Shipping

Major Incident Declared As 200m Cargo Ship Collides With Barge Off Dover Coast

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK

A 200-metre long cargo ship has collided with a barge full of rocks at Samphire Hoe, off the Dover coast. A major incident has been declared. The ship...

How An 1860's Experiment Transformed Modern Shipping

David Rooney | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Tech
David Rooney

If it wasn't for ships, we'd be sunk. Once, this was widely known. Docks were close to the centres of port cities and were teeming with maritime life. Our coastlines were motorways for goods and materials haulage. Rivers thronged with boats carrying people and cargo.

All Aboard for the Paris Climate Agreement?

Barry Gardiner | Posted 15.04.2016 | UK Politics
Barry Gardiner

This week, crucial decisions at the International Maritime Organisation in London could undermine the central goals of the global climate deal agreed in Paris last December.

We've Got the Power: Why Consumers Are in the Driving Seat When It Comes to Online Shopping

Tim Barber | Posted 26.07.2016 | UK
Tim Barber

What do Apocalypse Now, Escape from Alcatraz, and online shopping have in common? Surprisingly to some, all had their seminal moments in 1979. During ...

Records Signalling The End Of The 'Drunken' Sailor Era Go Online

PA | Posted 20.09.2012 | UK

A collection of more than a quarter of a million maritime examination records signalling the end of the stereotypical "drunken" and disorderly sailor ...

Why Are British Ships Banned From Buenos Aires?

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 03.08.2012 | UK

Lawmakers in Buenos Aires have passed legislation that prohibits vessels sailing under the British flag from “mooring, loading or carrying out logis...

Plans Released For Titanic II

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 18.07.2012 | UK

Australian mining magnate Professor Clive Palmer announced in April that he was going to build a replica Titanic – now the billionaire has released ...

Shipping News: The Ardent TV Fans You've Probably Never Heard Of

Hannah Ellison | Posted 18.04.2012 | UK Tech
Hannah Ellison

Search for Faberry on Tumblr and you will find a funhouse mirror version of Glee. The characters almost seem the same, but the art made of them, the stories told about them, the worlds built for them to live in are just slightly skewed. To be a non-canon shipper means having to make the world fit how you see it.

Ships Alerted As Vauxhall Corsa Floats Across Bristol Channel

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 29.11.2011 | UK

A special alert is to be broadcast warning ships of a Vauxhall Corsa that is floating across the Bristol channel. Swansea Coastguard say that the v...

New Zealand Oil Ship Leak 'Raises Questions'

BBC News | Posted 08.12.2011 | UK

New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key says "serious questions" must be answered about why a container ship ran aground on a reef off one of the countr...