A quartet of captivating poems about sailing

How many sailors and maritime professionals would spare some time to read poems? Not many, I suppose. Poetry won't fill anyone's pocket any more than viewing Ivan Aivazovsky's sublime 1874 painting, Brig Mercury in Moonlight (pictured above), would. But it can do...

10 jaw-dropping photographs of undersea life

The seascapes of Ivan Aivazovsky or J.M.W. Turner, both Romantic painters from the 19th century, are unquestionably beautiful. They captivate and mesmerise the viewer. However, they fail to portray the true beauty and character of the sea, which lie deep under the...

A letter to the readers of Marine Café Blog

Dear Friends and Followers, Marine Café Blog will turn 10 years old this August. It is one of the most popular maritime blogs around with a broad–based readership. The blog continues to be guided by the belief that the greatest challenge faced by the shippiing world...

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