Past and Present

© Simonwp

MV Seabee – Past and Present

MV Seabee Ex Alara, Vedette © Simonwp (Humber, 03/07/2018) Steel single screw motor vessel built in 1990 by Bodewes Shipyards BV, Hoogezand […]

Maritime Photography

Économie, High Speed and Cruise Ferry

Économie, High Speed and Cruise Ferry

I am marking my return to the website by detailing a multi trip journey that Paul Cloke and I undertook almost a year ago between Portsmouth and Le Havre, Cherbourg and Portsmouth and Portsmouth-Caen-Portsmouth. Travelling with Brittany Ferries this report describes the three principle elements of there current fleet operations from Portsmouth, économie, high speed and cruise ferry.

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!)

It's been a while... Photographs

It’s been a while… Photographs

It’s 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. 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

Économie, High Speed and Cruise Ferry

Économie, High Speed and Cruise Ferry

I am marking my return to the website by detailing a multi trip journey that Paul Cloke and I undertook almost a year ago between Portsmouth and Le Havre, Cherbourg and Portsmouth and Portsmouth-Caen-Portsmouth. Travelling with Brittany Ferries this report describes the three principle elements of there current fleet operations from Portsmouth, économie, high speed and cruise ferry.

© 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.

Ferries

© Prieto

MV Kerry – Past and Present

MV Kerry, ex AF Michela, Cartour – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 2001 by Cantiere Navale Visentini, Italy (Yard No 196) as a Passenger Roll on – Roll off cargo ferry

© Robbie Cox

MV W.B. Yeats – Past and Present

MV W.B. Yeats © Robbie Cox (Dublin, 14/03/2019) Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 2018 by Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft mbH & Co. […]

Cruise Ships

MV Rotterdam - Past and Present

MV Rotterdam – Past and Present

MV Rotterdam – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1997 by Fincantieri Breda, Venedig Italy (Yard No 5980) as a Passenger (Cruise) Ship for Holland America Line

© Mikkel

MV Akademik Ioffe – Past and Present

MV Akademik Ioffe – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1989 by Hollming Oy, Rauma (Yard No 266) as a Research Vessel for the Russian Academy of Science

© Cees Bustraan

MV Viking Sea – Past and Present

MV Viking Sea – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 2016 by Fincantieri Spa, Ancona, Italy (Yard No 6245) as a Passenger (Cruise) Ship for Viking Ocean Cruises Ltd, Bermuda

Cargo Vessels

© Simonwp

MV Seabee – Past and Present

MV Seabee Ex Alara, Vedette © Simonwp (Humber, 03/07/2018) Steel single screw motor vessel built in 1990 by Bodewes Shipyards BV, Hoogezand […]

© Juan Carlos C

MV Autumn Wind – Past and Present

MV Autumn Wind Ex St Lucia, Geest St Lucia © Juan Carlos C (09/02/2018) Steel single screw (Chiquita – Geest Danyard Countries-Islands […]

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