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1 – STATISTICS

2 – ARRANGEMENTS WITH INSTITUTIONS AND INDIVIDUALS

3 – HONORARY MEMBERSHIPS

4 – LIST OF ASSOCIATES

5 – LIST OF MEMBERS DISTINGUISHED

6 – SUNDRIES

7 – LINKS

 


1 – STATISTICS


 

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Previously a complete history on visitor and post counts, including annual records by Clustr Maps ™, was displayed on this page. In future you will see the latest update only.

Historic information covering the period ‘June 2011 – June 2014′ is found by following the link below:

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19.000 views of the COSTA CONCORDIA  secured her lead for more than 3 years. SECURITY logged more than 12.400 views, thus ranking second on the TOP 10.

Commencing 1. January 2015, the current count will be reset, starting anew, every year on that date.

This is to provide those who may be interested with an overview of the 10 vessels which attract most views within a given year.

Latest stats update – 30. November 2014

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Excellent work everyone! …. You are indeed a marvellous crew, a crew to be commended!


 2 – ARRANGEMENTS WITH INSTITUTIONS AND INDIVIDUALS


17. 08.2011: SJÖHISTORISKA MUSEET of Stockholm, Sweden. http://www.sjohistoriska.se/en/


 09.09.2011: MIRAMAR SHIP INDEX of New Zealand.


28.06.2011: Mr. Ole Ryolf, Esq.


22.08.2011: Mr. Karsten Petersen, Esq. http://global-mariner.com/


23. September 2011: Fotoarchiv der Büsumer Werft.

http://www.werftarchiv.de/33949abe1927ebaad78fff89bce0cb48/deutsch/homepage/index.html


01.10.2011: Senhor Roberto Smera of Santos, Brazil: http://www.pbase.com/smera

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Grande Buenos Aires - 27 jan 2013

An example: GRANDE BUENOS AIRES approaching Santos Pilot.


01.03.2012: ALEXANDER TURNBULL LIBRARY (National Library of New Zealand) http://natlib.govt.nz/


30. 01.2013:

Honouring Charlie Hill of Swinefleet, downriver from Goole, United Kingdom.

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7SEASVESSELS.COM wishes to pay tribute to Charlie Hill for his immense contribution to promoting international maritime history and our common maritime-cultural heritage.

Charlie began photographing way back in the 1950’s, and have recorded shipping in his local area ever since, using the technology at his disposal. His images represent a unique record, and may thankfully be viewed and enjoyed on several websites today.

We are pleased to announce that Charlie kindly has granted permission, that we may display his photos on this website, and we feel privileged by him now being an Associate.

Charlie Hill is a gentleman of 84 years of age, and we are pleased to note that he is still going strong. We hope having Charlie aboard for many years to come, as well as we hope Charlie’s example may inspire the younger generation to follow in his footsteps.


30.01.2013:

Honouring Peter William Robertson of Goole, United Kingdom.

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Charlie Hill’s long-time friend and fellow enthusiast in the art of excellent maritime photography: Mr. Peter William Robertson of Goole.

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Peter at the age of 74 is still going strong, showing his prowess in handling a vessel down the River Humber. Charlie Hill and Peter have been best mates since 1974.

Peter started his professional life working for 12 years in a shipping office after which he decided to embark on a career with the Royal Mail in Goole – Peter continued pursuing his interest in maritime photography, and bless him for that, because it means that today, we are able to enjoy his work in this respect.

Had it not been for photographers like Charlie and Peter, a bygone age in shipping might have been lost for the future without their comprehensive recording.

For their lifelong commitment they ought to be honoured, remembered, and recognised for their combined effort in bringing the maritime shipping of the past into the future.


21.03.2013: Mr. Chris Howell of Bluff, New Zealand.


13.10.2013:

Honouring Hanne Hjermitslev of Hirtshals, Denmark.

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Hanne Hjermitslev in Tynemouth 08.09.2005.

Hanne is an avid photographer, as well as she’s a greatly appreciated friend of this website. She has contributed photos which testifies not only to her skill,  but most certainly also to her passion for promoting maritime history and sharing her private family photos with the world.

Hanne’s family roots are firmly based at sea, her relatives going back generations are either fishermen or merchant navy seamen; she knows very well both the benefits and the tragedies the sea brings to small communities such as Hirtshals where she grew up. Relatives and friends who stayed at sea permanently: remembered, never forgotten.

Such conditions provide for the development of a particular strength of human character, which Hanne possesses. She fell herself victim to routine surgery gone horribly wrong, and is now wheelchair bound. Nevertheless she continues to pursue her passion, bringing enjoyment to us all with her excellent photography.

I feel exceedingly proud being able to count Hanne Hjermitslev as a personal friend. Please enjoy Hanne’s work and appreciate the tremendous efforts she puts into getting the perfect shot.

29.01.2014:

I have just received the sad news, that Hanne Hjermitslev suddenly passed away a few days ago, unexpectedly, and at only 59 years of age.

My heart goes out to those she left behind, family and friends. I hope they may find consolation in the fact, that Hanne left us whilst in the process of enjoying her hobby.

R. I. P. Hanne – Your spirit, memory, and your passion for the work that we do, shall continue living on through this website.

Miguel Zambras

 


3 – HONORARY MEMBERSHIPS


HONORARY MEMBER No. 1

7. August 2011:

As of today, the founders have unanimously decided to bestow upon Mr. Benny Elbæk Dahl, the title of Honorary Member of 7SEASVESSELS.COM.

This is in recognition of Benny’s contribution to the site, not only in terms of his excellent photography, but also in gratitude for sharing his personal experiences at sea with us, and through the site, with the world.

Please see: http://7seasvessels.com/nordvest-1949-imo-5255832-2/

Please see: http://7seasvessels.com/nordvest-1949-imo-5255832-3/

Benny is a most delightful seaman of the old school, and we are pleased to note that Benny, at the age of 73, is still going strong, doing what he loves most in life.

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Benny Dahl in action, ‘zooming in for the kill’

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Benny and his beloved dog “SPINNER”.


HONORARY MEMBER No. 2

31. August 2011:

As of today, the founders have unanimously decided to bestow upon Chief Engineer Karsten Petersen, the title of Honorary Member of 7SEASVESSELS.COM.

This is in recognition of Karsten’s contribution of photos from his years on the China coast and elsewhere on the globe, however, not on that account only, but also for sharing some of his experiences from 40 odd years of service at sea with us.

Please see: http://7seasvessels.com/anco-ville-1970-imo-7027588-the-storm/

Karsten is engaged in many activities which he enjoy, and he is busy in his retirement, enjoying life as you may read about on his own website http://global-mariner.com/

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HONORARY MEMBER No. 3

24. April 2012:

As of today the founders have unanimously decided to grant an Honorary Membership to Able-bodied Seaman Mark Churchman of Australia.

This is not only in recognition of images contributed to 7SEASVESSELS.COM since 21.11.2011, but also for sharing some of his personal experiences from active service at sea.

Although retired from active service at sea, having served on Scandinavian as well as Australian ships, Mark continues to make a valuable contribution to society along with his supportive wife.

Together they are rearing guide dogs for the blind.

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Mark Churchman, Adelaide.

Please see: http://7seasvessels.com/lotte-skou-1966-imo-6600527-by-mark-churchman/

 


4 – LIST OF ASSOCIATES


Angus Kindley of the United Kingdom, Director and Genealogist, (Rtd).
Arthur Blundell of the United Kingdom.
Bill Armstrong of the United Kingdom.
Bjarne Skov Poulsen of Denmark, A.B. (Rtd).
Captain Bue Drewsen of Denmark, (Rtd).
Captain Gene Echols of Florida, Unites States of America.
Captain Helge Lieberg of Denmark, (Rtd).
Captain Ivan Meshkov of Odessa, Ukraine.
Captain Palle Nielsen of Denmark.
Captain Patrick McDuff of Scotland, (Rtd).
Captain Sigurbjörn Ólafur Ragnarsson of Iceland, (Rtd).
Captain Theo Hinrichs of Germany.
Captain Ventuari of La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain.
Charlie Hill of Swinefleet near Goole, United Kingdom.
Chas Betts of Southampton, UK, Firefighter, Coxwain (Firefighting Vessel), (Rtd).
Chris Howell of New Zealand.
Christian Smera of Santos, Brazil.
Claus Ellehauge of Denmark, Navigator & Maritime Author.
Dorothea Kindley of the United Kingdom, Maritime Author, (Rtd).
Endrick Kreuter, Able-bodied Seaman (Rtd) and Maritime Author.
Frits Olinga of the Netherlands, Engineer (Rtd).
Gena Anfimov of Lithuania, Seafarer.
Gianpaolo of Milan, Seafarer.
Glen Daigrepont of Louisiana, USA, Off-Shore Facility Manager at Port Fourchon.
Gustav Schneider of Germany, A.B. (Rtd).
Hanne Hjermitslev of Denmark, Librarian (Rtd).
John Sins of Holland.
Jørgen Vikkelsø Frederiksen of Denmark, A.B. (Rtd).
Kell Schmidt of San Leandro, California, Unites States of America, A.B. (Rtd).
Marcel & Ruud Coster of Ijmuiden, Holland.
Mike Griffiths of the United Kingdom.
Mike Nash of Sharpness, United Kingdom, Seafarer.
Peter William Robinson of Goole, United Kingdom.
Ray Smith of Australia.
Reinhold Scholz of Germany / United States of America Resident, A.B. (Rtd).
Rene Toni Nielsen of Bornholm, Denmark, Seafarer.
River & Sea Pilot Frans Sanderse of Holland.
Roberto Smera of Brazil, Maritime Attorney.
Thomas Seering of Germany, Chemical Technician.
Vladimir Tonić of Rijeka, Croatia, Surveor.
Xuan Binh of Saigon, Vietnam.


5 – MEMBERS DISTINGUISHED


SIMON BANG

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Simon has been an invaluable and staunch supporter since 7SEASVESSELS.COM went online, and is one of our longest serving members.

Not a man of the sea, but Simon comes from a long line of seafarers on his mother’s side. Having fond memories of his grandfather, Captain K. V. Goth, Senior Captain in the long gone Danish shipping company VENDILA, Simon has a passion for maritime history.

Simon has gathered a huge and very impressive collection of high-quality maritime-historical images, as well as he inherited business correspondence between Captain Goth, his employers and third parties.

Captain Goth was at sea during both world wars, experiencing the horrors seafarers encountered at sea and in port.

Having perused Captain Goth’s correspondence, and various reports to his employers, I can say that the documents portray an exceptional Captain who managed to take his ship, the SS OTTO PETERSEN, and her crews safely through the perilous times of war. Captain Goth was in charge of this steamer from delivery and throughout all her years of service under Danish flag.

Simon Bang has made his career as a storyboard artist and artistic designer, but is also engaged as producer of cinematic documentaries about maritime life in historic perspective – He is currently working on two such projects.

7SEASVESSELS.COM feels privileged in having a substantial amount of Simon Bang images on display.

 

 


NIELS HALD-ANDERSEN

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Niels in Rio de Janeiro, April 2012.

Over a period spanning more than 40 years, Niels Hald-Andersen of Assens in Denmark, Master Mariner & Harbour Master (Rtd), has compiled fleet lists of Danish shipping companies of the past and the present.

The records contain detailed up-to-date info on ships in Danish ownership at one point or other, including particulars, casualty reports, and foreign ownerships throughout the individual vessel’s lifespan.

However, the ‘Hald-Andersen Lists’ are created in Danish, but site rules and policy determine that the language of 7SEASVESSELS.COM is English, so in order to accommodate these valuable records, an exemption to the language rule was required.

Based on the merits of the case, the founders exceptionally decided to allow upload. Should a visitor encounter language difficulties, please do not hesitate in contacting webmaster who would be pleased to assist.

The lists are found in the category: ‘SHIPOWNERS’ FLEETLISTS‘.

 

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06.09.2012

 

 


 

GEORGE ROBINSON

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Introducing and honouring George Robinson:

George Robinson of Hull is a great and much appreciated friend of this website, as well as he is an actively contributing Member. That in spite of the fact, George is running and maintaining other websites, one of which is his own, namely:

http://www.gooleships.co.uk/

George’s engagements in maritime history does not end there. He is also engaged in the restoration of the beautiful steam tug DANIEL ADAMSON, originally named RALPH BROCKLEBANK, built 1903. Please see and support:

http://www.danieladamson.co.uk

Taking an interest in shipping from around 1959, George’s career was made in stevedoring and port management, mainly at Hull and Goole. He is now working as part of a team for shipbuilding websites covering the Tyne and the Clyde.

01.12.2014


6 – SUNDRIES


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7 – LINKS


UNITED STATES of AMERICA –

National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB): https://www.ntsb.gov/index.html

NEW ZEALAND –

National Library of New Zealand: http://natlib.govt.nz/

HOLLAND –
Government of the Netherlands: http://www.government.nl/

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Latest update: 12.2014

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