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Ships and the Sea
Down to the sea in Ships
Ships on the Ocean
For more years than recorded history men and women have been going down to the sea in ships to do battle with some of the worst elements that mother nature can conjure up, we salute these ships and the men and women who go down to the sea in them.
No plain sailing
Rough with the smooth
While most ships are now built to the highest safety standards, we cannot do anything about the weather!
Ships of all types
Not all will be the graceful liners that sailed as some of them will be the working ships that keep the world of commerce and trade revolving.
Did you know that some 85% of all the worlds’ trade is moved over the sea by ships of all kinds.
Some large and some small, we intend to feature them all here on this hub and with more hubs to come.
Small Ships-Big Ships
Some of the worlds most powerful vessels are the mighty salvage tugs, after all what do you do if you break down in bad weather a thousand miles from the nearest land.
They were more plentyful around the oceans of the world in times of conflict such as when the Suez Canal was closed to shipping and the largest of the oil tankers had to go the long way around the coast of Africa to get to Europe from the oil wells of the Middle East.
This was the time of the Salvage Tug on standby 24 hours per day and just waiting for trouble, as the salvage rights of a vessel in trouble and helped by one of these mighty ships was considerable in the least.
Ships on the River Tyne
The River Tyne was one of the busiest shipping and Shipbuilding Rivers in England at one time, now still busy with visits of all kinds of ship as seen above.
North East, England Shipping
The River Tees in the North East of England is still a busy waterway, although not nearly as busy as it was in the days of the mighty shipyards sited all along the banks of the Tees. Although still a busy river as seen above.
Between Asia and Europe
The thin strip of water known now as the Bosporus cuts between the worlds of Asia and Europe and is one of the busiest shipping lanes of the world’s oceans.