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A dream comes true: sailing with the tall ship ‘Sedov’.

WL-192-95874I have been aboard the Russian Tall Ship ‘Sedov’ several times during pilotages, but I have never sailed with full sails. A dream comes true! I am sailing from Kaliningrad (Russia) to Den Helder. I am excited. The Tall Ship ‘Sedov’ will be present during Sail Den Helder 2017 from 22 – 25th of June 2017.

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Great news: my picture has been used for “Dry Cargo Conference & Exhibition 2017″.

WL-191-95874My picture has been used for the website ‘Dry Cargo Conference and Exhibition 2017′. Dry Cargo Conference & Exhibition is the only event that covers the whole supply chain of all major dry bulks. It’s the world leading meeting place for miners, ship owners, operators, charterers, agents, traders, brokers, ports, terminals, logistics providers and bulk materials handling suppliers. The exhibition is a showcase for port/ terminal technology and operations. The event should take place 1 and 2 of June 2017 in Amsterdam, but was unfortunately postponed until 2018. See http://www.easyfairs.com/nl/dry-cargo-2017/dry-cargo-2017/exhibitors-products/exhibitor-catalogue/ 

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A visit to the port of Antwerp.

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Last weekend I visited fabulous port of Antwerp. The chemical tanker ’Norient Star’ 180m length and 32m width is leaving the harbour. It was very impressive.

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Anzali Port no permission for pictures.

MT-95328On the bridge I have made a few pictures of Anzali Port. Then we went by car on our way to Khemes. Just when we had left the port of Anzali we got a call from the communications officer from the office of the Maritime & Port Administration of Guilan Province. He told us we had permission to visit the port. When we arrived at the entrance of the port,  we heard of the communications officer that it was not possible to take some pictures in the harbor. Again we were very disappointed.

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Maritime Port Administration of Guilan Province. Iran

MT-95290Next morning we went to the office of the Maritime & Port Administration of Guilan Province to ask if it was possible to visit the port and the maritime pilots. There was no one who could help us, so we had to wait. After a while we were taken to an office and we were offered tea and biscuits. The communication officer told us that it was not possible to visit the port and maritime pilots to take some pictures. We were very disappointed. He advised us to go the bridge and take some pictures of Anzali Port.

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Entrance of Anzali Port, Iran.

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During our holidays I also visited port Anzali in Iran (Bandar e Anzali). The port is situated at the Caspian Sea. As soon as we arrived in Anzali we went to the port. At the entrance we asked if it was possible to visit the harbour and the maritime pilots. Unfortunately it was not possible to visit the harbour. We had to contact the Ports & Maritime Organization (PMO) of Anzali. It is part of the Ministry of Roads & Urban Development. Because it was late in the afternoon we want to contact them next morning.

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