Thursday, October 22, 2020
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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 indicating that the bridge...

October 22, 2020
Total Views: 2220

Thursday, August 30, 2018
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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, 2015.

August 30, 2018
Total Views: 87

Saturday, April 22, 2017
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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 interactive map that plots 250 million data points to show the movements of...

April 22, 2017
Total Views: 119

Monday, September 12, 2016
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“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 was planned...

September 12, 2016
Total Views: 36

Wednesday, August 31, 2016
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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, incredible SCUBA diving and some of...

August 31, 2016
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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 Russian scientist...

August 24, 2016
Total Views: 1108

Monday, August 22, 2016
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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? Neither did we until this video found its way into...

August 22, 2016
Total Views: 542

Saturday, August 20, 2016
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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 registered to each flag state.   This graph...

August 20, 2016
Total Views: 48

Thursday, August 18, 2016
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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 cargo capacity. Data visualizations (interactive charts) can help.

August 18, 2016
Total Views: 39

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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 immortalized in countless books, articles, movies, and documentaries. Billions of people across the...

August 18, 2016
Total Views: 36

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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 vehicle, they’re...

August 18, 2016
Total Views: 5

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
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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 maiden call at...

August 17, 2016
Total Views: 158

Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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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 official Sailing Education Vessel. The...

July 26, 2016
Total Views: 21

Sunday, June 12, 2016
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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 dip into a common...

June 12, 2016
Total Views: 22

Monday, May 23, 2016
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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 tradition to the point of rejecting useful innovation.  Worse,...

May 23, 2016
Total Views: 66

Thursday, June 4, 2015
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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 world map.  This map was featureless to begin with, yet...

June 4, 2015
Total Views: 47

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 sport...

February 21, 2014
Total Views: 10

Monday, January 6, 2014
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Red Sky in the Morning, Sailors Take Warning… And Other Nautical Lore Sayings

Ever since people tried to navigate the seaways, the prevailing weather has always been very crucial to the success of expeditions. To steer away from trouble like storms and hurricanes,...

January 6, 2014
Total Views: 1469