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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
eyeball pompano beach
Interesting

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
Total Views: 47

Monday, August 27, 2012
Crazy ‘Ol Coot Jumps from Ship’s Bridge Wing, Swims to Shore
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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
Total Views: 51

Saturday, August 25, 2012
popeye sailor man
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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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Thursday, August 16, 2012
spaceship hydrofoil
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Spaceship, or Whatever, Found in Russian Woods

I’m not sure what this thing is, or used to be, but whatever it is, I kind of want to salvage it and convert it into a house, or

August 16, 2012
Total Views: 970

Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Who’s Gonna Catch the COK?! [NSFW]
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Who’s Gonna Catch the COK?! [NSFW]

Unofficial Olympic Sailing commentary by an Irishman who clearly knows nothing about the

August 8, 2012
Total Views: 37

Thursday, July 26, 2012
Any G.I. Joe Fans Out There Remember Shipwreck?
Offbeat

Any G.I. Joe Fans Out There Remember Shipwreck?

Shipwreck (G.I. Joe) File Name: Delgado, Hector X. Grade: CPO Birthplace: Chula Vista, CA Primary Specialty: Navy SEAL Secondary Specialty: Gunner’s Mate

July 26, 2012
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Monday, July 9, 2012
quadcopter ship video
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Ship Video of the Week! Quadcopter Plus HD GoPro = AWESOME

On board the MV Pioneer, Australian marine engineer and videographer Luke Annells captured some very unique perspectives of his ship by using a

July 9, 2012
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Monday, March 5, 2012
Culture Clash: 30 Ways to Avoid Offending the Next Person You Meet
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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

March 5, 2012
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Wednesday, February 22, 2012
The Evolution of STCW, a Satire [VIDEO]
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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

February 22, 2012
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Sunday, February 12, 2012
gyroscopic pool table
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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

February 12, 2012
Total Views: 60

Tuesday, January 31, 2012
beach debris
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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

January 31, 2012
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Thursday, January 12, 2012
teahupoo tahiti big wave surfing
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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

January 12, 2012
Total Views: 121

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

January 5, 2012
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Monday, October 31, 2011
Mike Horn arctic
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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

October 31, 2011
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A gCaptain Halloween – Navy Ships in Razzle Dazzle
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.

October 31, 2011
Total Views: 192

Friday, August 26, 2011
swimsuit oil beach beautiful girl bodypaint
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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

August 26, 2011
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Sunday, August 21, 2011
Google-Street-View-Boat
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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

August 21, 2011
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Sunday, July 24, 2011
port and starboard
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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.

July 24, 2011
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Friday, July 1, 2011
Moonpool offshore drilling riser flex joint
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

July 1, 2011
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