WATCH: Norwegian Escape River Ems Conveyance in HD

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The 164,600 gross ton Norwegian Escape on Saturday completed its River Ems conveyance from the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany to the North Sea. The conveyance is a unique process that every ship constructed at Meyer Werft must take at one point or another due to the shipyard's inland location, away from North Sea storms. The 20-mile (32 km) trip down the River … [Read more...]

Blue Whale Spotted Tangled in Fishing Line Off California May Now Be in Mexico

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Earlier footage of the whale spotted off California: Sept 7 (Reuters) - A blue whale that was spotted last week entangled in fishing wire off the Southern California coast might have moved hundreds of miles south to Mexico, still towing a line and a red buoy, officials said on Monday. The U.S. Coast Guard said a vessel reported seeing a blue whale tangled in fishing … [Read more...]

SPOTD: What Might Be The Most Formidable Ferry Ever


HSC Manannan is a 96-metre wave-piercing high-speed catamaran car ferry built in Tasmania in 1998. She served in Australia and New Zealand for five years and is now owned and operated by the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company providing seasonal service between Douglas and Liverpool. But between 2001 and 2006 she served a more lethal role under the code name HSV-X1. For … [Read more...]