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Maritime museum brings small cheer to New Year

Posted to On the waterfront (by Emma-Jane Batey) on December 31, 2009

As we stand in the last day of 2009 and look forward to a better, brighter 2010, let’s share a good news story from the maritime world. Having posted about all manner of dramatic, negative stories ranging from pirates to drugs hauls to the huge impact of the tiny barnacle…

Massive drugs haul off Spanish coast

Posted to On the waterfront (by Emma-Jane Batey) on December 24, 2009

The streets of London may have got just a little bit cleaner and safer thanks to a massive drugs haul off the coast of Northern Spain. Cocaine with a street value of £375million was seized from a large ship, a 150ft former coastguard vessel…

Port Support

Posted to On the waterfront (by Emma-Jane Batey) on December 3, 2009

As the UK’s largest container port and one of the largest in Europe, the Port of Felixstowe is a major feature in the Suffolk town. With many local people’s livelihoods dependant on the port’s continuing commercial success, and vice versa, the…

News Moves Quickly

Posted to On the waterfront (by Emma-Jane Batey) on October 15, 2009

Oh the crazy world of Twitter! As soon as the hashtag #Trafigura became a trending topic on Tuesday, it disappeared within twenty four hours, having done its job like a glorious mayfly. It just goes to show how immediate our news is now. It’s…