Archive for the ‘Maritime History and Museums’ Category

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

Feliks Topolski’s dramatic depiction of Arctic convoy that relieved Arkhangelsk

Feliks Topolski’s dramatic depiction of Arctic convoy that relieved Arkhangelsk
Archangel. By Feliks Topolski. Feliks Topolski’s dramatic depiction of Arctic convoy that relieved Arkhangelsk By James Brewer A magnificent depiction by the renowned artist Feliks Topolski of the first World War II Arctic aid convoy arriving at Archangelsk has drawn admiration on going on display...
September 18th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Maritime Art, Maritime History and Museums | Read More

Merchant Navy Day 2017

Merchant Navy Day 2017
Mick Cash Merchant Navy Day 2017 – Celebrating our history and ensuring a future for merchant seafarers RMT SOS2020 CAMPAIGN TO HOLD EVENTS IN SOUTH SHIELDS AND PORTSMOUTH ON SATURDAY Ratings union the RMT will join the annual Merchant Navy Day celebrations on 3rd September 2017 by flying the Red...
August 30th, 2017 | Anniversaries, Charity, Events, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime History and Museums, News | Read More

Summer and Uitmarkt at the Maritime Museum!

Summer and Uitmarkt at the Maritime Museum!
Have you been with your family for Whale Weeks? T / 3 September can still enjoy young and old of all the fun activities! The exhibition “Ode to Amsterdam ”s additional open until 21:00 pm on Wednesday, August 9th. Also, the Maritime Museum in the coming Uitmarkt...
August 8th, 2017 | Maritime Art, Maritime Education and Training, Maritime History and Museums | Read More

Greek Shipping Hall of Fame is now accepting nominations for 2017-18

Greek Shipping Hall of Fame is now accepting nominations for 2017-18
View from a previous event The Greek Shipping Hall of Fame is now accepting new nominations for the 2017-18 Induction Season. The deadline for receipt of submissions this year is Friday September 8. Nominations from the public are welcome, however acceptance is subject to a number of conditions. To receive...
August 3rd, 2017 | Awards, Events, Maritime History and Museums, News, People and Places | Read More

BDA CEO meets with new Economic Development Minister

BDA CEO meets with new Economic Development Minister
Minister of Economic Development & Tourism Jamahl Simmons (left) speaks with BDA CEO Ross Webber BDA CEO meets with new Economic Development Minister, affirms positive partnership, “Bermuda open for business” Hamilton, Bermuda, July 27, 2017 – Following a meeting with the Minister...
July 28th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Associations, Banking, Charity, Clubs, Cruise Industry, Environment, Events, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Finance, Holidays, Insurance and Reinsurance, Maritime History and Museums, Maritime Tourism, Oceanology, Politics and Government, Shipfinance, Tourism | Read More

Dunkirk D- Day Beckons Again for 40th Tour Voile

Dunkirk D- Day Beckons Again for 40th Tour Voile
©Morgan Bove / ASO Dunkirk is where the famous Tour de France à la Voile started back on 1st July 1978. Appropriately it is from France’s history steeped North Sea port, just 10km from the Belgian border, that the historic 40th edition of the annual crewed race starts Friday July 7th. Twenty nine...
July 6th, 2017 | Anniversaries, Associations, Maritime History and Museums, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Climb aboard Kaskelot as she makes her debut at TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show 2017

Climb aboard Kaskelot as she makes her debut at TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show 2017
This September, Kaskelot’s historic decks will be explored by thousands of visitors at TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show where she will star as a key attraction for the 10 days of the event. Moored alongside 330 of today’s most innovative sail and motor boats on the Show’s own stunning purpose-built...
July 6th, 2017 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Maritime History and Museums, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Supporting the inland waterways

Supporting the inland waterways
What a place to be… Allaboutshipping is renown for its support on the World’s Inland Waterways and whenever the chance we do report and support in a multitude of ways the canals either business ones for cargo or for those for leisure. Past live reports include Venice, Amsterdam, Hamburg,...
May 21st, 2017 | Inland Waterways, Maritime History and Museums, Maritime Tourism, Tourism | Read More

Chios at the forefront of Greece’s Tourism Success

Chios at the forefront of Greece’s Tourism Success
Dancing on stage… A group of Dutch journalists escorted by Eleni Skarveli, the head of the GNTO (Greek National Tourism Organisation) in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxemburg,  are now on the Island of the Winds*, that is Chios in other words, one of the most prominent and powerful places...
May 10th, 2017 | Archaeology, Charity, Communication, Cruise Industry, Events, Food and Drink, Holidays, Marinas, Maritime History and Museums, People and Places, Press and Media, Sailing, Sports, Tourism, Yachting | Read More