus | Mon, 2 Mar

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American NewsThe dream of preserving the former United States Navy aircraft carrier USS Ranger as a museum ship at ...

Channel/Biscay Movements

Ferry World | Mon, 2 Mar

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Channel and Biscay news: a welcome early return to UK shores of ex Harwich-Esbjerg’s Sirena Seaways, now on charter ...

Multi-million Contract Won by Harland & Wolff

From the Lookout | Mon, 2 Mar

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At the end of 2013 and into early 2014 the famous Belfast yard of Harland & Wolff carried out ...

Feature Extracts from the Latest Print Issue of Sea Breezes Magazine

Highlighted Feature
Down Below, on the SS Arafura

An Engine Room Pictorial


with ALFRED HOLT & Co’s
AUGUST 1958 to JULY 1959
As a Junior EngineerOrestes sailed up through the magnificent harbour as the sun was setting and I managed to get some cine film shot as we passed under the bridge and docked in Walsh Bay which was a regular berth for ‘Far East’ ships.

The Many Lives of an Old Lady

The four-mast bark Pommern saw the light of the day as Mneme on 24 February 1903 at the Glasgow shipyard J Reid & Co upon orders of the Hamburg shipping company B Wencke Söhne, which used to name its vessels after mythological dieties of ancient Greece. The Mneme featured a so-called jubilee rig with short topmasts and had no auxiliary engine. She was a cargo sailing ship of the “good old” kind and, in spite of her considerable tonnage of 2,376gt, of quite elegant appearance.


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