Saturday, April 9, 2022

Container Feeder Barge: A solution for a grounding such as Ever Forward?

by Rish Madden – Ever Forward grounded on the Chesapeake Bay on March 13, 2022.  The current salvage plan includes removal of a large number of

April 9, 2022
Total Views: 26895

Sunday, January 23, 2022
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Watch Lego Masters Build The World’s Most Complicated Ship

Back in 2013 Samsung Heavy Industries launched the world’s most complicated ship, Shell Prelude, a 93 metres high behemoth designed to draw gas from

January 23, 2022
Total Views: 15861

Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Windoc Ship Smoking

Windoc Incident – Story Behind YouTube’s Most Chilling Video

In August 2001 the Bulk Carrier Windoc was lined up on the Welland Canal’s Bridge 11 in Ontario Canada. After receiving the flashing amber approach light

September 14, 2021
Total Views: 13308

Friday, January 17, 2020

Watch: Amazing Time-Lapse Shows the World’s Biggest Nuclear Icebreakers

Check out this mesmerizing time-lapse showing the Russian nuclear-powered icebreaker Yamal conducting Arctic operations along the Northern Sea Route. The video

January 17, 2020
Total Views: 323

Thursday, August 30, 2018

WATCH: Model Emma Maersk Under Tow Looks Just Like the Real Thing

A 1:65 scale model of the Emma Maersk under tow at SMG Ijmond ship model harbor in the Netherlands on September 20,

August 30, 2018
Total Views: 201

Saturday, April 22, 2017

This Mesmerizing Interactive Map Displays Ship Movements Across the Globe

Researchers at UCL Energy Institute together with London-based data visualization and digital journalism studio Kiln have released this amazing

April 22, 2017
Total Views: 476

Monday, September 12, 2016
The whaleship Manhattan watercolor

“By Guess or by God:” Catastrophe In The Heart of the Sea

by Colin D. Dewey  In Nantucket, on Aug 5, 1819, the ship Essex: 87 feet at waterline, 238 tons, sailed.  The Essex, an old, tired, ship, began what

September 12, 2016
Total Views: 136

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

WATCH Failure At Full Throttle: How Not To Rescue A Drowning Swimmer With A RIB

Even well trained professionals make big, simple, stupid mistakes. The dolphin coast of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa is an area with near perfect weather,

August 31, 2016
Total Views: 62

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
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NSFW – Meet Natalia, The Crazy Russian Arctic ‘Oceanographer’ Who Polar Bear Plunges With Whales In The Nude

While not the first person to strip naked for whales, Natalia Avseenko may be the first to do it in near freezing Arctic waters. Natalia Avseenko, 36, a

August 24, 2016
Total Views: 1980

Monday, August 22, 2016
U.S Navy Sideboys Vocal Group at USS Barry, Navy Ship DD-933

The Sideboys – Rock’n The Oldies, Navy Style

Everyone knows the U.S. Navy has a killer marching band but did you know they also have a vocal ensemble nicknamed the Navy Sideboys?

August 22, 2016
Total Views: 903

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Maritime Flags of Convenience Visualized

  We recently decided to get to work on some maritime visualizations. Above is a bubble graph I created representing the number of ships

August 20, 2016
Total Views: 245

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Big Data – Top 20 Container Shipping Companies Visualized

Sometimes it's difficult to wrap our brains around large numbers generated by Big Data... like the relative size of shipping companies based on their total

August 18, 2016
Total Views: 217


History: SS Eastland, The Ship That SOLAS Sunk

What is the “Eastland Phenomena”? by Dave Lochbaum (AllThingsNuclear) The sinking of the Titanic on her maiden voyage has been

August 18, 2016
Total Views: 172


What Causes Seasickness? A glitch in the brain

by Dean Burnett (TheGuardian) A lot of people, when they travel by car, ship, plane or whatever, end up feeling sick. They’re fine before they get into the

August 18, 2016
Total Views: 29

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

WATCH World’s Loudest Ship Horn Blast Star Wars Theme Song – VIDEO

One year ago today the 19,224 TEU MV MSC Zoe, one of the world’s biggest containerships, was docking at the Port of Hamburg for its christening and

August 17, 2016
Total Views: 867

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, Now Officially America’s Newest Sail Training Ship

The 200-foot tall ship Oliver Hazard Perry is ready to take on its first class of trainees as America’s newest Tall Ship and Rhode Island’s

July 26, 2016
Total Views: 54

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Conrad and the Craft: Sea Stories for Real Sailors (part 2)

By Colin Dewey, In the first part of this essay, I talked about craft: Joseph Conrad’s somewhat mysterious term describing the ability good mariners have to

June 12, 2016
Total Views: 161

Monday, May 23, 2016

Conrad and the Mariner’s Craft: Sea Stories for Real Sailors (part 1)

By Colin Dewey, The maritime industry, perhaps more than any other industrial profession, respects tradition.  Sometimes though, seafarers seem to revere

May 23, 2016
Total Views: 252

Thursday, June 4, 2015
Old Shipping Routes Map

Plot Logbook Entries from 18/19th century ship logs and you get this amazing chart

Scan a large collection of 18th- and 19th-century ships’ logs (1), plot them on a blank digital canvas canvas, and you get this extraordinary

June 4, 2015
Total Views: 174

Friday, February 21, 2014
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Ice Canoe Racing…Only in Canada

Hundreds of years ago when the trading of dead animal furs was kind of a big deal in the area surrounding the St. Lawrence Seaway, the second oldest Canadian

February 21, 2014
Total Views: 36