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Friday, November 24, 2017

HMS Beagle

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on October 9, 2012

HMS Beagle was commissioned in 1820 as a 10-gun brig, but never sailed as such, except on a ceremonial voyage to London. After lying “in ordinary” (laid up) for five years, she was refitted as a six-gun barque (with the addition of a mizzen mast and the removal of four guns).

Fervent call by India at IMO to curb piracy

Posted to Fervent call by India at IMO to curb piracy (by Joseph Fonseca) on May 16, 2011

The Indian delegation made a strong appeal to the World body calling for an end to the unbridled piracy menace beleaguering seafarers. Representing the country’s stand at the 89TH Session of the Maritime Safety Committee of the International Maritime Organization now in progress…