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1  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: ships sold for scrap on: January 17, 2017, 05:10:44 pm
That more scrapping that better for the market,,unfortunately as far as I nkow the new buildings still surpass the scrappings,,,,,or ?  Anyone knows the numbers,,,scrapped / new ?
2  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Seven-year old container ship sold for scrap on: January 17, 2017, 06:24:13 am
@ Lappino
As we have chinese and EU / Japanese/
Korean build ships in the fleet, Chinese ships usually are qualitywise not as good the others. If a chinese ship does not get proper maintenance she is done in 2-3 years a european lasts longer when neglected. Another problem with chinese ships is the eletrical wiring, a lot of problems with that and it has to be replaced often already right after they are builded. Another thing, to KEEP a chinese ship in good shape takes more work and materials as the steel used is not as good as it seems the european builders using, might be however also have to do with how the steel is treated initially.
 
3  Shipspotters all over the world / Help and Advice / Re: Photographing at Fort Lauderdale on: January 11, 2017, 08:02:09 pm
here is the map

https://www.google.com/maps/@26.1015457,-80.121246,18z
4  Shipspotters all over the world / Help and Advice / Re: Photographing at Fort Lauderdale on: January 11, 2017, 08:01:06 pm
Hi Robbie
At the Hilton Lauderhale Hotel, Grande Dr close to SE 17th Street bridge

There are ferries, yellow colors, at a little dock, one of the ferries make
3-4 times a day a cruise all the way down South and back,,passing the passenger and container temrinals
also a USCG base and some smaller stuff.
Another ferry sails to the north and there are plenty expensive yards on hat track but no commerical activities

brgds
capt ted
   
5  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Amazing near-miss in the Strait of Istanbul on: January 10, 2017, 02:20:29 pm
hi Simon
Could be, not sure though, that house was already hit a few times. I remember when I passed sometime in 2000
we were so close one hought it crashed any moment, but the pilot assured us,,all ok,,and it was. This angle and the size of the vessel possibly implies that it is much closer as it was in reality.
Would be not surprised when nothing really unusual happened beside that it looked really close
6  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Amazing near-miss in the Strait of Istanbul on: January 10, 2017, 01:43:18 pm
I am not 100% sure, but when transiting North bound through the Bosporus when at the same time
two-way traffic exist one comes extreme close to the land and it looks virtually that the vessel crashes into land but in reality just passes that close. This seems to be that exact spot. There existing pictures from
that corner (cant, remember the name of the turn) where a house is damaged where a ship did not manage the
turn and crashed. 
7  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: A ship engine failed, no one could fix it. on: January 01, 2017, 11:42:55 pm
I know of a case a tech tried for 2-3 days to xplain per telefon and email a crew that ha a auto reduce situation on a main engine. Finally they diverted the ship to Mauritius, the Tech flew down,,came aboard,,flipped a switch and went flew home,,total time with filling papers in 45 min on he ship. !!!!
company lost 3 days and flew out of the charter 2 month later ,,and all happened after the W-EU CE was taken off and the W-EU elctrician too because of too expensive.,, Nothing new on such matters,, but initial only the lower numbers are seen never the long term effect until it makes boom and then it is wanted for free when possible.
8  Shipspotters all over the world / Help and Advice / Re: Stolen photos on Instagram on: December 31, 2016, 05:18:04 pm
Just looked at his FB page,,,he sure likes our pictures and coffee !!!!
9  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: A ship engine failed, no one could fix it. on: December 31, 2016, 05:10:58 pm
Yep,,those are the days !!!!
all has to be cheap, experience is not wanted until needed,,then complains coming for the bills.

10  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: The Dijksgracht becomes largest ship ever to call at the Port of Ipswich after j on: December 12, 2016, 07:14:51 pm
It is not so uncommon that ships with same GT have different tdw,, UBC Salaverry and UBC Sagunto have 21018 GT but one is 10 tdw bigger then the other,,, beats me why !!!!!!
11  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Dutch Shipping group Flinter in trouble on: October 22, 2016, 10:24:22 am
Well,, after all,, the bank claims the losses in their write offs against incomes and profits otherwise and then the dutch taxpayer is the final payer.
Should not be that way,,but thats the way the system works more or less
12  Shipspotters all over the world / Site related news, functions and modules / Re: Crappy Stuff on Shipspotting dot Com on: September 25, 2016, 11:16:21 pm
Well Cornelia

I am more or less on your page.
I also reduced my uploadings, sitting however on about 5000 pictures,,and just don,t have the "zeal" anymore to do it here. I know , my pictures are sometimes may be not the top 3,, but when I see all that crap what is nowadays shown in top 3,, then may be it is time to ask for changes.
And yes,,to cut off the linking would be the easiest way of doing so, or at least do not make hits on an outside web as counting on this site.
Well anyhow, something has to change,,otherwise one may really have to start looking for a different way of presenting ones own pictures somewhere and somehow else.


13  Shipspotters all over the world / Site related news, functions and modules / Re: BLURRY PHOTO on: September 05, 2016, 01:01:05 am
It is clearly blurry on the right side,, the name and port are blurry,,and the IMO number is impossible to
read,,not because of the distance but because total blurry in that area and the crane beside it too.

hyWe uploading a picture like in the first place !!!! To make when it is deleted a fuss ?
 
14  Shipspotters all over the world / Site related news, functions and modules / Re: "Shared" photos on: August 26, 2016, 08:00:04 pm
Well,, I often stated that these "hits" for any price will destroy the "existng unity" of this site, if that still exists. Sadly to see. When I sign in and see the same names again and again in the top 3, thats a reason
to sign off again. At least if they would be interesting, but again and again same locations and often same style ships.  Pretty much boring for me I can say.
To stop it would be as stated for the sites financial side not so good, for the viewable side most probably very much.  I get sometimes so bored here by the same type of pictures and same peoples who comment that I sometimes wake up when my nose hits the keyboard !!!!  Well at least I still wake up !!!!!

brgds
capt ted
15  Shipspotters all over the world / Site related news, functions and modules / Re: This site is overloaded with advertisements which are impeding the photo uploads on: August 19, 2016, 12:08:31 am
Don,t see it,, I never had a problem with uploading with advertisement here,,and after all the site is free
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