Wednesday, January 16, 2019

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

Advertising/Sales
Steve J Robinson

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

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Contributors’ opinions are not necessarily those held by the Editor.

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Sea Breezes is published by Sea Breezes Publications Limited.

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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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Quarter Page (portrait) 130 x 86mm

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Maritime Log

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North America

  • All Crew Rescued as Liftboat Takes on Water +

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    Corpus Christi The major US oil exporting port of Corpus Christi, in Texas, set a new tonnage record during the first nine Read More
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Asia-Pacific

  • Tabletop Drill Checks Staff's Response +

    MOL Emergency Control Headquarters A simulated collision - known as a tabletop drill - involving a LNG carrier and a fishing boat in Japanese waters has Read More
  • The Future of Ships to Come +

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  • New Welsh Memorial to Japanese U-Boat Victims +

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Naval Focus

  • Navy And NASA Complete Recovery Test +

    USS Anchorage American News In what might be seen as a return to the heady days of NASA’s Apollo moon program, the Read More
  • F-35s Touch Down on HMS Queen Elizabeth +

    HMS Queen Elizabeth British News Many people never thought they’d see it happen, but F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters have finally flown Read More
  • Sea Trials Recall for Zumwalt-Class Destroyer +

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  • HMS Albion Proves Big in Japan +

    HMS Albion British News The assault ship HMS Albion, at time of writing, had just completed a five day visit to Tokyo Read More
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Ferry World

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Sail Review/Coastal Comment

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From the Lookout

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Cruise News/Superyacht News

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  • Le Ponant on the Move +

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Ships, Ports and Places

Kelvinbank

First Voyage on the SS Kelvinbank

Readers may recall the account of life on the Liverpool-crewed Liberty ship, Maplebank, by Alan Rawlinson (Sea Breezes July 2017), Read More
Glenlee

The Last Voyage of the Islamount (Part 4)

As Islamount, the 1896 three-masted barque Glenlee completed four circumnavigations of the globe and rounded Cape Horn 15 times before Read More
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Companies, Events and Other Features

Sinclair Petrolore

Centenary Feature - Disaster at Sea

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Mauritian Model Makers

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