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Saturday, July 10, 2010

Photo Of An Engine

The name is Wärtsilä-Sulzer RTA96-C turbocharged diesel engine: 14 cylinder 80,080 kW or 108,920 bhp Output Power is (your Jeep may have 300 bhp) width

July 10, 2010
Total Views: 213

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Banana Ship Dole Chile – Interesting Ship of The Week brings us this weeks Interesting Ship: The Self-Sustaining Cellular Reefer Vessel ( Banana Ship ) Dole Chile and her sister vessel, the

July 8, 2010
Total Views: 1278

Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Oil Spill

All Eyes on A-Whale: World’s Largest Oil Skimmer or Another False Hope?

This week, all eyes have been on A-Whale, the 1,100-foot iron-ore and crude carrier that was recently converted into what’s being billed as the

July 6, 2010
Total Views: 23

Friday, June 18, 2010
Ship Design

Interesting Ship of The Week – Black Magic turns oil tankers green

Whoever said a little black magic couldn’t be used to help cut carbon emissions?  Well, the folks at Sauter Carbon Offset Design aim to do just that

June 18, 2010
Total Views: 110

Thursday, June 10, 2010
Ship Design

Interesting Ship of the Week – Split Hull Oil Recover Vessel (SHORV)

Earlier this week we challenged gCaptain readers in a contest to identify a rather odd looking ship (shown above).  Sure enough, the first commentor

June 10, 2010
Total Views: 326

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

gCaptain Contest: What is that?

We came across the above image while reading an article titled “WTF is that?!”.  Quite frankly, it got us thinking:  WTF is that? Be the first

June 8, 2010
Total Views: 17

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Wartsilla CBM – Live Condition Based Monitoring Of Ship Systems

The days of anonymity at sea are long gone. With LRIT and satellite based AIS tracking the office has, for some time now, had access to the precise location

March 21, 2010
Total Views: 130

Friday, March 12, 2010
Ship Design

Order placed for jack-up crane vessels based on Wärtsilä-IMS design

Click Image for high resolution Wärtsilä, in consortium with IMS Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH, has been engaged by RWE Innogy, the renewable energy arm of

March 12, 2010
Total Views: 8

Friday, September 4, 2009
Ship Design

M/V Seabed Worker – Interesting Ship of The Week

This weeks interesting ship is the M/V Seabed Worker, an 88 meter Multi Purpose Support Vessel that is very well equipped for Subsea operations. The M/V Seabed

September 4, 2009
Total Views: 224

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Big Motor Problems

Big Motor Problems By John G. Denham I am impressed with the significant improvements that large diesel engine manufacturers are making in reducing offensive

August 19, 2009
Total Views: 31

Thursday, July 16, 2009
austal auto express 102
Engineering News

Interesting Ship – Austal’s Auto Express 102 High-Speed Trimaran

Austal, the world’s largest builder of fast ferries and makers of the revolutionary trimaran Benchijiqua Express that inspired the design for the USS

July 16, 2009
Total Views: 109

Thursday, June 18, 2009

How It’s Built – Cruise Ship Cabins

How is a cabin is built in this day of containerization and commodization? Remotely of course. Eurodam News, Holland America’s blog showcasing the

June 18, 2009
Total Views: 1592

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

World’s Largest Yacht Launched in Germany – Time Lapse Video

Costing over $100 million more than a Swedish Gotland SSK submarine, nearly as much as an Indian Vikrant class Aircraft carrier  and just a touch more than

June 17, 2009
Total Views: 13

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Lease A Thruster – Video From Marine Hydaulic Systems

We first met Hydraulic Marine Systems during our coverage of the International Workboat Show in December and, like the rest of the trade show participants,

June 16, 2009
Total Views: 91

Thursday, June 11, 2009
Ship Design

Interesting Ship of The Week – The Far Samson: Rolls Royces’ UT 761 CD design

This weeks interesting ship of the week was just more appropriately name ‘Ship of the Year’ at Nor-Shipping 2009 in Oslo Norway.  It is the Far

June 11, 2009
Total Views: 5608

Thursday, April 23, 2009
Ship Design

Interesting Ship of The Week – NYK Super Eco Ship 2030

In celebration of Earth Day, NYK Line released the initial exploratory design for its NYK Super Eco Ship 2030, an energy-efficient ship expected to emit almost

April 23, 2009
Total Views: 107

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Salt Water As A Fuel Source

Boing Boing, The Directory of Wonderful Things , brings us a story that’s seemingly unthinkable: John Kanzius, a retired TV station owner, believes

March 7, 2009
Total Views: 6

Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Ship Design

gCaptain Mystery Ship Quiz – What Is It?

This month’s maritime quiz was pulled from the Maritime News Headlines. So what is

February 10, 2009
Total Views: 10

Friday, October 10, 2008
Ship Design

Seacor Cheetah – Interesting Ship of The Week

M/V SEACOR CHEETAH is a 170 ft. class Catamaran passenger/cargo vessel with the capacity to carry 150 passengers at a top speed in excess of 40 knots.  It is

October 10, 2008
Total Views: 120

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Ulstein X-BOW, A Viking Ship Redesigned for Modern Use

A vessel found in 700 AD, several centuries before Vikings ruled Norway, an Oseberg ship from approximately 800 AD and the vessel knarr from around year 1000

September 25, 2008
Total Views: 901


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