• Mv Niels Klim – Past and Present

    Mv Stena Nautica Ex Lion King II, Lion King, Isle of Innisfree, Niels Klim. © Mikkel Steel motor vessel, built by Nakskov […]

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  • Mv Segovia Carrier – Cargo from the Past

    Mv Segovia Carrier Ex Winter Sea, Zenit Sea, Winter Sea © Henk Guddee Steel single screw motor vessel built in 1980 by […]

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  • MV Europic Ferry – Past and Present

    MV Ajman Glory, ex Afrodite II, European Freighter, Europic Ferry – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1968 at Swan, Hunter and Wigham Richardson Ltd., Wallsend, England (Yard No 2025) for Atlantic Steam Navigation Co. Ltd., London, England as a Passenger/RoRo Cargo/Ferry

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  • Mv Balmoral Universal – Cargo from the Past

    Mv Psara Reefer Ex Balmoral Universal, Balmoral Castle, Clan Robertson. Courtesy of Chris Howell Steel single screw motor vessel built in 1965 […]

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  • Mv Golfo De Batabano – Cargo from the Past

    Mv Aila Ex Ailsa, Eastern Ice, Caribbean Reefer, Golfo De Batabano © Marc Piché Steel single screw motor vessel, Kanda445 – 443k Standard, […]

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  • MV Dundalk – Past and Present

    MV Theseus, ex St Cybi, Stena Sailer, Dundalk – Steel twin screw motor vessel, built in 1974 by Verolme Cork Dockyards Ltd, Cork, Ireland (Yard No. 874), for Allied Irish Bank Ltd, (British & Irish Steam Packet Co.) Dublin, Ireland as a passenger and commercial vehicle ferry

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  • Mv Landmark – Past and Present

    MV Sarajevo, ex Hind, Engy, Eurosun, Trucker Express, RoRo Cimbria, Landmark – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1971 by Ankerløkken Verft, Glommen A/S, Fredrikstad, Norway (Yard No 178) as RoRo Cargo/Vehicles Carrier vessel

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  • MV Ulster Prince – Past and Present

    MV Matar, ex Ulster Prince – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1967 by Harland & Wolff Ltd. Belfast (Yard No 1667) as a passenger and vehicle roll-on roll-off vehicle ferry, for Belfast Steamship Co., Belfast

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  • Mv Olivia – Cargo from the Past

    MV City of Sidon, ex Mirvat I, Olivia, Lux Rover, Carbosco – Steel single screw motor vessel built in 1982 by Sociedad Metalúrgica Duro Felguera Gijón, Spain (Yard No 0159) as a Vehicles Carrier Roll-On/Roll-Off Cargo

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  • MV Afric Star (II) – Cargo from the Past

    MV Afric Star, ex Lanark, Afric Star – Steel single screw “A Class” motor vessel built in 1975 by Smith’s Dock Co. Ltd, Middlesbrough to a design by Akers, Norway (Yard No 1328) as a Refrigerated cargo vessel

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  • A Weekend in Portsmouth

    A weekend in Portsmouth – Photographs from a weekend break to the South Coast city of Portsmouth. Well we went, we saw and we conquered (that’s a reference to me and tall structures!)

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  • The Ones That Got Away

    I am just in the process of finalising plans to visit Portsmouth this coming weekend (3rd-4th June 2017) with my fianceé and some friends when I suddenly realised that I hadn’t posted the photographs from our last visit back in February when myself and Paul Cloke travelled on Brittany Ferries Pont-Aven to St Malo, returning on the Armorique from Caen, hence the title, ‘the ones that got away’.

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  • MV Norstar – Past and Present

    MV SNAV Campania, ex Norstar – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1974 by AG ‘Weser’, Werk Seebeck, Bremerhaven, Germany (Yard No 973) for North Sea Ferries, Hull, England

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  • MV Seefalke (I) – Salvage Tug

    MV Seefalke (I) – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1924 by Joh.C. Tecklenborg A.G., Wesermünde (Yard No 401) as a Salvage Tug

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  • Mv Norland – Past and Present

    MV SNAV Sicilia, ex Norland – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1974 by AG ‘Weser’, Werk Seebeck, Bremerhaven, Germany (Yard No 972) for North Sea Ferries, Hull, England

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Past and Present

MV Europic Ferry - Past and Present

MV Europic Ferry – Past and Present

MV Ajman Glory, ex Afrodite II, European Freighter, Europic Ferry – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1968 at Swan, Hunter and Wigham Richardson Ltd., Wallsend, England (Yard No 2025) for Atlantic Steam Navigation Co. Ltd., London, England as a Passenger/RoRo Cargo/Ferry

Maritime Photography

A Weekend in Portsmouth

A Weekend in Portsmouth

A weekend in Portsmouth – Photographs from a weekend break to the South Coast city of Portsmouth. Well we went, we saw and we conquered (that’s a reference to me and tall structures!)

The Ones That Got Away

The Ones That Got Away

I am just in the process of finalising plans to visit Portsmouth this coming weekend (3rd-4th June 2017) with my fianceé and some friends when I suddenly realised that I hadn’t posted the photographs from our last visit back in February when myself and Paul Cloke travelled on Brittany Ferries Pont-Aven to St Malo, returning on the Armorique from Caen, hence the title, ‘the ones that got away’.

It's been a while... Photographs

It’s been a while… Photographs

Its been a while since I have posted any photographs to the website and that’s because it has been a while since I have wielded a camera. Even though I am now semi retired from the website due to some super big massive changes in my personal life, such as trying to find a new job, settling down with the girl I love and I am not sure if I have mentioned it on here, getting married! As you can see time hasn’t been in my favour of late but I wanted you to all know that I am still around and I do poke my head into the hobby side of my life occasionally. Anyway I digress…. Please find in this album a few photographs taken during October and November.

Articles

© Nigel Scutt

Russian Fleet in the Dover Strait

A Russian naval task force believed to be heading to Syria passed through the Channel on Friday 21st October 2016. The Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, Kirov Class battle cruiser Peter the Great and their accompanying contingent of seven ships, (including Severomorsk (619) and Vice Admiral Kulakov (626) was understood to be sailing for the Syrian coast to take part in the assault on Aleppo. Separately, two Russian ships are heading north from Portugal to join up with the task-force.

Roy Thornton Collection

Christmas Past at the Port of Dover

This article was originally published on the 1st December 2012 but with the festive season rapidly approaching it’s time to resurrect an old favourite. As can be seen below, the ferries have certainly changed over the years (in both number and in size) but there is still one tradition that remains and that is the local fleet’s official day of rest, Christmas Day. In these modern days of the 24 hour operation at the Port of Dover it is very rare to see the ships laid up.

Bretagne and Mont St Michel - 'The Event Before the Event'

Bretagne and Mont St Michel – ‘The Event Before the Event’

On Tuesday 14th July 2015 Paul Cloke and myself departed Kent for Portsmouth for a a short mini cruise with Brittany Ferries travelling out on the Bretagne to the Breton port of St Malo before returning the following day from the Norman port of Caen (Ouistreham) on the Mont St Michel.

© 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.

Ferries

MV Europic Ferry - Past and Present

MV Europic Ferry – Past and Present

MV Ajman Glory, ex Afrodite II, European Freighter, Europic Ferry – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1968 at Swan, Hunter and Wigham Richardson Ltd., Wallsend, England (Yard No 2025) for Atlantic Steam Navigation Co. Ltd., London, England as a Passenger/RoRo Cargo/Ferry

MV Dundalk - Past and Present

MV Dundalk – Past and Present

MV Theseus, ex St Cybi, Stena Sailer, Dundalk – Steel twin screw motor vessel, built in 1974 by Verolme Cork Dockyards Ltd, Cork, Ireland (Yard No. 874), for Allied Irish Bank Ltd, (British & Irish Steam Packet Co.) Dublin, Ireland as a passenger and commercial vehicle ferry

© Simonwp

Mv Landmark – Past and Present

MV Sarajevo, ex Hind, Engy, Eurosun, Trucker Express, RoRo Cimbria, Landmark – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1971 by Ankerløkken Verft, Glommen A/S, Fredrikstad, Norway (Yard No 178) as RoRo Cargo/Vehicles Carrier vessel

Cruise Ships

© Cees Bustraan

Mv AIDAvita – Past and Present

MV AIDAvita – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 2002 by Aker MTW, Wismar, Germany (Yard No 003) for P&O Princess Cruises Intl, Ltd

© Gena Amfimov

MV Deutschland – Past and Present

MV Deutschland, ex World Odyssey, Deutschland – Steel twin screw motor vessel assembled in 1998 by Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft, Kiel (Yard No. 328) for Peter Deilmann-Reederei

© Nigel Thornton

TS Maxim Gorkiy – Past and Present

Ts Maxim G, ex Maxim Gorkiy, Hanseatic, Hamburg – Steel twin screw turbine vessel built in 1969 by Deutsche Werft, Hamburg (Yard No 825) for Deutsche Atlantik-Linie, Hamburg

Cargo Vessels