Tropical Storm Fiona Builds Strength In Atlantic

by Brian K Sullivan (Bloomberg) Tropical Storm Fiona, which formed more than 900 miles west of the Cape Verde Islands, is forecast to track across the open Atlantic for at least the next five days, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. Fiona, the sixth storm of 2016, had top winds near 45 miles (75 kilometers) per hour and was moving northwest at 16 mph, … [Read more...]

Amazon Founder Raises Apollo 11 F-1 Engines from Atlantic Ocean

On July 16, 1969, the world watched as the historic Apollo 11 mission took off from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, which of course ended with Neil Armstrong - and greater mankind - walking on the moon. What the world didn't watch - or at least realize - was that the five F-1 engines used to launch the Saturn V spacecraft into orbit would make a violent … [Read more...]

How Much Oil and Gas is Off the East Coast? U.S. paves way for Atlantic seismic surveys

WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)--The Obama administration is paving the way for seismic surveys of the Atlantic Ocean that will reveal the amount of oil and natural gas that exist off the East Coast, a top Interior Department official said Tuesday. Speaking at the Platts Energy Podium, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Director Tommy Beaudreau said the department is conducting an … [Read more...]

HMS Edinburgh encounters heavy seas in the South Atlantic

image (c) Liam Beswick This is the South Atlantic (almost) at its most unforgiving as the "Fortress of the Sea" ploughed west for the Falklands from South Africa. (ROYAL NAVY) The Portsmouth-based destroyer faced some mountainous seas on the 4,000-mile passage from Cape Town to Mare Harbour, her base for the next five or so months as she patrols Britain's South Atlantic … [Read more...]

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 are $80,000 poorer. That's the cost of dispatching a Coast Guard jet and helicopter to a 21-foot, custom-designed rowboat bobbing 150 miles off Cape Cod, where Girard called it quits 10 days into his latest aborted … [Read more...]