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Fremantle Ports
10/01/2020

Fremantle Ports

#flashbackfriday to 23 June 1961 - The new 45,270-ton P&O superliner Canberra arrives at Fremantle on her maiden voyage. Slowed down by mechanical problems while crossing the Indian Ocean from Colombo, she arrived some 30 hours behind schedule. Canberra berthed alongside the F Shed section of the new Overseas Passenger Terminal. The G Shed section of the Terminal was still some 12 months away from being completed. Huge crowds turned out on Victoria Quay during Canberra’s stay at Fremantle. She sailed at 10.45pm that night headed for Melbourne and Sydney.

The 20,204-ton Shaw Savill liner Southern Cross was berthed behind Canberra at E Shed. Both ships were quite unique in having their engines located aft, which was quite a break with tradition for liners of the day.

Canberra’s “running mate” the 41,915-ton Orient Liner Oriana had made her first visit to Fremantle some months earlier in December 1960. Both liners bought many migrants to Australia in their early years of service.

It is interesting to note that the new two berth Passenger Terminal was designed to simultaneously cater for “superliners” in excess of 40,000 ton, very different from today with some cruise liners now exceeding 150,000 tonnes.

Canberra was to be the last and largest P&O liner built for line voyages from Britain to Australia. She had a service speed of 27 knots and had accommodation for 548 first class and 1650 tourist class passengers. Canberra remained on the Australian trade until the end of 1972 when she was refitted as a cruise ship to carry 1500 one class passengers.

In April 1982 Canberra was requisitioned by the British Government to serve as a troopship during the Falkland Islands conflict. On her first arrival at San Carlos Bay she came under attack by Argentine aircraft but fortunately suffered no damage. After being away for 94 days and covering some 25,245 nautical miles in that time, Canberra finally returned to Southampton in July 1982.

Following a 2-month refit, Canberra continued cruising mainly out of Southampton. She did undertake a short series of cruise from Sydney in early 1983. Canberra also undertook a very popular annual world cruise, which also included Australian ports.

Her last visit to Australia was made in February 1997. In October of that year the 36-year-old liner sailed to Gadani Beach in Pakistan to be broken up.
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Carnival Imagination Miami 2011,gone but never forgotten.
09/22/2020

Carnival Imagination Miami 2011,
gone but never forgotten.

09/22/2020
ABC news COVID 19 cruise report.

It's too soon to resume, when there is a vaccine and this virus is totally eliminated that's when we can return to sea safely and sound.

QE triumphantly returms home after being a record amount of months at sea and in distant lands during the COVID 19 outbr...
07/28/2020

QE triumphantly returms home after being a record amount of months at sea and in distant lands during the COVID 19 outbreak.

We were delighted to welcome Queen Elizabeth and her crew home to Southampton on Friday morning. Thank you to Andrew Sassoli Walker for this stunning photo

07/22/2020
SS United States Conservancy

SS United States Conservancy

ICYMI: WHYY's YYou Oughta Know recently included a special feature about America's Flagship. Conservancy President Susan Gibbs, granddaughter of the ship's famous designer William Francis Gibbs, provides viewers great insight into the historical significance of the SS United States and how she came to be docked in the Port of Philadelphia.

https://www.museumships.us/france/lydia
07/01/2020
Lydia

https://www.museumships.us/france/lydia

MV Lydia The Lydia is a mixed liner built in 1931 in Denmark and initially named Moonta . After having sailed in the southern seas under the Australian flag until 1955 then in the Mediterranean under the Greek flag, it was decommissioned in 1966. It is now beached in Barcarès, of which it is a land...

06/25/2020
NYC Fire Wire

NYC Fire Wire

The explosions heard in the Bronx are just PD controlled detonation of confiscated fireworks at Rodmans Neck

Cruise Lines International Association - CLIA
06/21/2020
Cruise Lines International Association - CLIA

Cruise Lines International Association - CLIA

CLIA Cruise Lines are committed to the highest standards of destination stewardship and continue to support local port communities during these unprecedented and challenging times. #WeAreCruise

Women Offshore
06/06/2020

Women Offshore

2004-2014: After graduation, I joined my union and went to sea. Every single time I walked up the gangway with my bags, I was asked if I am the new oiler, steward, or cadet because a person of color is not usually a licensed officer in the US Merchant Marine. (This still happens!)

Underneath my cool demeanor, were incessant thoughts in my mind about how to not incite the men I work and live with everyday. On one ship, I was being verbally chided by the stewards department when I would get my dinner. As usual, I ignored it and rolled my eyes. My male cadet was in earshot and went to the captain unbeknownst to me. It was shut down! That is an ally!

I worked my butt off learning every new ship I joined: tanker, bulker, cruise ship, ro-ro, con-ro, tugboat, and container. Every plant was unique and I spent a lot of time on watch tracing out piping schemes and did not feel comfortable working overtime until I knew the ship.

In port or onboard, if allowed, I became the party animal. I placated any uncomfortable vibes with alcohol and a nonchalant attitude. I partied hard in every country, place and port, because I am a sailor. Thank you world! 🌏

#womenoffshore

05/28/2020
Drew Binsky

Drew Binsky

This is one of my favorite videos yet.

Vincent Leville, a 99 year old native of Brooklyn, shares what it was like to travel in the 1930s, 40s and 50s. It will blow your mind!

Would you rather travel in today's world, or back when Vincent was in his heyday? I think I'd prefer to travel in the past just for the purity!

Share this video with your friends :)

Follow Drew Binsky for daily travel videos, and join me on Instagram @drewbinsky.

The Queen Mary
05/27/2020

The Queen Mary

Happy Memorial Day from the Queen Mary! Today we honor all members (active, retired and lost) of the United States Armed Forces. Known as the Grey Ghost during her years as a WWII troopship, the Queen Mary herself is a Veteran. To find out more about the Queen Mary's service in WWII, please visit: https://www.queenmary.com/our-story/war-stats.php

F/18 flying with full afterburners at sunset over New York.
05/23/2020

F/18 flying with full afterburners at sunset over New York.

F/18 Hornet flying over NY at sunset.
05/23/2020

F/18 Hornet flying over NY at sunset.

One Minato container ship twilight arrival
05/23/2020

One Minato container ship twilight arrival

City of Ships exhibition: Virtual edition Launching July 2020.Stay tuned!
05/17/2020

City of Ships exhibition: Virtual edition
Launching July 2020.

Stay tuned!

05/14/2020
Smithsonian Channel

Smithsonian Channel

On this day in 1915, a German U-boat torpedoed the RMS Lusitania. The boat sank just 11 miles off the southern coast of Ireland.

For the full story, check out Sinking the Lusitania: An American Tragedy. It’s now streaming on Smithsonian Channel Plus. https://bitly.com/2Koogtj

05/01/2020

Hospital ship Comfort departs New York.

USNS Comfort (T-AH-20) salutes the Statue of Liberty as she departs Manhattan today.
04/30/2020

USNS Comfort (T-AH-20) salutes the Statue of Liberty as she departs Manhattan today.

We gave USNS Comfort a triumphant send off after her crew valiantly assisted the COVID19 crisis here in New York, fair w...
04/30/2020

We gave USNS Comfort a triumphant send off after her crew valiantly assisted the COVID19 crisis here in New York, fair winds and following seas to them all.

We gave USNS Comfort a triumphant send off after her crew valiantly assisted the COVID19 crisis here in New York, fair winds and following seas to them all.

Blue Angels fly over 4/28/2020
04/28/2020

Blue Angels fly over 4/28/2020

04/28/2020

Airshow in Ny

04/27/2020
Topyacht

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This is extremely disturbing behavior as captured on this video of a person risking their life recklessly jumping off a cruise ship.
RIP to those lost 50 years ago aboard the USS Enterprise CVN65. Gone but never forgotten.
A vessel that fought valiantly against illegal fishing and whaling is being decommissioned. Fairwinds and following seas MV Steve Irwin.