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Pieter Schelte, the ship cursed with a Nazi name

AN OPEN LETTER TO MR EDWARD HEEREMA, FOUNDER AND SOLE OWNER OF ALLSEAS I am sure you are aware of the aggressive email I received at an early stage in my contact with Allseas. Your PR Manager Mr. Jeroen Hagelstein, informed me that Allseas reputation and integrity are extremely important. The last paragraph of his email amounted […]

SS Pieter Schelte: The huge ship cursed with a Nazi name

By John Donovan The Observer newspaper, the Mail Online  and the Dutch Financial Times, plus a variety of other news outlets, all published articles over the weekend covering The Pieter Schelte Nazi Ship Controversy.  SOME OF THE HEADLINES Jewish outrage as ship named after SS war criminal arrives in Europe: The Observer/Guardian Named after SS […]

Outrage as it emerges world’s largest ship Pieter Schelte is named after SS Nazi war criminal

SCREENSHOTS OF ARTICLE PUBLISHED SUNDAY 25 JAN 2015 BY THE DAILY MAIL/MAIL ONLINE Outrage as it emerges world’s largest ship Pieter Schelte is named after SS Nazi war criminal FROM THE FRONT PAGE OF THE MAIL ONLINE SCREENSHOT OF PART OF THE ARTICLE FULL EXTENSIVE ARTICLE Extract While John Donovan, a former Shell contractor who […]

Observer Newspaper: World’s biggest ship, the Pieter Schelte, sparks Nazi outrage on arrival in Rotterdam

FROM AN ARTICLE BY ED VULLIAMY PUBLISHED BY THEGUARDIAN.COM AND THE OBSERVER NEWSPAPER, SUNDAY 25 JAN 2015 UNDER THE HEADLINE: World’s biggest ship, the Pieter Schelte, sparks Nazi outrage on arrival in Rotterdam Extracts Leaders of Jewish communities and Holocaust memorial groups in Britain and the Netherlands have reacted with rage and despair at the […]

Pieter Schelte: Criticism swells of Heerema’s ‘bad name’ heavy lift

NON-PROFESSIONAL TRANSLATION OF AN ARTICLE PUBLISHED BY THE DUTCH FINANCIAL TIMES UNDER THE HEADLINE: Criticism swells of Heerema’s ‘bad name’ heavy lift Alexander Weissink Sunday, January 25th, 2015, 11:26 Updated: Sunday, January 25, 2015, 16:56 The Dutch owner of offshore company Allseas in Delft is increasingly criticized for the naming of its newest vessel. Edward […]

Jewish Groups Outraged At Launching Of World’s Largest Crane Ship Named After SS Officer

Article by Tibi Singer published Saturday 24 Jan 2015 The Swiss-based Allseas Group’s new ship, Pieter Schelte, is 1,146 feet long and 372 feet wide. Built by Daewoo Heavy Industries in South Korea, at a reported cost of $2.85 billion, it is capable of lifting loads of 48,000 tons. It is the world’s largest offshore pipelay […]

World’s biggest ship named after Nazi

THE JEWISH CHRONICLE Article by Toby Axelrod, January 22, 2015 Follow The JC on Twitter Should the world’s largest ship be named after a convicted Nazi war criminal? No, says retired British businessman John Donovan – and he’s not sitting idly by. The Colchester resident has launched an online petition asking shipping magnate Edward Heerema […]

Lloyd’s Register PR Fanfair Saluting Nazi named mega-ship The Pieter Schelte

THIS ARTICLE, INCLUDING THE SCREENSHOT OF THE FRONT COVER OF JAN 2015 EDITION OF HORIZONS MAGAZINE (IMMEDIATELY BELOW), WAS SUPPLIED IN ADVANCE OF PUBLICATION TO LLOYD’S REGISTER AND ALLSEAS WITH THE INVITATION TO CORRECT ANY INACCURATE INFORMATION. IT FOLLOWS THAT BOTH FIRMS HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEEK AN INJUNCTION TO PREVENT PUBLICATION.  By John Donovan […]

Goodfellow or Badfellow?

By John Donovan There have been a number of posts on our Shell Blog by insiders welcoming the apparent departure of Paul Goodfellow, Vice President US Unconventionals for Upstream Americas. e.g. POSTING BY “F-150″ So, Christmas has finally arrived in The States with the announcement that Goodfellow is finally leaving. After seeing the havoc he […]

Shell stokes up its fire sale

Introduction by John Donovan Bloomberg is reporting that Shell has agreed to sell its stake in the Bijupira and Salema fields in Brazil. This development is no doubt in response to the collapse in oil prices and is stoking up the fire sale instituted by CEO Ben van Beurden when Shell announced a profits warning […]

Proof Errant Shell employees can end up in jail 

By John Donovan Shell employees can potentially end up financially destitute or in jail for acts of negligence, for lying or falsifying records on behalf of Shell, or when giving misleading evidence on behalf of Shell in a court case. The news story below – Oil Worker Faces Stiff Penalties After Airport Spill – comes […]