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  • 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. A few precious old men stumble with the aid of walking sticks and frames towards the harbour and with straight backs and tears in their eyes they remember. They remember Read More
  • Eastern Saga

    Eastern Moon Note from the Editor In April 2016, we published the article ‘Eastern Ranger and the Red Guards’ which covered the frightening experience of the officers and crew of the Eastern Moon at the hands of the Red Guard movement and the Chinese authorities in 1967. Read More
  • The Malakand Disaster at Liverpool

    Serving as an Engineer Officer with T&J Brocklebank in the late fifties and early sixties I had often heard tales of the destruction of their ship SS Malakand whilst in Liverpool docks during a particularly heavy blitz on the town on 3rd and 4th May 1941. Read More
  • The Marco Polo's Anniversary Cruise

    In late April, we boarded the Cruise and Maritime Voyages cruise liner Marco Polo at Tilbury for the Majestic Fjord cruise. Read More
  • Lusitania Remembered

    There have been numerous ships over the past 175 years that have proudly flown the Cunard flag and carried the iconic red and black livery on their funnels. Most of the names of these ships are unknown to the average person, with the exception of a few of Cunard’s most Read More
  • Ocean Liners at War

    World War One began in 1914, and it involved the largest navies in the world. The British, German and French navies had lots of dreadnoughts at their disposal, but needed extra ships for transporting troops and commerce raiding. Read More
  • Christmas With the Fleet

    Over the past twelve months the media has been awash with events and commemorations marking the centenary of the beginning of the First World War. Many have concentrated, with good reason, on the conditions experienced by soldiers in the trenches of Flanders. But at this festive season, one hundred years Read More
  • Golden Dragon's Voyage to Barbados

    The author, Kay Pope, is the widow of Dudley Pope (1925-1997), the famous British writer of naval history and fiction. Greatly inspired by C S Forester, Dudley Pope is most notable for his wonderful Ramage series (18 in all) and became one of the most successful writers of nautical fiction, Read More
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  • Ship Spotting in Southampton on SS Shieldhall +

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Maritime Log

  • Arctic Trio Ship 1m Tons of Crude +

    Shturman Albanov (Sofcomflot) The three 42,000dwt Arctic shuttle tankers of the Shturman Albanov series had transported one million tons of crude oil from Read More
  • World’s Leading Line Sails Into The Red +

    Maersk Line The world’s largest container shipping company, the Maersk Line, of Denmark, has postponed the delivery of its nine 14,000 teu Read More
  • Cranes Carried Across the Top of the World +

    HHL Valparaiso The Hansa Heavy Lift ship HHL Valparaiso, 17,634gt, was the first vessel to sail open hatch through the Northern Sea Read More
  • Fatal Explosion as Container Ship Nears Berth +

    Manhattan Bridge One member of the crew died and another was injured in an explosion in the boiler room of the container Read More
  • ABP’S Spirit of Success +

    Spirit Yachts Associated British Ports has invested £300,000 in refurbishing the headquarters of Spirit Yachts at Ipswich Haven Marina. Read More
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North America

  • 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
  • On the Rocks in Nova Scotia +

    ARCA 1 On 8 January, Panamania-flagged bunkering tanker ARCA 1 ran aground off Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia after engine failure on passage Read More
  • “Getting Conflicting Reports...” El Faro’s Master +

    El Faro Still not identifying the cause of her sinking, the US National Transportation Safety Board released a 510-page transcript, accompanied by Read More
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Asia-Pacific

  • 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
  • Investment Pays Off as First 8,500 TEU Ship Arrives +

    Maersk Lloyd Don Carlos The first of the Maersk Line’s 8,500 teu capacity container ships made the maiden call for a ship of this Read More
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Naval Focus

  • 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
  • Naval Update - Dec 2016 +

    Successor Royal Navy News The programme to replace the four boats of the Vanguard class ballistic missile submarines officially started on Read More
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Ferry World

  • 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
  • Starlite Tragedy +

    Starlite Atlantic I write this at the Christmas and New Year holiday period when the pressure is on the ferries to keep Read More
  • Last Few Lo-Lo Services +

    RMS St Helena The sight of the distinctly cheesed-off looking cow being swung from Naomh Eanna’s derrick says it all – why things can Read More
  • Arran Rumblings +

    Naomh Eanna Trouble has rumbled on between the Irish Government, Galway County Council and Aran operators Island Ferries, who object to levying Read More
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Sail Review/Coastal Comment

  • 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
  • Sea-Cargo's Transfighter +

    Transfighter News from the major operator between West Coast Norway, the UK and Rotterdam, ‘Sea-Cargo’ who this January have introduced a Read More
  • Silver River +

    Silver River It was the week before Christmas and I took the opportunity to view one of very few operations of its Read More
  • North Wales Vessels +

    VIlma In North Wales, on the Menai Strait, Port Penrhyn was built to export slate, but the last trade here seems Read More
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From the Lookout

  • 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
  • P&O Sends Fleet to Poland for Major Refits +

    Pride of York P&O Ferries announced in mid January 2017 that it will send a total of four ships from its North Sea Read More
  • Old Shipmates: The Years and Careers Since +

    This Noble Ship and Others One of the delights of being editor of Sea Breezes is the connections it gives me with readers around the Read More
  • Captain R.I.J. Young, MBE +

    Captain Rodney Ian John Young MBE It was with great sadness that I learned of the sudden death, whilst on leave, of Captain Rodney Young of Read More
  • Has Ecoshield Burst the Cavitation Bubble? +

    Ecoshield The decision to apply Subsea Industries’ award-winning Ecoshield hard coating to rudders and thrusters is paying dividends, with a number Read More
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Cruise News/Superyacht News

  • 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
  • Wood You Believe It? +

    Aquarius There was a time when those who went to sea were said to be made of steel. Read More
  • Bond Beauty for Sale +

    Regina Very few movie going, yacht lovers will need to be reminded of the scene in the 007 film Skyfall when Read More
  • The Bridge Race +

    The Bridge Queen Mary 2, the world’s fastest ocean liner, will compete against the world’s fastest multihull yachts next June in a Read More
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Ships, Ports and Places

Emerald Princess

Ship Spotting in Southampton on SS Shieldhall

I have always been intrigued by the fact that Southampton is one of the biggest ports in the UK, yet Read More
Turret Age

The Doxford “Turrets”

It is generally accepted that the 1890’s saw the design of the merchant ‘windjammer’ reach the very peak of its 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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