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Wednesday, September 20, 2023
The first two SOVs for the Chinese offshore wind market are launched at ZPMC. Photo courtesy Ulstein
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China’s First Offshore Wind SOVs Launched

The first two purpose-built Service Operation Vessels (SOV) for the Chinese offshore wind market have been launched at the ZMPC shipyard in China. The two

September 20, 2023
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Sunday, February 12, 2023
TITANIC Movie
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Movie Critics Turn On James Cameron’s Titanic

by Daryl Sparkes (University of Southern Queensland) When it was released 25 years ago, James Cameron’s Titanic was enormous. It made stars of its two leads,

February 12, 2023
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Sunday, October 9, 2022
Rare Video Shows Orcas Hunting A White Shark
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Rare Video Shows Orcas Hunting A White Shark

By Antony Sguazzin (Bloomberg) A drone operator and helicopter pilot captured rare footage of a pod of orcas killing a great white shark near Mossel Bay on

October 9, 2022
Total Views: 5696

Sunday, August 7, 2022
The Most Expensive Meal in the Hamptons Is a $30,000 Dinner Cruise
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The Most Expensive Meal in the Hamptons Is a $30,000 Dinner Cruise

By Kristen Shirley (Bloomberg) –It takes a lot to make waves in the Hamptons, but Dom Pérignon has raised the bar on yacht charters out East this

August 7, 2022
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Friday, April 15, 2022
DOJ’s KleptoCapture Needs Mariners To Upkeep Oligarch Superyachts
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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
Total Views: 35970

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
Total Views: 16219

Tuesday, October 19, 2021
The statue "Water's Soul"
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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
Total Views: 18867

Monday, October 28, 2019
Securité, Securité, Securité : Transat Jacques Vabre 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
Total Views: 107

Thursday, August 30, 2018
How To Build A Massive LEGO Ship
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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
Total Views: 3017

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
WATCH: How To Pilot A Hovercraft
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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
Total Views: 297

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Maersk Oil Sells North Sea Stakes
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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
Total Views: 132

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
Total Views: 48

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
Total Views: 218

Thursday, June 16, 2016
USMMA Canceling ‘Sea Year’ Over Sexual Assault and Harassment Fears?
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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
Total Views: 164

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
Total Views: 59

Friday, February 21, 2014
ice canoeing montreal canoe
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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: 61

Saturday, April 6, 2013
poseidon mystery island - underwater hotel
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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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