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STS Sedov

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on October 14, 2014

The sail training ship Sedov was built in Kiel, Germany in 1921 as the Magdalene Vinnen II. It is a steel-hulled four masted barque and has an auxiliary diesel engine. Operated as a cargo ship by F.A. Vinnen & Company of Bremen, it carried cargoes of coal…

Marine Cargo Vessel Inspection Surveyors and Consultancy in China

Posted to Global Marine Cargo Vessel Inspection Surveyors and Consultancy (by Vietnam Inspection Company) on July 30, 2014

China Inspection in China/ Expediting/ Surveillance/ Inspector/ Expediter/  Quality control/ Testing/ Certificate/ Marine Surveyors/ Superintendent P&I Correspondents Insured cargo, marine investigation & adjusting in China, Countries. Dr Capt.

Virgin Islands

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on April 4, 2014

The name of this archipelago at the far western end of the Leeward Islands of the Caribbean derives from Christopher Columbus, who “discovered” them on his second voyage to the New World on October 21, 1493. He named them after Saint Ursula and the 11…

Experts emphasize the basics of success for ports

Posted to Martin Rushmere (by Martin Rushmere) on July 31, 2013

Two recent workshops on West Coast operations have reinforced the basic principles of port strategy. At the Trade and Transportation Center, Cal. State, Long Beach, the message came through from terminal operators that reliability on the dockside is essential.

Algae blooms

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on May 28, 2013

Algae are single-celled protists (primitive organisms with both plant and animal characteristics) also known as phytoplankton. There are a wide variety of algae and they are commonly found in fresh water and marine environments. In certain conditions…

Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on June 8, 2012

The man known to history as Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo (or Joao Rodrigues Cabrilho) was born in 1499 or 1500 in either Spain or Portugal. He appears to have formally acquired the surname Cabrillo (or Cabrilho) late in life. He arrived in Cuba as…

Seafarers’ shortage a myth!

Posted to Seafarers’ shortage a myth! (by Joseph Fonseca) on January 3, 2011

More and more ship owners and manning agents deny there being any seafarers’ shortage. According to a ship owner, those who continue to harp about it are merely indulging in empty rhetoric; these have evidently mistaken the ‘hull for the rudder’.