Archive for the ‘Maritime History and Museums’ Category

The BDI@856 amid mega Geopolitical mayhem

The BDI@856 amid mega Geopolitical mayhem
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 50 (indeed you read correct, fifty) points plus and now stands at 856 points, thanks to the as ever volatile Capers; Geopolitics and in general the masses all over Planet Ocean are in a very uneasy situation. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers’...
February 23rd, 2017 | Anniversaries, Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Charity, Clubs, Communication, Corruption, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Energy, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Health and Safety, Immigration, Jobs, Maritime History and Museums, Markets, Military, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

A very significant Presidents’ Day and Presidents Day 2017

A very significant Presidents’ Day and Presidents Day 2017
President’s Day in the USA. A great day on all screens; picture credits Anny Zade in Philadelphia Among some of history’s most important and significant anniversaries this year is this double anniversary in the USA; the Presidents’ Day AND the President’s Day given the new occupant of the...
February 20th, 2017 | Anniversaries, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Holidays, Immigration, Maritime History and Museums, Religion | Read More

Come heroes discover in the spring! (Kom zeehelden ontdekken in de voorjaarsvakantie!)

Come heroes discover in the spring! (Kom zeehelden ontdekken in de voorjaarsvakantie!)
Heroes in the lead during spring break! This year is the Dutch ships attacked England exactly 350 years ago. Just as the British were really scared! Why admiral Michiel de Ruyter attacked? What is the Journey to ‘Chatham’ and are you yourself a hero? Find out in this spring...
February 16th, 2017 | Anniversaries, Archaeology, Maritime Art, Maritime Gifts, Maritime History and Museums | Read More

American P&I Club launches masterly centennial history of its role in global insurance

American P&I Club launches masterly centennial history of its role in global insurance
Lady Liberty on the cover. American P&I Club launches masterly centennial history of its role in global insurance By James Brewer Poetry and P&I is an unlikely partnership, but it was there at the foundation of the American Club. A propitious collaboration of a ruthless broker and a frustrated...
January 12th, 2017 | Books, Maritime History and Museums, News, P and I Clubs, Shipmanagement | Read More

Seafarers Charity seeks fit Fundraisers to conquer 24 peaks in 24 hours

Seafarers Charity seeks fit Fundraisers to conquer 24 peaks in 24 hours
Seafarers UK is calling on maritime and marine businesses to enter the 24 Peaks Centenary Challenge in 2017 and raise funds to support seafarers in need. On 8-9 July the charity’s biggest annual fundraising event will see more than 30 teams of four-six people take on two dozen summits across the...
December 22nd, 2016 | Charity, Maritime History and Museums | Read More

Vier de kerstvakantie in Het Scheepvaartmuseum

Vier de kerstvakantie in Het Scheepvaartmuseum
(Celebrate Christmas at The Maritime Museum) Seasonal: join the new kindergarten programs Rinus and rats Museum or the family tour “Under the stars”. Extra fun: let the Open Pleyn put a glitter tattoo on your arm! Daily from 24 December / m January 8. Only on 2nd Day plays the Amsterdam Puppet, (note 1st and Christmas...
December 20th, 2016 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Holidays, Maritime History and Museums | Read More

Greek Shipping Hall of Fame announces Induction Ceremony & Dinner 2017

Greek Shipping Hall of Fame announces  Induction Ceremony & Dinner 2017
A view from last years event. [December 19, 2016] The Greek Shipping Hall of Fame is pleased to announce details of its next major event which will take place in Athens on the evening of Monday 3 April 2017 at Megaron – the Athens Concert Hall.   The Greek Shipping Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony...
December 19th, 2016 | Anniversaries, Awards, Charity, Events, Maritime History and Museums, Person Profiles | Read More

Globtik Tokyo steams into Science Museum’s new Maths Gallery

Globtik Tokyo steams into Science Museum’s new Maths Gallery
Model of Globtik Tokyo. Globtik Tokyo steams into Science Museum’s new Maths Gallery By James Brewer Once causing a sensation as the world’s largest ship, the Globtik Tokyo is back in the public gaze. A model donated by Indian-born shipping entrepreneur Ravi Tikoo to the Science Museum in London,...
December 7th, 2016 | Events, Exhibitions, Maritime History and Museums | Read More

Achille Lauro’s palatial legacy

Achille Lauro’s palatial legacy
Palazzo Lauro. Achille Lauro’s palatial legacy By James Brewer A reminder of what was until the 1980s one of Europe’s greatest shipping fleets is a porticoed structure that looks out over the busy Piazza della Nunziata in a mixed residential, ecclesiastical and retail quarter of Genoa. Palazzo Lauro,...
December 6th, 2016 | Maritime History and Museums, People and Places | Read More

UGS Centenary Celebration

UGS Centenary Celebration
UGS president Theodore E. Veniamis delivering his speech Today, November 9, 2016, at 20.00 hrs, the anniversary of one hundred years since the foundation of the Union of Greek Shipowners was celebrated in the Athens Concert Hall (Megaron) (“Christos Lambrakis” Hall) with the participation of 1800...
November 9th, 2016 | Anniversaries, Associations, Events, Maritime History and Museums, News, People and Places | Read More

Top Mark for Alexandra Dock Development

Top Mark for Alexandra Dock Development
l-r Artist Debi Keable; City of Culture of CEO Martin Green; ABP Head of Projects Humber, Simon Brett; Former Lord Mayor of Hull, Anita Harrison; Tim Rix, MD, JR Rix & Sons Ltd. And Simon Bird, ABP Director Humber at the unveiling event in May 2016 (image courtesy of ABP – The re-routed footpath...
November 4th, 2016 | Art and auctions, Associations, Awards, Maritime Art, Maritime History and Museums, Paintings and Sculpture, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Big Greek Flag (150 sq.m) proudly waving in Chios Port (video)

Big Greek Flag (150 sq.m) proudly waving in Chios Port (video)
A huge Greek Flag (150 sq.m) proudly waving in the Port of Chios, Eastern Aegean, Greece, for the celebrations of the 76th Anniversary of the 28th October 1940, the day that will remain in Greek and World History written for the heroic “NO” of Greece to Mussolini who wanted to freely parade...
October 28th, 2016 | Anniversaries, Associations, Aviation, Film Industry, Maritime History and Museums, Military, Photography | Read More

Genoa reclaims role as birthplace of modern marine insurance

Genoa reclaims role as birthplace of modern marine insurance
Dieter Berg, Maria Bianca Farina and IUMI secretary general Lars Lange. Genoa reclaims role as birthplace of modern marine insurance By James Brewer The pioneering role of the medieval republic of Genoa in marine insurance was highlighted when underwriters gathered in the city state’s modern incarnation...
October 16th, 2016 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Marine Insurance, Maritime History and Museums | Read More

From the “brig” to the autonomous ship

From the “brig” to the autonomous ship
The president of the Fraternity of the Athenian Hydriots, John Sahinis opening the event The Fraternity of the Athenian Hydriots which was established in 1890 presented with great success 7th Hydra Shipping Conference “From the “brig” to the autonomous ship”  on Saturday, September...
October 13th, 2016 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Corporate Social Responsibility, Events, HR, Maritime Education and Training, Maritime History and Museums, Reports, Shipmanagement | Read More

A nostalgic day on the S/S John W. Brown

A nostalgic day on the S/S John W. Brown
Captain Angus McCame with Perry J. Faraclas A nostalgic day on the US Liberty ship s/s John W. Brown, by Perry J. Faraclas, President/member of USA Assets LLC A few weeks ago a friend invited me to spend a day visiting an authentic U.S. Liberty Ship. The ship was the S/S John W. Brown. The Brown is...
September 22nd, 2016 | Associations, Charity, Events, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, Maritime History and Museums, News, People and Places | Read More

Iconic steamship being restored to its former glory with help from AkzoNobel

Iconic steamship being restored to its former glory with help from AkzoNobel
September 13, 2016 – Restoration work has started on an iconic steamship regarded as the vanguard of 1930s Scottish engineering. TS Queen Mary is being transformed into one of the UK’s largest interactive maritime exhibits with help from AkzoNobel’s Marine Coatings business. Built in 1933...
September 13th, 2016 | Charity, Clubs, Corporate Social Responsibility, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime History and Museums, Shiprepair, Technical, Technology | Read More

Heritage Lottery Fund condemns HMS PRESIDENT 1918 to the scarp yard

Heritage Lottery Fund condemns HMS PRESIDENT 1918 to the scarp yard
HMS President   Urgent action needed – sign the petition https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/163742 write to your MP and ask them to put pressure on the treasury to save this national treasure. HMS President Preservation Trust, the charity that owns HMS President 1918 (“The President”),...
September 9th, 2016 | Associations, Charity, Maritime History and Museums, Press and Media | Read More

Maritime Museum Rotterdam to stage first offshore exhibition

Maritime Museum Rotterdam to stage first offshore exhibition
New exhibition brings offshore ashore as the search for energy becomes an experience  Over forty-five leading companies in the shipping and offshore maritime sector are among those who have contributed to the funding for the first ever exhibition in the Netherlands dedicated to the offshore sector,...
September 9th, 2016 | Associations, Corporate Social Responsibility, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Maritime History and Museums | Read More

Today Merchant Navy Day is being commemorated across the UK

Today Merchant Navy Day is being commemorated across the UK
The Lord Mayor of the City of London, Alderman the Lord Mountevans, displays a Red Ensign – flown atop Guildhall for Merchant Navy Day. 365 Red Ensign-flying locations are listed in a ‘Roll of Honour’ at www.merchantnavyday.uk Britain’s dependence on Merchant Navy seafarers is being commemorated...
September 3rd, 2016 | Anniversaries, Charity, Flags, Maritime History and Museums | Read More

ABP hoists the Red Duster across the UK

ABP hoists the Red Duster across the UK
Red Ensign Flag at Southampton The Red Ensign, emblem of the Merchant Navy, will fly at ABP’s ports this weekend to mark Merchant Navy Day on September 3. ABP is supporting the call from the Seafarers UK charity and the Merchant Navy Association for the ensign, nicknamed the Red Duster, to be flown...
September 2nd, 2016 | Anniversaries, Associations, Flags, HR, Maritime History and Museums | Read More

Capt. Antonio M. Padrón y Santiago recieves recognition by the Canary Foundation “Correilo La Palma”…

Capt. Antonio M. Padrón y Santiago recieves recognition by the Canary Foundation “Correilo La Palma”…
Capt. Juan P. Morales and Capt. Antonio M. Padron Capt. Antonio M. Padrón y Santiago, “IMO Maritime Ambassador” and Maritime Authority of Tenerife, receives recognition as “Supporter of the Year” by the Canary Foundation “Correillo LA PALMA” Recently, Capt. Juan P. Morales Chacon,...
August 27th, 2016 | Charity, Events, Maritime History and Museums | Read More

The Mayor of Chios live interview

The Mayor of Chios live interview
Manolis Vournous, The Mayor of Chios We have devoted many articles and interviews on Chios, the Greek Island in the Eastern Aegean Sea that today Rules the Waves, as well as we have reported on many events that Chiots – including the Oinoussians and people from Psara,  organise world-wide; today...
August 20th, 2016 | Breaking News, Communication, Holidays, Immigration, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Marinas, Maritime Education and Training, Maritime History and Museums, Maritime Tourism | Read More

The Chios Mastic Museum: an apotheosis of nature and uniqueness

The Chios Mastic Museum: an apotheosis of nature and uniqueness
A view of the Chios Mastic Museum from the south Time and again we have stressed the importance of uniqueness and nature of Greece and its islands blessed soil. This time and following respective articles on Chios Island and its masticha products we bring you a glimpse of this uniqueness in a form of...
August 13th, 2016 | Associations, Charity, Consumers Market, Exhibitions, Food and Drink, Holidays, Insight, Maritime History and Museums, Markets, Story of the Month, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Saab Seaeye – Battleship sunk on secret Russian mission surveyed

Saab Seaeye – Battleship sunk on secret Russian mission surveyed
  A battleship marks the point where HMS Hampshire sank 100 years ago* A secret mission to persuade Tsar Nicholas II of Russia to stay in the First World War failed when Britain’s Secretary of State for War Lord Kitchener and over 700 sailors died in the sinking of the warship HMS Hampshire after...
August 3rd, 2016 | Associations, Maritime Accidents, Maritime History and Museums, Military | Read More

The Petroglyphs of Mogor

The Petroglyphs of Mogor
l to r: Capt. Antonio M. Padrón and Archaeologist Mr. Alberto Martínez Capt. Antonio M. Padrón y Santiago, “IMO Maritime Ambassador” and Maritime Authority of Tenerife, visited the “Petroglyphs of Mogor”, discovering its nautical meaning The “Petroglyphs of Mogor”,...
August 1st, 2016 | HR, Maritime Education and Training, Maritime History and Museums, Maritime Tourism, People and Places, Tourism | Read More