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Stena Europe

As a result of the bad weather around the UK, the ferry from Rosslare (Ireland)  to Fishguard (Wales), Stena Europe has been stuck in the Irish Sea since leaving Rosslare yesterday.

The ferry left Rosslare at 09:00 yesterday and headed for Fishguard but when a few miles north of Fishguard they abandoned the approach to the port as they were unable to berth, due to the bad weather. So, off they went for a detour within Cardigan Bay, returning for a second attempt 3 hours later. From…

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Added by Kelvin Davies on November 22, 2016 at 9:43 — 3 Comments

Sad news from Malta

Earlier this morning a Metroliner took off from Luqa, Malta with 5 people aboard, heading for Musrata in Libya and crashed almost immediately after take off. All 5 persons on board are reported to have been killed.

Video here: https://www.facebook.com/lazz178.mt/...type=2&theater

Added by Kelvin Davies on October 24, 2016 at 9:21 — No Comments

Another Local Documentary, This One Quite Current

Oregon Field Guide / Bar Pilots

I'm not sure why the accompanying text for this post disappeared, but I'll try again...

The link is to a nicely-produced local Public Television show that aired recently. The first segment covers bar pilot operations off the mouth of the Columbia River.

The second segment isn't maritime or aviation-related at all, but if you're interested at all in what…

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Added by Scott Saulsbury on October 21, 2016 at 21:00 — No Comments

Graham

Sad to hear the news of Graham Alton passing. I always valued his comments on my photographs.

Added by Bryan Crawford on September 28, 2016 at 11:15 — 6 Comments

Harmony of the Seas Accident

One person has been killed and two other critically injured after a lifeboat fell from the world's biggest cruise liner, the Harmony of the Seas, which was docked in the French port of Marseille.



According to La Provence, the local newspaper, five members of the ship's navigation crew were on board when the lifeboat became detached.



The accident is understood to have taken place during a basic security drill.

It is unclear precisely what the five were doing inside the… Continue

Added by Jack Dryden on September 13, 2016 at 12:44 — 3 Comments

3B-NAU - Airbus A340-312 - Air Mauritius

Added by Jordan FJ on September 12, 2016 at 16:20 — No Comments

Hanjin Shipping

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-3770319/Marooned-Hanjin-vessels-spark-shipping-crisis.

                                                                                                                                                                                         Seems Hanjin has called in the receivers, because the banks will not pay out…

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Added by Graham Alton on September 4, 2016 at 12:30 — 1 Comment

If you have any interest in WWII info, you may find this very interesting.

This is quite a story …! An Armada of ships and airplanes poised for the invasion of Japan…that never happened…because President Truman authorized the dropping of “A” bombs at Nagasaki and Hiroshima that resulted in the Japanese surrender. Just think of the American lives that would have been lost had this invasion occurred. Be thankful that the U S had a President with the courage to make the call. Sadly most Americans today know nothing about this and the sacrifices made by those before… Continue

Added by Jack Dryden on August 6, 2016 at 13:30 — 1 Comment

Japanese warship in London

For anybody in the London area, the Japanese training destroyer Kashima is due in London tomorrow, 31st July.

Tower Bridge is opening at 13:00 to allow the vessel into London. She will be staying in London until Wednesday.

Seen here in Portsmouth in 2008: http://my.pinkfroot.com/photo/kashima-2

Added by Kelvin Davies on July 30, 2016 at 21:29 — No Comments

Arklow Update

A new Arklow to add to the list for 2016. Arklow Cadet. Launched 2016

No removals so far

Added by Howard - Liverpool on July 19, 2016 at 10:30 — 2 Comments

Farnborough Airshow Flying Programme

http://www.farnborough.com/trade/Content/Aircraft

Trade and public days available

Added by Graham Alton on July 10, 2016 at 10:36 — No Comments

Did you ever see a fighter jet sit down on a stool?

Thought you all might like to watch this

http://www.chonday.com/Videos/harrierlj2

Added by Jack Dryden on June 14, 2016 at 18:02 — 2 Comments

Luton Spotting

Well, yesterday (5th June), I thought I would give it a go. The weather forecast for Gatwick was showing cloud in the early part of the morning (shame really, as I had got out of bed at 04:45 for an early start). As a possible alternative, Heathrow's weather was marginally better but arrivals/departures were on Easterlies, not bad for arrivals but nothing doing for departures. There was a chance to catch a Finnair A350 (only seen 2 so far) and the Icelandair flight was to be a B767. Other…

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Added by Kelvin Davies on June 6, 2016 at 8:14 — 1 Comment

Birmingham Airport Spotting Blog

Click on the link below

http://bhxmovements.blogspot.co.uk/

Added by Michael Vickers on June 3, 2016 at 19:32 — No Comments

Gatwick Spotting

there should be something done at Gatwick,not just for spotters and Photographers,but for the Family whos moms and dads like to take there Children to see the aeroplanes

If I go to Gatwick,i only go if there using 26 ,when landing over the Gatwick Railway station,can get some really good shots from there

Added by Michael Vickers on June 3, 2016 at 18:54 — 4 Comments

Harmony of the seas - Calshot 22.5.16

Popping down to Calshot Sunday. Got 4 big ones leaving Southampton waters Including the worlds biggest Liner.

Leaving the docks:

Queen Victoria 1630
Ventura 1630
Celebrity Eclipse 1630
Harmony of the seas 1700

Hopefully the sun will shine :)

Added by Steve Hood on May 21, 2016 at 10:24 — 10 Comments

Jet2 at Liverpool

I am currently watching Jet2 B737 G-CELJ letting down over the River Mersey, for a landing at Liverpool.

The flight originated at Leeds Bradford.

This aircraft is often seen at Manchester but never Liverpool.

Anyone got any idea of what that is all about?

It's a shame the wind is in the wrong direction as I am currently right across the river from Liverpool and underneath the approach when the wind is the "wrong way". Otherwise, I would have been able to get a…

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Added by Kelvin Davies on April 27, 2016 at 6:57 — 1 Comment

If you like restored WWII aircraft, you'll like this Canadian video.

Thought you all might like to watch this
http://www.cbc.ca/player/play/2678274946/

Added by Jack Dryden on April 17, 2016 at 17:48 — No Comments

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