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1  Shipspotters all over the world / Help and Advice / Re: Stolen photos on Instagram on: September 22, 2020, 07:32:35 am
Perhaps we could introduce the software that is being used at "nok-schiffbilder".  There is no way that you can download any of their published pictures.
2  Shipspotters all over the world / Help and Advice / Re: Stolen photos on Instagram on: September 20, 2020, 08:26:14 pm
David, I would never notice if one of my pictures was on Instagram. You could have mailed me about (but I don't think you did), but I would not be bothered to have a look at Instagram in the first place. I have dropped the use of social media completely.
3  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Ocean Fleets 2020 (was Ocean Ships 2020) on: September 16, 2020, 07:35:52 pm
Hi Pieter, that's why I said I would exchange a few autocarriers ..14 here in next 4 days.  Missing a few of your 499 GRT coasters ... long wishful memory! Do not be too long buying the book ... free world tariffs etc. extra on Jan 1st!

I may wait for a further depreciation of the pound...
4  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Ocean Fleets 2020 (was Ocean Ships 2020) on: September 16, 2020, 06:49:46 am
Hi Pieter, I'm jealous of your home location. I would happily swap the cruise ships from Southampton to you as I do not even bother photographing them now. Then you can have the auto carriers, all out of the same design mould. Does not actually leave me much to photograph /enthuse over especially as Convid scuppered plans for usual annual Netherlands visit. With acceptance of the swap offer I reckon the book would be a 'buy' for you.

Chas, I can watch (not photograph) the car carriers from my loft. There is not much in such a trade for me at this moment.   
5  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Ocean Fleets 2020 (was Ocean Ships 2020) on: September 16, 2020, 06:45:22 am
Pieter - I do not know how you can comment about too much prominence given to cruise ships when you have not seen the book.

In fact part one listing contains 34pp and part 2 about 340pp,  so NO prominence given to cruise ships

Allan, thank you. I asked the question, and you provided me with the answer (10%) and at the same time you gave the total number of pages.....and yes if I buy such a book I want to be sure to buy something about ships and not a travel guide. In other words, if the attention cruise ships are getting on this site is anything to go for, I was a bit worried about a potential predominance.
6  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Ocean Fleets 2020 (was Ocean Ships 2020) on: September 15, 2020, 06:34:51 pm
Pieter, did you really mean 1982? If so Allan forgot to say the photos are now in colour and also assuming its based around the previous Ian Allen version it includes IMO numbers. 

Yes Chas, 1982... I may have to look at the newest edition first, but to me it looks like Passenger and Cruise ships are getting a too dominant position to my liking. Expressed in numbers of pages what is the share of the two categories?
7  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Ocean Fleets 2020 (was Ocean Ships 2020) on: September 15, 2020, 11:10:38 am
Just checked, my newest edition of Ocean Ships dates from 1982. It contained three sections, Passenger and Cruise Ships, Cargo Ships and Tankers.
Is this still applicable to the current version?
8  Shipspotters all over the world / Site related news, functions and modules / Re: Is there a site problem? on: August 30, 2020, 09:50:30 am
Yes, downloading to full screen is very slow.
9  Shipspotters all over the world / Help and Advice / Re: Digital zoom vs optical zoom on: August 28, 2020, 09:16:48 am
I once (2014) made a trip to Indonesia, and not wanting to carry my normal kit (Canon 1D + 28-300 ISL lense), I bought a Canon G7 (450 Euro) with a combined optical and digital zoom. The optical zoom gave an 8 times magnifying factor, and after that the digital zoom came in, for further magnifying to 12. We made a trip in the Surabaya anchorage, and I never regretted the absence of my normal stuff more than at that day. Also the crossing from Java to Bali ended with some very disappointing shots. Therefore my advice: No digital zoom at any time.     
10  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Sinking of the GOLDEN DAWN in 1983 on: August 24, 2020, 03:52:45 pm
Glad that the solution is there.

The casualty Returns on PDF (poorly scanned)  can be found here:

https://hec.lrfoundation.org.uk/archive-library/lloyds-register-of-ships-online
11  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Sinking of the GOLDEN DAWN in 1983 on: August 23, 2020, 04:47:51 pm
Interesting, the name of the ship is not listed in Lloyds 1983 Casualty Returns
12  Shipspotters all over the world / Site related news, functions and modules / Re: Is there a site problem? on: August 22, 2020, 04:59:39 pm
Opening to full size is terribly slow at the moment.
13  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Giant bulk carrier runs aground on reef off Mauritius on: August 12, 2020, 08:00:11 am
Captain Ted

Perhaps shipping routes could be laid out in such a way that vulnerable places will at all time be avoided. Remember the MSC Zoe? She took the shortcut through less deep water and subsequently lost 300 containers. That was a cynical business decision, because she had to keep her schedule. And what can the affected Dutch Islands do help their case? Plead with IMO that shipping should obey at all time what authorities ask them to do? You know of course about all the US maritime Law companies that represent the cheap flag states within IMO. Such thing will take ages because it is king dollar that decides.
14  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Giant bulk carrier runs aground on reef off Mauritius on: August 11, 2020, 09:14:48 am
   
   
MY POINT !!!!


so perhaps you could have added that it is a lost case for the authorities to fight against people who cannot sail a ship. Your comment gave me the impression that the authorities were to blame for not being equipped.
15  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Giant bulk carrier runs aground on reef off Mauritius on: August 11, 2020, 05:45:25 am
Of course they are ill equipped !!!
It,s all over the world same story, something goes wrong, suddenly the coastal countries or isles don,t have the infrastructure or the know how or equipment they would need. It happened with the Exxon Valdez,, the Erika, the Pallas,,and all in locations where one would say,,well they may be able to deal with it,, now imagine a small island in the middle of the Indian Ocean !!!!! We like it or not, something like that will happen again. How it can happen and how this happened, one can only speculate or wait until an official report is issued.

How well equipped is your home in case of a plane crash?
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