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Monday, September 29, 2008
Maritime Security

Anti-Piracy Weapons – Top 10 For Future Use In Somalia

Click to read Part 1 of this Post: 10 Anti-Piracy Weapons For Use In Somalia – Part 1 In light of the recent piracy news from Somalia we thought

September 29, 2008
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Thursday, September 25, 2008

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
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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Floating on Air

We have all heard stories about the Bermuda triangle being nothing more than natural gas discharges that create bubbles reducing the buancy of the ship. Those

September 23, 2008
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Saturday, September 20, 2008
Ship Design

Preventing Oil Spills – Alternatives To Double Hull Ship Design

OPA 90, the legislation enacted after the Exxon Valdez incident mandated double hull technology, essentially wrapping a second hull around the first, on all

September 20, 2008
Total Views: 544

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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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

US Navy’s M80 Stiletto Finally Sees Action

Under military testing since 2006 the US Navy’s M80 Stiletto was put into action this week. Marine Link reports: The Pentagon’s high-speed,

September 17, 2008
Total Views: 471

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

SMM 2008 – Reminder From Our Sponsors

The good people at Spurs Marine Manufacturing would like us to remind everyone of the of next weeks SMM 2008 international trade fair in Hamburg, Germany being

September 16, 2008
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Monday, September 15, 2008

Bizarre Maritime Technology – The Anti-Hurricane Technology Wheel

From the Anti-Hurricane Technology Fund in Slovakia comes this invention for mitigating the effects of cyclone damage. The invention is called “The

September 15, 2008
Total Views: 121

Friday, August 29, 2008

Golden Shellback – Behind The Scenes Photo

Two new Golden Shellback items today. Above is a recent photo of Inventor Sid Martin with the equipment used to apply the coating and at the bottom of this

August 29, 2008
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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

AIS Announcement – Six Tracking Satellites In Orbit

Digital Ship tells us: ORBCOMM has successfully  launched six  AIS-equipped satellites  (a  Coast Guard  Concept Demonstration satellite and  five

August 27, 2008
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Monday, August 11, 2008

Cloud Seeding Yachts

Obviously, greatly reducing CO2 emissions from the burning fossil fuels is the ideal solution for fighting global warming.  However, what if there is more we

August 11, 2008
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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Ships Of The Future – LCS, Littoral Combat Ship

Popular Science brings us Future Navy Ships – Littoral Combat Ship. They write: This is a small, fast ship (capable of 45 knots) for sub-hunting,

July 30, 2008
Total Views: 11

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Top 10 Free iPhone 2.0 Applications For Mariners

Photo from New Launch Even if you are thousands of miles from the nearest land you probably didn’t miss the big news in the technology world this week;

July 13, 2008
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Friday, July 11, 2008

From Ship to Space – Rocket Platforms at Sea

Our favorite competitor in professional mariner news,, recently had an exceptional post on maritime technology used to launch rockets into

July 11, 2008
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Monday, May 26, 2008

Question On Weather Routing

gCaptain reader and Meteorologist Brad Snook writes: I spent 13 years as a Meteorologist, recommending routes and forecasting seas and swells for merchant

May 26, 2008
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Friday, May 23, 2008
Lifesaving Incidents

EPIRBs Failure – The Investigation Continues

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND SPECIAL EDITION By Robin Storm Both Captain John Konrad of gCaptain and I have written much on the importance of GPIRBs and EPIRBs

May 23, 2008
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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Wartsila METHAPU – A Fuel Cell For Ships

Our friend Jean Pierre de Lutz is building a new boat using green technology and writing about it on his blog. Knowing we are interested in new technology

May 15, 2008
Total Views: 195

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Jason and Argo, Together Again forcasting Ocean Climate

(Ed. note: Thanks to colleague and regular gCaptain commenter, Capt. Jack Richards pointing me to information on Argo.) Brief History of Argo The name Argo was

April 2, 2008
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Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Ship Design

The Twin Marine Lifter – Heavy Lift Monster

MarineLog brings us info on the new Heavy Lift design by SeaMetric International. The Twin Marine Lifter will consist of 2 DP class 3 heavy transport vessels

April 1, 2008
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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Alternative Energy From Our Oceans

IMC has a very complete post on alternative energy ideas for harnessing power from our oceans. They tell us; Wave power refers to the energy of ocean surface

March 27, 2008
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