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  • Message from the Bridge - March 2017 +

  • International Salvage Union: Lloyd's Open Form +

  • Trump Starts Biggest Build-up in Decades +

  • Silver River +

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

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Maritime Log

  • BIMCO Predicts Intense Competition +

    BIMCO Logo The shipping industry has its work cut out going forward in 2017 as it will be another year of intense Read More
  • Famous German Rival is Taken Over by Maersk +

    Cap San Nicolas The world's largest container carrier Maersk Line A/S is taking over the seventh largest container shipping line in the world, Read More
  • Special Ship to Transport Turbine Blades from Hull +

    Rotra Vente The wind turbine manufacturer, Siemens Wind Power, has taken delivery of the world’s first heavy cargo roll-on, roll-off vessel designed Read More
  • Port’s Largest Ship Arrives With a Cargo of Rice +

    Dijksgracht In December, the Dutch ship Dijksgracht, 13,558gt, became the largest vessel to call at Ipswich when she arrived with a Read More
  • Module Carriers Roll Into Special Service +

    BigRoll Barentsz The Netherlands-based BigRoll Shipping has taken delivery of the third of four MC-Class module carriers, the BigRoll Baffin, built at Read More
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North America

  • 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
  • Newest US Sailing Ship Gets Coast Guard Thumbs Up +

    SSV Oliver Hazard Perry A crucial waypoint for her 2017 offshore ocean voyaging programme, Sail Training Vessel (“SSV”) Oliver Hazard Perry has received her Read More
  • North America’s First Hybrid Cargo Ferry +

    Seaspan Swift Vancouver-based ferry operator, Seaspan Ferries, took delivery of the first of two LNG-battery hybrid cargo ferries, the first LNG-battery hybrid Read More
  • Urgent US$23m for RMS Queen Mary +

    RMS Queen Mary The California city of Long Beach is now looking at a bill of $23 million for “urgent” repairs to RMS Read More
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  • 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
  • Dream Ship is Named +

    Gentling Dream The new cruise ship Genting Dream, 151,300gt, of the Asian cruise line Dream Cruises, was formally named in a ceremony Read More
  • 21 Die in Beach Yard Blast +

    Gadani Beach, Pakistan On Nov 1, 21 people died in a series of explosions on an 88,122gt floating production tanker which was being Read More
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Naval Focus

  • 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
  • Naval Update - Nov 2016 +

    HMS Explorer HMS Trumpeter Royal Navy News Their work is seldom heralded, but the work of the smallest warships in the Royal Navy continues. 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

  • 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
  • A Variety of Galway Hookers +

    Morning Star On the wild West Coast of Ireland the sailing cargo craft were known as the Galway Hookers. Read More
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From the Lookout

  • 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
  • Norsafe’s Experience in the Polar Code Pays Off +

    Norsafe lifeboat The International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters, or The Polar Code (pdf here), as it is more familiarly Read More
  • International Salvage Union: Lloyd's Open Form +

    SMART bow I always enjoy attending the International Salvage Union (ISU) Maritime Press Lunch in December each year. Read More
  • Paper Calls for Post-Brexit Freeports +

    Yangshan Port On November 14th 2016 the Centre for Policy Studies published a very interesting paper entitled "The British Ports Opportunity" by Read More
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Cruise News/Superyacht News

  • 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
  • And the Winner is....Titanic Belfast +

    Titanic WInner In early December ‘Titanic Belfast’ announced a proud achievement with this announcement...... an accolade of considerable proportions! Read More
  • The Booth Line’s Amazing Amazonian Adventure +

    SS Hubert The Booth Steamship Co Ltd dates as far back as 1881. Read More
  • Robert Maxwell's Yacht for Sale +

    Lady Mona K The 57.5m Dutch-built Lady Mona K, a yacht best remembered in history as Lady Ghislaine, has come onto the market Read More
  • Twenty Two Year Old Show Stealer +

    Coral Ocean It may be because there were so very few brand new yachts at this year’s Monaco Boat Show compared to Read More
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Ships, Ports and Places

Prelude FLNG

The Changing Size and Shape of LNG Carriers (Part 2)

The first part of this article in the February issue of Sea Breezes considered key trends in the evolution of Read More

The "Otaki" Story

The Otaki Story was published in Volume 1 No 1 in May 1965 in “Crossed Flags”, the House Journal of Read More
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Companies, Events and Other Features

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
Eastern Moon

Eastern Saga

Note from the Editor In April 2016, we published the article ‘Eastern Ranger and the Red Guards’ which covered the Read More
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