Ship Photo of the Day – Haunting Image of Sunken Boat in the Antarctic

sunken-submerged-ship-in-the-antarctic In this haunting image by Ruslan Eliseev, we see the sunken remains of the 76-ft Mar Sem Fin, a Brazilian boat that was used for scientific and educational expeditions. The boat, which sunk on April 7, 2012, lies at a depth of about 9 meters (30 ft) in Ardley Bay, Antarctica. Thankfully the crew was completely evacuated and nobody was hurt. For a blog post … [Read more...]

VIDEO: New World Speed Sailing Record = 59.38 knots

World fastest Sailing boat This unbelievable video shows the VESTAS Sailrocket 2 smashing the sailboat speed record with an 'outright speed' record of 59.38 knots.   VESTAS Sailrocket 2. "The magic mile" world record*... Two days after finally smashing the Outright world speed sailing record, the Vestas Sailrocket 2 team decide to tackle the 'Nautical Mile' … [Read more...]

The Deep – Based on a True Story of One Man’s Survival

"The Deep" image via Toronto Film Festival Based on an astonishing true incident that took place on the frigid seas off Iceland in 1984, The Deep fashions a modern-day everyman myth about the sole survivor of a shipwreck, whose superhuman will to survive made him both an inexplicable scientific phenomenon and a genuine national hero. One of the most anticipated Nordic films … [Read more...]

Ship Photo of the Day – Holland America Line’s Zaandam in Dry Dock

Zaandam Cruise Ship

MS Zaandam is named for the city of Zaandam, Netherlands near Amsterdam. It was built by Italy's Fincantieri yard in Venice and was delivered in 2000. She is part of the 'R-Class' and a sister ship to MS Volendam, MS Rotterdam, and MS Amsterdam.  MS Zaandam was christened by none other than Olsen twins, Mary-Kate and Ashley, in May 2000. … [Read more...]

NYC’s Prison Barge – The Most Depressing Barge in the World?

new york city prison barge

New York City Prison Barge, The Vernon C. Bain Center (VCBC), is an 800-bed jail barge that is designed to handle inmates from medium- to maximum-security in 16 dormitories and 100 cells. It resides on the East River approximately one mile west of SUNY Maritime College. The barge falls under the New York City Department of Corrections and is part of the vast Rikers … [Read more...]