NY Maritime College Grieves Over Loss Of A Loved Shipmate

The New York Maritime College community is grieving over the loss of Captain Philip Thomas and his three children who were all lost at sea when the storm surge from Hurricane Dorian ripped through Grand Bahama Island a week and a half ago.  “Our community shares a profound sense of sorrow in the death of Captain Philip Thomas ‘08" said Rear Admiral Mike Alfultis, … [Read more...]

VIDEO: Hydrofoil Containerships Are Now A Thing (maybe)

https://vimeo.com/358872215 Boundary Layer Technologies is a new startup that wants to build small, fast hydrofoil cargo ships to compete with airplanes in the transport of high value, time-critical cargo. They are a new company that just launched this year but they have already built and operated their first hydrofoil containership! (Well, actually it's really a … [Read more...]

Icebreaker Salvages Lost Recordings Of Beluga whales

by Matthew Green (Reuters) - A year-long recording of the songs of Beluga whales has been salvaged from the Arctic after the crew of a Swedish icebreaker chanced upon a research buoy adrift in hazardous pack ice. A team tracking the device from California said they had almost given it up for lost when a “miracle” run of events allowed the vessel, the Oden, to stage an … [Read more...]