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Friday, April 15, 2022
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DOJ’s KleptoCapture Needs Mariners To Upkeep Oligarch Superyachts

By Devon Pendleton (Bloomberg) When the superyacht Tango was seized by Spain at the behest of the U.S. last week, it marked a high-profile victory for the

April 15, 2022
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Saturday, March 12, 2022
FILE PHOTO: China's Liaoning aircraft carrier with accompanying fleet conducts a drill in an area of South China Sea
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Vietnam Blocks Sony’s Movie “Uncharted” Over Disputed South China Sea Map

HANOI, March 12 (Reuters) – Vietnam has banned Sony’s action movie “Uncharted” from domestic distribution over a scene

March 12, 2022
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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
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Tuesday, October 19, 2021
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Massive Sculpture Silences Ships In New York

By Peter Szekely (Reuters) A towering statue of a woman’s head with her index finger pressing on her lips now faces lower Manhattan along the Hudson

October 19, 2021
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Monday, October 28, 2019
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Securité, Securité, Securité : Transat Jacques Vabre 2019

A warning to vessels transiting the Atlantic Coast of France through the Cape Verde Islands to Brazil: A double-handed sailing race started from Le Havre,

October 28, 2019
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Thursday, August 30, 2018
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How To Build A Massive LEGO Ship

Lego makes ridiculously cool MAERSK Lego ship kits but if you really want to impress your friends you’ll need to purchase haze grey blocks in bulk

August 30, 2018
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Wednesday, March 15, 2017
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WATCH: How To Pilot A Hovercraft

Large commercial hovercrafts are fast, highly maneuverable, can operate in a diverse set of environments and are extremely LOUD! But how do you drive one? This

March 15, 2017
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Wednesday, September 14, 2016
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Maersk Oil Sells North Sea Stakes

By Ron Bousso LONDON, Sept 14 (Reuters) – Maersk Oil, a unit of Danish conglomerate A.P. Moller-Maersk, has agreed to sell stakes in three North Sea

September 14, 2016
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Friday, September 2, 2016
World's Largest Lego Lifeboat
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Meet The New Guinness World Record Breaking (Lego) Ship: M/V Jubilee Seaways

Two weeks & over a million bricks built by 7,000 people in 21 countries all over DFDS culminated in an official Guinness World Record for Largest LEGO Ship

September 2, 2016
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Thursday, August 25, 2016
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Love Dogs But Hate Seagulls? Then You Have To Meet Bailey The Seagull Security Dog

Two things most mariners have in common; they think of their pups as fellow mariners but consider seagulls to be little more than rats with wings. That may be

August 25, 2016
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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
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You Can Scuba Dive For Diamonds But…

Wynand Hendrikse is a diamond diver. For 20 years, he’s spent his days sailing off the western coast of South Africa, exploring a private offshore

August 22, 2016
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Thursday, June 16, 2016
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USMMA Canceling ‘Sea Year’ Over Sexual Assault and Harassment Fears?

One of the great benefits of attending the US Merchant Marine Academy is the experience of going out to sea on US-Flag merchant ships. This is called

June 16, 2016
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Saturday, May 30, 2015
Worlds Largest Rubber Duckie
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SPOTD: World’s Largest Rubber Duck

The World’s Largest Rubber Duck didn’t exactly fly south for the winter, but after a much needed off-season rest the cuddly floating fowl will abandon its

May 30, 2015
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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
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Saturday, April 6, 2013
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Underwater Hotels – The World’s Most Spectacular

When your looking for adventure travel, the maritime industry has some spectacular options. From eco-cruise ships to Freighter Travel and more, the ocean is

April 6, 2013
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Monday, October 29, 2012
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What Does Sandy’s Wind “Look” Like?

We’ve all seen those somewhat complicated NOAA weather forecasts with the 500 millibar lines and the frontal boundaries and unless you’re a

October 29, 2012
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Friday, October 12, 2012
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Giant Eyeball Washes Up on Shore

Any of you scurvy dogs missing an eye?  A beachcomber in Pompano Beach, Florida may have found it.  Doesn’t look human though. Any guesses where it

October 12, 2012
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Monday, August 27, 2012
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Crazy ‘Ol Coot Jumps from Ship’s Bridge Wing, Swims to Shore

Translated from Portuguese, thanks to Will van Dorp of of the tugster.wordpress.com blog for the translation: This person has been over 50 years a captain of

August 27, 2012
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Saturday, August 25, 2012
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Anyone know this guy?

I think I might have run into this guy a bar in Rio a few years back, or perhaps it was at that tiki hut in Saipan… Anyone ever

August 25, 2012
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