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Maritime Log

  • Royal Navy Wrecks Plundered for Metal +

    HMS Exeter The wrecks of three Royal Navy and three Royal Netherlands Navy, sunk by the Japanese in the East Indies during Read More
  • Huge Order Rolls In +

    Edison Chouest Logo Rolls-Royce has won a 38mn euro contract to provide propulsion and deck machinery for 13 new tugs owned by Edison Read More
  • Sea Trade Tops 10bn Tons in Time of Slow Growth +

    Shipping Shipments by sea passed the 10bn tons for the first time ever in 2015, up 2.1 per cent from the Read More
  • First Unmanned Ship to Enter Service in 2018 +

    Hronn Plymouth-based Automated Ships Ltd and the Norwegian maritime technology manufacturer Kongsberg Maritime, of Kongsberg, are to build the first unmanned Read More
  • Change of Watch at RNLI +

    Stuart Popham A new chairman took over at the helm of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution in October. Read More
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North America

  • 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
  • Happy Birthday US Navy +

    US Navy Birthday On 13 October, the United States Navy celebrated its 241st birthday with ceremonies around the world. Read More
  • New US Navy Ship Honours Sally Ride +

    R/V Sally Ride On 28 October, the US Navy commissioned a 238-foot research ship in memory of astronaut and oceanographer, Sally Kristen Ride, Read More
  • Stress-Free Fishing +

    Blue North State-of-the-art, 58 metre, vessel fishing vessel, Blue North, was christened on 9 September. Read More
  • Out With the Old In With the Older +

    Peking Built in 1911, the steel-hulled, four-masted barque and F Laeisz Flying P-Liner, Peking has been moved out out of her Read More
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  • 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
  • Competition Leads to Lowest Prices for 17 Years +

    Container Port Increased competition to retain and/ or win new shipping line customers in Australia’s container stevedoring industry has pushed prices to Read More
  • Wellington Quake and Storm Damage +

    Wellington Damage Wharves, buildings and roadways were damaged at the port of Wellington after a 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck New Zealand on Read More
  • 18 Ships Involved in Massive Modules Lift +

    Dongbang Giant No2 The Chinese line COSCO Shipping is to transport modules weighing up to 1,800 tons from fabrication yards in South Korea Read More
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Naval Focus

  • 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
  • Naval Update - Oct 2016 +

    HMS Forth Rayal Navy News The first in the second batch of River class offshore patrol vessels for the Royal Navy, HMS Read More
  • Naval Update - Sept 2016 +

    Pacific 950 Farnborough Airshow Every two years, the world’s leading aviation and military equipment manufacturers come together at an airfi eld in Read More
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Ferry World

  • 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
  • CalMac to Corlett +

    Bute The machinery gremlins hit CalMac again in November when the Rothesay vessel Bute had to be withdrawn with serious gearbox Read More
  • CTMA Fleet Spotting +

    CTMA Voyageur Richard Clammer, fortuitously in September, was taking a fascinating cruise from Liverpool to Eastern Canada aboard the Marco Polo and Read More
  • Strategic Review for Manx Ferry Services +

    Manannan In late 2015, the Isle of Man Government announced it was giving serious attention to the future of the island’s Read More
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Sail Review/Coastal Comment

  • 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
  • What Brexit Means for Shipping +

    City of Sunderland Anyone trying to fathom the possible effects on the economy, and therefore the health of the shipping industry, on the Read More
  • Teekay Contract Announced +

    Teekay Fleet The EU exit dampener on business confidence is in addition to the ongoing knock on effect of low oil prices Read More
  • Star Attraction at Greath Yarmouth +

    Earl of Pembroke The wooden barque, Earl of Pembroke of Bristol, was one of the star attractions at the Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival Read More
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From the Lookout

  • 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
  • News From Tristan da Cunha +

    News From Tristan da Cunha Regular readers will know I take a close interest in Tristan da Cunha and its people. Read More
  • More Good News for Merseyside +

    Mark Whitworthand Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox One of the world's most modern shipping terminals, Liverpool2 was officially opened on Friday 4th November 2016 at the Port Read More
  • Seafaring Still Vital to Intl Trade - Nautilus +

    Nautilus Logo The savage decline in the numbers of active seafarers in the UK over the last 40 years has been nothing Read More
  • Historic Day for Cammell Laird +

    RRS Sir David Attenborough One of the most uplifting stories of recent years has been, for me, the wonderful resurgence of the famous Mersey Read More
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Cruise News/Superyacht News

  • 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
  • Bridging the Gap +

    Vizcaya transporter bridge There are many iconic bridges throughout the world. Read More
  • Virgin Voyages 2016 +

    Cheers! At a press conference at the time of going to press, Virgin Group founder, Sir Richard Branson, revealed a change Read More
  • Cruise Bowl! +

    Cruise Bowl The gradual evolution of passenger ship design from ocean liners to cruise ships frequently generates passionate debate between Ocean Liner Read More
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Ships, Ports and Places

HMS Princess Victoria

The Short Life and Sudden Death of HMS Princess Victoria

MV Princess Victoria had an operational life of less than eleven months. She entered service as a cross-channel ferry in Read More
Ocean Endeavour

Voyage Across the Top of the World

The quest for the Northwest Passage was one of the greatest navigational challenges and an international obsession for early mariners. 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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