ships

Tall ship

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On our first morning in Aegina, I wondered down to the port to find a bakery to get something for breakfast, and I saw this wonderful tall ship in the harbour (yes I actually did take my little point & shoot camera with to the bakery – you never know). Anyway I am glad that I had my camera with me, because by the time we went to the port later in the day it was gone!

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.

Panamanian shipwreck in Blouberg

I can’t give too much information about this ship, but from what I can gather, it is a Panamanian coal ship, originally with 30000 tons of coal onboard which ran around in October 2009, and is still there.

It is literally a stones throw from the beach, and you can see the many kite-surfers in front of and around it.

Does anybody have any more information?

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