Wednesday, September 28, 2016
×

Warning

EU e-Privacy Directive

This website uses cookies to manage authentication, navigation, and other functions. By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

You have declined cookies. This decision can be reversed.

Maritime Log

  • New Platform Concept from Damen +

    Damen Concept A new concept for an oil and gas platform decommissioning vessel has been unveiled by the Damen Shipyards Group of Read More
  • Alert over 3D Printing Used by Criminals +

    Security Seals Ways to combat the increasing risk posed by criminals making use of 3D printing technology to steal shipments of cargo Read More
  • Just another busy day at the office... +

    Poole Lifeboat The Poole Lifeboat Station had one of its busiest afternoon and evenings for a long time on July 16 with Read More
  • The Happy Sun is Set to Rise +

    Happy Star Biglift Shipping, of the Netherlands, has placed an order for a third Happy S-type heavy lift ship with Ouhua Shipbuilding, Read More
  • Cruise Giant Sets Up Safety Training Centre +

    Queen Mary 2 A safety training centre for its 6,500 deck and engineering officers has been opened in the Netherlands by the world’s Read More
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

North America

  • Fantasy Fire +

    Caribbean Fantasy All 511 persons aboard the 561-foot Panamanian-flagged passenger/cargo vessel Carribean Fantasy were evacuated and taken to San Juan’s Pier 6 Read More
  • USS North Carolina Gets Own Dry Dock +

    USS North Carolina USS North Carolina (VB-55) was last dry docked in November 1953. Read More
  • First US LNG Through New Panama Canal +

    Maran Gas Apollonia Until the opening of the expanded Panama Canal, because of their size, LNG ships had to go the long way Read More
  • Blessed is the Giver +

    USCG Boutwell The high-endurance cutter USCG Boutwell (WHEC-719) becomes BRP (Barko ng Republika ng Pilipinas) Andres Bonifacio as the Philippine Navy accepts Read More
  • Oceangate Drops in on Andrea Doria +

    Andrea Doria On the 60th anniversary of her sinking, ocean exploration company OceanGate, captured detailed close-up images of the wreck of Andrea Read More
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Asia-Pacific

  • First Cattle Drive from AUS to Cambodia +

    Greman Express The cattle trade between Australia and Cambodia began in June when the livestock carrier Greyman Express, 10,421gt, of the Dutch Read More
  • First LNG Shipment to Japanese Customer +

    Fukurokuju On June 29, the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipment for the Kansai Electric Power Co, Japan, left the Australia Read More
  • Fincantieri and Chinese Yards’ Cruise Deal +

    Fincantieri Monfalcone yards The Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri and the China State Shipbuilding (CSSC) have formed a joint venture to design and sell cruise Read More
  • Bid for New Asia/Australia Service +

    OOCL The newly-formed Asia Australia Consortium that offers “a more competitive service and comprehensive coverage” in the North East Asia/Australia container Read More
  • Giant Shipping Lines Formed by Chinese +

    Cosco Shipyard The giant Chinese shipping group China Cosco Shipping Corporation has split its tanker and bulk carrier divisions into two sections, Read More
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Naval Focus

  • 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
  • Naval Update +

    HMS Illustrious Royal Navy News On 1 June in suitably grey rain sodden skies, the former ice patrol ship HMS Endurance was Read More
  • Naval Update +

    HMS Sabre Royal Navy News The ongoing pestering of British and foreign warships utilising the facilities at Gibraltar by Spanish vessels continued Read More
  • Naval Update +

    HMS Defender IMCMEX Royal Navy News The Type 45 destroyer HMS Defender has been participating in one of the world’s largest minewarfare exercises Read More
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Ferry World

  • Tern Celebration +

    Tern In 1949, the Windermere ‘steamer’ Tern of canoe bow fame was not yet half way through her career so far. Read More
  • Calais Congention +

    Spirit of France As I write, the summer peak ferry traffic at Dover has seen thousands of unhappy travellers caught up in hold-ups Read More
  • Manor Marine Vessels +

    Ali Cat To slightly less profound issues and CalMac having won their bid to run services for another 8 years were soon Read More
  • A UK Out-with the European Union? +

    Scottish Viking I write Ferry World just days after the momentous decision by the British electorate who, by a relatively small margin, Read More
  • Stena Bonanza for China +

    New Stena Builds As I write, Stena is due to order four large new passenger-freight ro-ros for North European service from AVIC Shipyard Read More
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Sail Review/Coastal Comment

  • Whitby Esk +

    Havilah A port that has lost its coastal shipping business to go over to marina operation and property development is Whitby. Read More
  • Provident Wins Brixham Heritage Regatta +

    Pilgrim The two schooners owned by South Street Seaport Museum, New York, were active in the summer. Read More
  • Workboats +

    Helen Mary The oil and gas rig supply vessel was the new design of the late ‘60s and ‘70s that soon became Read More
  • Steel Ships +

    Skala I grew up with the steel industry and worked in it on occasion and I recall on a visit two Read More
  • Cemfjord MAIB Report +

    Cemfjord Trust the locals to give the awesomely scary seas at the eastern end of the Pentland Firth the innocent sounding Read More
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

From the Lookout

  • India Approves Major Transshipment Hub +

    Sagar Mala I was very interested to receive commentary on India’s Sagar Mala project which has been approved for construction by the Read More
  • Jazz Cruise on MV Balomoral +

    MV Balmoral On Thursday 14th July, my wife and I boarded the wonderful Balmoral at Douglas (Isle of Man) for an evening Read More
  • Royal Naming Ceremony for Red Jet 6 +

    Red Jed Naming Ceremony A very special day in Cowes on the 4th July 2016 when HRH The Princess Royal named Red Jet 6 Read More
  • Deputy Mayor Welcomes Thames Vision +

    Joy McGlinchey, Val Shawcross and Shane Pink Way back in 1960, I sailed on my first trip on the Glen Line ship MV Cardiganshire from the Royal Read More
  • Come Forth and Multiply +

    Caribbean Princess Cruise ship numbers into the Firth of Forth surge ahead in 2016 In 2016, Forth Ports Ltd is enjoying substantial Read More
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Cruise News/Superyacht News

  • MV Aranui 5 +

    Aranui 5 Ask the average Westerner to name an area famed for it’s beautiful and exotic islands and many would name the Read More
  • Hanse Explorer – “A True Adventure Yacht” +

    Hanse Explorer Hanse Explorer has been added to the brokerage list of Fraser Yachts with an asking price of €13,500,000. Read More
  • "Giant" Reborn as "Legend" +

    Legend The rebuilt expedition yacht, now known as Legend, has left Holland for her maiden trip. Read More
  • The Alaska Marine Highway +

    Columbia It may have been a Russian colony from 1744 until the USA bought it in 1867 for $7,200,000....but at that Read More
  • The Lloyd Triestino Liners +

    Africa The early 1960’s was an exciting time for me. When I finished school and prior to heading off in the Read More
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Ships, Ports and Places

Newfoundland

A Year on the Newfoundland (Part Four)

Winter North AtlanticThe next trip was at the start of what could be classed as the winter season and the Read More
Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse

Lost Ocean Liners

Shipping companies built ocean liners to last, but a number were still lost under various circumstances. Most ocean liners were Read More
  • 1
  • 2

Companies, Events and Other Features

Tonnage

The Mysteries of Ship Tonnage

There’s a lot of misunderstanding over ship tonnage. Too often we read that such-and-such a ship, ‘weighed in at 80,000 Read More
HMS Liverpool

From Boy Scout to Battleships

Looking south from the garden of Rear Admiral Tom Bradbury’s house, set high on the Weald at Dallington near Heathfield Read More
  • 1
  • 2