Saturday, March 26, 2016

SPOTD – China’s Brand New “Flagship” Research Vessel

  The scientific expedition vessel “Xiangyanghong 03” was launched on Saturday and joined China’s oceanic research team in Xiamen, Fujian Province. At a cost of 580 million yuan (89 million U....

March 26, 2016
Total Views: 54

Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Containership Engineroom

SPOTD: 6 Incredibly Ultra Wide Engine Room Panoramic Photos

Photographing a ship’s engine room is a daunting task for even the best maritime photographers because of the sheer size, breadth and scale of room and equipment but, when pro...

February 17, 2016
Total Views: 542

Saturday, May 30, 2015
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SPOTD: World’s Largest Rubber Duck

The World’s Largest Rubber Duck didn’t exactly fly south for the winter, but after a much needed off-season rest the cuddly floating fowl will abandon its nest and turn the...

May 30, 2015
Total Views: 11

Friday, June 27, 2014
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Maritime News

SPOTD: Eagle Sydney Loads Condensate at Kårstø

The 105k deadweight ton Aframax tanker Eagle Sydney was at Statoil’s Kårstø oil terminal last week taking on a cargo of condensate (light crude oil). It has since departed and is...

June 27, 2014
Total Views: 4

Friday, May 30, 2014
Maritime News

Jaw-Dropping Photo (and Video) Shows Massive Fin Whale in Rare Breach

Growing to lengths in the 80 to 90-foot range and weighing up to 70+ tons, it’s easy to understand why Fin whales don't often shoot out of the water in a magnificent breach.

May 30, 2014
Total Views: 450

Friday, May 2, 2014
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SPOTD: On Station at Grane

In the following image submitted to us by Øystein Osvoll, the supply vessel Havila Foresight maintains station next to the Statoil-operated Grane oil platform and Prosafe’s Regalia accommodation rig. The Grane field,...

May 2, 2014
Total Views: 13

Monday, April 28, 2014
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SPOTD: Cargo Operations at the Shenzi TLP

Ben Moll sends us the following image he took while conducting cargo operations between BHP Billiton’s tensioned-leg platform (TLP) Shenzi and the C-Performer supply boat located in Green Canyon in the...

April 28, 2014
Total Views: 10

Thursday, April 24, 2014
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SPOTD: Towing the COSL Seeker

Captain Serge Prakhov from the Terasea Eagle, a 2013-built, 203 ton bollard pull tugboat operating in the Java Sea, sends us the following image today: His vessel is towing the jack-up...

April 24, 2014
Total Views: 15

Monday, April 21, 2014
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SPOTD: Easter at Ekofisk

Christoffer Marstone, 1st Officer on board the Well Stimulation Vessel “Island Commander” sends us this image taken yesterday at the Ekofisk Oil Field in the Norwegian sector of the North...

April 21, 2014
Total Views: 4

Thursday, April 10, 2014
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SPOTD: USCGC Vigorous Returns to Port

gCaptain contributor Chase Ryan sent us the above image this week of the U.S. Coast Guard’s 210-foot Reliance-class medium endurance cutter VIGOROUS (WMEC 627) returning to port in Cape May,...

April 10, 2014
Total Views: 10

Wednesday, June 19, 2013
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SPOTD: Dockwise Delivers Lucius Spar on Board Mighty Servant 1

Today’s ship photo of the day comes from Netherlands-based heavy lift operator, Dockwise (a new subsidiary of Boskalis).  Their semi-submersible heavy lift vessel, the Mighty Servant, successfully offloaded the 23,000...

June 19, 2013
Total Views: 15

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
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SPOTD – LNG Carrier Escorted by Combined Task Force 521

(May 21, 2013) – Combined Task Force 521 conducts convoy escort operations with a large natural gas tanker during International Mine Countermeasures Exercise 2013 (IMCMEX). IMCMEX 13 includes navies from...

May 21, 2013
Total Views: 0

Tuesday, November 20, 2012
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Now THAT’s a Fid! Workers Splice Bitter End of 20 Inch 3-Strand Hemp [IMAGE]

Either that or these guys are just very well-dressed, and very tiny shipyard workers.  

November 20, 2012
Total Views: 205

Thursday, August 23, 2012
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Ship Photo of the Day: HNLMS Evertsen Showing Off in the Gulf of Aden

HNLMS Evertsen (F805) a Dutch De Zeven Provinciën-class frigate conducts a high speed turn while operating in the Gulf of Aden. Powered by two Wärtsilä 16 V26 diesel engines, and a pair of 18.5 MWRolls...

August 23, 2012
Total Views: 64

Monday, June 11, 2012
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Ship Photo of the Day – “Explorer” Gets Towed up the Houston Ship Channel

After departing Cape Canaveral on 24 May, the full scale replica shuttle “Explorer” made its way safely around the Florida peninsula and now has a new home at the Johnson...

June 11, 2012
Total Views: 31

Wednesday, May 23, 2012
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Atwood Condor or Star Destroyer? You Decide.

When former shipmate, Captain Adam Iverson from the Atwood Condor sent these images to me the other day, I felt an immediate sense of envy followed by a desire to...

May 23, 2012
Total Views: 12

Friday, May 18, 2012
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SPOTD – Fraggle Rock, err…St. Anthony’s Lighthouse

This Ship Photo of the Day goes out to Wiltshire native and professional photographer, James Lewis.  James is finishing up his degree at the University College Falmouth this year and this was...

May 18, 2012
Total Views: 3

Thursday, April 19, 2012
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SPOTD: HMS Daring Sails in Formation with USS Abraham Lincoln

On 22 March, HMS Daring joined formation with USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72), USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE 10), and USNS Joshua Humphreys (T-AO 188), to take part in a “Photex”. Images...

April 19, 2012
Total Views: 7

Thursday, February 23, 2012
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MV Carat Powers Through Baltic Sea Ice – Photo of the Day

Image taken by Second Mate Joseph Hood on board the MV Carat.   MV Carat is a Crowley-managed containership owned by Reederei Gebr. Winter. Image via Crowley’s Facebook page.

February 23, 2012
Total Views: 1

Friday, January 13, 2012
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Approaching Anchorage in the Ice – POTD

Another cool shot from Dustin Lemke, Ship’s engineer/ Photographer/Yeti…  

January 13, 2012
Total Views: 2