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Thursday, October 28, 2010

McDonalds Fish Ship – “Alaska Ocean”

McDonalds Fish Ship – “Alaska Ocean” If you have ever eaten a McDonald’s Filet-o-fish there is a good chance that it came from the

October 28, 2010
Total Views: 2415

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Skysails – Plus – Top 10 Green Ship Designs

From the gCaptain Archives: In honor of the EPA’s Pollution Week, let’s take a look at an archived post on Skysails. But first, here is a brief

September 26, 2010
Total Views: 1766

Monday, September 20, 2010

Name That Ship – What Is it?

We are looking for a few specifics on this interesting vessel

September 20, 2010
Total Views: 14

Monday, August 30, 2010

Ship Photo of the Week – San Francisco, CA

This weeks photo was taken by gCaptain Staff from a roof top in downtown San Francisco, California. It is of a Container Ship operated by Yang Ming passing

August 30, 2010
Total Views: 6

Monday, August 16, 2010

Interesting Ship of the Week – The USS Independence (LCS 2)

The design for Independence (LCS 2) is based on a high-speed trimaran that can make more than 40 knots (74 km/h; 46 mph) and has a range of

August 16, 2010
Total Views: 1093

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

FPSO Delivery Photos – Heavy Lift Transport

FPSO delivery photos from the gCaptain archives… enjoy! Ever wonder how a huge FPSO is delivered to it’s destination? Shipspotting forum points us

August 10, 2010
Total Views: 97

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Photo of the Week – BOURBON MISTRAL

Photo by Lars Grepstad On the North Sea – Photo of the Bourbon Mistral The Bourbon Mistral platform supply vessel was the first ship with the

August 7, 2010
Total Views: 74

Friday, August 6, 2010
Oil Spill

Interesting Ships of The Week – Blue Dolphin and HOS Centerline

This weeks interesting ships are none other than the Blue Dolphin and HOS Centerline, the two vessels used to supply drilling mud to the Q4000 as part of the

August 6, 2010
Total Views: 77

Saturday, July 31, 2010

FDNY Fireboat “Fire Fighter”

NYC’s most distinguished Fireboat, FDNY’s “Fire Fighter” ( Marine 9 ): With a cost of $924,000 in 1938 she is the most expensive

July 31, 2010
Total Views: 85


Ship Photo of the Week – Storm in Valparaiso, Chile

This weeks photo comes to us via Waves batter a merchant vessel stranded along the coast during a heavy storm in Valparaiso City, Chile,

July 31, 2010
Total Views: 5

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Anchor and Mooring Gear – A History

Chief Mate Andre van Schoonhoven of the new cruise ship Eurodam gives us the history of classifying anchors. He writes; Traditionally ships were anchored using

July 21, 2010
Total Views: 394

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

July 13, 2010
Total Views: 1067

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Holland America – Nieuw Amsterdam

Nieuw Amsterdam – 1905: “Built by Harland & Wolff at Belfast, Holland America’s first Nieuw Amsterdam was launched in 1905 and made her

July 11, 2010
Total Views: 240

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Banana Ship Dole Chile – Interesting Ship of The Week brings us this weeks Interesting Ship: The Self-Sustaining Cellular Reefer Vessel ( Banana Ship ) Dole Chile and her sister vessel, the

July 8, 2010
Total Views: 1304

Sunday, May 23, 2010
Norwegian Epic Cruise Ship: Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Epic Cruise Ship: Norwegian Cruise Line

In 2009 most of the hype in the cruise industry was about Royal Caribbean’s new cutting edge ship Oasis of the Seas. In 2010 the ship that is making

May 23, 2010
Total Views: 234

Friday, April 16, 2010

Tokyo MOU identifies lifeboats as most frequent detainable deficiency for 2009

Yesterday, the Tokyo MOU released its Annual Report on Port State Control in the Asia-Pacific Region for 2009, summarizing the results of inspections carried

April 16, 2010
Total Views: 35

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Interesting Ship of The Week – Olympic Hera and Olympic Zeus

This weeks interesting ship is the ULSTEIN A122 AHTS vessel, Olympic Hera, which was just recently delivered to Olympic Shipping by Ulstein Group.  Olympic

November 10, 2009
Total Views: 306

Friday, September 4, 2009
Ship Design

M/V Seabed Worker – Interesting Ship of The Week

This weeks interesting ship is the M/V Seabed Worker, an 88 meter Multi Purpose Support Vessel that is very well equipped for Subsea operations. The M/V Seabed

September 4, 2009
Total Views: 233

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Paris MOU Rankings – A look at what’s “Caught in the Net”

A few months back we did an article here on the blog titled American Flag Turns Gray – New Paris MOU Rankings Target US Ships.  The article sparked some

August 26, 2009
Total Views: 154

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Freedom Ship

Freedom Ship is a concept for a floating city proposed by Norman Nixon of Freedom Ship International. Current naval engineering techniques are inadequate for

July 29, 2009
Total Views: 96


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