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

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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The St Jude Storm 28th October 2013

The St Jude Storm 28th October 2013

Introduction Last weekend we saw some of the stormiest conditions experienced at sea in a number of years, some media outlets have described the situation as the worst storm to hit the South East of the United Kingdom since the Great Storm of 1987. A deep depression crossing the Atlantic brought hurricane force winds to […]

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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

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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Voyage Report – Brittany Ferries Mont St Michel & Bretagne

Voyage Report – Brittany Ferries Mont St Michel & Bretagne

Welcome to our voyage report on the Mont St Michel and the Bretagne. Please note that this voyage report is `image intensive’ with over 80 photographs so it may take a little while to load, especially on a mobile devices. Introduction Back in May myself and Paul Cloke undertook our first voyage with Brittany Ferries […]

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Other Recent Posts

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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“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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