Archive for the ‘Maritime History and Museums’ Category

A Dutch admiral who rescued from the galleys men persecuted for their faith…

A Dutch admiral who rescued from the galleys men persecuted for their faith…
Monument to the galley slaves. A Dutch admiral who rescued from the galleys men persecuted for their faith is saluted in Hungary’s second city Debrecen  By James Brewer To residents of the Hungarian city of Debrecen, the great Dutch 17th century admiral Michiel de Ruyter is a hero. He is known as...
September 27th, 2015 | Academia, Archaeology, Art and auctions, Insight, Maritime History and Museums, Paintings and Sculpture, Religion | Read More

The optic of a decommissioned lighthouse presented by Trinity House to the IMO

The optic of a decommissioned lighthouse presented by Trinity House to the IMO
Captain Ian McNaught, unveiling the optic; to his right (in hte picture) is Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu IMO was today (24 September) presented with the optic of a decommissioned lighthouse. Trinity House, which acts as the the General Lighthouse Authority (GLA) for England, Wales, the Channel Islands...
September 24th, 2015 | Anniversaries, Associations, Charity, Clubs, Communication, Events, Maritime Gifts, Maritime History and Museums | Read More

HRH Princess Anne, Patron of LISW, raises awareness of the importance of Shipping

HRH Princess Anne, Patron of LISW, raises awareness of the importance of Shipping
HRH Princess Anne at Lancaster House Her Royal Highness Princess Anne, Patron of London International Shipping Week 2015, addressed guests at the Welcome Reception at Lancaster House on Tuesday evening with the message that raising awareness of the industry was of prime importance to all sectors of...
September 9th, 2015 | Associations, Communication, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Jobs, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime History and Museums, News, Ports & Terminals | Read More

LONDON Welcomes the International Maritime World

LONDON Welcomes the International Maritime World
London, magnificent City views… The world’s shipping industry will converge on London this week for London International Shipping Week (LISW15 September 7 to 11) to herald the city’s position as the world’s leading maritime services centre. More than 100 events, ranging from flagship conferences...
September 4th, 2015 | Academia, Anniversaries, Associations, Banking, Charity, Clubs, Communication, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Energy, Environment, Events, Exhibitions, Exhibitions, HR, Insurance and Reinsurance, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Marine Insurance, Maritime Education and Training, Maritime History and Museums, Markets, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Press and Media, Shipfinance, Shipmanagement, Shipping Centers, Story of the Month, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

The Saints of Chios

The Saints of Chios
The book cover with the Saints of Chios from the collection icons of ophalmic surgeon Dr. Stefanos Demopoulos This book is an account of all the saints as well as the Ecclesiastical History of Chios, the island of the winds which today rules the waves in the shipping industry. It begins from the early...
August 24th, 2015 | Art and auctions, Awards, Books, Charity, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime History and Museums, Religion | Read More

Greeks

Greeks
Indeed, “Greeks”, the book! Greeks, “the Lighthouse of Civilization throughout the ages”; what a shipping title this subtitle stands for, and why not for a sea-wise nation! The Lighthouse, the beacon leading you to the sail of infinity! In these turbulent times we live in, with the world economy...
August 19th, 2015 | Academia, Archaeology, Books, Insight, Maritime Art, Maritime History and Museums, People and Places, Person Profiles | Read More

Marilena P. Laskarides sets sail to eternity…

Marilena P. Laskarides sets sail to eternity…
The international shipping community is sudden on learning that Marilena P. Laskarides passed away. This tireless and down to earth matron has surpassed everything connected with humanity, charity, devotion and what we all support: corporate social responsibility! Since the beginning of the millennium...
August 9th, 2015 | Archaeology, Books, Charity, Corporate Social Responsibility, Education and Training, Maritime Education and Training, Maritime History and Museums, Obituaries, Scholarships, Underwater Shipping | Read More

IMO and the UK National Maritime Museum explore migration at sea

IMO and the UK National Maritime Museum explore migration at sea
23/06/2015  – IMO has partnered with the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, United Kingdom,   to take a closer look at issues surrounding migration at sea. The RE•THINK space allows visitors to discover and reflect on a given theme from a different perspective. The current exhibition...
June 23rd, 2015 | Associations, Civil Unrest, Corruption, Disputes, European Union, Health and Safety, Immigration, IMO, Maritime Fraud, Maritime History and Museums, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Seizures | Read More

Coins from ancient Thouria and the Syria Godess

Coins from ancient Thouria and the Syria Godess
A full house honouring the event! In early June at a full house at the Lilian Voudouri Room at Athens’ magnificent Concert Hall the Athenian Society and beyond attended one of the special events, of great importance and significance, organised jointly under the auspices of the Society for the Study...
June 12th, 2015 | Academia, Archaeology, Art and auctions, Associations, Charity, Clubs, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Maritime Art, Maritime History and Museums, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Shipping Markets: Tough times ahead in all fronts continue…

Shipping Markets: Tough times ahead in all fronts continue…
John Faraclas Our twenty-first weekly recapitulation of the shipping markets, their respective main indices and world geopolitics affecting same in 2015 and beyond, exceptionally on an early afternoon, today Friday the 22nd of May 2015, with John Faraclas of AllAboutShipping in Athens. The BDI was down...
May 22nd, 2015 | Academia, Anniversaries, Associations, Charity, Clubs, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Corporate Social Responsibility, Energy, Environment, Events, Exhibitions, Holidays, Immigration, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, Maritime History and Museums, Markets, News, Reports, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

ABP marking 70 year anniversary since the end of the Second World War

ABP marking 70 year anniversary since the end of the Second World War
Five ships leaving ABP’s Port of Hull in the River Humber ABP is supporting the Maritime and Coastguard Agency’s (MCA) initiative for Victory in Europe Day by encouraging vessels to sound their horns in honour of the 70 year anniversary of the end of the Second World War. Harbourmasters at all of...
May 6th, 2015 | Anniversaries, Associations, Events, HR, Maritime History and Museums, Military | Read More

Half a millennium on, the calamitous East Asian War of 1592-98 reverberates in international relations…

Half a millennium on, the calamitous East Asian War of 1592-98 reverberates in international relations…
Dr. James Lewis Half a millennium on, the calamitous East Asian War of 1592-98 reverberates in international relations, historian James Lewis tells London meeting of Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation,  By James Brewer It was the equivalent of one of the great wars that originated in Europe and unleashed...
April 9th, 2015 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Insight, Maritime History and Museums, Military | Read More

The Evolution of the Hellenic Mercantile Marine through the ages

The Evolution of the Hellenic Mercantile Marine through the ages
The Album cover Now this is book not just for libraries, coffee tables, study-rooms or stands; this is a book to be placed / exhibited in every public place for the world to see the arty way depicting the evolution of the word’s most important shipping industry a nation has ever produced over nearly...
March 27th, 2015 | Art and auctions, Associations, Books, HR, Insight, Maritime History and Museums, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Scottish Marine Tourism Giant Awakened!

Scottish Marine Tourism Giant Awakened!
Glasgow’s iconic Armadillo auditorium provides the background for the launch of the Scottish Marine Tourism Strategy on board Ocean Youth Trust Scotland’s ketch Alba Venturer. Left to right: Mark Beaumont, Richard Miller (Scottish Canals). Simon Limb (BMF Scotland), Howard Pridding (CEO BMF), Nigel...
March 10th, 2015 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Food and Drink, Holidays, Inland Waterways, Marinas, Maritime History and Museums, Maritime Tourism, Organisations, Politics and Government, Press and Media, Rowing, Sailing, Technical, Technology, Tourism | Read More

Red Star Line, a ‘forgotten’ shipping giant of the Atlantic…

Red Star Line, a ‘forgotten’ shipping giant of the Atlantic…
SS Belgenland in drydock. (c) Red Star Line Museum. Red Star Line, a ‘forgotten’ shipping giant of the Atlantic, is celebrated at the Antwerp museum that bears its name By James Brewer A new museum in Antwerp is bringing to the 21st century public the ‘forgotten history’ of the great Red Star...
January 16th, 2015 | Anniversaries, Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, HR, Maritime Art, Maritime History and Museums, Military, News, Photography | Read More

World War I logistics hub Poperinge stages Heavy Traffic exhibition…

World War I logistics hub Poperinge stages Heavy Traffic exhibition…
Last Post at Menin Gate. Copyright Milo-profi. World War I logistics hub Poperinge stages Heavy Traffic exhibition – and Flanders recalls how the war helped speed the ro-ro revolution By James Brewer Two stories highlighting the role of transport are being brought to the fore amid the extensive commemorations...
January 16th, 2015 | Anniversaries, Art and auctions, Books, Exhibitions, Maritime History and Museums, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Historic crane restoration gives heritage trail a lift

Historic crane restoration gives heritage trail a lift
Lorraine Sencicle (left centre) and Derek Leach (right centre) joined by members of the community and the Port of Dover at the unveiling of the Fairbairn Crane plaque. The historic Fairbairn Hand Cranked Crane, built in 1868 to serve the shipwrights who had workshops around the Wellington Dock in the Dover’s...
December 2nd, 2014 | Associations, Charity, Clubs, Communication, HR, Maritime History and Museums, Ports & Terminals, Press and Media, Reports | Read More

Preserving Newport’s maritime history

Preserving Newport’s maritime history
Phil Cox presenting Chris Green with corporate sponsorship certificate The Port of Newport is helping preserve one of the most important examples of the city’s proud maritime history by becoming the first corporate sponsor of the Friends of Newport Ship. Associated British Ports, owner and operator...
December 2nd, 2014 | Archaeology, Awards, Charity, Company Profiles, Maritime History and Museums, Organisations, Ports & Terminals, Press and Media | Read More

WMRC Big Fleet Parade 2015

WMRC Big Fleet Parade 2015
DGzRS CEO & WMRC Host      Udo Fox E-mail: fox@seenotretter.de Fellow Mariners, One of the on-water highlights of the WMRC 2015 will be the festivities in Bremerhaven harbour starting on Saturday morning,  30 May 2015, with theDGzRS 150 year...
November 14th, 2014 | Anniversaries, Associations, Charity, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Corporate Social Responsibility, Events, Exhibitions, Health and Safety, Maritime Education and Training, Maritime History and Museums, Safety and Security | Read More

Sales of Seafarers Ale Support Seafarers in Need

Sales of Seafarers Ale Support Seafarers in Need
Simon Emeny, Admiral Lord West of Spithead, Barry Bryant and Richard Fuller Seafarers UK – the charity that supports seafarers in need across the UK Merchant Navy, Fishing Fleets, Royal Navy and Royal Marines – has announced that sales of Seafarers Ale have this year resulted in brewer and...
November 13th, 2014 | Associations, Charity, Clubs, Consumers Market, Corporate Social Responsibility, Events, Fisheries, Food and Drink, HR, Maritime History and Museums, People and Places | Read More

Propeller Club Lunch – HMS Medusa

Propeller Club Lunch – HMS Medusa
Philip Hayden & Ian Millen from the Propeller Club presenting collection to Alan Watson, HMS Medusa & Commander Philip Ingham, Chief Executive of the Naval Club. PROPELLER CLUB LUNCHEON – 5th November 2014 Propeller Club members had a great bonfire night treat at the recent lunch meeting as...
November 12th, 2014 | Associations, Charity, Clubs, Communication, Events, HR, Maritime History and Museums, News | Read More

LLOYD’S Remembrance Day ceremony

LLOYD’S Remembrance Day ceremony
Tuesday 11 November 2014 – Lloyd’s today observed a two-minute silence as 5, 000 poppy petals fell onto the underwriting floor to mark the anniversary of the World War One armistice. (source: Lloyd’s of London) As part of its annual Remembrance Day ceremony, an underwriting room full of...
November 11th, 2014 | Anniversaries, Associations, Corporate Social Responsibility, HR, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance, Maritime History and Museums | Read More

Campaign builds against plans to close Imperial War Museum Library and curb education visits to HMS Belfast

Campaign builds against plans to close Imperial War Museum Library and curb education visits to HMS Belfast
From the IWM archive: HMS Kildwick in WW1 dazzle camouflage , part of Surgeon Parkes Collection of Ships Portraits. Campaign builds against plans to close Imperial War Museum Library and curb education visits to HMS Belfast,  By James Brewer A campaign is gaining momentum against the UK government’s...
November 8th, 2014 | Associations, Exhibitions, HR, Maritime Art, Maritime History and Museums, Military, Tourism | Read More

Chester and its canals…

Chester and its canals…
Chester, the ancient Roman Canal…off North Gate Gaol… As we said in one of our recent (24 Oct. 2014) Shipping Market recapitulations “… the tip for your holidays is the City of Chester” and we made it for the Halloween Weekend. Rich in history, Chester, one of Britain’s Heritage Cities,...
November 2nd, 2014 | Associations, Canals, Inland Waterways, Maritime Art, Maritime History and Museums, Maritime Tourism, People and Places, Tourism | Read More

On the “Waverley” for a magical mystery tour…*

On the “Waverley” for a magical mystery tour…*
  The “Waverley” just about to pass The Tower Bridge The Classic Annual Evening Cruise onboard the last sea-going Paddle Steamer in the World, The “Waverley”,  took place last Friday the 26th of September, a bit earlier than last year’s cruise but in a very idyllic environment...
September 30th, 2014 | Charity, Clubs, Events, IMarEST, Maritime History and Museums, People and Places, RINA (Royal Institution of Naval Architects, The Nautical Institute | Read More