Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Crossing The English Channel Visualized – The BBC’s Britian From Above

The English Channel is the busiest shipping lane in the world: on a typical day over 400 vessels travel through the Dover Straits. In a new series titled

July 22, 2009
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Friday, June 5, 2009

American Flag Turns Gray – New Paris MOU Rankings Target US Ships

In an official statement the Paris MOU writes: At its 42nd meeting last month, the Paris MoU Committee approved the 2008 inspection results and adopted new

June 5, 2009
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Monday, March 16, 2009

Twitter Clone Hunts Down Somali Pirates

We have already seen how the Red Cross and United States Coast Guard has successfully implemented Twitter in their effort to dissimenate information and update

March 16, 2009
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Friday, January 30, 2009

Live EarthQuake Monitors – Data, Maps and Realtime Info

The Exploratorium brings us live earthquake monitor and mapping links! Normally I wouldn’t cut an paste so much info but in light of messages I’ve

January 30, 2009
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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

2008 Ship Incidents Visulized In Words

The above image is a wordle extraction of the keywords found in this year’s Casualties Report List. The link speaks for itself but to summarize…

December 31, 2008
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Friday, December 5, 2008

BIMCO – ISF shipping industry statistics

We recently ran across some interesting statistics from a 2005 joint study on manpower from BIMCO and the ISF. Q: How many officers are currently employed

December 5, 2008
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Data – World Merchant Fleet By Ship Type

Lloyd’s MIU brings us the World Merchant Fleet by ship type. Click HERE for more detailed

December 5, 2008
Total Views: 21

Saturday, November 22, 2008
Maritime Security

Modern Pirate Maps – Avoiding The X Might Be Your Best Option

Pirate maps have long been the a source of intrigue but modern day treasure hunters more often use advance technology like remote operated vehicles and sonar

November 22, 2008
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Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Maritime Security

Piracy Map

The International Chamber of Commerce brings us the live piracy map. The red markers are actual attaks as reported to the Maritime Security

October 7, 2008
Total Views: 138

Friday, September 19, 2008

Google’s Water Based Data Centers

Google is at it again, thinking outside the box for ways to revolutionize technology, expand their reach and differentiate themselves from their competition

September 19, 2008
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Thursday, September 18, 2008

The Numbers Are In! 2008 Arctic Sea Ice Retreat

With the close of this years arctic ice retreat and this years melt is just another reason to have scientists worrying.  While not quite reaching the extent

September 18, 2008
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Thursday, August 7, 2008

NOAA Increases Expectancy for Above-Normal 2008 Atlantic Hurricane Season

NOAA has increased its confidence for an above-normal Atlantic hurricane season in an updated outlook for the 2008 season released today.  NOAA is now

August 7, 2008
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Saturday, June 14, 2008
Maritime Security

Modern Pirates, The Success Rate Of

*Red denotes a successful attack. Yellow marks an attempt This Google Maps mashup, brought to gCaptain’s attention by wired’s blog monkeybites,

June 14, 2008
Total Views: 394

Friday, May 30, 2008

Top 10: Countries Receiving U.S. Exports

Ever wonder where American goods are going? Well here is a look at America’s Top 10 countries for U.S. Exports (2005) Canada … US$211.9 billion (up

May 30, 2008
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Saturday, May 24, 2008

The 2008 Submarine Cable Map is selling one of the most interesting world maps I’ve seen to date. The map depicts the over 120 subsea cables including detailed

May 24, 2008
Total Views: 84

Friday, April 18, 2008

Maritime Casualties Charted

Reader Adam sent us this image of the latest marine casualties charted by type. Click on the HERE for the interactive image or HERE for other versions of this

April 18, 2008
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Sunday, December 2, 2007

Ship Detentions by Flag State

While this does not take into account size of respective fleets (click here for that information) the following graph shows the number of detentions recorded

December 2, 2007
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Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Top 10 Trading Partners – #1 Not China

U.S. Trade Balance, by Partner Country 2006 in descending order of trade turnover (imports plus exports)   Source: United States International Trading

August 22, 2007
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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

The Largest Ships Ever Built – List

August 15, 2007
Total Views: 16

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Why did the seal cross the ocean?

More information on the possible effects of climate change came to light this week when Australian, British, US and French scientists released their study on

August 8, 2007
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