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Questions tagged [ships]

A usually large flotation device that carries passengers and cargo across the oceans, or up and down rivers. Its natural enemies are icebergs, German Type VIIC submarines and drunken Captains.

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Can I follow where the ferry between Vaasa and Uumaja (Vasa and Umeå) is?

The ferry from Vaasa to Uumaja has turned back due to bad weather. Is there a way of following where it is, expected arrival time and other such information?
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What vessel did I photograph? How would I tell?

On the 3rd of April at the Isle of Man, I photographed a large passenger ship (cruise ship, cruise ferry, or RO/RO ferry), maybe 10–20 km off the west coast: Photo at 13:41 Photo at 14:43 The ...
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Visiting the port of Antwerp

The city of Antwerp has an enormous port and all sorts of related infrastructure. People have told me that it is stunning, so I would like to visit it. I asked in the tourist information centre, but ...
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France to USA by ship

I would like to travel from France to USA (ideally New York) with a ship. I want to use a ship because I have a long-term flying phobia; I know this is the root problem that I should solve, but this ...
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Are you able to visit the ship breaking yards in Bangladesh?

Bangladesh is known for the ship breaking industry, and I'd like to know if it's possible to visit a yard. One day, I watched a documentary and the reporters couldn't get to it, so they had to use a ...
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Why is docking a cruise ship in a busy port so challenging? [closed]

While watching a cruise ship on the port, I then saw some smaller ships around the big ship and guessed they were helping the cruise to dock properly but i was not sure. This got me interested in how ...
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Is the ship's captain required to report laptop/mobile serial numbers for all passengers and crew?

A privately owned ketch on tour in the South Pacific is planning to make landfall in Australia early next week and it is carrying about a dozen of the captain's friends and family. Of course the ...
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What is this flag?

I am not sure if this is the correct place to post this type of question but I believe "travel" seems the most suitable. Could anyone please identify what flag this is? I looked up all the flags with ...
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Watching container ships in SF bay area?

I will be in San Francisco this summer. I would love to sit by the sea and watch some big container ships passing by. Is there some nice place where you can do that? It wouldn't hurt if there is a ...
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Are there any large ship tours around the San Francisco Bay Area?

I will be in the Bay Area for July 22, 23, 24. I have a really big interest in large container ships and tanker ships. I learned that there is a tour of the Port of Oakland, but to my dismay, there ...
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Non-AT country citizen visiting Antarctica by non-AT country registred vessel (yacht) — do I need a permit and why?

My grandfather has been a yachtsman for more than half a century, he is now retired and now has everything he needs to fulfill his dream: sailing to Antarctica. But he is a citizen of Moldova, which ...
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How can I extend my Schengen seafarer's visa?

My Visa is from 25 March to 25 September (mistake made by issuing consulate) but my seafarers' contract is from 1 April to 30 September and my flight is out of South Africa 30 March into Italy 31 ...
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Portugal to USA by cargo ship?

So I'm planning a hitchhiking trip and I wounder if there is any chance to get a job on a cargo ship in Portugal and work there till I get to USA (in order to get there without spending any money on ...
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What routes are there to cross the Pacific (without flying)?

This question is similar to Is possible to cross the Bering Strait without flying? but broader. If you depart from North America, how can you reach any East Asian destination by cruise, ferry, cargo ...
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Are there any ships that go from Australia/New Zealand to Kiribati?

Note: I am not particularly interested in cruise ships. I am in need of information of any vessels that would go from any port in Australia or New Zealand to Kiribati, it does not matter if it stops ...
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Looking for direct ship connection between Mainz and Lake Constance (Bodensee)

I would like to visit Kreuzlingen, Konstanz and the Napoleonmuseum. As they are all located at Lake Constance and I'm living in Mainz I think it's not a bad idea to spend some time and travel by ship. ...
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Traveling aboard an ocean liner like in The Royal Tenenbaums?

For the past year he had been traveling alone on an ocean liner called the Cote d’Ivoire and had seen both poles, five oceans, the Amazon and the Nile. Does such a thing exist? If so, how would one ...
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What are the practical implications for the flag of a ship?

International ships are often registered in a country quite far from the ships physical location. For example, this ship is registered in Liberia. Wikipedia describes the practice at its flag of ...
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How can I cross the Atlantic by ship from Europe to New York? (I am not talking about luxury passenger cruise-ships.)

Suppose that: I have both valid US & Schengen visas I am a savvy backpacker with a preference for economical travel I have no fixed schedule to meet. A longer travel time is even better. Any ...
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Greece to Africa by ship?

Using Google Maps, I can't see any connections between Crete and Africa. In fact, I can't find any connections from Greece at all. Why is this?
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Legal documents and formalities required to sail far out to sea/ocean?

I am a citizen of India who wants to travel (using a commercial private ship) to a point in sea/ocean which isn't under control of a country. I presume I won't require a Visa. But, would I be allowed ...
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Where can I look for a cruise (and information about it) to the Bahamas or the Caribbean?

My wife and I are going to be on the May 17 in New York city and we would like to take a cruise to the Bahamas or to the Caribbean, If you can recommend for a good site to search for a fair price and ...
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Exploring Steam Paddler wrecks in the Missisippi river?

I was reading a book when I was a kid about steam paddlers on the Mississippi, and a race between two boats from New Orleans to Baton Rouge. The story happened sometime between 1850 and 1900 as far as ...