WATCH: Car Carrier’s Cargo Gets Tossed in Heavy Seas

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Here’s a video just uploaded to the website LiveLeak that is going viral this week. A quick shot of clinometer shows the car carrier was rolling 50+ degrees. As you can see, the heavy rolling caused some of the cargo to break lose, causing a good amount of damage to the cargo. OK, it was a lot a damage. The original footage (see below) was actually posted to gCaptain … [Read more...]

WATCH Ten Things I Have Learned About The Sea [VIDEO]

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This video, shot by Lorenzo Fonda and titled "ten things I have learned about the sea", shows footage he shot while on the vessel "Portland Senator" en route from Lost Angeles to Shanghai, and is captioned with 10 things he learned about the sea while on the voyage. The video is beautifully done (be sure to get the HD on and go Full Screen) with cinematography reminiscent of … [Read more...]

LOOK – Close Look At The Complexity Of An FPSO [PHOTO]

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Today's ship photo of the day is an extremely high detailed HDR Image the FPSO (floating production, storage and offloading) vessel constructed by Hyundai Heavy Industries Shipyard. According to the photographer,  L1GHT DR4W1NGS , the shipyard engineers were pulling an all-nighter because the lights were on at 1am when this shot was … [Read more...]

Sage Sagittarius, Ship Of Death – ABC Spotlights Murder On The High Seas

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Scroll down for video. An Australian court has heard of a captain’s scheme to cover up gun sales and assault on board a Japanese-owned bulk carrier where three crewmen died. The new details emerged during a New South Wales State Coroner’s inquest into the mysterious deaths of two crew members killed in separate incidents while working on board the Panama-flagged coal … [Read more...]

WATCH Massive Containership Take 40 Degree Rolls in North Atlantic WATCH

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Last year the Massive 2,992 TEU, 245 meter, containership OOCL Belgium was caught in the middle of the North Atlantic this week experiencing first-hand winter storm "Hercules", a huge low pressure system that forecasters say could be creating waves of over 20 meters tall. Not The Perfect Storm but certainly impressive. In this video, the OOCL Belgium is shown rolling … [Read more...]

Watch: Massive Nuclear Submarine Dry Dock

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Scroll Down For Video On 8 January 2005, the nuclear submarine USS San Francisco collided with an undersea mountain about 364 nautical miles, southeast of Guam while operating at flank speed at a depth of 525 feet.The collision was so serious that the vessel was almost lost and crew accounts detail a desperate struggle for positive buoyancy to surface after the forward … [Read more...]

SPOTD: World’s Largest Rubber Duck

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The World’s Largest Rubber Duck didn’t exactly fly south for the winter, but after a much needed off-season rest the cuddly floating fowl will abandon its nest and turn the Delaware River into the world’s largest bathtub during the much anticipated Tall Ships Philadelphia Camden 2015. The largest Tall Ships event of year countrywide that combines a dozen awe-inspiring Tall … [Read more...]