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  • Camberwell

    Captain Henry Jones

    In reply to Lucy Smith, whose letter appeared in the April 2017 Read More
  • Edinburgh

    "Helka" Lives On Again

    I was most interested to read Captain Peter King’s letter about the Read More
  • Lifeboats

    Lifeboats

    I was born in 1933 in Shanghai where my father worked for Read More
  • Cap Arcona

    "Cap Arcona"

    In the recent article about Maersk’s acquisition of Hamburg-Sud Amerika (Maritime Log, Read More
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Maritime Log

  • 22 Die as Ore Carrier Sinks in South Atlantic +

    Stellar Daisy Two crew members were rescued and 22 died after the South Korean ore carrier Stellar Daisy, 226,141dwt, sank in the Read More
  • Maersk Takes Worlds Biggest Title +

    Madrid Maersk The container ship MOL Triumph, of 20,172 teu capacity and which was delivered to Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL Line), of Read More
  • French Ask Maersk to Monitor Wrecks +

    Maersk Searcher The Danish company Maersk Supply Service have been asked by the French coast guard agency Prefecture Maritime Atlantique to continue Read More
  • Top Ten Alliance With Two Ports +

    DP World Southampton Ten of the Europe-Asia services operated by the container consortium THE Alliance are to call at DP World’s container terminals Read More
  • Double Delight At Lifeboat Station +

    Norah Wortley The formal opening of the new Royal National Lifeboat Institution lifeboat station at St Davids, in Pembrokeshire, on Mar 14 Read More
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North America

  • Who Needs Tugs +

    SS Keewatin With a bollard pull of 851 people, SS Keewatin was towed to her new berth in in Port McNicoll, Canada Read More
  • Goodbye to “Big E” (For Now) +

    USS Enterprise The world’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier and only ship of her class, USS Enterprise (CVN-65) was decommissioned on 3 February Read More
  • Business is Good on the Panama Canal +

    Panama Canal Seven months after the beginning of operations, 2017 is off to a strong start as January 2017 saw the Panama Read More
  • Submarine Warfare’s Grand Anniversary +

    CSS HL Hunley One hundred and fifty three years ago during the US Civil War, on 17 February 1864 off Charleston, South Carolina, Read More
  • USCG Polar Star Breaks Record Channel to McMurdo Station +

    USCGC Polar Star USCGC Polar Star (WAGB-10) completed cutting a resupply channel through more than 60 miles of ice in the Ross Sea Read More
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Asia-Pacific

  • Navy Leads Response To Fire On Container Ship +

    MSC Daniela The Sri Lanka Navy led the response after a fire broke out on the container ship MSC Daniela, 151,559gt, of Read More
  • Honoured for Rescue +

    Coment Ace The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) recognised the master and crew of the Japan-managed car carrier Comet Ace, 36,615gt, for Read More
  • Last Hanjin Ship Sold For Breaking Up +

    Hanjin Rome The last ship of the former South Korean shipping line Hanjin Shipping was sold for breaking up on Mar 1. Read More
  • Ship Banned Over Hull Fouling +

    DL Marigold The Panamanian flag bulk carrier DL Marigold, 33,752 dwt, was ordered by the New Zealand authorities from both New Zealand Read More
  • Lines Fined In China Freight Tariffs Disputes +

    China Ministry of Transport Logo China's Ministry of Transport has fined 14 international container shipping lines because they either failed to report freight tariffs to Read More
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Naval Focus

  • HMS Westminster Returns to Service +

    HMS Westminster British News After two years out of service undergoing a major reconstruction and refit, the Type 23 frigate HMS Westminster Read More
  • New Voyages for USS Enterprise +

    USS Enterprise American News Huntington Ingalls Industries was awarded a $25.5 million contract to essentially start the advanced fabrication of the third Read More
  • Naval Update - April 2017 +

    USS Antietam American News On Tuesday 31 January, the Ticonderoga class cruiser USS Antietam ran aground off the coast of Yokosuka in Read More
  • New Astute Class Submarine +

    HMS Audacious Royal Navy News On 16 December, in a rather chilly Devonshire Dock Hall at BAE Systems shipyard at Barrow in Read More
  • Trump Starts Biggest Build-up in Decades +

    USS Wichita American News Incoming President, Donald Trump has stated publicly that he wants to expand the current fleet of the US Read More
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Ferry World

  • Ferry Implications of Brexit +

    Cote des Dunes It must be a uniquely worrying time for operators of UK Ro-Ro Ferry ports with an uncertain future entirely out Read More
  • CalMac Finlaggan's Safety Drive +

    Finlaggan It is just over two years since CalMac’s Finlaggan and her crew won a prestigious safety award ‘with merit’ from Read More
  • Maritime Wonder of the World +

    Stad tunnel entrance Ever since I visited Norway I have heard the locals speak in awe and fear of the rounding of Stad, Read More
  • Cruiser News +

    Maid of the Loch There seems to be positive news about the long laid up as a static attraction, restaurant and events venue, Maid Read More
  • Shopping for Clean Ferries in China +

    Stena Design It seems ferry companies are falling over themselves to claim they are introducing the world’s most fuel efficient and cleanest Read More
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Sail Review/Coastal Comment

  • The Dawn +

    Dawn The 81ft Dawn, a ‘heritage’ sailing barge with an open hold and tiller-steered, took out trips last summer for people Read More
  • Grand Bank Schooners +

    Creoula In the 1930s when the last of the square-riggers were making voyages from Australia to Britain with grain, Portugal was Read More
  • Tilbury Port +

    Pompey Power Forth Ports PLC own ‘The Port of Tilbury’ which they term in a recent press release to be ‘London’s major Read More
  • Scrabster Snapshot +

    Lómur If Scrabster is considered as just the gateway to Orkney, that does this fine little port in Caithness in the Read More
  • George Smeed +

    George Smeed After leaving school, I was determined to sail on barges trading under sail before that world was lost forever. Read More
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From the Lookout

  • Damen Celebrates 90 Years +

    Damen Family Our congratulations go to Damen who are, this year, celebrating nine decades of operations in the shipbuilding industry. Read More
  • Isle of Wight Fast Ferries Rebirth +

    Thames Clippers It was a delight to travel down to Southampton in late April and then across to East Cowes (Isle of Read More
  • 2017 Spring Quilliam Lecture +

    Qilliam Lecture Poster "Wives and Sweethearts in Quilliam's Navy" is another eye-catching title for the Spring Quilliam Lecture on Thursday 27th April in Read More
  • New Cork-Liverpool Service from BG +

    BG Diamond BG Freight Line, a fully owned subsidiary of Peel Ports Group introduced a new weekly container service between Cork and Read More
  • Far Away, But Still Reminded Of Home +

    Aida De At the time of writing this, I have just returned after a couple of weeks break in one of my Read More
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Cruise News/Superyacht News

  • The Mailship vs The Corsair +

    Windsor Castle and Corsair Before the Internet, Websites, Blogs and eNewsletters presented themselves to an unsuspecting world, the arrival of the monthly passenger shipping Read More
  • Cloud 9 Launched in Italy +

    Cloud 9 Nine different colours of cloudlike smoke were used as a backdrop when Cloud 9, the brand new 74 metre superyacht Read More
  • Superyacht Mothership Breeds Modular Apartments +

    X R-Evolution Designer Stefano Pastrovich, the head of Monaco-based Pastrovich Studios, has been telling Haute Living magazine of his conceptual superyacht whose Read More
  • New Builds: Seven Seas Explorer and Seabourn Encore +

    Seabourn Encore and Seven Seas Explorer. In recent months, two brand new cruise vessels have been constructed and delivered which the respective owners have claimed have Read More
  • Former White Star Line HQ Opens as Hotel +

    30 James Street Albion House in Liverpool, the former base of White Star Line - arguably the most famous shipping operators in the world Read More
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Ships, Ports and Places

Ovation of the Seas

Ovation of the Seas Down Under

Australians and New Zealanders have long had a love affair with ocean voyages. This can, in part, be traced back Read More
Olivebank Crew

The Bank Line, 1885-1985

This is the story of a remarkable achievement. How one man built an amazing shipping empire throughout his long life, Read More
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Companies, Events and Other Features

MS Pacheco

Happy Seagoing Days - MacAndrew Line

After gaining my Masters Certificate in July 1962, I started to look for another job on General cargo ships, but Read More
Pearl Harbour Attack

Pearl Harbour Attack

December 2016 will be a poignant time on the stunningly beautiful islands that make up the US State of Hawaii. Read More
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