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…


West Coast pirate spotted in Dubai

July 24, 2013

The ridiculously large giga yacht Dubai On my last “hitch”, I ended up in Ajman, near Dubai, picking up an ex Swire Pacific Offshore tug that my current company bought, and brought back to Canada. While there, I ran into an “old friend” unexpectedly. We took the day off from the busy shipyard, and went ‘touristing’ in Dubai. One of the sights we went to was the Palm Jumeirah, where,…


Not in the procedures

I finally made it home after my last contract, kissed the wife and promptly got a stomach flu bug. Ohh thanks luv ! But on the flip side, I got some sympathy and was allowed access to the computer, and found this little gem, for the SHE-Q guys to use for their “what not to do” on board. I guess that’s what happens after too many days at sea. And…

August 26, 2010

The fast fat lady is singing

August 24, 2009

Those of you that have followed the last few blog entries here might be incline to say – Seaspan, yet again! No no, I am not obsessed with them, its just that I wait till I have a few small news bits before making a blog entry worthwhile, but then I start digging information and realize that there is more there than I thought – and thus the numerous blog…


Behold, the son of Posedion

March 11, 2008

A few months back, this strange looking craft made the news just about everywhere, because of its radical design and the secrecy surrounding it. Well fear not; the veil of mystery, well most of the big stuff anyways, has lifted and we now know the name and purpose of this peculiar craft. Its called Proteus and you can visit the creators website for more details. From the website we find…


Own a piece of infamy

February 15, 2008

An interesting article by John Lichfield, of, came across my desk the other day. Its about the ex Iraqi yacht Ocean Breeze, and the “new” owners trying to sell her. I have seen many documentaries on the many effects of this war in Iraq, most highlighting the incompetence and greed (to name a few of the lowest human qualities exhibited) of the many people involved in this debacle. The…