Check out my Yas Yas !

March 31, 2015

I was sent these pictures some time ago, from a friend of the site in New Zealand, who was working on this beautiful ship, currently named Yas (ex-Swift 141). Always neat to see these engine rooms – a far cry from the crowded dank engine rooms of the numerous tugs I’ve worked on… BTW, she has 21000 hp installed.     You can read more about Yas’ specs here and…

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Cold and desolate

December 10, 2013

Pulling up the barge’s spuds on a very chilly day We pulled stakes – literally, the barge was “staked” in – from Deception Bay about three weeks ago (as written at the time when I had no internet service). However the weather deteriorating, and not having an anchor on the barge, meant we steamed around the bay doing circles for three days. Yes, there is no more fun a sailor…

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“Ship porn” finds new home

October 15, 2012

Last week, I officially launched Seafarer Media (www.seafarermedia.com), a stand-alone website, with numerous picture galleries featuring ships; all sorts, in all types of predicaments. The galleries are easy to navigate and feature rating and comment features. They can be viewed by visitor using multiple metrics – such as most recent, most popular, tags, and so on – overall very neat. Spinning off this large part of the newly refitted main…

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