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Saturday, May 15, 2021

National Maritime Museum

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on May 30, 2014

The UK’s National Maritime Museum in Greenwich was authorized by the National Maritime Act of 1934 and formally opened by King George VI and Princess Elizabeth on 27 April 1937. It is situated in the Greenwich Royal Park in buildings formally…

Virgin Islands

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on April 4, 2014

The name of this archipelago at the far western end of the Leeward Islands of the Caribbean derives from Christopher Columbus, who “discovered” them on his second voyage to the New World on October 21, 1493. He named them after Saint Ursula and the 11…

Bits & Pieces from the Cheap Seats

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on February 27, 2014

U.S. This week, President Obama said that he would call on Congress to appropriate as much as $300 billion for repairs and upgrades to the nation’s aging roads and railways. Conspicuously absent from that discussion was any mention of ports and inland waterways.

Tamu Massif

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on October 4, 2013

In the northwestern Pacific Ocean about 1,000 miles east of Japan lies the Shatsky Rise, an elevated portion of the seabed that covers an area the size of California. It was from the aircraft carrier USS Hornet that Doolittle’s Raiders were launched on 18 April 1942 in waters above the Rise.

Experts emphasize the basics of success for ports

Posted to Martin Rushmere (by Martin Rushmere) on July 31, 2013

Two recent workshops on West Coast operations have reinforced the basic principles of port strategy. At the Trade and Transportation Center, Cal. State, Long Beach, the message came through from terminal operators that reliability on the dockside is essential.

MV Queen of the North

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on March 22, 2013

The ro-ro ferry remembered as Queen of the North was built in Germany in 1969 and originally named MV Stena Danica. It operated between Gothenburg, Sweden and Frederikshavn, Denmark until 1974, when it was purchased by BC Ferries. Renamed MV Queen of Surrey…