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Forum: Cameras, Photography and Equipment 27th August 2010, 15:57
Replies: 4
Views: 2,548
Posted By Thamesphil
Dpreview is always the place to check for new...

Dpreview is always the place to check for new camera news and reviews and they have a good preview of the 60D here:
http://www.dpreview.com/news/1008/10082620canoneos60d.asp
Forum: BP Shipping 21st June 2010, 13:52
Replies: 1
Views: 690
Posted By Thamesphil
BP Shipping are a shareholder in China LNG Ship...

BP Shipping are a shareholder in China LNG Ship Management Co., which manages a series of LNG carriers owned and operated by China LNG Shipping. The other shareholders are the COSCO and China...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 14th April 2010, 15:23
Replies: 288
Views: 39,540
Posted By Thamesphil
It is not true that the AIS was switched off as...

It is not true that the AIS was switched off as AISLive reports the last signal on 12/4/2010 18:29:11 UTC.

I have never heard of Google Earth tracking ships' AIS signals before, but if they do,...
Forum: Passenger Liners 9th March 2010, 13:52
Replies: 45
Views: 10,678
Posted By Thamesphil
As of last week, the QE2 was being circulated for...

As of last week, the QE2 was being circulated for sale by her Dubai owners. I am afraid that it won't be greed that will force the final nail in her coffin, but the harsh realities of the current...
Forum: Ship Research 9th March 2010, 13:38
Replies: 10
Views: 4,330
Posted By Thamesphil
Skyfotos was the company to which you refer and...

Skyfotos was the company to which you refer and they are now called Fotoflite. There are also one or two internet sites where you can download hi-res ship photos for your private use only.

Brgds...
Forum: Offshore Oil & Gas Industry 22nd October 2009, 16:58
Replies: 17
Views: 9,598
Posted By Thamesphil
Rafal, I believe that Cosag Marine Services...

Rafal, I believe that Cosag Marine Services specialised in marine surveys, mainly for the offshore oil and gas industry. They ceased trading many years ago, but someone here may have worked for them...
Forum: Cameras, Photography and Equipment 12th May 2009, 16:41
Replies: 36
Views: 5,112
Posted By Thamesphil
An interesting thread this Scorcher. Personally,...

An interesting thread this Scorcher. Personally, I'd never go back to the days of film and processing. My first 'real' camera was an Oly OM-10. A great camera once I'd got used to it, but I rue the...
Forum: Ship Research 29th January 2009, 17:00
Replies: 3
Views: 1,714
Posted By Thamesphil
Dick, There is currently only one IRAN...

Dick,

There is currently only one IRAN GILAN, the IMO is 9193202. Equasis must be correct because the data is supplied by the people who issue IMO numbers. Vesseltracker must be wrong.

Phil
Forum: Ship Research 21st January 2009, 10:34
Replies: 2
Views: 793
Posted By Thamesphil
The Multitank ships were operated by Ahrenkiel....

The Multitank ships were operated by Ahrenkiel. Have you tried looking at the gallery here on SN?

Also, you will find a lot of photos at www.shipspotting.com. I am sure that there are some there...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 15th December 2008, 17:07
Replies: 47
Views: 10,217
Posted By Thamesphil
Slightly confused here. Would this 'new' vessel...

Slightly confused here. Would this 'new' vessel be the FPSO Aoka Mizu, built 1999 Hitachi Zosen, or a newbuilding of the same name?
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 28th November 2008, 14:43
Replies: 1,076
Views: 90,752
Posted By Thamesphil
The latest vessel seized is the BISCAGLIA, a...

The latest vessel seized is the BISCAGLIA, a 27,000 dwt product/chemical carrier owned/managed by a U.S. based company operating out of Stamford, CT
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 25th November 2008, 15:51
Replies: 1,076
Views: 90,752
Posted By Thamesphil
I find those people who find the phrase "PC...

I find those people who find the phrase "PC Brigade" most annoying, most annoying.
Forum: Ship Research 19th November 2008, 16:12
Replies: 4
Views: 2,875
Posted By Thamesphil
VLCC ship ownership is actually quite transparent...

VLCC ship ownership is actually quite transparent with some very prominent public companies involved, not to mention high-profile individuals such as John Fredriksen, Basil Papachristides, John...
Forum: Ship Research 19th November 2008, 15:03
Replies: 4
Views: 2,875
Posted By Thamesphil
There are currently 92 ship owning groups...

There are currently 92 ship owning groups controlling VLCCs. That's at group level. There will be many more companies if you split that into individual ship owning companies.

Unfortunately, that's...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 17th November 2008, 17:08
Replies: 1,076
Views: 90,752
Posted By Thamesphil
This is the Vela-owned VLCC "Sirius Star",...

This is the Vela-owned VLCC "Sirius Star", 318,000 dwt, built 2008. The largest ship hijacked to date. The US Navy reported the vessel only delivered by Daewoo in March was attacked and taken...
Forum: Tramp Steamers 11th November 2008, 23:09
Replies: 54
Views: 19,612
Posted By Thamesphil
Any cargo ship that isn't on a line voyage - i.e....

Any cargo ship that isn't on a line voyage - i.e. on a fixed route/schedule - is tramping. Therefore, tramp vessels make up about 90% of the World fleet.
Forum: Special Purpose Vessels 11th November 2008, 09:23
Replies: 12
Views: 2,379
Posted By Thamesphil
As I understand it, the ship data that is...

As I understand it, the ship data that is transmitted with the AIS signal is entered by the appropriate person aboard ship. As a very frequent user of AIS, I have found that the data is not always...
Forum: Modern Cruise Ships 31st October 2008, 15:00
Replies: 32
Views: 4,544
Posted By Thamesphil
It must surely depend on which side of the fence...

It must surely depend on which side of the fence you sit. The large cruise ships cater for a different sort of customer to the traditional vessels of the past. I think it's fair to say that the...
Forum: Preserved Vessels & Restoration Projects 3rd October 2008, 17:13
Replies: 25
Views: 4,943
Posted By Thamesphil
There is actually a forum here for preserved...

There is actually a forum here for preserved vessels:
Home > Forums > Shipping Discussion > Ships No More > Preserved Vessels

Good luck with your project.
Forum: Coasters 8th August 2008, 15:46
Replies: 16
Views: 1,411
Posted By Thamesphil
But the question was "do they still exist" and...

But the question was "do they still exist" and the link is included to confirm that they are no longer in FastBox service.

If anyone wishes to know the current status of recent vessels, and I...
Forum: Coasters 6th August 2008, 12:41
Replies: 16
Views: 1,411
Posted By Thamesphil
http://www.fastbox.com/fleet/shiptabl.htm As...

http://www.fastbox.com/fleet/shiptabl.htm

As someone once said, Google is your friend.
Forum: Tankers 31st July 2008, 20:42
Replies: 33
Views: 13,266
Posted By Thamesphil
Richard, These are confirmed as currently...

Richard,

These are confirmed as currently under conversion. Note that there are more vessels which are "sold for conversion", or simply rumours. It is impossible to know for sure which ships will...
Forum: Say Hello 29th July 2008, 13:44
Replies: 17
Views: 1,612
Posted By Thamesphil
The Formality was one of a series of 400 tonne...

The Formality was one of a series of 400 tonne coasters to come from Clelands in the late 60s and early 70s, two for Everard (Futurity and Formality) and 4 for Tower Shipping (Tower Princess,...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 18th July 2008, 13:36
Replies: 3
Views: 1,846
Posted By Thamesphil
Former Black Watch/Jupiter and Former St. George sold for scrap

In separate developments, two well-known ships have this week been reported sold for scrap.

In the first report, the ferry CROWN has been sold 'as is' Dubai for eventual resale to Indian breakers....
Forum: Tugs 17th July 2008, 09:23
Replies: 76
Views: 38,772
Posted By Thamesphil
Gavin, I have a couple of photos of the...

Gavin,

I have a couple of photos of the Jackson Marine tugs at www.shipspotting.com. I think one of them is the "Godfather".

Phil
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