Join pilot Gillan Locke on the bridge for a journey through the Firth of Clyde Channel and River Clyde aboard the bulker Thalassini, berthing at Shieldhall Riverside Quay at King George V Docks, Glasgow. Assisted by tugs AYTON CROSS + SVITZER MILFORD + ANGLEGARTH.
127 million of those metal boxes that you see on the back of wagons on the motorways were moved around the world by sea last year. That's an amount that you can't really imagine.
To convert this almost meanginless number into an equally meaningless lazy 'fact': laid end to end they would reach to the moon and back.
What this **does** mean is that there's a awful lot of stuff that relies on the sea to get about. Moreover: theswe containers are VITAl to the way that we all live our lives. No matter in what sensationalist way it's presented.
Marine Cargo Surveyors are appointed by Ship owners, charterers, cargo insurance companies and many others to protect their interests in various aspects of the cargo world. It’s a fact of shipping life that cargoes occasionally get damaged, and marine cargo surveyors are appointed to investigate the damage and to reduce any losses. This involves travelling to ports worldwide, attending on ships, interviewing Masters and ship’s personnel, and getting all the facts of the case, before reporting in detail to the clients
The annual campaign coordinated by Seafarers UK – the leading charity for seafarers in need – to raise awareness of Britain’s dependence on seafarers.
Seafarers UK gives grants of £2.5 million annually to more than 70 charities and organisations that help seafarers, their families and dependants, across the Merchant Navy, Fishing Fleets, Royal Navy and Royal Marines.
The number of people applying to train to become an officer in the British Merchant Navy is at a 10 year high it is reported today.
Glasgow based Clyde Marine Training, the largest provider of officer training in the UK, reported that they have received over 5,000 applications this year alone, an 11% increase on last year and a 27% increase on 10 years ago.
It involved 1,0000 miles of welding, took 8 million hours to build and in the course of it’s lifetime will travel the equivalent distance of 11 return trips to the moon – oh, and is longer than the Empire State Building is high! What am I?