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Saturday, August 20, 2016
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Maritime Flags of Convenience Visualized

  We recently decided to get to work on some maritime visualizations. Above is a bubble graph I created representing the number of ships

August 20, 2016
Total Views: 245

Sunday, July 21, 2013
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Emma Maersk’s Wärtsilä-Sulzer Super Ship Engine – Part 2

A look "under the hood" of the World's Largest container ship ever built. The engine that powers the Emma

July 21, 2013
Total Views: 5251

Wednesday, February 8, 2012
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Fire in the Sky – What Causes Auroras?

The following article originally appeared on UnofficialNetworks.com, gCaptain.com’s sister site and the leading ski and snowboard industry website. By

February 8, 2012
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Saturday, January 7, 2012
Interesting

Container Shipping Companies – The Ten Largest Visualized

UDPATED: January 2012 The data visualization above represents the worlds 10 largest container shipping companies by TEU capacity. WORLD TEU CAPACITY:

January 7, 2012
Total Views: 169

Monday, October 31, 2011
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A gCaptain Halloween – Navy Ships in Razzle Dazzle

Some of you may remember a cartoon which appeared during World War I, a drawing showing an inquisitive stranger talking with the gateman at a railway crossing.

October 31, 2011
Total Views: 132

Tuesday, April 5, 2011
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Emma Maersk – The Secret Story of Building The World’s Largest Container Ship

Emma Maersk – Photo By Tidewater Muse Emma Maersk The Emma Maersk is a true modern marvel. She is the world’s largest container ship, the longest

April 5, 2011
Total Views: 1881

Monday, December 20, 2010
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Interesting Ship of The Week – The ‘J.W. Westcott II’

The J.W. Westcott II, owned and operatd by the J.W. Westcott Company based in Detroit Michigan, is a 45-foot-long tugboat that acts as a USPS contracted

December 20, 2010
Total Views: 12

Saturday, September 18, 2010
Interesting

Dodge Morgan (1931-2010) – The passing of an American sailing icon

Associated Press When I was a kid, I remember being mesmerized by  a 2-hour TV special about a man who spent 150 days sailing his 60-foot sailboat, American

September 18, 2010
Total Views: 25

Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Interesting

FPSO Delivery Photos – Heavy Lift Transport

FPSO delivery photos from the gCaptain archives… enjoy! Ever wonder how a huge FPSO is delivered to it’s destination? Shipspotting forum points us

August 10, 2010
Total Views: 45

Thursday, July 29, 2010
Interesting

Moon Setting on Calm Water

The above photo was taken using a technique we published in a story titled “Shipboard Digital Camera Tricks“. Many more great moon pictures by the

July 29, 2010
Total Views: 309

Wednesday, June 23, 2010
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Bridge Designs – 5 Most Ambitious of Today

History is littered with bridges designed to do the impossible. One example, Euroroute (pictured above), would literally take drivers through the White Cliffs

June 23, 2010
Total Views: 463

Friday, March 26, 2010
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Caspian Sea Monster – World’s Fastest Ship OR Largest Plane?

  From the gCaptain Archive: World’s Fastest Ship OR Largest Plane? Thrilling Wonder brings us the story of The Caspian Sea Monster. Built during

March 26, 2010
Total Views: 103

Thursday, June 18, 2009
Interesting

How It’s Built – Cruise Ship Cabins

How is a cabin is built in this day of containerization and commodization? Remotely of course. Eurodam News, Holland America’s blog showcasing the

June 18, 2009
Total Views: 792

Wednesday, May 13, 2009
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Interesting Ship Photos – Heavy Lift Collection

May 13, 2009
Total Views: 20

Friday, February 27, 2009
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BEM Monge – Interesting Ship of The Week

This week’s vessel is the BEM Monge, a Measure and Test Ship of the French Navy.  The ship is equipped with extensive tracking technologies as well as

February 27, 2009
Total Views: 340

Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Interesting

The BBC “Box” Making Its Way Across the US

BBC’s “The Box”, the year long experiment that explores globalization and world trade, has made its way into the States via the Port of Los

December 9, 2008
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Friday, December 5, 2008
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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
Total Views: 64

Friday, November 14, 2008
Interesting

Wind Propulsion Vessel E-Ship 1 – Interesting Ship of The Week

This weeks Interesting Ship is brought to us by MarineBuzz.com: Thanks to increasing oil prices! Here comes E-Ship 1 from ‘Enercon’, one of the

November 14, 2008
Total Views: 664

Wednesday, October 15, 2008
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A Tunnel For Ships?

MarineBuzz points us to Norway’s plan to build a One Nautical Mile long tunnel for ships. Reuters tells us: Norway has drawn up plans to build the

October 15, 2008
Total Views: 17

Thursday, September 25, 2008
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Ulstein X-BOW, A Viking Ship Redesigned for Modern Use

A vessel found in 700 AD, several centuries before Vikings ruled Norway, an Oseberg ship from approximately 800 AD and the vessel knarr from around year 1000

September 25, 2008
Total Views: 483