Video Shows RV Ocean Researcher V Aground Off Taiwan, Frantic Search and Rescue

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New video shows the scene from Friday night's search and rescue after the Taiwanese research vessel Ocean Researcher V struck a reef and sank near the Penghu Islands in the Taiwan Strait. Search and rescue crews were able to recover all 45 people onboard, but tragically two researchers lost their lives in the accident. In the video you can clearly see the research vessel … [Read more...]

Jaenichen: The Jones Act Moves Industry and America’s Economic Prosperity

U.S. Maritime Administrator Paul “Chip” Jaenichen speaks at Tradewinds' Jones Act Shipping Forum held October 8th in New York. Photo (c) Dept. of Transportation

By Paul "Chip" Jaenichen, U.S. Maritime Administrator Our very first Congress singled out the domestic U.S. Merchant Marine as essential to our economy and national defense. That is why, from the beginnings of this nation, they took steps to secure the U.S. Merchant Marine fleet from foreign flag competition in coastwise domestic maritime trade. Senator Wesley L. Jones … [Read more...]

This USMMA Cadet’s Sea Year With MSC Did Not Suck [VIDEO]

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Check out this highlight reel from a USMMA midshipman's Sea Year with Military Sealift Command on board the USNS Joshua Humphreys. The USNS Joshua Humphreys (T AO 188) is one of fifteen ships in MSC's Henry J. Kaiser-class of fleet replenishment oilers, providing underway replenishment of fuel, fleet cargo and stores to U.S. Navy ships at sea. The video was filmed and … [Read more...]

Australia Pacific LNG On Turning CSG Into LNG… Safely [VIDEO]

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The Australia Pacific LNG Project is a US $21 billion project that involves the construction of a new plant on Curtis Island near Gladstone, located in Queensland, Australia, which will be used to turn coal seam gas (CSG) into Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). Australia Pacific LNG is already the largest producer of gas from coal seams in Australia, and the project is expected to … [Read more...]

WATCH: Lifeboat Launch FAIL Leads to Perfect Front Flip

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Unfortunately we don't have any info about this video whatsoever except that we can see it was filmed onboard a ship in China and, yes, it actually does look like someone went along for the ride. gCaptain has been told that this incident actually occurred recently onboard a newbuild belonging to Canadian-based Algoma Corporation while on sea trials, however these details … [Read more...]

This Tilting Lock Could Solve Traffic Problems Caused By Movable Bridges

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A Dutch engineering firm has come up with a unique solution that it believes could be the answer to road and waterway traffic congestion caused by the raising or opening of low movable bridges so that tall vessels can pass below. To solve this problem, Royal HaskoningDHV proposes that instead opening or raising the bridge itself, why not just use gravity to lower boats … [Read more...]

Video: Ocean Art – The North Sea’s Most Stylish PSV

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Here's a new video showing a look at the painting of Atlantic Offshore's new PSV Ocean Art, dubbed the "coolest looking" vessel in the North Sea. We first covered this project back in August when the vessel was painted in Stavanger, Norway just prior to the ship's christening. The hull art was created by Polish street artist Mariusz “M-City” Waras, who spent three days … [Read more...]