Added by Patrick Lawson on January 31, 2015 at 17:01 — No Comments
It's nice to be home, knowing that another trip to an airport is not on the horizon for a while. After two weeks in Vietnam and another week in Baltimore, little Astoria is feeling more welcoming than ever. I just wish that I had some more pictures of exotic craft and/or locations to show for the trips, but there was too much else going on.
It was most interesting to see a Page 2 story about Pinkfroot in our local paper this past Friday. I posted a link to Facebook recently, so…Continue
Added by Patrick Lawson on January 21, 2015 at 3:48 — No Comments
Two videos of the CSCL GLOBE at Felixstowe:
Added by Patrick Lawson on January 18, 2015 at 15:50 — No Comments
Added by Patrick Lawson on January 16, 2015 at 16:24 — No Comments
Hoegh Osaka was scheduled for an attempted re-floating today but late last night this was postponed as they have discovered more water than they had thought within the ship.
That meant they missed a weather window and the weather is forecast to gradually deteriorate over the coming week.
Now, in the last few hours, it has been discovered that the ship is drifting slowly to the south west.
Now, there are extra tugs coming on station. Yesterday, there was a couple of…Continue
The world's largest container ship, CSCL Globe, is due to arrive at Felixstowe today at 13:00.
CSCL Globe, recently built in China, is on its maiden voyage from China, via Port Kelang.
At 187,141 grt and capable of carrying up to 19,000 containers, CSCL Globe really is a monster!
IMO 9695121 MMSI 477712400.
The previous largest vessel to arrive at Felixstowe was the Majestic Maersk, IMO 9619919.
Although the Majestic Maersk is shown as 194,849 grt. bigger…Continue
Added by Kelvin Davies on January 7, 2015 at 8:10 — No Comments
Last night, the vehicle carrier, Hoegh Osaka left Southampton at 20:20.
Got as far as Bramble Bank and no further. The vessel seems to have run aground on the bank and ended up stuck with a serious list. The list was bad enough that the entire crew had to be lifted off by helicopter and taken ashore to Stubbington.
I imagine it would have been a spectacular sight if it hadn't been dark. At the scene were tugs from Southampton and Esso.
The company is hopeful that they…Continue
Sad news on BBC today: The cement carrier Cemfjord, has capsized in Pentland Firth while en route to Runcorn.
There were apparently no distress calls. The first the authorities knew about it was a report from the crew of the ferry Hrossey. So far, there has been no sign of the crew of 8.
Also in the news; a…Continue
Added by Jack Dryden on January 2, 2015 at 10:02 — No Comments
Virgin's 2nd B787, G-VAHH, named Dream Girl, arrived at Heathrow at 11:00 today (Jan 1st).
Departing Everett on New Year's Eve, the crew spent their New Year somewhere over North America. Hope they enjoyed it and didn't overdo the pop!
Added by Kelvin Davies on January 1, 2015 at 15:07 — No Comments