Monday, March 5, 2012
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Culture Clash: 30 Ways to Avoid Offending the Next Person You Meet

– By Lauga Oskarsdottir, MTS Logistics Working in a global industry means communicating daily with individuals across borders, oceans and continents. It also includes traveling far distances to establish and further...

March 5, 2012
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Saturday, March 3, 2012
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New Uses for Shipping Containers in a Postmodern World

– By Lauga Oskarsdottir, MTS Logistics There are over seventeen million shipping containers in the world. Have you ever wondered where they go when their time is up? There are several amazing ways...

March 3, 2012
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Wednesday, February 22, 2012
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The Evolution of STCW, a Satire [VIDEO]

Contact the RYA, see if they have a two-man crew, preferably a dyslexic, and an artist…

February 22, 2012
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Sunday, February 12, 2012
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A Possible Cure for Seasickness…Royal Caribbean’s Gyroscopic Pool Table

I had heard rumors in the past that some ships had outfitted their rec rooms with pool tables, but I never quite believed it.  Why the heck would you put...

February 12, 2012
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Tuesday, January 31, 2012
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Name this Beach Debris…

Using state-of-the-art chemical forensics, it took a team of scientists at LEAST a few hours, if not days, to identify this debris that washed up on a Gulf Coast beach....

January 31, 2012
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Thursday, January 12, 2012
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The Thickest, Scariest Waves Ever Surfed, Caught on Phantom Camera

BIGGEST TEAHUPOO EVER, SHOT ON THE PHANTOM CAMERA. Teahupoo, Tahiti is widely known throughout the world of surfing as having the most powerful break on the planet.  There are certainly...

January 12, 2012
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Thursday, January 5, 2012
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The Filipino Monkey Strikes Again (and again and again…)

13 January 2008 – So I’m watching CNN and I do a double take after the reporter (in a completely straight face) says “The harassing radio communications that ignited the...

January 5, 2012
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Monday, October 31, 2011
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The Real Deal… Mike Horn Takes Young Explorers to the Far Corners of the Planet

I was walking along the seawall at the US Naval Academy last night when I saw the slightly lit shape of a huge sailboat moving silently and easily amongst a...

October 31, 2011
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Interesting

A gCaptain Halloween – Navy Ships in Razzle Dazzle

Some of you may remember a cartoon which appeared during World War I, a drawing showing an inquisitive stranger talking with the gateman at a railway crossing. The gate was...

October 31, 2011
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Friday, August 26, 2011
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Covered In Oil – Summer Swimsuit Edition

  Does this make you wanna protect the ocean?  Or are you too distracted right now to have an opinion… Via Unofficial Networks

August 26, 2011
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Sunday, August 21, 2011
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TECH: Google Street View is shifting to the global waterways, starting with the Amazon

For over four years now, Google has been driving around the world’s roads to bring you 360-degree street-level imagery. The project is called street view and covers most US roads...

August 21, 2011
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Sunday, July 24, 2011
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You know you’re in a maritime town when…

Saw these socks at Grauls supermarket in Annapolis, Maryland the other day. Awesome.

July 24, 2011
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Wednesday, July 20, 2011
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Blingitty bling BLING!! History Supreme: The world’s most pretentious yacht [UPDATE]

If you want to go really big, the Maltese Falcon might be a good option, but if you want to go straight up Malaysian gangsta, you need one of these…...

July 20, 2011
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Friday, July 1, 2011
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Defense

Coast Guard to use risk-based targeting to enhance oversight of offshore drilling

WASHINGTON – To complement its existing safety inspection regime for foreign-flagged vessels operating in U.S. waters, the U.S. Coast Guard Friday announced an additional layer of risk-based safety oversight for...

July 1, 2011
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Wednesday, June 29, 2011
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gCaptain vs. a Chemical Tanker

Ok folks, gCaptain was once again in another crossing situation with a tanker this past weekend.  We seem to be pretty good at finding ourselves in these predicaments lately… Photographer...

June 29, 2011
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Friday, April 15, 2011
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I’m on a Boat! – Merchant Marine version

Here’s what happens when the crew of an LNG ship gets a bit stir crazy after being out at sea for months at a time.  If you’re at work, you’ll...

April 15, 2011
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Monday, January 31, 2011
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“Shipping up to Boston”

For all of you who need a jump start to break through that post-lunch food coma… here’s one you’ll recognize from the Dropkick Murphys. And while we’re at it, we’d...

January 31, 2011
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Friday, January 28, 2011
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Draw… SWORDS! CPO Cutlass Desginated An Official Uniform Item

The US Navy announced yesterday a uniform change authorizing the Chief Petty Officer cutlass as an official (although optional) uniform item. Designed to be worn by members of an official...

January 28, 2011
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Thursday, January 13, 2011
Hallin Marine Rowing Team
Offbeat

Hallin Marine, An Offshore Support Company, Sponsors Transatlantic Rowers

The six rowers of Team Hallin have set off on their transatlantic row and are on schedule to break the world record. Hallin Marine is sponsoring ‘Team Hallin’ as they...

January 13, 2011
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Friday, January 7, 2011
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Dream Tanker – Painted by Kids

What happens when you let a comedian and elementary students paint a ship? No, the answer isn’t the Norwiegan Gem, it’s the Dream Tanker. Pink Tentacle tells us; The Dream...

January 7, 2011
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