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An Eye for Art With Containers...
The 38th Voyage - Charles W. Morgan Sails Again
Giant Platform Bound for the North Sea
HMS Protector on Standby

The container ship CMA CGM Magellan, 150,269gt, has been transformed into a gigantic work of art by a world-renowned artist, JR.

The artist worked on the collage of 151 containers and these were used as pixels so that once loaded onto the ship, they became a work of art.

The picture that was assembled on the ship is the eyes of Elizabeth, a Kenyan woman living in the Kibera slums, in Nairobi.

On May 17 the rebuilt whaler Charles W. Morgan of 1841 was towed from Mystic, Connecticut to start her 38th voyage.

This was the first time that she had left Mystic since 1941 and was on a tour of the ports of New England. At New London the 105ft Charles W. Morgan was fitted with running rigging and her sails were bent ready for sail trials.

A massive platform that will be used in the German part of the North Sea has been completed by Drydocks World, of Dubai.

The DolWin Beta is the world’s largest capacity high voltage direct current (HVDC) offshore converter platform and when in service, the unmanned platform will be remotely controlled and managed.

The platform is one of the main components of TenneT’s 900 mw dc offshore grid connection DolWin2 which will connect large offshore wind farms in the North Sea.

In a departure from her usual tasking around the Falkland Islands and Antarctica the ice patrol ship HMS Protector was, at the time of writing, conducting a survey mission in the much more agreeable surroundings of the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean.

The ship has also been equipped with specialist humanitarian aid and disaster relief equipment and personnel ahead of the expected hurricane season in the region.

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