Sunday, April 30, 2017

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.

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Captain Hamish A C Ross

Editorial Manager
Steve J Robinson

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Greg Kelly

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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.

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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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Latest Products

Maritime Log

  • This Month's World’s Biggest Container Ship +

    MOL Triumph On Mar 27, the Japanese shipping company Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL), of Tokyo, took delivery of the world’s largest container Read More
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    ICG Helicopter The four crew of an Irish Coast Guard search and rescue helicopter died when the aircraft crashed into the sea Read More
  • Insurers Warn of Ultra Large Ship Risks +

    Rena Wreck Numerous risks of a technical nature are not being considered by owners when they opt to construct the ever bigger Read More
  • ‘Motion Illusion’ From Bridge Blamed for Collision +

    City of Rotterdam The “distortion of the pilot’s spatial awareness due to relative motion illusion” was the cause of a collision between the Read More
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    Rickmers Singapore The Zeaborn Group, of Bremen, Germany, has taken over the business operations of the Rickmers Line. Read More
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North America

  • 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
  • USCG "John McCormick" Delivered +

    USCGC John McCormick Bollinger Shipyards delivered the 21st Fast Response Cutter (“FRC”) USCGC John McCormick to the US Coast Guard. Read More
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Asia-Pacific

  • First for Export of Live Cattle +

    Galloway Express The first sea-bound shipment of live slaughter cattle has been exported to China by Elders’ North Australian Cattle Co (NACC). Read More
  • Chief Minister Halts Gadani Breaking Until Safety Improves +

    Gadani Beach The breaking up of tankers and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carriers at Pakistan’s Gadani shipbreaking yards was banned in February Read More
  • First US LNG Cargo Arrives at Japanese Terminal +

    Oak Spirit The first cargo of LNG produced in the United States arrived at the Joetsu LNG Terminal of the Chubu Electric Read More
  • New Control Centre for Asia Region +

    CMA CGM control room The French container shipping line CMA CGM opened a Navigation and Port Operations Centre in the Singapore corporate headquarters of Read More
  • Full-Size Titanic Replica at Chinese Theme Park +

    Titanic Construction is underway in China of a full-size replica of the ill-fated White Star Line passenger ship Titanic, 46,329grt, which Read More
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Naval Focus

  • 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
  • First Steel Cut on New Dreadnaught Class +

    USS Gerald R Ford American News There are more problems for the US Navy’s flagship aircraft carrier programme. Read More
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Ferry World

  • 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
  • Ferries to Lyness +

    Hamnavoe Northlink’s Hamnavoe entered Scrabster Harbour from Stromness, Orkney, just as day was breaking, the sky over the Pentland Firth being Read More
  • Electric Conversion +

    Aurora af Helsingborg A big step forward on one route this year is to be the adaptation of two large double-ender ships on Read More
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Sail Review/Coastal Comment

  • 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
  • Springtime Prep for Charters +

    Phoenix In spring time, all the charter vessels start to prepare for their busy cruising season. Read More
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From the Lookout

  • 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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    MV Herald of Free Enterprise In 1987, I was General Manager of Sealink Scotland's Stranraer-Larne service. Read More
  • Troopship SS "Ballarat": Torpedoed and Sunk by German Submarine April 25th 1917 +

    Ballarat In March's (2017) edition of Sea Breezes, we carried the astonishing story of the SS Otaki and her battle with Read More
  • Stena Line Enters Partnership With Mercy Ships +

    Africa Mercy Uplifting news from NGO Mercy Ships and Stena Line, the world's largest privately owned ferry company – they have decided to Read More
  • Red Jet 3 Survey and Refit +

    Red Jet 3 Good news for Wight Shipyard Ltd and the local island economy as it was announced in early February by Red Read More
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Cruise News/Superyacht News

  • 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
  • Captain Adam Williams, the New Man at the Helm +

    Adam Williams Following on from the sad loss of Rodney Young, the Master of their vessel St Helena, the company have subsequently Read More
  • Damen Shipyards Sell Fast & Furious +

    Fast & Furious The 55 metre yacht support ship Fast & Furious from the Damen Shipyards was one of the stars at both Read More
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Ships, Ports and Places

The Titular Mutt

Mutts to Melbourne

Over the years, Sea Breezes has done a pretty good job of putting an ‘Ancient Mariner’ like me in touch Read More
Strangford Ferry

Strangford Lough Ferry Service

Scott Mackey looks at one of the less-known lifeline ferry services in the British Isles, the short but vital link 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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