This is the MY YAS, spotted in the Narrow Seas on Saturday afternoon. It is owned by Hamdan bin Zayed bin Sultan al Nahyan who is a member of the Royal Family of Abu Dhabi. He has an estimated net worth of $1 billion. There are at least two versions of capitalism. The version thatContinue reading “Super-Yacht”
The oil tanker Andronikos has the word ‘CAPITAL’ painted in white letters on its red hull. This is useful. One knows how things stand. It is on its way to Hound Point Terminal, Scotland from Yeosu, South Korea (YGPA – Yeosu Gwangyang Port Authority). Hound Point is in the Firth of Forth. It is ownedContinue reading “Capital”
Crude oil tanker, Affinity V. Sailing from Tetney Terminal (Offshore Terminal) to Setúbal Portugal. The Tetney Terminal is located in the Humber Estuary. The Humber Refinery primarily processes crude oil from the North Sea.
A full moon creates a higher tide. Everything felt as if it was covered in water. As if Richard Jefferies book After London: or, Wild England had come to pass. But how could it? The book is just a work of fiction in which an environmental catastrophe changes everything. Global sea levels have been risingContinue reading “Rising Sea Levels”
The LNG tanker Vladimir Vize on route to Montoir, France from the Russian port of Sabetta. The port was opened in 2017 and has played a key role in the increase of shipping in the Arctic waters. As the ice continues to melt, more shipping is using the far north routes. The Vladimir Vize isContinue reading “Vladimir Vize”
The liquid natural gas carrier, Gaslog Wales sailing from Dunkerque to Freeport, USA. Freeport is part of the infrastructure of shale gas production. I liked the presence in time and space of the moon, the sea, and limpets stuck to a concrete breakwater. But the endless pursuit of growth and profit and the immense wasteContinue reading “Ship, moon, navigation buoy, limpets”
I am very pleased with my still new-ish new camera, a Panasonic Lumix TZ330. The more use it gets, the more functions it reveals. Reading manuals has never been a strong point. I find appropriating technology is a much better way to learn. There are subtle differences in the settings in these photographs which areContinue reading “Experiment”
Titania, vehicle carrier, Bremenhaven to Southampton. Visby, ro-ro/ passenger ship, Dunkerque to Rosslare. This is a new service connecting Ireland to France to avoid ‘Brexit delays’ in Britain. The sky turned grey and sleet fell. I went to the shops and then walked home.
The code on this container – XHCU – indicates that it was made by the CXIC company in Changzhou, China. CXIC Group is a ‘private owned enterprise group’. It was followed a minute later by this container lorry. TISU represents Transport Industrial Service which is based in St Petersburg, Russia. The distance between the twoContinue reading “China – Russia – England”