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The Sedov

The Sedov arrives in Cape Town for the first time in 77 years, and I just happened to be in the V&A Waterfront today to get some shots.
The Sedov
And here is some detail of the rigging, imagine having to untangle that lot.
The Sedov

Cutty Sark

From my archives, a picture of the Cutty Sark, shot around 1997 on 35mm film, scanned and final editing in 2012 in Photoshop.

In her day, she was the fastest tea-clipper in the world, and in 2007 after a massive fire she was almost no more. I love the lines of the ship, and the amazingly complex rigging.

Cutty Sark

Run aground

Ship aground

Yet another ship has run around in Cape Town, this time off Clifton’s First Beach. The Japanese fishing boat, which contains 80 tons of fuel and 50 tons of fish ran around on Saturday morning in heavy fog.

According to News 24, there are questions about whether it should be¬†question whether it could have been a “purposeful grounding”, related to an insurance payout.

I just hope that they manage to get the ship off the ground without spilling all that oil.

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