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RiverNotes: A Moment on the Mississippi

Posted to MarineNews Notes (by Raina Clark) on July 5, 2010

Behind the boat, the lights of Quincy, Illinois receded into a bright cluster. On either side of the river, the outline of the heavily treed banks closed in on the city and contrasted like a black cutout against the transluscent night sky. The stars were out…

Univan Ship Management in safe hands

Posted to Univan Ship Management in safe hands (by Joseph Fonseca) on March 22, 2010

When the ship management legend Captain Charles Arthur Joseph Vanderperre passed away in September last, doubts were expressed about the future of Univan Ship Management Ltd., the company he had established and nurtured. In just 80 days of having donned the mantle Richard Hext…

Admiral Ivan Kruzenshtern, Russian Imperial Navy (1770-1846)

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on February 26, 2010

Though born into a German family (birth name: Adam Johann Ritter von Krusenstern) living in what is now Estonia, he is better known by his Russian name Ivan Fedorovich Kruzenshtern. He joined the Russian Imperial Navy in 1787. He served in the…