Archive for the ‘Maritime History and Museums’ Category

Nautilus concludes its expedition on Eratosthenes Seamount off Cyprus

On his part, Ballard said that the discoveries in the Cypriot EEZ were very important, noting that he would like to come back and continue the research. He said that they will inform Cyprus Antiquities Departments about their discoveries. American exploration vessel Nautilus completed Monday a 15-day...
September 2nd, 2012 | Maritime History and Museums, Oceanology | Read More

HMS Lutine – capture, wreck and salvage

HMS Lutine Lutine is the name of a London recruitment agency, a Liverpudlian pub and a Dutch restaurant. Most famously, it is the name of a bell, one which hangs to this day in the Lloyd‘s underwriting room. Lutine is french for a sprite, an imp, a tease, something which gently plagues, and for centuries...
August 17th, 2012 | Maritime Art, Maritime History and Museums, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Abel Tasman sails back into his rightful place as a giant of seafaring history, thanks to new book from Australian author Christobel Mattingley –

Christobel Mattingley Abel Tasman sails back into his rightful place as a giant of seafaring history, thanks to new book from Australian author Christobel Mattingley –   By James Brewer – One of the greatest seafarers of all times – and one who has tended recently to have been overshadowed...
August 14th, 2012 | Books, Maritime History and Museums | Read More

Underwater Metal Detectors assist in recovery of shipwreck artifatcs

Underwater Metal Detectors assist in recovery of shipwreck artifatcs
In October 1619 the naval warship Warwick sailed into the King’s Castle Harbour in Bermuda with an important cargo from England; the colony’s new governor, Captain Nathaniel Butler. After taking on provisions the Warwick was to travel onto the struggling colony at Jamestown, Virginia, but it never...
July 31st, 2012 | Maritime History and Museums, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Pageant leader built to LR rules

Pageant leader built to LR rules
Final preparation to the Gloriana The 24 metre long wooden row barge “Gloriana” that headed up Queen’s Diamond Jubilee pageant on the Thames was under Lloyd’s Register supervision and was just one aspect of the involvement of Maritime London members in the celebration. The barge was...
June 11th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Events, Maritime History and Museums | Read More

Visit Greece’s Maritime Museum at Posidonia

To all our viewers, we herebelow bring you in full the leter send by Dimitri (Miki) Capaitzis, currently President of HMTCA and FEMAS and sincerely hope you all pay a visit as well as advise all your friends on the Maritime Museum of Greece stand at Posidonia. It is a unique chance once you visit Posidonia...
June 7th, 2012 | Maritime History and Museums | Read More

Art that heals, art that unites; art is truth!

Greek painters of Istanbul* The subject of this book** which has been painstakingly and loving prepared by Mayda Saris, is about Greek painters who were either born in Istanbul or raised there. A unique work which sets the example for more to be done and conquer the freedom and peace of reality; this...
May 27th, 2012 | Books, Maritime Art, Maritime History and Museums | Read More

HRH Princess Anne visited the collection of Admiral Nelson

HRH The Princess Royal with Panos Laskaridis and his wife Marilena Laskaridis Last Thursday, the 17th of May,   HRH Princess Anne  visited the “Aekatherini Laskaridis Foundation” in Piraeus. The Princess Royal was welcomed by the President of the Foundation Panos Laskaridis, Vice-president...
May 20th, 2012 | Charity, Maritime History and Museums, Sports | Read More

The Antikythera Mechanism under the x-ray test…

The Antikythera Mechanism under the x-ray test…
Part view of the Antikythera Mechanism Probing the secrets of the Antikythera Mechanism, is the title of BBC’s news bit today and following our reporting from the event on Chios Island,  Greece on the 22 April – please log on to read same again on:    http://www.allaboutshipping.co.uk/2012/04/22/the-antikythera-mechanism-ancient-greek-inventions-still-at-its-best/ ...
May 10th, 2012 | Breaking News, Maritime History and Museums, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Underwater Shipping, What Others Say | Read More

The Nelson Collection of the Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation in Piraeus Greece

The Nelson Collection of the Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation in Piraeus Greece
The Aikaterni Laskaridis Foundation Mansion in Piraeus The Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation is proud to announce that it has recently completed the exhibition of its important Nelson Collection at its premises on 2as Merarchias and Akti Moutsoupoulou Street in Piraeus. Housed in one of the city’s...
April 27th, 2012 | Charity, Exhibitions, Maritime Art, Maritime History and Museums | Read More

Marsh presents Lloyd’s with the original slip for RMS Carpathia

l to r Dan Glaser and John Nelson Marsh has presented Lloyd’s with the original insurance slip for the Carpathia, the ship that rescued more than 700 survivors from the Titanic after she sank 100 years ago. The historic document will be kept on permanent loan from Marsh as part of the Lloyd’s Collection....
April 24th, 2012 | Marine Insurance, Maritime History and Museums | Read More

“CUTTY SARK” – the great survivor

“CUTTY SARK” – the great survivor
The Cutty Sark during conversion Rhys Clift, Partner at Hill Dickinson on “CUTTY SARK” – the great survivor Captain Moodie, the first captain of “CUTTY SARK”, claimed she would “last forever”; and so far, even in the face of the ravages of time and misfortune, he seems to have been...
April 24th, 2012 | Charity, Events, Maritime History and Museums | Read More

The Antikythera Mechanism – ancient Greek inventions still at its best!

The Antikythera Mechanism – ancient Greek inventions still at its best!
Adm. (HN-rt) John J. Theofanides delivering his slides speech; on his right seated is the Centre's Director Adm. (HCG-rt) Stavros Michailides A two day event presentations in mid-March at the Island of Chios in Greece; the first day held at the amphitheatre of Homerion Cultural Centre* – Xylas’...
April 22nd, 2012 | Charity, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Maritime Art, Maritime Education and Training, Maritime History and Museums | Read More

The Maritime Law Library of Baron Leo Delwaide

The Maritime Law Library of Baron Leo Delwaide
The Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation proudly announces the acquisition of the Delwaide Library of Maritime Law, one of the most important collections of books and scientific publications in the area of International Maritime Law. This Collection was put together over a period of almost 50 years by Prof....
April 20th, 2012 | Books, Charity, Maritime History and Museums, News | Read More

Titanic: Selene and Helios, fire, ice and war

Titanic: Selene and Helios, fire, ice and war
Another account on the “Titanic”, this time by Rhys Clift, partner at Hill Dickinson. The British, Greeks and the Norse share a remarkable maritime heritage. And the Greeks, Norse and the Gaelic peoples, the forebears of the British, heavily represented by the men who built Titanic and those who...
April 18th, 2012 | Maritime History and Museums | Read More

Titanic wreckage to be protected under UNESCO underwater heritage convention

Survey of underwater site. UNESCO/D. Frka 5 April 2012 – The wreckage of the passenger liner Titanic will now be protected by a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) convention that seeks to safeguard wrecks, sites, decorated caves and other cultural relics underwater. Until...
April 5th, 2012 | Maritime History and Museums, Oceanology, Organisations, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Greece: should the shit hit the fan?

Greece: should the shit hit the fan?
WITHOUT PREJUDICE By John Faraclas I will start with Edmund Burke’s cliché: “for the evil to flourish, all that is needed is for good people to do nothing.” Time and again I have warned in writing, and in particular ever since the millennium summer, of the coming economic situation on all fronts,...
December 29th, 2011 | Banking, Corporate Social Responsibility, Energy, European Union, Featured, HR, Jobs, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, Maritime Fraud, Maritime Gifts, Maritime History and Museums, News, Organisations, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory, Safety and Security, Story of the Year, Taxation | Read More

The John D. Criticos Annual Prize

 The Criticos- Fotinelli Charitable Foundation, in collaboration with the London Hellenic Society, organized at the Great Hall of London’s Hellenic Centre the 2010 prize award last Thursday. This year the international prize was awarded to author Zachary Mason for his novel “The lost books of the...
November 15th, 2011 | Maritime History and Museums | Read More