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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.

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Captain Hamish A C Ross

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Steve J Robinson

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Greg Kelly

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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.

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Maritime Log
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Ferry World
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Tugs & Tows
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Coastal Commentary
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Sail Review
News and photographs relating to sailing
Naval Focus
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Letters to the Editor
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Bookshop
Latest maritime book reviews

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  • 22 Die as Ore Carrier Sinks in South Atlantic +

  • Denbighshire, My First Voyage (Part 2) +

  • Forces Respond to Bulk Carrier Pirate Attack +

  • Honoured for Rescue +

  • FPSO Bound For The North Sea +

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Maritime Log

  • Pirate and Robbery Attacks on the Rise +

    Piracy Pirates and armed robbers attacked 43 ships and captured 58 seafarers in the first quarter of this year, slightly more Read More
  • FPSO Bound For The North Sea +

    Xin Guang Hua The semi-submersible heavy lift ship Xin Guang Hua, 84,239gt, of Cosco Shipping, China, arrived at Rotterdam on Apr 13 carrying Read More
  • Tyne-Built Icebreaker Marks 100 Years +

    Krasin One of the world’s most famous icebreakers celebrates 100 years since she was built on the Tyne. Read More
  • 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
  • Forces Respond to Bulk Carrier Pirate Attack +

    OS-35 The Tuvalu-registered bulk carrier OS 35, 35,362dwt, that was boarded by armed pirates in the Gulf of Aden was freed Read More
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North America

  • Florida's Port Everglades Gets Even Bigger +

    Port Everglades Already a major cruise port, the leading Florida port for containerised freight, Fort Lauderdale’s Port Everglades, now has the go-ahead Read More
  • New Staten Island Double-Enders +

    Staten Island Ferry New York City’s Department of Transportation has awarded the contract to construct three new 4,500-passenger ferries to Eastern Shipbuilding of Read More
  • First LNG Conro for Crowley +

    El Coqui VT Halter Marine launched the first of Crowley’s Commitment-class con-ros with delivery of the lead vessel, El Coqui, expected later Read More
  • 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
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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

  • 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
  • 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
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Sail Review/Coastal Comment

  • 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
  • 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
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From the Lookout

  • MV Balmoral Needs Your Help +

    MV Balmoral I have a great fondness for the marvellous pleasure cruiser MV Balmoral and a great respect for the team which Read More
  • New BMT Simulator for MAIB +

    BMT Simulation The phrase "The MAIB has been in touch regarding...." was not one I was keen on hearing when I was Read More
  • 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
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Cruise News/Superyacht News

  • 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
  • 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
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Ships, Ports and Places

U-864

U-864 Finally Laid to Rest

A small memorial service was held in February 2017 over the wreck site that had, over the course of nearly Read More
Pudong, Shanghai

Denbighshire, My First Voyage (Part 2)

On Friday, I was called at 0130 and went on the poop as we were entering the Huangpu river, a 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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