Thursday, December 13, 2018

Maritime Log

  • Wrecks From The First World War Brought Into Focus +

    U-87 and Damao A project examining shipwrecks from the First World War around the coast of Wales has pictured for the first time Read More
  • Shell’s First Ship-to-Ship Bunkering of LNG Fuel +

    Gagarin Prospect and Cardissa The first ship-to-ship bunkering of LNG fuel from the Royal Dutch Shell’s specialised LNG bunker vessel Cardissa took place at Read More
  • No Shortage of Seafaring Jobs with Autonomous Ships +

    Rolls-Royce Autonomous Ship There will be no shortage of jobs for seafarers, particularly officers, as a result of the introduction of autonomous ships, Read More
  • Clean Air Hero +

    Titus The first in a new class of four large roll-on,rolloff car and truck carriers for Wallenius Wilhelmsen, of Norway, has Read More
  • Airbus Flies Kite to Save Fuel +

    AirSeas Kite The European aerospace giant Airbus is to equip its own ships with automated flying kites to help reduce fuel costs Read More
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North America

  • Crude Oil Exports Help Boost Tonnage +

    Corpus Christi The major US oil exporting port of Corpus Christi, in Texas, set a new tonnage record during the first nine Read More
  • Four LNG Tankers in One Day +

    Ribera del Duero Knutsen In a major first on Oct 1, four liquefied gas carriers transited the Panama Canal in one day through the Read More
  • No Injuries in Engine Fire on Asphalt Tanker +

    Feng Huang AO The asphalt tanker Feng Huang AO, with a crew of 21, suffered an engine room fire early on the morning Read More
  • Disabled Bulk Carrier Towed Into Harbour +

    GDF Suez North Sea A 55,848dwt bulk carrier had to be towed into New York harbour after she became disabled while more than 100 Read More
  • Annual Surveys of Titanic Wreck to Start +

    Island Pride A major expedition takes place next summer to explore the wreck of the White Star Line passenger liner Titanic, 46,328grt, Read More
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Asia-Pacific

  • Cruise Ship in Banned Zone +

     L’Austral A French cruise company and one of its Masters were fined a total of NZ$100,000 for endangering human life and Read More
  • End of Line for Jewel of a Cruise Ship +

    Pacific Jewel The carnival Cruises subsidiary, P&O Cruises Australia, are to replace the cruise ship Pacific Jewel, 70,310gt, with the Star Princess, Read More
  • Cranes Lift Ferry Superstructure onto Hull +

    Express 4 The Australian shipbuilders Austal has rolled-out a new catamaran ferry for the Danish company Molslinjen at its Henderson shipyard in Read More
  • China is World's Top Shipping Nation +

    China Containers China is the world’s leading international shipping nation, according to a new report presented at a Hamburg trade fair on Read More
  • Automatic Berthing Project Test +

    Shioji Maru The proposed joint demonstration project by four Japanese organisations relating to the safety of vessels’ auto berthing and un-berthing has Read More
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Naval Focus

  • 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 +

    USS Michael Monsoor American News The Zumult class destroyer USS Michael Monsoor was in dockyard hands at Bath in Maine for the removal Read More
  • 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
  • Royal Navy Commissions New Survey Ship +

    HMS Magpie British News The latest survey vessel to join the Royal Navy was commissioned into service at her homeport of Devonport Read More
  • F-35 Stealth Fighters Land in UK +

    F-35 British News The first four of Britain’s next generation F-35 Lightning supersonic fighter jets touched down in the United Kingdom Read More
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Ferry World

  • Tragedy in Tanzania +

    Nyerere A country well used to tragedy, saw another, on Lake Victoria in September. Read More
  • Seatruck Irish Sea Expansion +

    Seatruck Power Seatruck Pace At this time, when all cross-border ferry operators ex UK must be extremely apprehensive as leaving the EU approaches, Seatruck Read More
  • Worse Things Happen at Sea +

    Ulysse and CSL Virginia I would have liked to have seen the face or hear the language of the OOW when he realised he Read More
  • The Inevitable Brexit Debacle Item +

    Stena Hollandica To the inevitable ‘Brexit’ debacle and huge concern for ferry companies. Read More
  • Trouble for "Loch Seaforth" +

    Loch Seaforth Ferry services between Ullapool and Stornoway were disrupted when Caledonian MacBrayne’s Loch Seaforth lost power just over an hour into Read More
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Sail Review/Coastal Comment

  • Brexit Impact on Ports and Cars +

    CIty of Amsterdam I am amazed the port industry has not made more thorough and timely comments about the potentially negative impact of Read More
  • Barge Race Review +

    Edme Apart from the Whitstable Harbour Barge Race, all the other barge races have a yearly points system that counts up Read More
  • The Temps Fête Maritime Festival +

    La Recouvrance During World War II, most of France’s traditional sailing vessels were destroyed and after the war, the emphasis was on Read More
  • Sunderland to Esbjerg Race +

    Oosterschelde On the north east coast of England, it was Sunderland’s proud claim that more ships had been built here than Read More
  • Tall Ships at Liverpool +

    Belem At the end of May, a Tall Ships fleet met at Liverpool. Read More
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From the Lookout

  • The Great Cunarders +

    Queen Elizabeth II 2018 has seen some significant landmarks in the history of two of Cunard Line’s most famous vessels – the RMS Queen Read More
  • A Port Rich in History +

    v One of my Sons recently visited Montreal in Canada on a business trip and reported back favourably on “The history Read More
  • The Plymouth Merchant Navy Memorial +

    Plymouth Merchant Navy Monument I was delighted to receive a very positive update on the development on the Plymouth Merchant Navy monument. Read More
  • Forty Years of Sailing for Mercy Ships +

    Africa Mercy Over the years, I have been a great admirer of the vital work which Mercy Ships carries out in the Read More
  • World Class Simulator Arrives at Montrose +

    Ethos simulator Coming from the NE of Scotland myself, I have been impressed by how, in recent years, Montrose Port Authority (MPA) Read More
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Cruise News/Superyacht News

  • Dropping an Anchor in Glasgow +

    Anchor Line The history of former shipping lines are frequently well chronicled in various museums. Read More
  • Three Year Restoration for Alicia +

    Alicia The Southampton headquartered ship repairer and marine engineering services provider, SMS, has launched the classic 1930’s superyacht Alicia from its Read More
  • Latona - A Family Affair +

    Latona With her wide open-air spaces, CRN’s new superyacht Latona offers an original interpretation of timeless elegance, coupled with Italian style Read More
  • Back to Back Transatlantic on the Queen Mary 2 +

    Queen Mary 2 In the past I have been fortunate in that I have been on a cruise to a number of the Read More
  • Turnkey Explorer Yacht +

    Explorer 67 An exciting opportunity for an owner looking to build one of the finest explorer yacht projects available has presented itself. Read More
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Ships, Ports and Places

The Congo

Sailing up the Mighty Congo

Even if for only the first eighty-five miles, to reach Matadi I was fortunate to be able to travel the Read More
Matadi Palm (2)

Ships we forgot to remember...Matadian/Matadi Palm

The need for raw materials has spawned a wide range of shipping companies in modern times. Read More
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Companies, Events and Other Features

Spijook Museum

The World’s Funniest Sea Museum

Tourists visiting Germany’s North Sea coast will be amazed to come across a submarine with cyrillic inscriptions in the yacht Read More
MV Crestbank

A Bank Line Voyage in 1959

The Crestbank was the second of a massive 17 ship order from Harland & Wolff in Belfast commencing with the Read More
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