Thursday, July 2, 2009

Oculus & Infinitas – Incredible Yacht Design

I stumbled upon this while searching on, well, Stumble Upon, the tool that discovers web sites based on your set interests. In my search it referred me to

July 2, 2009
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Saturday, May 2, 2009

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
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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

A Cruise Ship For The Seasick

One of the first questions I routinely get asked when people find out I work aboard ship is “Do You Get Seasick”. I find this question rather

April 29, 2009
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Thursday, March 5, 2009

New Wing for National Maritime Museum – Sketches Released

Here in the US no plans exist to build a maritime museum of any significant scale but smal designs continue to be planned including the newly proposed Morro

March 5, 2009
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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Building the World’s Largest Ship (well, world’s largest passenger ship)

(Image: Popular Mechanics) Ever wonder what it takes to construct the world’s largest passenger ship?  Well, Popular Mechanicss takes a step by step

March 3, 2009
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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Oil Rig Resort – Reusing Decommissioned Oil Rigs in Gulf of Mexico

While this may or may not fit your idea of the perfect luxurious destination hotel, you have to admit, the concept is an interesting one.  In fact, the

February 24, 2009
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Thursday, January 29, 2009

22,000 TEU Container Ship – Fact or Fiction?

In reading the WSJ article mentioned yesterday titled “The Mega Containers Invade” we noticed this line: “Meanwhile, a ship capable of

January 29, 2009
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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Spotting Bridges 101 – A Basic Guide To Bridge Design

Frequently passing under bridges for a living and over them in the family sedan we, like most mariners, have a fascination with bridge design. In fact one of

January 24, 2009
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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Interview with Hydraulic Marine Systems had a chance to speak with Todd Preston of Hydraulic Marine Systems. Hydraulic Marine Systems was one of the biggest hits of the 2008

December 16, 2008
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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Bayonne Bridge Is No Easy (or cheap) Fix

The Port of New York and New Jersey have recently announced that the raising or replacing of the Bayonne Bridge could be upwards of $2B.  The bridge, which

October 28, 2008
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Thursday, October 9, 2008

Mobile Offshore Base: Theory or Reality

A Mobile Offshore Base (MOB), in theory, is a number of independently propelled semisubmersible modules that can be easily deployed to areas in need of

October 9, 2008
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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Zubr Class – World’s Largest Military Hovercraft

Gizmodo points us towards the Russian navy’s Zubr Class hovercraft.  Now this is not a new design.  There have been three in service with the

September 23, 2008
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Saturday, July 26, 2008

Hong Kong Ship Shopping Mall – Ship Docked In The Middle Of City Pleases Shoppers

Is it just me, or does something seem out of place here? Located in the middle of Hong Kong’s largest private housing estate, Whompoa Garden, this cruise

July 26, 2008
Total Views: 362

Friday, July 25, 2008
Ship Design

R/V Aurora Borealis, Drillship

  The most technologically advanced drillship in the world is not on lovaton in the gulf of mexico or in a Korean shipyard. Actually it’s not even

July 25, 2008
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Wednesday, May 7, 2008

The BEST View Of The Malacca Straight

Photo by Peter MacDonald Here at gCaptain we are interested in all things we can drive our ships over, under or through… this includes bridges. Our

May 7, 2008
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Friday, May 2, 2008

A Solution For Dubai’s Future – Floating Buildings

NPR brings us the latest developments from Dubai… Constructing floating houses or restaurants or even villages is an idea that first came to him in his

May 2, 2008
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Saturday, April 19, 2008

Sabdes 50M – Hybrid Yacht Design

This 50 meter yacht promises to be vastly cleaner and more fuel-efficient than traditional marine powerplants, and Sabdes says the 50M will have a higher

April 19, 2008
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Monday, April 14, 2008

The Whale Hunt – 2008 Web Awards

It’s time to cast your votes for the 2008 webby awards. While we are sad to report gCaptain did not receive a nomination this year we are please to

April 14, 2008
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Wednesday, April 2, 2008

30 Days of San Francisco Ship Traffic – Charted

Click Image For Hi-Resolution Version/ Being technologically oriented ship drivers we are easily excited by new web sites that combine these interests. Having

April 2, 2008
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Monday, March 10, 2008

Floating Cities – WebUrbanist

From the Freedom Ship to Underwater Hotels we have covered most of what you’ll find on weburbanist’s latest post titled “5 Floating Utopia

March 10, 2008
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