Thai Navy Tows Home Of Fugitive American Seasteader

By Panu Wongcha-um (Reuters) - Thailand’s navy on Monday began towing to shore the floating cabin of a fugitive U.S. citizen and his Thai girlfriend, both prominent members of the “seasteading” movement who face possible death sentences for setting up their offshore home. The cabin set on top of a spar 14 nautical miles off the Thai island of Phuket had been touted as … [Read more...]

Couple Could Face Death Penalty Over ‘Sea Home’ in Disputed Waters

BANGKOK, April 19 (Reuters) - A senior Thai government official on Friday urged a U.S. man and a Thai woman on the run from a possible death sentence for building an off-shore "sea home" to fight the charge in court. The two, Chad Elwartowski and his partner Supranee Thepdet, have been accused of violating Thai sovereignty by raising a small cabin on top of a big, weighted … [Read more...]

Blueseed: Floating City Could Harbor Next Silicon Valley Superstar

We've covered seasteads -- or floating cities -- here on gCaptain in the past, but this latest idea from a company called Blueseed is slightly different. Not just a place to escape the confines of government or political affiliation.  A so called incubator for some of the world's best and brightest minds... that lack a U.S. working visa and passport.  An offshore office … [Read more...]

Cities at Sea: A look at some possibilities

The Seasteading Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating permanent cities at sea as a way to experiment with building new societies without government intereference (as I understand it anyway), has just released the winners from their first 3-D Design Competition.  The winner was 27 year architectural graphic designer from Eger, Hungary named András Gyõrfi … [Read more...]