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Monday, September 4, 2023
How The Defense Transportation System Works
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How Does The Pentagon’s Massive Global Transportation System Work?

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Contrary to popular belief, Maersk is not the world’s largest shipping company, nor is Delta the world’s largest airline.

September 4, 2023
Total Views: 10964

Friday, September 1, 2023
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Was The World’s ‘Northern-Most Island’ Erased From Charts?

by Kevin Hamilton (University of Hawaii) In 2021, an expedition off the icy northern Greenland coast spotted what appeared to be a previously uncharted island.

September 1, 2023
Total Views: 12403

Sunday, January 8, 2023
Coronal mass ejection or CME - NASA
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Could An Electrical Pandemic Destroy Shipping?

by John Konrad (gCaptain) As China’s lockdown lifts and the world looks to the future with hope that this marks the final chapter of the worst pandemic

January 8, 2023
Total Views: 17790

Sunday, November 27, 2022
The whaleship Manhattan watercolor
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Catastrophe In The Heart Of The Sea

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published by gCaptain in 2016 and is being republished now because it’s lessons are timeless and

November 27, 2022
Total Views: 5260

Cruise Industry Shutdown Video
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Watch: The Insane Logistics Of Shutting Down The Entire Cruise Industry

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, thousands of mariners were stuck at sea aboard thousands of ships worldwide. Most of those ships continued to operate

November 27, 2022
Total Views: 11308

Saturday, April 9, 2022
EVER FORWARD Salvage
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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: 27386

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: 16202

Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Windoc Ship Smoking
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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

September 14, 2021
Total Views: 15200

Friday, January 17, 2020
Watch: Amazing Time-Lapse Shows the World’s Biggest Nuclear Icebreakers
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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: 463

Thursday, August 30, 2018
WATCH: Model Emma Maersk Under Tow Looks Just Like the Real Thing
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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,

August 30, 2018
Total Views: 302

Saturday, April 22, 2017
This Mesmerizing Interactive Map Displays Ship Movements Across the Globe
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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

April 22, 2017
Total Views: 752

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,

August 31, 2016
Total Views: 108

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
naked Russian diver swimming with beluga whales
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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: 2788

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

August 22, 2016
Total Views: 1021

Saturday, August 20, 2016
bubble chart merchant marine
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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

August 20, 2016
Total Views: 431

Thursday, August 18, 2016
Big Data – Top 20 Container Shipping Companies Visualized
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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

August 18, 2016
Total Views: 271

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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

August 18, 2016
Total Views: 402

What Causes Seasickness? A glitch in the brain
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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

August 18, 2016
Total Views: 48

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
WATCH World’s Loudest Ship Horn Blast Star Wars Theme Song – VIDEO
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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

August 17, 2016
Total Views: 1502

Tuesday, July 26, 2016
SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, Now Officially America’s Newest Sail Training Ship
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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

July 26, 2016
Total Views: 78
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