God, I love Kaffers

God, I love Kaffers For your information “Kaffer” means “Niger” in South Africa, very offensive word slowly disappearing from Afrikaans vocabulary. Originally, Kaffer is a name of an African buffalo, synonym of something with no brain at all and many muscles. This couple is Bushmen the tribe, which years ago were on the edge of …

THE MOLOTOV-RIBBENTROP PACT

The day after the signing of the German-Soviet Nonaggression Pact of 23 August 1939 Soviet and German newspapers carried the news and text of the treaty to a stunned Europe. However, from the very beginning there was well-founded suspicion that the Pact contained more than met the eye. According to Richard Maasing, an officer in …

MV QUEEN OF THE NORTH

MV QUEEN OF THE NORTH Official No: 0368854 Place Built: Bremerhaven, Germany Builder: A/G Weser Werk Seebeck Year Built: 1969 Vehicles: 115 Passengers: 480-650 Crew: 60-65 Overall Length: 125 m Breadth: 19.2 m Gross Tons: 8,806 Service Speed: 20 knots Horsepower: 15,600 At around 0025, Wednesday March 22, 2006, the Queen of the North apparently …

The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill

The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill was one of the largest manmade environmental disasters ever to occur at sea, seriously affecting plants and wildlife. Its remote location (accessible only by helicopter and boat) made government and industry response efforts difficult, and severely taxed existing plans for response. The region is a habitat for salmon, sea otters, …

Death of the Tanker

As an old Sea Captain an the Tankerman who spend a large portion of his professional life transporting crude oil and petroleum products through the sea, as a person who has some experience in a marine litigation, also as a merchant navy officer who worked for Mr. Kiriakou, I feel an urge to express my …