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Friday, March 21, 2008
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Video

Skysails – First Ocean Voyage A Success

Discoverer user mateMB has pointed us to news of Beluga shippings Skysails project to cross the atlantic with the use of a kite. In yesterday’s press

March 21, 2008
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Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Navy

HMS Unseen: Brits Developing Invisible Ship

Stealth ships: HMS Helsingborg and HMS Visby. Photo: Peter Nilsson/Kockums AB   The folks at Giz Magazine are reporting scientists at Britannia Royal Navy

March 5, 2008
Total Views: 15

Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Ship Design

My TWIC enrollment experience – less that stellar

It comes as no surprise that we in the United States are security aware. Possible threats create new legislation on a regular basis. Today, I enrolled for my

February 26, 2008
Total Views: 160

Thursday, February 14, 2008
USCG

Loran – Turning The Lights Back On

LORAN Coverage Following the recent budget approval by President Bush, LORAN , the Coast Guard’s terrestrial based LOng RANge navigation system has been

February 14, 2008
Total Views: 13

Tuesday, February 5, 2008
USCG

eLORAN 101 – The Return Of LORAN C?

Could it be time to dig out your old ten point dividers and loran-c charts? Probably not but the same technology behind these devices is making a comeback.

February 5, 2008
Total Views: 151

Saturday, February 2, 2008
Incidents

How One Ship Crashed The Internet For 75 Million People

Submarine cables world map. Click here for full-size version (Graphic: Telegeography.com) Sea-Fever‘s Peter Mello submitted the following story to our

February 2, 2008
Total Views: 76

Sunday, December 16, 2007
Uncategorized

Launching Kite Power

The 433 ft long “Beluga SkySails” in an undated image. Turning ocean winds into gold while cutting greenhouse emissions in the process might sound

December 16, 2007
Total Views: 22

Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Video

Underwater Ocean Turbines

We have taken a look at ways to harness the ocean’s immense power before but this alternative energy solutions is slightly different. Using subsea

December 12, 2007
Total Views: 5

Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Uncategorized

AIS-B, Automatic Information System For Boats. A Welcome Change?

  We have already proclaimed our love of AIS, the technology that helps watchkeepers identify surrounding vessel traffic, but currently this technology

December 11, 2007
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Monday, December 10, 2007
Maritime Security

The Protector – Anti Piracy Robot

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjtH70edsGQ Want to know more about The Protector? Popular Mechanics tells us; Robots versus pirates—it’s not as

December 10, 2007
Total Views: 66

Sunday, December 9, 2007
Interesting

Cosco Busan – ECDIS Tracking w/ Google Maps

So the gCaptain team has been exceptionally busy in the last few weeks and we have the Cosco Busan partially to thank. In addition to the server traffic and

December 9, 2007
Total Views: 102

Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Uncategorized

Ship Launching on Yokohama Fenders?

MarineBuzz brings us photos of the M/V Bohai Challenge, being launched on what appears to be Yokohama Fenders (official they’re not Yokohamas). They tell

December 4, 2007
Total Views: 156

Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Oil Spill

San francisco Oil Spill Hearings – A Response to Admiral Bone, USCG

Yesterday my comments were published on the front page of The San Francisco Chronicle in an article titled; “Hearing today at Presidio – tough

November 20, 2007
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Video

Green Power At Sea – OTEC

OTEC, or ocean thermal energy conversion, is an energy technology that converts solar radiation to electric power. OTEC systems use the ocean’s natural

November 20, 2007
Total Views: 12

Sunday, October 28, 2007
Uncategorized

Ideas for a new ECDIS

Techcrunch brings us the Dash in-car GPS navigator; Map mashups may be one of the coolest things on the Web, but they would be even cooler in your car.

October 28, 2007
Total Views: 5

Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Photo

Lastest Ship Technology Beneath The Waterline – Photos

Pieter Rijkaart, Holland America Line’s director of newbuilds, just provided this image of Eurodam’s recently installed Azipods. Eurodam News, the

October 24, 2007
Total Views: 114

Sunday, September 30, 2007
Video

Air Cavity System

Marine experts in Denmark are testing a new device they call the Air Cavity System. Which has the potential to save up to 15% of fuel consumption by reducing

September 30, 2007
Total Views: 47

Saturday, September 29, 2007
Uncategorized

kite powered ships

We are always on the lookout for “green” stories so were pleased when a friend forwarded a link to Skysails, a German based company looking to

September 29, 2007
Total Views: 109

Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Video

Sighting of the Week – Wave Adaptive Modular Vessel

Our friends at Panbo, The Marine Electronics Blog clued us in on this rare San Francisco Bay sighting today; the WAM-V also known as the spider boat. The

September 25, 2007
Total Views: 34

Saturday, September 1, 2007
Ship Design

Floating Nuclear Power Plants – Russia

The Wall Street Journal brings us video on Russia’s newest idea, floating nuclear power plants. Thanks to Sea-Fever for the

September 1, 2007
Total Views: 5
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