29 January 2016 – Cargo ship adrift off French coast

SPECTACULAR footage has been released of an abandoned cargo vessel that has almost capsized in the Bay of Biscay off La Rochelle, three days after its crew of 22 were airlifted to safety.

The 34,000-tonne Modern Express, which was en route from Gabon to Le Havre, raised the alarm on Tuesday when it started to list after its cargo shifted during a heavy storm.
– See more at: http://www.connexionfrance.com/france-ship-cargo-abandoned-la-rochelle-biscay-bay-modern-express-video-crew-rescued-view-article.html#sthash.ZcAMdAvJ.dpuf

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ATLANTIC 252…

Dear Sparks,

anybody of you remember while sailing in the North Sea or in U.K. waters the wonderful Boadcasting station “ATLANTIC 252” on LW?

Here a videoclip just for fun…

PLANET LV NOW

Lightship “PLANET” c/s GB2LBL

Our Colleague R/O Mike Carter now M6MPC reported me information about LIGHTSHIP PLANET c/s GB2LBL:
Hi Alfredo,
I have recently joined the Maritime Radio Museum Society which is a group of lads who operate an Amateur Radio Station aboard the Light Ship “Planet/GB2LBL” which is permanently moored in Canning Dock – Liverpool. If you look on my QRZ.COM page you will see a picture of our little radio shack – on the ship’s bridge with rig Kenwood ts 570 dge. There is also a picture of the Planet, painted red with the word BAR on the sides lower down.
The MRMSW Website also has a picture of us old ops on the starboard side for photo.
Best regards,  Mike M6MPC

The Planet or LV23 Light Vessel as it was know on it’s station in the English channel, was the Last Manned Light Ship on the Mersey Bar and the last Manned Light Vessel on the English Channel. Now it is a Museum, Cafe Bar and beacon to the Merseyside Maritime Heritage.
This famous piece of Mersey marine heritage is now back on the Mersey located in Canning dock, next to the Albert dock Complex, Liverpool.
http://www.merseyplanet.co.uk/index.php
see also QRZ.COM
GB2LBL
QTH CANNING DOCK, THE STRAND,
PIERHEAD LIVERPOOL L3 4AN
England

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Radio shack on board L/V PLANET

Planet 1960

L/V PLANET in the 60’s

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IV3JWY OM Bruno SWL report

Dear Alfredo hope all is well, I want to notify you these little scans I did this morning from 11.30 up to 11.45 UTC on 12 MHz finding the following South Korean coast stations:

…on …12.843.00 MHz CQ CQ CQ DE HLO HLO HLO…………QSX 12 MHZ K
… “        12.916.00 MHz “ “ HLF HLF HLF ……………“ “ “ K
… “        12.923.00 MHz “ “ HLW2 HLW2 HLW2……..“ “ “ K
… “        12.935.00 MHz “ “ HLG HLG HLG……………“ “ “ K

.All stations abt QSA/QRK 1/2 1/2 with light QSB, no tfc list,no QSOs with ships.. just CQ LOOP during my scan.

I felt you to know mindful of the Golden Age of Maritime Radio

A very warm greeting, with sympathy Bruno IV3JWY

A TRUE Cargo Ship “ARKLOW WAVE”

Just a clip for relaxing with a true cargo ship in sailing and size!

MV_Orion

C6AMD/MM – Antarctic Voyage

From: DXWORLD.NET

Buzz, W3EMD will be a passenger on the vessel MV Orion (National Geographic) which is set to sail the Antarctic seas between February 16 to March 7, 2016.

C6AMD/MM will operate CW and SSB on all HF bands. QSL via H/c (direct or bureau).

Note: you can track the ship here

Info about M/V ORION here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MV_Orion

This DXspot thanks to our Friend IZ6FCK Giampiero

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