Archive for month: April, 2020

LAYLA O episode 2: Self-isolation enthusiast
Layla O, the incomparable, the irrepressible, the irresistible, the sometimes irritating, and very famous Agony Aunt, now weaves her particular brand of video magic weekly on the Shipping News.
Book Review – Return Ticket
This novel, by local West Australian author, Jon Doust, and just published by Fremantle Press, is the third of a…
Friday On My Mind – ‘Stop The World, Let Me Off!’
Well, that’s a version of what I always find to be an enticing discussion topic - No Growth Economics. It…
McGowan’s Nightmares: The Super Six – Where Are They Now? And Who Wins The Medal?
Well, actually, there are more than that, but the Super Six are those cruise ships that seem at long last…
Open the hatch, I’m outta here! Exit planning, politicians & sports coaches
There can be no doubt: planning our exit from our current covid state is on everyone’s mind. And a good…
Places I Love – Off the Beaten Track: Hop to it, this Easter!
Whatever you’ve been doing this Easter weekend, I’m guessing it’s not what you would have guessed a month ago. While…
Layla O, Famed Agony Aunt, Arrives at Shipping News
Now, Loyal Ship-ees, we know this may come as something of a shock, but, yes, the rumours were true, after…
Merchant shipping – The critical crew change dilemma
On 7 April 2020, following the highlighting of the plight of crews around the world in this time of covid…
Ships, Ships & … Just What’s Going On?
We at the Shipping News are being constantly asked what’s happening around the Port, who’s here in Port, who’s leaving…
The End of (Fast) Fashion?
During this, so far, quite short covid period - which has seen most of us in home confinement (dare one…

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