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Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Ship Design

Wärtsilä Ship Design Unit Receives Major Orders

We don’t generally post press releases on the blog here, but we have been so fascinated by some of Wärtsilä’s previous work that we thought

September 23, 2008
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Saturday, September 20, 2008
Ship Design

Preventing Oil Spills – Alternatives To Double Hull Ship Design

OPA 90, the legislation enacted after the Exxon Valdez incident mandated double hull technology, essentially wrapping a second hull around the first, on all

September 20, 2008
Total Views: 527

Friday, August 8, 2008
Engines

Wärtsilä 50DF Engines – Major Orders Placed

Excerpt from August 6 Press Release from Wärtsilä: Wärtsilä-Hyundai Engine Company Ltd., the new joint venture between Wärtsilä and Hyundai

August 8, 2008
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Friday, July 25, 2008
Ship Design

R/V Aurora Borealis, Drillship

  The most technologically advanced drillship in the world is not on lovaton in the gulf of mexico or in a Korean shipyard. Actually it’s not even

July 25, 2008
Total Views: 166

Thursday, May 15, 2008
Engines

Wartsila METHAPU – A Fuel Cell For Ships

Our friend Jean Pierre de Lutz is building a new boat using green technology and writing about it on his blog. Knowing we are interested in new technology

May 15, 2008
Total Views: 189

Friday, May 2, 2008
Ship Design

Nautical Scavengers – The Ferry Houseboat

Inhabitat brings us the RECYCLED FERRY HOME. They write: How many of you have wished you could trade your apartment & crappy office space for a floating

May 2, 2008
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Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Ship Design

The Twin Marine Lifter – Heavy Lift Monster

MarineLog brings us info on the new Heavy Lift design by SeaMetric International. The Twin Marine Lifter will consist of 2 DP class 3 heavy transport vessels

April 1, 2008
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Engines

Starting the Wartsila – Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5A3So5eoL8 Starting a Wärtsilä 6 L 64… for a truly amazing engine read our post: The Wartsila-Sulzer Super

April 1, 2008
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Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Ship Design

My TWIC enrollment experience – less that stellar

It comes as no surprise that we in the United States are security aware. Possible threats create new legislation on a regular basis. Today, I enrolled for my

February 26, 2008
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Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Engines

Hydrogen Powered Ship – Iceland’s Ambitious Project For Alternative Energy Propulsion

The ship pictured above fails to impress the Icelandic tourists who board her for a short whale watching tour but after talking with the crew their attitude

January 23, 2008
Total Views: 71

Monday, November 12, 2007
Photo

Razzle Dazzle Ship Paintings

Our friend Richard Rodriguez pointed us to these paintings as seen on the Dark Roasted Blend blog. We have covered this story recently so if you are asking

November 12, 2007
Total Views: 59

Engines

Ship Types 101 – San Francisco Bay Bridge Oil Tanker Collision

I have been amazed lately by the number of errors in both media reports and political commentary related to the the container ship Cosco Busan that allided

November 12, 2007
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Friday, October 19, 2007
Engines

Crash Astern Test – Video

Here is some video of engine room operations during a crash astern test for sea trials. Nothing too exciting but you can find more sea trial test of the

October 19, 2007
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Saturday, September 1, 2007
Ship Design

Floating Nuclear Power Plants – Russia

The Wall Street Journal brings us video on Russia’s newest idea, floating nuclear power plants. Thanks to Sea-Fever for the

September 1, 2007
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Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Engines

Video – How Gas Turbines Work

Another great

August 14, 2007
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Sunday, August 12, 2007
Engines

Victory Ship Engine Room Tour

Also read our post Ship Engines – Wartsila-Sulzer Super Engine – The Emma Maersk’ s Enormous Power

August 12, 2007
Total Views: 249

Monday, July 9, 2007
Interesting

Offshore Inspection of Shipping Containers

Fred Fry focused our attention on Popular Science Magazine which has a story on a new concept to scan containers before they reach our ports. The idea is that

July 9, 2007
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