sábado, 28 de dezembro de 2013

EXHIBITION BY THE ARTIST HANS BREEMAN IN ZWIJNDRECHT




A large exhibition from January 1st till February 28 th of most of works. About 20 watercolors and 10 oilpaintings are shown. You are very wellcome in the ARA HOTEL  Locatie: Veerweg10 - 3336LM - Zwijndrecht.  
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terça-feira, 24 de dezembro de 2013

UM BOM NATAL

Desejo um BOM NATAL para todos os aficionados maritimos

segunda-feira, 23 de dezembro de 2013

LAKONIA - FAZ HOJE 50 ANOS

Faz hoje 50 anos que a Madeira vivia um dos dias mais tristes com a noticia do afundamento do navio Lakonia da Greek Line. Um dia inesquecível que me marcou por se encontrar a bordo um amigo meu.
Na foto, a criança resgatada  Patricia Websiter chegou a Londres com os seus inseparáveis bonecos.

quinta-feira, 12 de dezembro de 2013

TEMPESTADES E TEMPESTADES







A propósito de tempestades na Madeira e neste caso na Baía do Funchal, algumas imagens de 1963.
Para os mais cépticos que passam a vida a dizer que nunca se viu nada assim... possivelmente ou têm memória curta ou serão mais novos e nunca se deram à maçada de pesquisar sobre a matéria. Tempestades sempre aconteceram! O problema é não se aprender nada com os erros. Errar todos erram, errar muitas vezes é burrice! E parece que uma vez mais não se salvaguardou nem se preveniu situações. Mais ainda, está a construir-se um novo cais que irá causar muitos dissabores. Oxalá esteja enganado... 
Fotos do porto do Funchal, (extinto) Cais do Carvão, Cais da Cidade e Rua Carvalho Araújo. 
Fotografias Perestrellos   

PONTA DELGADA



GORGULHO - EXCURSÃO AO PORTO SANTO


segunda-feira, 2 de dezembro de 2013

NEW MODEL SHIPS







Dear Friends and Customers,
It is a long time since you have heard from us.
But now we present – most surprisingly for you I guess – the prototype of the 1957 Statendam as can been seen in the photos attached.
I got to like this fine ship, she was of course later eclipsed by the later, more modern Rotterdam in people’s minds, more and more while building it, as its looks reminded me of a  hammerheaded shark!
The master remained unfinished for quite a long time, but as the majority of my recently produced moulds ended up without any suitable casting as well as me having complicated dental problems which kept me away from my casting cellar, I needed something new to work on. I took out and finished the Statendam.
Personally, I feel she is a very worthy successor to the Oslofjord, announced here a year ago, but please have a look at the photos and make up your mind about that yourself.

The model is intended to cost arround 120,00 Euro and I shall be glad, if You place a order at your dealor in case of interest soon.
Recently, we delivered the Norwegian reefer Pacific Express, finished by Kockums in Malmö in 1945. She is another typical vessel of her time, extremely elegant and distinctive in the colours of her owners, Biørn Biørnstad & Co in Oslo. An a-number is available in Salen Charter, and a number b version represents the ship when she was sold to the Norwegian Erling Hansen who ran her as Ranada until 1972. She was then sold on to Wan
Lung Nav. Co. S/A in Panama. Her new career as Wan Chun was very short. In November the same year, she was wrecked on the beaches of Ijmuiden, an event well documented on the internet.
And in addition to this, I will soon have enough castings of the Ri 168 Aurella, as built in 1973 for  Viking Line, so that I think we will be able to deliver these in January.
More detailed information You will find on my website's opening page.
I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Yours
Burkhard Schütt

Dipl. Ing (FH) Burkhard Schütt
Weyarner Str. 53
D-81547 München
Tel +49 (0)89 69989872

FOGO A BORDO DO OCEAN COUNTESS

A 29 de Novembro pºpº. o navio OCEAN COUNTESS foi vítima de um incêndio a bordo quando se encontrava ancorado em Chalkis - Grécia. O fogo, segundo informação da Mer et Marine terá começado no compartimento das máquinas.