Met Office Shipping Forecast

NOAA UK Buoy Wind Data:

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MCA: The UK’s Maritime & Coastguard Agency:

Department for Transport (DfT):

MAIB: The UK’s Marine Accident Investigation Branch:


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VTS Information:


Maritime Blog

An interesting and informative daily blog with news from around the world:

Maritime Accident Casebook:  Bob Couttie’s detailed analysis of many maritime accidents. You need to register to access the full site but registration is free:

Marine Link

A US site but updated daily with World Maritime news:

Maritime Log

Contains maritime history bulletin board, blogs, articles but also up to date maritime press cuttings are uploaded on this site. A very useful searchable archive facility.

Tugs at war

DVD containing rare footage and interviews of tugs and crews and their vital but largely ignored role in WW2. Review coming soon:

Merchant Navy.

Although the title of this site is Tees ships, the site contains hundreds of links to MN sites around the world. A bit tricky to navigate  but that’s what you’re trained to do! Enjoy here

HMS Worcester: There is a thriving Worcester Association and full details can be obtained via their website:

UK Maritime Pilots' Association
European Maritime Pilots' Association
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Navicom Dynamics
OMC International