Monday, July 22, 2013
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The Shipping Industry Requires a Cleansing – Financial Institutions

Since early 2013, I have argued in numerous articles that the traditional shipping markets, containers (liner), dry bulk and tanker markets will take longer to recover than most investors, shipowners...

July 22, 2013
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Into the Storm – The Final Days and Decisions on Bounty

Drivers always slow down and rubberneck at car accidents, don’t they?  Like me, you may have caught yourself complaining about the practice and wondering “Why are people so morbid that...

July 22, 2013
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Sunday, July 21, 2013

Maritime Monday for July 22nd, 2013: Summer Movie Guide, Part II: Romance and Adventure on the High Seas!

A few titles that didn’t make last week’s list: Across the Pacific (Warner Brothers, 1942) Not long after the release of The Maltese Falcon, John Huston reunited with Bogart, Mary...

July 21, 2013
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Friday, July 19, 2013
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Kaenon Polarized Sunglasses [GEAR REVIEW]

Between 1998 and 2008, my parents sailed all the way around the planet, but my dad rarely wears sunglasses when he goes outside anymore.  I can’t imagine sucking all that...

July 19, 2013
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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Maritime Monday for July 15th, 2013: Summer Movie Guide; Thrill Packed Stories of Men and Their Ships!

Your summer nautical movie guide! A few titles with which you may, (and many you may not) be familiar… Abandon Ship! (Columbia, 1957 Suspenseful and provocative high-seas drama directed by...

July 14, 2013
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Sunday, July 7, 2013

Maritime Monday for July 8th, 2013: It Puts BEEF Into You

“Even William Shatner can’t make me want to drink this stuff, and William Shatner makes me want to do a lot of crazy shit.” Bovril Prevents That Sinking Feeling poster...

July 7, 2013
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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Maritime Monday for July 1st, 2013: Rock the Boat

image above: vintage Lifebuoy advert Sir William Hillary came to live on the Isle of Man in 1808. Being aware of the treacherous nature of the Irish Sea, with many...

June 30, 2013
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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Maritime Monday for June 24, 2013: Ferrocement’s Day Off

Vladimir Nabokov on Joseph Conrad: “I cannot abide Conrad’s souvenir shop style and bottled ships and shell necklaces of romanticist clichés.” The 30 Harshest Author-on-Author Insults In History SS Peralta...

June 23, 2013
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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Maritime Monday for June 17th, 2013: The Horror, The Horror…

Death Ship (Avco Embassy, 1980) It is a tried and true cinematic gimmick to trap adults in a confined space so they must face their past and confront the present. ...

June 16, 2013
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Sunday, June 9, 2013
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Maritime Monday for June 10th, 2013: Movement of Jah People

Tops Comics: Don’t Bother to Dry Off; Consolidated Book (Lev Gleason)  1944 Archaeology pioneer and treasure hunter E. Lee Spence holds two portholes from the SS Ozama Smuggler’s Shipwrecked Steamer...

June 9, 2013
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Sunday, June 2, 2013
Maritime Monday for June 3rd, 2013

Maritime Monday for June 3rd, 2013: Float, Float On…

The Princess Margaret, an SR-N4 hovercraft at the Hovercraft Museum at Lee on the Solent, England (1,200 × 563 pixels) The museum has a large collection of over sixty hovercraft...

June 2, 2013
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Sunday, May 26, 2013

Maritime Monday for May 27th, 2013: Hard Water Sailing

Belgian Antarctic Expedition (1117 x 738) Grosvenor Philatelic Auctions Der Eisbrecher Stettin im Nord-Ostsee Kanal (Kiel Canal) (4,320 × 3,240 pixels) Launched:  7 September 1933 – Out of service:  1981...

May 26, 2013
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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Bulk Trade-Off: Blood for Money in Indonesia

On February 17th of this year, the Harita Bauxite sank off Cape Balinao in the South China Sea. Of the twenty-four men aboard, only nine survived. The sea can be...

May 23, 2013
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Monday, May 20, 2013

Maritime Monday for May 20th, 2013: Ice Ice Baby Part 1

USCGC Northland; Greenland, circa 1944 “Oh the sea, Oh the sea, the wide bounding sea! Long may it roll between England and me!” Irish Folk Song EASTWIND (WAGB-279); Antarctic Operation...

May 20, 2013
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Monday, May 13, 2013

Mærsk McKinney-Møller – Meet The World’s Largest Ship! [Multimedia Gallery]

Early this month gCaptain was invited to DSME, the world's second largest shipyard, for a behind-the-scenes tour of the world's largest ship, the mighty Maersk Triple-E.

May 13, 2013
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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Maritime Monday for May 13th, 2013: Britain’s Best Bitter (or The Art of English Manliness)

 Adventures Into The Unknown  (ACG, 1954) Third in line to the British throne, Prince Harry of Wales, is visiting the former colonies this week. After laying a wreath at Arlington...

May 12, 2013
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Sunday, May 5, 2013

Maritime Monday for May 6th, 2013: “Climb Mount Niitaka”

Tora! Tora! Tora! Was a 1970 American-Japanese war film that dramatized the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Directed by Richard Fleischer and featuring an ensemble cast including Martin Balsam,...

May 5, 2013
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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Maritime Monday for April 29th, 2013: Weimar

Lasar Segall‘s work was considered “degenerate art” by Nazi Germany and and could no longer be shown in exhibitions. Segall created one of his most famous artworks in 1939, known...

April 28, 2013
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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Maritime Monday for April 22nd, 2013: Dämmerung des Königs

Sailors in Munich SMS Seydlitz 25,000 ton battlecruiser of the Imperial German Navy built Blohm & Voß, Hamburg, commissioned May 1913 At the Battle of Dogger Bank, 24 January 1915,...

April 21, 2013
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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The Cost of Rescue: Why Carnival Shouldn’t Pay and the U.S. Shouldn’t Accept

Should people pay for rescue when it's their fault?

April 16, 2013
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