Day 178 of 365 - heading to Kenya to meet Deborah, a member of WOMESA, Kenya, working at the rank of Sergeant in maritime police.
I am Deborah k Muchai, I work for Kenya national police service, maritime unit as a coxswain. I enjoy everyday at work, preventing crime,saving life or apprehending the offenders. in Kenya very few women are in the maritime especially onboard but the number now is increasing gradually. I encourage more women to consider maritime jobs.
This was a Japanese fishing boat that was washed away from its mooring in Aomori Prefecture by the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. Japanese officials first believed the ship had been destroyed, but it eventually floated into American waters near Alaska one year later. The U.S. coast guard decided to sink the boat .
Aberdovey marked a big change in the geography and the start of some very sandy "river fed" harbours in the shadow of Snowdonia.
Will Stockford the Aberdovey HM was so worried about us sailing into his harbour in the rough weather he had postponed the servicing of the lifeboat! In the event we travelled to the town by land. We are now in the county of Gwynedd, whose council manage the next few harbours. Sand is the overriding feature of Aberdovey and Will had sent us a very detailed sketch map of the entrance where he has to move the buoys regularly as the sand shifts. The mountain rivers dominate the flow of water running through the harbour and in old times the boys of the town were not allowed out in a boat until they had completed a row up the estuary AGAINST the ebbing tide. This they achieved by catching the back eddies that occur, thus allowing them to row "against" the current and demonstrate their local knowledge. .
One of Will's strangest incidences occurred when he saw two planes land on his sand spit at low tide. When he went out to investigate he found they were a Dutch man and German doing a circumnavigation of GB by microlite.... dressed up in WW1 outfits! He then took this great video of them taking off! We really enjoyed our visit to the town, with its Mythical clanging bell and finding out about the home of Celtic Longboat racing. We even managed to take some local friends out for a sail past their home port! Thank you Will. .
The MV Blue Marlin is a semi-submersible heavy lift ship from Dockwise Shipping of the Netherlands. It transports very large semi-submersible drilling rigs, barges, and ships. She is equipped with 38 cabins to accommodate 60 people, a fitness, sauna and a swimming pool. Who knows how she loads her heavy cargo on board?
In the late 1960s, this submarine—vanished without a trace. Along with submersible units from the U.S., France, Israel and the Soviet Union. Theories vary, from accidental torpedo attacks kept quiet by the government; even a Navy Court of Inquiry announced that “The cause of the loss cannot be definitively ascertained.” None of the remains of any of the subs have ever been found.
NIKOLAY YEVGENOV 🇧🇸 Tipo de buque/Vessel type: LNG ice class
Eslora/Length Overall: 300 m
Manga/Breadth Extreme: 50 m
Peso muerto/DWT: 96821 tons
Arqueo de registro bruto/GRT: 128969 tons
Año de construcción/Year of build: 2019
Builder/Astillero: DAEWOO SHIPBUILDING & MARINE
Capacdad/Capacity: 172.600 m³
Call Sign: C6DB7