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This is wonderful.

Timelapse of a 30 day voyage by the Gunhilde Maersk container ship as it treks through clear seas and storms from the Red Sea via the Gulf of Aden to Hong Kong, unloading in various ports along the way.

Full screen a must.


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Dublin Port. 4.15 this afternoon.

Michael O’R writes:

One of the joys of where I work (Ringsend) is the view of the fascinating goings on in Dublin Port. Today, I noted a visitor to the port. Several times, these grey ships can be seen calling here, and what they are doing, I never know. Usually foreign flag ships, likely just picking up supplies, possibly dropping men off for medical reasons, who knows?  But given the year that’s in it, I can’t help wondering what is really going on. Especially when they do not show up on the wonderful Marine Traffic tracking website [lower pic with mystery berth ringed]….Admittedly, our own ships never show up on that either, so probably nothing, but never let that get in the way of a good conspiracy theory…

Boat-Breaks-in-Two-01-e1371655369888-634x337Boat-Breaks-in-Two-05-634x420Boat-Breaks-in-Two-02-634x420 Boat-Breaks-in-Two-04-634x420 Boat-Breaks-in-Two-03-634x422On Monday, after just five years in service, the container ship MOL Comfort met its maker off the Yemen coast when – loaded with cargo – it split in two as its bow and stern dropped down into troughs either side of a large wave.

All 26 crew survived and were safely transported from the two halves which – bizarrely – remain afloat, awaiting tugs to drag them to shore.