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Peter Kaaling returns to the Götheborg

April 5, 2007

Peter Kaaling has returned to captain the ship for the last part of the voyage back to Göteborg, Sweden. Two captains share the responsibility of leading the ship on its long voyage from Sweden to China and back. When I joined the Götheborg in Hong Kong, Peter Kaaling was captain and he would stay with the ship until Chennai, India.

Captain Gunnar Silfverberg Utgaard took over then and at has now handed the ship back at Alexandria, Egypt. Best wishes to him for his health.

Peter Kaaling will now sail the Götheborg back to her home city of Göteborg, Sweden.

Meanwhile, the SOIC website has put up the 27th March 2007 video update by Peder Jacobsson which was shot while they were at the Great Bitter Lake, Suez Canal.

Peder included footage of the Egyptian naval cadets who were with the Götheborg until recently and one of them says “every single day you get do something that you have never done before!”

The guitar strains of Ludwig Sääf that accompany the clip is lovely. Peder is doing a great job putting these clips together from the enormous footage he shoots. Everytime I watch the videos in the early morning, I ache to be back on board the Götheborg.

They are now heading north across the Mediterranean.

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Götheborg has cleared the Suez

April 1, 2007

She has sailed past the Suez canal and is making a portcall in Alexandria between the 1st and 3rd April 1st 2007. See the daily log reports.

Götheborg’s at Djibouti?

March 14, 2007

It looks like she’s reached Djibouti – has she?

Götheborg off Marina Beach, Chennai

January 31, 2007

Photo by Rajesh RajooThe Götheborg has made a few jaws drop at Marina Beach in Chennai India, including that of blogger Rajesh Rajoo who took this photo!

I have had the privilege of feeling the sand in my toes on this very beach a few years ago and the sight of an ancient-looking ship offshore must be lovely!

The captain reports that the voyage there was a relatively calm and even the sun was kind; I suppose especially in comparison to the stormy HK to Singapore leg!

Anchored in Rainy Singapore

December 26, 2006

We arrived in Singapore waters far ahead of our scheduled ETA on 30th Dec.

Now moored off the Marina South Pier.

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