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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Russian container ship makes history with round-trip arctic voyage

Last month, the Russian owned container ship Monchegorsk became the first vessel in history to sail the entire Northern Sea Route without icebreaker

November 17, 2010
Total Views: 76

Friday, October 1, 2010

Russia’s Floating Nuclear Reactors

BBC brings us news of Russia’s push to build the infrastructure needed to operate in the Arctic and control of the large reserves of oil and gas thought

October 1, 2010
Total Views: 15

Friday, August 27, 2010

M/V Nordic Barents set to take on Northern Sea Route

A historic event is set to take place in Northern Norway in early September, as a bulk carrier with a non-Russian flag will use the Northern Sea Route as

August 27, 2010
Total Views: 128

Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Maritime Security Incidents

News Update: M/V Arctic Sea

Moscow – There were no weapons being smuggled on board the hijacked “Arctic Sea” freighter according to the conclusions of a Russian

September 16, 2009
Total Views: 3

Monday, February 23, 2009

New Star – Russian Navy Sinks Commercial Ship

The BBC brings us this amazing, and tragic, news of the Russian Navy sinking a commercial ship last week. They tell

February 23, 2009
Total Views: 567

Friday, January 16, 2009

Russian Cargo Submarine – Bizarre Maritime Technology

In 1942 the U.S. Navy used submarines run the Japanese naval blockade and bring munitions and supplies to the beleaguered soldiers on Corregidor. Shortly after

January 16, 2009
Total Views: 428

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

October 6, 2008
Total Views: 307

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

September 28, 2008
Total Views: 52

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

September 25, 2008
Total Views: 21

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

September 23, 2008
Total Views: 1025

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

July 18, 2008
Total Views: 33

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.

June 12, 2008
Total Views: 12

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

May 17, 2008
Total Views: 5

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

March 30, 2008
Total Views: 113

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

January 8, 2008
Total Views: 11

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

January 2, 2008
Total Views: 16

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

November 12, 2007
Total Views: 18

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: 6


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