Sunday, October 10, 2021

Navy Nuclear Engineer And Spouse Arrested On Espionage Charges

Department of Justice–Jonathan and Diana Toebbe, both of Annapolis, Maryland, were arrested in Jefferson County, West Virginia, by the FBI and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) on Saturday, Oct....

October 10, 2021
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Wednesday, June 9, 2021
samsung heavy industries

Samsung Heavy Industries Sets Sights on Nuclear Powered Ships to Combat Climate Change

South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries has announced plans to develop nuclear power plant technology for ships as the industry seeks ways to reduce and eventually eliminate its carbon emissions....

June 9, 2021
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Monday, November 2, 2020
Molten Salt Reactor nuclear-battery

Bill Gates Launches A Nuclear Ship Battery Partnership

It’s been over sixty years since the first (and last) US-flagged nuclear-powered cargo ship set sail but, if Bill Gates has his way, the ocean may soon be filled with...

November 2, 2020
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Thursday, April 23, 2020
A Russian nuclear-powered icebreaker escorts ships on the Northern Sea Route, July 14 2016
Maritime News

Russian Firms to Build World’s Most Powerful Nuclear Icebreaker

MOSCOW, April 23 (Reuters) – Two Russian companies signed a deal on Thursday to build the world’s most powerful nuclear icebreaker to help boost trade on a northern sea route...

April 23, 2020
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Friday, August 23, 2019
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Maritime News

Russia’s New Floating Nuclear Power Plant Sets Sail for the Arctic

MURMANSK, Russia, Aug 23 (Reuters) – Russia’s first floating nuclear power plant set sail on Friday from the Arctic port of Murmansk to provide power to one of the country’s...

August 23, 2019
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Saturday, July 22, 2017
Navy Nuclear Reactor Core

Navy Is Underfunding Nuclear Research Says U.S. Reps

by Timothy Gardner (Reuters) – Two Democratic lawmakers urged the U.S. Energy Department to move faster with a research program on converting nuclear reactors in the Navy’s submarines and carriers...

July 22, 2017
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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Russia Set to Dismantle First Nuclear-Powered Icebreaker

Russia is set to begin dismantling the nuclear icebreaker Sibir marking the first time ever that a nuclear-powered icebreaker has been sent for recycling. The icebreaker, which was built in...

November 15, 2016
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Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Russian battlecruiser Pyotr Velikiy

SPOTD: The World’s Largest & Heaviest Active Duty Warship

Today’s Ship Photo Of The Day (SPOTD) is the Russian nuclear Battlecruiser Pyotr Velikiy. Technically the Russian Navy designation is Kirov class “heavy missile cruiser”, but Western defense commentators re-invented...

August 30, 2016
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Saturday, July 16, 2016
China General Nuclear Ship

China’s Plans To Float Nuclear Reactors In Disputed Waters

by Kathy Chen and David Stanway (Reuters) China aims to launch a series of offshore nuclear power platforms to promote development in the South China Sea, state media said again...

July 16, 2016
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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Russia Lays Keel for Giant Nuclear-Powered Icebreaker

  Russia’s state-owned Baltic Shipyard (Baltijskiy Zavod-Sudostroyenie) has hosted the keel laying ceremony for a nuclear-powered icebreaker being built as part of a massive shipbuilding program undertaken by the Russian...

May 27, 2015
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Friday, May 1, 2015

Ship Photos of the Day – First Floating Nuclear Power Plant Reaches End of the Road in Galveston

After a 1,750 mile tow from Virginia, the Sturgis barge arrived at the Port of Galveston, Texas on Thursday where its nuclear reactor will be fully decommissioned. The Sturgis is...

May 1, 2015
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Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Press Releases

Once Upon A Nuclear Ship… Launched Finally [MOVIE PREMIER]

New film chronicles the life death and resurrection of historic ship Once Upon A Nuclear Ship, a new documentary by filmmaker Thomas Michael Conner, tells the story of the NS...

July 24, 2012
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Sunday, March 27, 2011

A Story Of (Irrelevant) Nuclear Success At Sea

gCaptain has covered nuclear ships in the past highlighting America’s only nuclear merchant ship, the N/S Savannah and brought you pictures from Russia’s nuclear icebreakers but we missed one piece...

March 27, 2011
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Thursday, January 6, 2011
PNTL Nuclear Fuel Ship

UK Welcomes New Nuclear Fuel Transport Ship

International Nuclear Services (INS), has today welcomed its newest vessel, Pacific Grebe, to its home port of Barrow-in-Furness. Pacific Grebe is owned by INS’s subsidiary, Pacific Nuclear Transport Ltd (PNTL)....

January 6, 2011
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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The World’s First Nuclear Merchant Ship – NS Savannah

The United States’ first and only nuclear-powered merchant vessel was designed in hopes of finding peaceful uses for nuclear energy as part of President Eisenhower’s Atoms for Peace program in...

July 13, 2010
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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Nuclear Ship Savannah Underway

WVEC brings us news of the world’s first commercial nuclear ship, N/S Savannah. The Savannah, a historic landmark and the world’s first nuclear-powered cargo and passenger ship, is leaving Virginia...

May 14, 2008
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Sunday, March 30, 2008

Russian Nuclear Icebreakers: to the North Pole!

The Picture Blog, Dark Roasted Blend is featuring a series on Russian Nuclear Icebreakers. Here’s a sample: The balance of the pics are here. Paired up for the voyage The...

March 30, 2008
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Thursday, March 13, 2008

gCaptain Quiz – Unusual Cargo

What is it?? A free gCaptain t-shirt goes out to the first person who can correctly identify this cargo. UPDATE: We have a winner. Charlie of Sea Wolf Engineering correctly...

March 13, 2008
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