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Friday, September 18, 2009
Offbeat

Millionaire Held “Hostage” Aboard Yacht

Embedded video from <a href=”http://www.cnn.com/video” mce_href=”http://www.cnn.com/video”>CNN Video</a>

September 18, 2009
Total Views: 6

Thursday, July 30, 2009
Maritime Security

Earn Your Keep with Wired Magazine’s “Cutthroat Capitalism” – The Game

Wired Magazine has released a fun online game based on a recent article titled “Cutthroat Capitalism” which explores piracy off the coast of

July 30, 2009
Total Views: 16

Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Offbeat

Bizarre Marketing – LG’s Unusual Launch of New Eco-Friendly Fridge

LG, the global manufacturer of electronic products and home appliances, has converted a 70-meter long push barge into a large, floating advertisement for the

June 30, 2009
Total Views: 47

Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Offbeat

World’s Largest Yacht Launched in Germany – Time Lapse Video

Costing over $100 million more than a Swedish Gotland SSK submarine, nearly as much as an Indian Vikrant class Aircraft carrier  and just a touch more than

June 17, 2009
Total Views: 13

Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Lifesaving Incidents

Failed Trans-Atlantic Rowing Attempt Costs U.S. Tax Payers

From The Boston Globe: French oarsman Charlie Girard failed for a third time yesterday in his quixotic quest to row to France from Cape Cod. And US taxpayers

June 2, 2009
Total Views: 43

Saturday, May 2, 2009
Offbeat

Shipping Container Dormitory

Keetwonen, 1000 shipping containers from China modified into student housing in Amsterdam, is the largest shipping container housing development in the

May 2, 2009
Total Views: 505

Monday, March 30, 2009
Offbeat

Aquapod Subsea Fish Farms – Bizarre Maritime Technology

This week’s Bizzare Maritime Technology is Aquapod Fish Farms. After frustrations in the Maine salmon farming industry, Steve Page spent two years

March 30, 2009
Total Views: 197

Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Offbeat

Deep Flight Super Falcon – Ocean Depth Submersible for Super Rich

If you were lucky enough to be the owner of a multi-million dollar luxury superyacht, what kind of toys would you want to have on it to show off

March 11, 2009
Total Views: 78

Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Offbeat

Portuguese Water Dog – Facts, Photos & Nautical History

Today’s article from the San Francisco Chronicle, “Obamas could inspire a wave of water dogs” gives a clear description why history’s

March 4, 2009
Total Views: 355

Thursday, December 18, 2008
Offbeat

New Website Educates The World on Container Shipping

The Container Shipping Information Service recently launched its new website shipsandboxes.com to provide information to the public, businesses and media on

December 18, 2008
Total Views: 8

Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Offbeat

Google Changes Veterans Day “Doodle” to Acknowledge Coast Guard

Google, the search engine and advertising powerhouse that is just about set to take over the world, is catching some real grief over their original Veterans

November 12, 2008
Total Views: 62

Friday, October 31, 2008
Offbeat

Ghost’s of The Queen Mary

The Queen Mary was in service for decades as both a World War II transport ship and a luxury liner. It wasn’t intended as such at the time, but

October 31, 2008
Total Views: 400

Offbeat

Lego Man! Photos Of The Beached Toy | UPDATE: Third Lego-Man Washes Ashore In Florida!

UPDATE: A third mystery lego-man has washed up on a beach in Florida.  What is happening!  Read here for the update!! ORIGINAL: To the delight of children in

October 31, 2008
Total Views: 202

Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Offbeat

Cool and Unique USCG Patches

USCG: Taylors Island USCG: Activities Baltimore, Prevention Team 1 (2002- USCG: Castle Rock, Main USCG: Aids to Navigation Team Boston (1996- Here is a look at

September 17, 2008
Total Views: 96

Monday, June 9, 2008
Offbeat

Gold Fever – Let The Season Begin

The NYTimes reports:  The fever is contagious. Gold fever, that is. Symptoms? Unwavering optimism. ”Today’s the day,” legendary treasure

June 9, 2008
Total Views: 22

Friday, May 9, 2008
Offbeat

Monsters of the Deep

BBC News/Science is reporting: Monster warning to protect oceans The landing of a colossal squid by New Zealand fishermen earlier this year offered a rare

May 9, 2008
Total Views: 9

Monday, February 4, 2008
Offbeat

The Meltdown Chair – Recycling Polypropylene Line

An interesting way to recycle Polypropylene Line. More details can be found HERE. (Via

February 4, 2008
Total Views: 5

Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Offbeat

Lego Ships – M/V Lego Aircraft Carrier, Lego Lighthouse, Lego Bulk Ship

In celebration of Lego’s 50th anniversary we bring you Lego Ships, Lego Lighthouses, Lego Aircraft carriers and other nautical lego sets. Lego Aircraft

January 29, 2008
Total Views: 476

Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Offbeat

Prison Ships

In need of a prison “ship” of your own? Bibby Renaissance has recently finished a multi-million pound refurbishment programme, and is ready for

January 15, 2008
Total Views: 87

Sunday, January 6, 2008
Offbeat

Popsicle Stick Ship – Interesting/Odd Ship of The Week

MAKE Blog brings us this interesting ship: He used to break bones, now former Hollywood stuntman Robert Mc-Donald uses popsicle sticks to break world records.

January 6, 2008
Total Views: 283
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