Archive for the ‘Maritime History and Museums’ Category

Layers of London

Layers of London
Discover fascinating collections of material related to London’s history and see these records on a map of London. Explore Layers of London – a new digital platform enabling you to peel back the layers of London’s history to discover its people and places, and to share your own stories. Did...
September 21st, 2018 | Archaeology, Clubs, Communication, Food and Drink, Holidays, HR, Immigration, Maritime History and Museums, People and Places | Read More

Damen Shipyards Galati opens historical exhibition as part of continuing 125 year anniversary celebrations

Damen Shipyards Galati opens historical exhibition as part of continuing 125 year anniversary celebrations
From the opening ceremony Displaying an extensive collection of historical maritime memorabilia, Damen Shipyards Galati has opened an exhibition in the Lower Danube University in the Romanian city of Galati. The exhibition is part of the yard’s 125 year anniversary celebrations that began with the...
September 10th, 2018 | Anniversaries, Events, Maritime History and Museums, People and Places, Ship Conversions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shiprepair | Read More

What an ARMATA that was !

What an ARMATA that was !
Like every year, the ARMATA anniversary events on the heroic island of Spetses – off the coast of Argolis – end with the burning of a locally made replica of an Ottoman warship.   ARMATA was a boost for the Greek Revolution of 1821 as the Hellenes’ merchant navy – mostly conversions to warships...
September 8th, 2018 | Events, Maritime History and Museums | Read More

The 9th Hydra Shipping Conference: Romanticism in Shipping

The 9th Hydra Shipping Conference: Romanticism in Shipping
Hydra, the Port 9th Hydra Shipping Conference Saturday September 15th 2018 Every September since 2009, the Fraternity of the Athenian Hydriots, organizes the “Hydra Shipping Conference” in the historic island of Hydra.A tradition in the world of Shipping, with guests from the Maritime Business...
September 8th, 2018 | Academia, Anniversaries, Charity, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Maritime Education and Training, Maritime History and Museums, People and Places | Read More

Honouring Mikis Theodorakis: a great night at the Armata 2018 in Spetses

Honouring Mikis Theodorakis: a great night at the Armata 2018 in Spetses
Mezzo-Soprano Eleni Voudouraki In tribute to the world-famous composer Mikis Theodorakis, a special performance took place earlier tonight in Spetses at the Posidonion Square, as part of the Armata 2018. Featured in a programme orchestrated, chorally produced and musically directed and conducted by Panagis...
September 7th, 2018 | Anniversaries, Events, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Maritime History and Museums, Music, News, People and Places | Read More

IMO touring exhibition – coming to a museum near you?

IMO touring exhibition – coming to a museum near you?
The IMO HQ’s For the first time, an IMO touring exhibition is bringing  success stories and the future challenges for maritime transport to a global audience. Seventy years of IMO efforts to promote safe, secure and clean shipping are being celebrated under the theme “IMO 70: Our Heritage...
September 6th, 2018 | Exhibitions, Maritime History and Museums | Read More

Full speed ahead for Triton 5 project

Full speed ahead for Triton 5 project
Horacio Vasquez The latest episode of the Project Triton book and cartoon series will be launched in October 2018 in Buenos Aires, Madrid, Athens and the Norwegian city of Tromsø. It will be the fifth edition of Project Triton, an initiative with the aim of awakening in children their interest in the...
September 4th, 2018 | Books, Charity, Clubs, Communication, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, Maritime Gifts, Maritime History and Museums, News, Photography | Read More

A tribute to the Wife of the Seafarer at Galaxidi

A tribute to the Wife of the Seafarer at Galaxidi
The sculpture by Kostas Ananidas An early tribute to the Wife of the Seafarer at Galaxidi Nearly 10 years ago – 20 September 2008, in a  unique gathering of the international shipping community at Galaxidi, at the centre more or less of the Corinthian Gulf in Greece, the unveiling ceremony of the...
August 26th, 2018 | Anniversaries, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, IMO, Maritime Art, Maritime History and Museums, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places, Shipping Centers, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Animating 70 years of better shipping for a better future

Animating 70 years of better shipping for a better future
IMO Headquarters’ impressive entrance; seamanship at its best Animating 70 years of better shipping for a better future A new  short animated film shows how IMO has developed mandatory international regulations covering almost every aspect of shipping. As a result, modern shipping conforms...
July 30th, 2018 | Film Industry, IMO, Maritime History and Museums, Organisations | Read More

The longest serving member of staff at Southampton-based maritime charity Sailors’ Society has retired

The longest serving member of staff at Southampton-based maritime charity Sailors’ Society has retired
In recognition of her dedicated service to the charity, His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent presented Ann with a certificate at Sailors’ Society’s 200th anniversary service The longest serving member of staff at Southampton-based maritime charity Sailors’ Society, has retired yesterday ...
May 4th, 2018 | Anniversaries, Awards, Charity, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime History and Museums, Person Profiles | Read More

Royalty and Maritime Minister join Sailors’ Society at its 200th anniversary service at Southwark Cathedral

Royalty and Maritime Minister join Sailors’ Society at its 200th anniversary service at Southwark Cathedral
His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent spoke about his family’s connections with the charity More than 500 guests joined the world’s oldest maritime welfare charity as it marked its 200th anniversary at Southwark Cathedral earlier this week (24 April). Sailors’ Society was founded in London...
April 26th, 2018 | Anniversaries, Charity, Events, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime History and Museums, People and Places, Religion | Read More

“In a fierce forward Dash” – History and Art leading to Greece’s Freedom

“In a fierce forward Dash” – History and Art leading to Greece’s Freedom
The Mayor of Paleon Faliron, Radm (HN) Dionissis Hatzidakis, introducing the event; next to him is Commodore (HN) Leonidas Tsiantoulas, head of the Naval History Agency of the Hellenic Navy A very unique exhibition relating to the history of the Hellenic Navy  – between the years 1821 to 1945,...
March 24th, 2018 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Maritime History and Museums, Military, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

The BDI remains stuck at 1,117; geopolitics more than messy…

The BDI remains stuck at 1,117; geopolitics more than messy…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) remained stuck and let’s hope thing go for the better as trade wars might make it uncomfortable for shipping companies; John Faraclas daily market briefing and Geopolitics recap: The Capes gained 20 points since yesterday and the BCI now stands at 1,129 points…...
March 22nd, 2018 | Canals, Cruise Industry, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Inland Waterways, Maritime Art, Maritime History and Museums, Maritime Tourism, News, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Tourism | Read More

North P&I Club supports its hometown’s cultural heritage, sponsoring the UK premiere of ‘The Last Ship’

North P&I Club supports its hometown’s cultural heritage, sponsoring the UK premiere of ‘The Last Ship’
Sting and lead sponsor North P&I, at the UK premiere of ‘The Last Ship’ (L-R Alan Wilson (North P&I Club, Joint Managing Director), Sting, Paul Jennings (North P&I Club, Joint Managing Director), Kaye Jennings, and Richard Bracken (North P&I Club, Group Director (Underwriting)). March...
March 22nd, 2018 | Charity, Maritime History and Museums, P and I Clubs | Read More

Rotarians celebrate 1821 independence war anniversary

Rotarians celebrate 1821 independence war anniversary
Polikseni (Poly) Akavalos with Theodoros Kokkiniotis and Giannis Plakiotakis With great success a joint celebration of the day of 25th March 1821, which marked the start of the Greek war of independence against the Ottoman Empire, took place at the Nautical Club of Greece. The Chios Sextant Rotary Club...
March 21st, 2018 | Anniversaries, Clubs, Events, Maritime History and Museums | Read More

Hospital ship sunk in Bristol Channel a century ago

Hospital ship sunk in Bristol Channel a century ago
Image of HMHS Rewa from online – this work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author’s life plus 70 years or less. One hundred years ago today (January 4) the sinking of a hospital ship by an infamous German U-boat...
January 3rd, 2018 | Anniversaries, Maritime History and Museums, Military | Read More

The New Year’s event of Model Ships in Greece (VIDEO)

The New Year’s event of Model Ships in Greece (VIDEO)
… In New Year’s Eve an old tradition is revived in the island of Chios, Greece, in the eastern Aegean Sea. Groups of children and teenagers, who have constructed a model war ship, gather at the town square and sing the New Year’s traditional carols. Maritime Tradition at its best! Viewers...
January 1st, 2018 | Charity, Communication, Events, Maritime History and Museums, Music, People and Places | Read More

Come on steam in the Maritime Museum!

Come on steam in the Maritime Museum!
  St. Nicholas, steamer, steam weekend: experience in the Maritime Museum! Kom op stoom in Het Scheepvaartmuseum! In the coming weeks, the Maritime Museum all on steam! On Sunday, November 19th St. Nicholas arrives by steamboat and organize fun family activities. During steam weekend of 25 and 26...
November 16th, 2017 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Maritime History and Museums | Read More

No lasting armistice out on the ocean…

No lasting armistice out on the ocean…
99 years ago, the armistice of 11 November 1918 heralded the end of the First World War. This Saturday, on this its anniversary on the great Atlantic chessboard, by way of a nod to history, the battle is continuing to rage among the Mini-Transat La Boulangère ranks. Notably so at the front of the fleet,...
November 11th, 2017 | Maritime History and Museums, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Royal Society of Marine Artists 2017 exhibition

Royal Society of Marine Artists 2017 exhibition
Naval close encounter.  Royal Society of Marine Artists 2017 exhibition By James Brewer Any exhibition that sets out “to celebrate everything that is wonderful and inspiring about the sea and the marine environment” enjoys a broad canvas. Participants in the Royal Society of Marine Artists annual...
October 15th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Books, Events, Exhibitions, Maritime Art, Maritime History and Museums, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places | Read More

The Medon Pleioni: Boat building heritage celebrated in Greece

The Medon Pleioni: Boat building heritage celebrated in Greece
…what’s in a name… and fine lines A traditional boat of the type that has disappeared from the Greek seas this past 80 years is preparing for its maiden voyage. Named Medon-Pleioni, it has been constructed at the boat building yard Neososikos in Glyfa, Halkida. The project is the initiative...
October 11th, 2017 | Associations, Events, HR, Insight, Maritime History and Museums, People and Places, Person Profiles, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Story of the Week | Read More

“Georgia – the Birthplace of Wine”

“Georgia – the Birthplace of Wine”
Georgia’s claim to wine fame. “Georgia – the Birthplace of Wine” By James Brewer It is a bold claim, but the evidence is in the pips. The world’s oldest wine-making tradition is averred by the Republic of Georgia, which says it has enjoyed 8,000 years of uninterrupted production from grapes,...
October 10th, 2017 | Archaeology, Associations, Events, Food and Drink, Maritime History and Museums | Read More

As the wreck of the Athenia is thought to have been found…

As the wreck of the Athenia is thought to have been found…
The SS Athenia seen in Montreal Harbour 1933 – credits National Archives of Canada Wartime spirit As the remains of the first British ship to be sunk in WW2 are thought to have been found, international maritime charity Sailors’ Society’s archives reveal the tragic aftermath. Marine scientist...
October 5th, 2017 | Maritime Accidents, Maritime History and Museums | Read More

Triton in Chios

Triton in Chios
Chios’ Maritime Museum It looks like the title of a new novel where the prince of the seas – son of Poseidon – was the protagonist of an adventure in this beautiful Greek island, but not. We´re talking about other Triton: The principal character of children’s books collection...
October 3rd, 2017 | Academia, Books, Charity, Communication, Corporate Social Responsibility, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, Maritime History and Museums, News, People and Places, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

New paperbacks revive dramatic postcard images such as ‘ship-rocked’ Princess May

New paperbacks revive dramatic postcard images such as ‘ship-rocked’ Princess May
Princess May aground in Alaska. New paperbacks revive dramatic postcard images such as ‘ship-rocked’ Princess May By James Brewer One of the most remarkable shipwreck photographs of all times is back in the spotlight. It shows the steamship Princess May appearing to defy gravity, perched precariously...
September 21st, 2017 | Books, Insight, Maritime History and Museums | Read More