Past and Present

Mv AIDAcara, Past and Present

Mv AIDAcara, Past and Present

03/04/2014: Due in Dover. All local pics gratefully received.Mv AIDAcara ex Aida © Joonas Kortelainen Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1996 by Kvaener-Masa Yard, Åbo, Finland  (Yard No 1337) for Deutsche Seereederei Touristik, Rostock. Germany. Technical Data Original Cost: DM 300 million Length: 193.34m (overall), 174.15m (registered) Breadth of hull: 27.60m Depth: 16.95m (moulded) […]

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Mv Discovery, Past and Present

Mv Discovery, Past and Present

03/04/2014: Due at Dover. All local pics gratefully received.Mv Discovery Ex Platinum, Hyundai Pungak, Island Princess, Island Venture Roy Thornton Collection Steel twin screw motor vessel, built in 1972 by Rheinstahl Nordseewerke, Emden, Germany (Yard No 414) for Norwegian Cruiseships, Oslo, Norway.  Technical Data Original Cost: $25 million Length on deck: 168.74m Breadth of hull: 24.59m Depth: m […]

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Rays Photography

Easter with Brittany Ferries – April 2014

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 have also been uploaded to my Instagram account and can be viewed by clicking here. […]

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Red Sky in the Morning……….

Red Sky in the Morning……….

Introduction On Sunday (26/01/14) we undertook our first crossing of the year, the first of many no doubt. Travelling with P&O Ferries we headed out on the Spirit of France before returning later on in the day on the Pride of Burgundy. The main aim of the trip was to get some new photographs and […]

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Articles

“INNOVATE IDEA TO COMBAT UNPAID BERTHING FEES”

“INNOVATE IDEA TO COMBAT UNPAID BERTHING FEES”

© Nigel Thornton Three years on from the original proposal, it can “exclusively be revealed” that the Port of Dover is contemplating an innovative plan to combat unpaid berthing fees from the worlds maritime fleet. The port is considering the installation of automatic barriers at both harbour entrances. These barriers will open and close upon […]

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The “Night Ferry”

The “Night Ferry”

The Night Ferry (Shipping Timeline). April 24th 1924 Harwich – Zeebrugge train ferry inaugurated by Great Eastern Train Ferries. 1926 Société Anonymé de Navigation Alsace-Lorraine – Angleterre (ALA) registered in Paris; renamed Angleterre-Lorraine-Alsace on February 23rd 1927. Owned by LMS Railway and Nord Railway associate SAGA. May 12th 1927 Start of ALA/LMS steamer service Dunkerkerque-Tilbury […]

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Voyage Reports

Easter with Brittany Ferries – April 2014

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 have also been uploaded to my Instagram account and can be viewed by clicking here. […]

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Voyage Report: My Ferry Link 06/10/13

Voyage Report: My Ferry Link 06/10/13

I last travelled with My Ferry Link in August of 2012 when the service was very much in it’s infancy so it was high time to try the service once again to see how things have changed so on Sunday the 6th October 2013 we undertook a crossing to Calais on the Rodin, returning later […]

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Other Recent Posts

Easter with Brittany Ferries – April 2014

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 have also been uploaded to my Instagram account and can be viewed by clicking here. […]

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Mv Baltic Jasmine, Past and Present

Mv Baltic Jasmine, Past and Present

07/04/2014: Due at Dover. All local pics gratefully received.Mv Baltic Jasmine Ex Wild Osprey, Wild Jasmine. © Juergen Braker Steel single screw motor vessel built in 1998 by Iwagi Zosen, Japan (Yard No S-Z175) as a Refrigerated Cargo ship. Technical Data Length: 149.92m (overall) 137.80m (between perpendiculars) Breadth of hull: 22.10m (overall) Depth: 12.0m Draught: […]

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