Spring light, and Varne lightvessel

The light was fantastic; like lucid dreaming. It was so clear the Varne LV (light vessel) could be seen. Samskip Endeavor – container ship – Rotterdam Waalhaven – Dublin. ….and the Varne LV (lightvessel). Varne LV warns shipping of the Varne bank – which is right in the middle of the busiest shipping lanes inContinue reading “Spring light, and Varne lightvessel”

Commonwealth of Independent States

The container ship Banak on route to Norfolk, United States from Rotterdam Maasvlakte. Banak departed on Saturday 26 December 2020 and is expected to arrive on 6 January 2021. It sails under a flag of convenience based in the Marshall Islands. This collection of coral atolls in the Pacific Ocean is an associate state ofContinue reading “Commonwealth of Independent States”

EFFY-N Bulk Carrier (general cargo)

The ship’s voyage since the beginning of June includes Durban, Richards Bay and Saldanha Bay in South Africa. Then to Rotterdam Botlek and on to St Petersburg. It is now on its way to Iskenderun in Turkey. Iskenderun is a major port and industrial centre with a large steel plant. It is close to theContinue reading “EFFY-N Bulk Carrier (general cargo)”

Supra – Bulk Carrier

On its way from Gdansk, Poland to Cartagena, Spain. I have been reading German Cities and Bourgeois Modernism, 1890-1924 by Maiken Umbach. An excellent book. There are no examples of bourgeois modernism around the port area, but there are some impressive concrete structures and infrastructure engineering. The lichens and sea weed experience a great dealContinue reading “Supra – Bulk Carrier”

TYSLA – Vehicle Carrier

I am still experimenting with WordPress. There is some good, some bad. I have also just bought a new camera and sat on a beach this afternoon experimenting with that. I can’t get the photographs to represent properly on this blog. Wondering whether I need a different design. Tysla is a vehicle carrier on itsContinue reading “TYSLA – Vehicle Carrier”