Monday, October 6, 2008

My ship is bigger than Russian Billionare Abramovich’s new yacht… Just Barely

The economy may not be on the upswing in my hometown of New York City but Moscow is another story. The city that’s home to the largest number of Billionaires...

October 6, 2008
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Sunday, September 28, 2008
Maritime Security

Somali Pirates and Cold War II

M/V Faina – Photo By FEHMI ULGENER It seems the Somali pirates are either getting overly ambitious in their recent choice of targets or they’re experiencing bad luck as yesterday...

September 28, 2008
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Thursday, September 25, 2008
Fire Incidents

Russian Navy Ship Marshal Shaposhnikov – Incident Video Of The Week Reuters tells us: Sep 18 – A fire on a Russian warship in the Pacific kills two sailors, the latest in a series of accidents that have raised doubts...

September 25, 2008
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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Zubr Class – World’s Largest Military Hovercraft

Gizmodo points us towards the Russian navy’s Zubr Class hovercraft.  Now this is not a new design.  There have been three in service with the Russian Navy since 1988, with...

September 23, 2008
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Friday, July 18, 2008

Quiz – A Most Unusual Boat

We know that Friday is not gCaptain’s most popular day of the week so today’s nautical quiz should be an easy on. At least for those of you who follow...

July 18, 2008
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Thursday, June 12, 2008

Yachts From The City Of Billionares

Quiz: What city in the world is home to the most billionares? The Answer to this question may suprise you. According to Forbes the honor goes to Moscow. Pictured above...

June 12, 2008
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Saturday, May 17, 2008

Russian Hovercraft: China Place Order

This admittedly isn’t the newest military tech on the block, but I just couldn’t help writing it up. Russia makes the world’s largest military hovercraft dubbed the “Zubr.” It displaces...

May 17, 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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Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Russian HDR Storm Photos has some amazing photos of November’s deadly storm in the black sea. Click HERE to view the photo set.

January 8, 2008
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Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Funicular Railway – Interesting Ship Of The Week

We are starting a new feature here on gCaptain titled “Interesting Ship Of The Week” and the first vessel we’d like to share this unusual barge transporter near Krasnoyarskaya Russia....

January 2, 2008
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Monday, November 12, 2007

5 Ships Sink in Russia – Death and Environmental Catastrophe

Breaking weather news from Russia. Bloomberg tells us; An oil spill from a tanker that sank in a storm in waters between Russia and Ukraine threatens an “environmental catastrophe,” said...

November 12, 2007
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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 link.

September 1, 2007
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