Did You Know?
As an island nation, the UK is dependent upon the safe movement of energy, food and manufactured goods through British ports. Some 90% of Britain’s trade arrives by sea.
Ports have, throughout history, been a place where goods and people arrive or leave the country by sea. The UK port industry, by virtue of our long coastline and maritime history, is the largest in Europe, handling over 500 million tonnes of freight in 2010.more »
Up the Clyde at Dawn
7 August 2014, by Seavision
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.read more »
What has the Sea ever done for you?
30 June 2014, by Seavision
This fantastic video is made by Mountbatten school: "What has the sea ever done for us?".
Voyages of Discovery
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If you were Captain of a Royal Navy destroyer under attack, would you handle the pressure?
Even when an emergency gives them seconds to think, crews are trained and experienced enough to do the right thing.
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The world would be a very different place without seafarers and the ships they crew.
Oil tankers, container carriers, fishing trawlers and cargo ships bring us food, clothes, computers and raw materials.
Find out all about these vessels that seafarers call home as they work the icy North Sea or sail the lonely waters of the Indian Ocean.sign up »
While the world sleeps, giant container ships longer than football pitches plough the oceans to bring us food, clothes and gadgets.
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Oceans of Opportunity!
I first became interested in the sector when I was secretary to the Harbour Master which was an administration role and I was then offered position when the Harbour Master left.read more »
When I was younger I loved being around the water and as I grew up I gained experience through working for local marine-related companies. Using this knowledge, I took up the position of Temporary Berthing Master at Yarmouth Harbour in early 2008. After just a day in the job I realised I didn’t want to leave; that I’d found my ideal job. Then I had the opportunity to apply for the Deputy Harbour Master’s role and was appointed in August. I couldn’t believe my luck.read more »
I am a Port Presenter currently onboard Arcadia and I work in the Shore Excursions department. My typical contract length is approximately three or four months at sea with four weeks leave at home in between. What I like most about life at sea is constant change and new horizons, but especially wonderful colleagues throughout the fleetread more »
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