Did You Know?
The maritime services sector supports over 500,000 jobs and contributes circa £26.5 billion to the UK economy
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 »
Came by SHIP
16 April 2014, by Seavision
WISTA's Came by SHIP photography competition is ongoing.read more »
Containers to the moon and back
24 February 2014, by Seavision
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.read more »
Voyages of Discovery
Education tools to help you learn more!
While the world sleeps, giant container ships longer than football pitches plough the oceans to bring us food, clothes and gadgets.
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 »
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.
Sign up for Daring Dispatches and find out why the ships and sailors of the Navy stay cool under pressure!sign up »
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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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