Past and Present

© Patrick Hill

Armorique (I), Past and Present

Mv Mustika Kencana II ex Tirta Kencana I, Sheng Sheng, Min Nan, Armorique, Terje Vigen © Patrick Hill Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1972 by Soc, Nouvelle des Ateliers & Chantiers du Havre, Le Havre, France (Yard No 205) for […]

© Dimitris Mentakis

Mv Disney Magic, Past and Present

Mv Disney Magic – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1998 by Fincantieri, Venedig, Italy (Yard No 5989) for Disney Cruise Lines, Nassau, Bahamas

© Ken Smith

Ms Gann, Past and Present

29/06/2015: Due at Dover – NTMs Gann ex Narvik © Ken Smith Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1982 by Mekaniskr Verksted, Aker Trondelag A/S, Trondheim Norway (Yard No 827) as a Passenger/Ro-Ro/General cargo ship. Technical Data Length: 108.57m (overall) […]

© Aleksi Lindström

Mv Ocean Princess, Past and Present

Mv Ocean Princess, ex Tahitian Princess, R Four – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1999 by Chantiers de l’Atlantique, St. Nazaire, France (Yard No O31) for Renaissance Cruises, Monrovia, Liberia

Photography

© Ray Goodfellow

Photographic Roundup – April 2015

This months photography roundup heavily features DFDS Seaways new Dover-Calais vessel the Malo Seaways. She arrived in Dover for berthing trials on the 20th April 2015 and entered service, replacing the Calais Seaways, on the 22nd April 2015. The Calais Seaways has now gone to Gdansk in Poland for an extended dry docking which will involve the replacement of one of her main engines. As well as being on hand for the maiden arrival of the ‘Malo’ in Dover we also managed a late afternoon trip to Calais with P&O Ferries on the 24th April to catch the ‘Malo’ on the move in Calais harbour as well.

© Ray Goodfellow

Four Seasons

In what has become a yearly trip around the Easter period we joined the Brittany Ferries vessel Normandie on the 30th March for her overnight crossing to Caen (Ouistreham). After an early morning arrival in Ouistreham on the 31st March we spent the whole day in Normandy before returning overnight to Portsmouth on the Brittany Ferries vessel Bretagne from the Breton port of St Malo.

Photographic Miscellany - March 2015

Photographic Miscellany – March 2015

Introduction It’s been a while since I have posted a purely photographic post to the website but there is a reason for that. Earlier this year I managed to seriously sprain my left wrist at work which meant that I […]

Holyhead to Pembroke - Taking the Scenic Route with Irish Ferries

Holyhead to Pembroke – Taking the Scenic Route with Irish Ferries

As some of you are more than likely aware in October of last year myself and Paul Cloke undertook a number of crossings of the Irish Sea with Irish Ferries. Just like previous voyage reports you will find a full photographic account of our trip along with some commentary about the journey itself. As I am not really known for taking internal photographs of ships I have linked to videos produced by Irish Ferries which show their ships and their extensive facilities.

Articles

© Mike Jackson

Camber Infill & Berth 2 (Part 2)

In January 1988 Dover Harbour Board confirmed that more sand would be dredged from the Goodwin Sands to reclaim the remainder of the Camber at the Eastern Docks. The Board obtained a licence from the Crown Estate to dredge the Goodwins and for every cubic metre of sand dredged the Harbour Board paid the Crown a fee.

The Condor Liberation

The Condor Liberation

On the 19th March we were invited by Condor Ferries to join them for a shakedown cruise on their new vessel the Condor Liberation from Poole. The purpose of the trial was to test the ship in an ‘in service’ condition

Nigel Thornton Collection

Project 45, Camber In-Fill

Project 45, Camber In-Fill  Nigel Thornton Collection    Nigel Thornton Collection (both) “In January 1984 work started on the construction of 4.13 hectare area of land for the much needed land for the assembly of freight vehicles at the Eastern […]

Project 42, Number 1 Berth, Eastern Docks

Project 42, Number 1 Berth, Eastern Docks

Project 42, Number 1 Berth, Eastern Docks © Nigel Thornton Designed and installed by MacGregor-Navaire (MGN) it was constructed so that it was capable of servicing a wide range of vessels including freight only RoRo’s and car/passenger ferries. Nigel Thornton […]

Voyage Reports

© Ray Goodfellow

Four Seasons

In what has become a yearly trip around the Easter period we joined the Brittany Ferries vessel Normandie on the 30th March for her overnight crossing to Caen (Ouistreham). After an early morning arrival in Ouistreham on the 31st March we spent the whole day in Normandy before returning overnight to Portsmouth on the Brittany Ferries vessel Bretagne from the Breton port of St Malo.

The Condor Liberation

The Condor Liberation

On the 19th March we were invited by Condor Ferries to join them for a shakedown cruise on their new vessel the Condor Liberation from Poole. The purpose of the trial was to test the ship in an ‘in service’ condition

Holyhead to Pembroke - Taking the Scenic Route with Irish Ferries

Holyhead to Pembroke – Taking the Scenic Route with Irish Ferries

As some of you are more than likely aware in October of last year myself and Paul Cloke undertook a number of crossings of the Irish Sea with Irish Ferries. Just like previous voyage reports you will find a full photographic account of our trip along with some commentary about the journey itself. As I am not really known for taking internal photographs of ships I have linked to videos produced by Irish Ferries which show their ships and their extensive facilities.

© Ray Goodfellow

Easter with Brittany Ferries – April 2014

22nd April 2014 – Article published. Please be aware that this is a rather ‘image heavy’ post so may take a while to load, especially on slower internet connections or mobile devices. A number of Instagram images from this journey […]

Cruise Ships

© Dimitris Mentakis

Mv Disney Magic, Past and Present

Mv Disney Magic – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1998 by Fincantieri, Venedig, Italy (Yard No 5989) for Disney Cruise Lines, Nassau, Bahamas

© Ken Smith

Ms Gann, Past and Present

29/06/2015: Due at Dover – NTMs Gann ex Narvik © Ken Smith Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1982 by Mekaniskr Verksted, Aker Trondelag A/S, Trondheim Norway (Yard No 827) as a Passenger/Ro-Ro/General cargo ship. Technical Data Length: 108.57m (overall) […]

© Aleksi Lindström

Mv Ocean Princess, Past and Present

Mv Ocean Princess, ex Tahitian Princess, R Four – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1999 by Chantiers de l’Atlantique, St. Nazaire, France (Yard No O31) for Renaissance Cruises, Monrovia, Liberia

© Jörn Prestien

Mv Celebrity Silhouette, Past and Present

Mv Celebrity Silhouette – Steel twin screw motor vessel (Solstice Class) built in 2011 by Jos L Meyer Werft, Papenburg, Germany (Yard No 679 ) for Celebrity Silhouette Inc.

Cargo Vessels

© Marc Piché

Mv Duncan Island, Past and Present

Mv Duncan Island – Steel single screw motor vessel built in 1993 by Danyard, Frederikshavn, Denmark (Yard No 719) as a Refrigerated Cargo ship

© Netty

Mv Pacific Breeze, Past and Present

Mv Pacific Breeze ex Pacific Rime, Rapa, Pacifik Frigo © Netty Steel single screw motor vessel, built in 1990 by Brodosplit Shipyard, Split (Yard No. 364) as a  refrigerated cargo ship. Technical Data Length: 143.0m (overall) 136.02m (between perpendiculars) Breadth: 22.51m (extreme) […]

© Wil Weijsters

Mv Arklow Fortune, Past and Present

27/01/2015: Currently in port loading grain.Mv Arklow Fortune © Wil Weijsters Steel single screw motor vessel, built in 2007 by Astilleros de Murueta SA, Spain (Yard No. 264) as a general cargo ship. Technical Data Length: 89.95m (overall) 84.98m (between perpendiculars) Breadth: 14.5m […]

© Ed Connell

Mv Atlantic Klipper, Past and Present

Mv Atlantic Klipper © David Pratt Steel single screw motor vessel, built in 2011 by Kitanihon Shipbuilding, Hachinohe, Japan (Yard No. 392) as a refrigerated cargo ship. Technical Data Length: 153.5m (between perpendiculars), 165.00m (overall) Breadth of hull: 25m Depth: […]

Information

New Website

Webmasters Log – Site Plans 2015

On the old website there was a regular news column from myself in regards to the websites development and what had changed and what was planned for the future. Well it’s been a while since I have posted an update on where we are with the website and it’s current development so I thought it was about time to give you all an update on what I am up to in regards to the websites future development.

Requests for site photos

Requests for site photos

Over the past few months we have received numerous requests for copies of contributors images displayed on this website. Previously any request was considered on it’s own apparent merit. Unfortunately demand has now increased to a level where we cannot […]

© Ray Goodfellow

Port of Dover Cruise Calls

Port of Dover Cruise Calls – here you will find the 2015 Cruise Ship schedule for the Port of Dover. Please note that this webpage is intended only as a guide. All cruise vessel calls, arrival/departure times and berth allocations are subject to change without prior notice.

Contact Us

Contact Us

How to Get in Touch With Us If you would like to get in touch with us the quickest and easiest way is to use the form below. A member of our team will endeavour to reply to you as soon […]