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Sea Breezes is a monthly magazine devoted to the worldwide shipping industry.  Our focus is on the latest maritime news, including specialist coverage of naval, ferry, coastal, asia-pacific, north american, sail, cruise and superyacht sectors.

We also explore ships, ports, maritime events and places in depth in our regular features and we have a keen eye to the rich history and traditions of the maritime industry.

Since it was first published in the early years of the last century, Sea Breezes has strived to bring you the news and features you want to read.  We will continue to do this, and are committed to embracing the latest technology to get content to you.

Editor and Director
Captain Hamish A C Ross

Editorial Manager
Steve J Robinson

Production Manager
Greg Kelly

Commercial Director
Mrs Sam Frize

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Regular Contributors
Bransom Bean
Patrick Boniface
Captain Michael Howorth
Robert Simper
Robert Straughton
Terry Toohey
John Young

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Established in 1919 , Sea Breezes has been published for over 90 years and has produced over 1000 issues.

Over the years the magazine has gained increasing popularity and is devoted to worldwide shipping and nautical matters. With a readership of over 65,000, Sea Breezes reaches a wide cross section of executives in the maritime profession, shipping companies, shipbuilders, repair yards, the marine service industry, seafarers of all ranks (both active and retired) and the thousands of enthusiasts interested in maritime affairs.

The consistently high standard of editorial attracts and holds the readers attention making it a magazine to be kept for reference. With sales throughout Great Britain, Germany, France, Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada and many other countries it is a truly international maritime magazine.

One of the attractions of Sea Breezes is its advertising content, which together with extremely competitive advertising rates, allows the magazine to concentrate on sales supported by quality editorial.

Regular Features

Maritime Log
Latest worldwide news from the shipping industry
Asia-Pacific and North American News
Local news from east and west
Ferry World
Information from the ferry industry
Tugs & Tows
Pictorial features from the world of tugs and towing
Coastal Commentary
News and views from around the coast
Sail Review
News and photographs relating to sailing
Naval Focus
Worldwide navy news
Cruise and Superyacht News
The latest happenings in these specialist industry sectors
Letters to the Editor
Readers letters, enquiries and answers
Bookshop
Latest maritime book reviews

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Maritime Log

  • Replacement Cranes Giving Humber a Lift +

    Gottwald Cranes Unloading Two new Gottwald 820 cranes were delivered in June to the Humber International Terminal of Associated British Ports (ABP) at Read More
  • Unified Ship Design Rolls Off the Drawing Board +

    Unified Ship Design The UK-based engineering company Rolls-Royce has radically overhauled its vessel design philosophy in a bid to optimise construction and operations Read More
  • World's Largest in Felixstowe +

    OOCL Hong Kong The world’s largest container ship, the OOCL Hong Kong, of 210,890gt and 21,413teu, made her maiden call at Felixstowe on Read More
  • Southampton's Record in a Weekend +

    Southampton Port Southampton welcomed 15 cruise ships in three days making it the busiest cruise weekend on record. Read More
  • Cleaning up Plastic from the Oceans +

    Cleaning up Plastic from the Oceans The marine geophysical company Petroleum Geo-Services (PG-S), of Oslo, has developed a concept for the largescale collection of plastic in Read More
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North America

  • "USS Ford" Commissioned +

    USS Ford Marine One, carrying US President Donald Trump, landed aboard Ford on 22 July for the commissioning ceremony of the latest Read More
  • Battleship Texas "Sinks" +

    USS Texas Having survived two world wars and now a museum ship, New York-class battleship USS Texas (BB-35), began to sink at Read More
  • Third Ice Class Ocean Tug for Foss +

    Nicole Foss On 6 June Foss Maritime christened their third Arctic-class ocean tug, Nicole Foss, at the Foss Waterway Seaport in Tacoma, Read More
  • "You may fire when ready, Gridley" +

    McCulloch On 1 May 1898, when US Admiral George Dewey gave this order to the Captain of his 344-foot Flagship, USS Read More
  • ‘Perfect Storm’ Star’s New Role +

    Tamora Decommissioned 74 year-old, US Coast Guard cutter, Tamaroa, famous for her role in the book The Perfect Storm and the Read More
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Asia-Pacific

  • Trans-Shipment Hub for Coal Cargo +

    Coal Hub A coal imports trans-shipment hub centred on a floating platform is being established in Vietnamese waters by three partners. Read More
  • Court Stops Demolition Over Radioactive Claim +

    North Sea Producer The breaking up of the former floating oil production and storage tanker (FPSO) North Sea Producer was halted by the Read More
  • Two Crewmen Died Of 'Foul Play At The Hands Of Others' +

    Sage Sagittarius The inquest into the deaths of two crew members of the bulk carrier Sage Sagittarius, 73,427dwt, when the ship was Read More
  • Seven Die in Destroyer Collision +

    USS Fitzgerald Seven sailors died when the US, Navy destroyer Fitzgerald was in a collision with the Philippine-flag container ship ACX Crystal, Read More
  • Alert Over Gas Cylinder Safety Checks +

    Emerald Princess A gas cylinder that had just passed a mandatory detailed safety inspection exploded while being refilled and killed a member Read More
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Naval Focus

  • Los Angeles Class Decommissioning +

    USS Dallas American News The end of May saw a lot of submarine news within the US Navy with the decommissioning of Read More
  • 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
  • USS Tripoli Launched Ahead of Schedule +

    USS Tripoli American News Ingalls Shipbuilding achieved a remarkable achievement when they launched the latest America class amphibious assault ship, USS Tripoli, 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
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Ferry World

  • Superfast Moves +

    Stena Superfast VIII Interesting moves at Stena Line where their Cairnryan – Belfast Superfast VII and VIII vessels, which appear to be integral to Read More
  • Woods Hole, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket Steamship Authority +

    Iyanough The Isle of Wight has always been associated in my mind with the “Southampton, Isle of Wight and South of Read More
  • CalMac's Isle of Lewis +

    Isle of Lewis This fine study of the Isle of Lewis in the dramatic environs of Castlebay, Barra, is a reminder she has Read More
  • Rotor Sails +

    Viking Grace If you thought the ungainly looking rotor sail system, an invention from the early 20th Century, was gone forever, you Read More
  • New Fast Ferry Deliveries +

    Express 3 News of Fast ferry investment; Express 3 has sailed from Tasmania on her delivery voyage to Denmark via the Panama Read More
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Sail Review/Coastal Comment

  • Oil Downturn Continues +

    Ocean Seeker The offshore oil downturn has been taking its toll around the North Sea amongst many rig boat operators and also Read More
  • Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta +

    Artemis On April 6 Dutch sailing vessels took part in the Race of the Classics from Holland across the North Sea Read More
  • Pioneering Spirit For Teeside +

    Pioneering Spirit Teesside has lost most of its steel manufacturing and much of the shipping traffic it brought, but at the other Read More
  • Troubles for Ahlmarks' Skagern +

    Skagern Ahlmark is Sweden’s oldest shipping company, founded by 1847, and still going strong, if not as strong as they used Read More
  • 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
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From the Lookout

  • Captain Fryatt, The Martyr Of Bruges +

    SS Brussels and Captain Charles Fryatt At the end of the Great War, the bodies of only three heroes were ever brought back to England and Read More
  • Brahminy Kites in Port Sweetenham +

    Brahminy Kite Recently, I have been back in touch with Captain John Anderson; he now lives in Canada, but we sailed together Read More
  • Peel Ports Appoints New Port Director +

    Jouke Schaap Never a dull moment at Peel Ports which owns and operates six of the UK's major ports – Liverpool, Heysham, Manchester Read More
  • Exhibition on HQS Wellington +

    HQS Wellington News of a really interesting free exhibition on board HQS Wellington entitled "Abandon Ship! – Surviving the Wartime Atlantic". Read More
  • MOL Triumph +

    MOL Triumph Gary Davies of Maritime Photographic sent me this "jaw dropping" photograph of the MOL Triumph which dramatically conveys the sheer Read More
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Cruise News/Superyacht News

  • Gliding up the Thames +

    Glider SS18 It's been eight years in the making but finally the first Glider was unveiled in London last month. Read More
  • Yacht With a Pinch of Porsche +

    Dynamiq GTT 115 Taking the spirit of highperformance sports car styling to the high seas, the Dynamiq GTT 115 is designed to appeal Read More
  • The “Celebrity Edge” +

    Celebrity Edge You have to admire the innovative mindset that is evident within the creative corridors of a modern cruise line. Read More
  • 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
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Ships, Ports and Places

TSS Awatea

Secrets of the "Awatea"

Somewhere off the North African port of Béjaïa, deep on the floor of the Mediterranean Sea, lie the remains of Read More
Dalia

A Different Type of Railway Steamer

When one thinks of Railway steamers of the past, the mind is invariably drawn to smart cross-channel or short-sea packets. Read More
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Companies, Events and Other Features

Painting of Venus

A Quartet for the North Sea

The chain of events that led to the Bergen Line building the Venus started in the head office of Swedish Read More
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
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