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‘Ordering a Little Less is the Way Forward’
Ships Collide in Port Botany
Aeroboat - A Yacht That Mimics the Spitfire
Alaska Marine Highway System

Making money by investing in ships on speculation is limited, despite the fact that prices of ships are pretty low, according to Nils Smedegaard Andersen, chief executive of the Danish shipping company AP Møller- Mærsk.

The actions of tug crews and pilots averted major damage in Sydney’s Port Botany during October when a super storm struck the city causing a trail of destruction.

Mooring lines of a 67,000-tonne container vessel, causing it to collide with another ship and shear the mooring lines of a third vessel.

Celebrating Britain’s Design Heritage and said to have been inspired by the Spitfire, the world famous Second World War fighter plane, the new dayboat has been unvield by yacht designers Claydon Reeves.

Like the Spitfire the new boat, called an Areoboat, has been designed near the Solent in Hampshire. Its high speed engines again follows the lead of the fighter plane, in that it is powered by a version of the Rolls-Royce Merlin engine enabling the dayboat to plane at speeds of 50 knots plus.

One of the most attractive looking fleets in the world, in my opinion, is that of the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS), operated by the government of the US State of Alaska with over 3,500 miles (5,600 km) of routes.

The service dates back to 1949 but was incorporated in its present publically owned form in 1963. The ships are named after Alaskan glaciers and have a unique and extremely smart dark blue colour scheme.

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World’s Largest Cruise Ship in Solent

Maritime Log | Wed, 19 Nov

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The largest cruise ship in the world, the Oasis of the Seas, 225,282gt, (pictured) called at Southampton on Oct ...

End of Syria Chemical Operation

Maritime Log | Wed, 19 Nov

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THE US Military Sealift Command cargo ship Cape Ray (pictured) was due to be returned to layup following her ...

Fuel Regulations Take Effect

Ferry World | Wed, 19 Nov

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When the clever people in Brussels, Strasbourg, or wherever, set the rules for low sulphur emissions on ferries in ...

Extraordinary Acts of Bravery at Sea

From the Lookout | Wed, 19 Nov

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It was a moving and humbling experience to attend the Shipwrecked Mariners Society national awards ceremony at the magnificent ...

Discovery of Franklin Ship on Seabed

Maritime Log | Fri, 31 Oct

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The wreck of one of the two expedition ships used by Sir John Franklin in a bid to find ...

Incat Diversification Continues

Asia-Pacific | Thu, 30 Oct

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The latest vessel to appear from the Incat yard in Hobart is a 70 metre Fast Crew Boat (FCB)....

Peel Ports Group Strengthens Irish Investment with IEA Membership

From the Lookout | Thu, 30 Oct

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Peel Ports Group, one of the UK and Ireland’s largest port groups, has proven its commitment to supporting a ...

New Hybrid Passenger Vessel From Alumarine Shipyard

From the Lookout | Thu, 30 Oct

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Having recently delivered an innovative double-ended passenger vessel for the Netherlands, and a futuristic passenger shuttle boat to the ...

Perth Harbour Put Up For Sale

Maritime Log | Tue, 21 Oct

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Perth Harbour has been put up for sale by the Perth and Kinross Council to try and raise private-sector ...

New Family of Bi-Fuel Engines

Maritime Log | Tue, 21 Oct

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Rolls-Royce has developed a new family of medium-speed engines for the marine market that will include versions powered by ...

Naval Update

Naval Focus | Tue, 21 Oct

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British NewsOn Tuesday 26 August, a massive 6,000 ton section (pictured) of the future aircraft carrier HMS Prince of ...

Flying Focus Calendar 2015

From the Lookout | Tue, 21 Oct

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The most dramatic calendar I receive each year is the Flying Focus one....

Illusion I Makes World Premiere at Monaco Yacht Show

Superyacht News | Tue, 21 Oct

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Illusion I was one of the stars at the 2014 Monaco Yacht Show held in September....

Unmanned Ships Sailing the Oceans Within 20 Years

Maritime Log | Thu, 16 Oct

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In 10 to 20 years time, there will be 200m long cargo vessels sailing the oceans without the need ...

Falmouth Tall Ships Regatta 2014

Sail Review | Thu, 16 Oct

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In August, the Tall Ships visited Falmouth for the first time since the race to Funchal six years ago....

Eco Friendly Ferries

Ferry World | Thu, 16 Oct

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In Finland, Wärtsilä’s ship design group has been selected to design a new ferry as an EU-sponsored initiative to ...

Feature Extracts from the Latest Print Issue of Sea Breezes Magazine

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Christmas With the Fleet

Over the past twelve months the media has been awash with events and commemorations marking the centenary of the beginning of the First World War. Many have concentrated, with good reason, on the conditions experienced by soldiers in the trenches of Flanders. But at this festive season, one hundred years on, it is worth recalling what...

First Command

In September 1950, I was Third Offi cer of the mv Clan MacLeod on a voyage from the UK to India. When south of Crete, we came across a ships lifeboat and Captain Gough decided to stop and have a closer look at it.

RMS Athenic and the men for Gallipoli

Sunrise on Wellington harbour for Thursday 16 October 2014 occurs at 6.29am New Zealand Daylight Time. That same morning one hundred years ago was a Friday and the time of sunrise came an hour earlier, for in 1914 there was no summer daylight saving.


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