Monday, July 27, 2009


Ships A Photo by dmytrok

July 27, 2009
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Thursday, June 11, 2009
Ship Design

Interesting Ship of The Week – The Far Samson: Rolls Royces’ UT 761 CD design

This weeks interesting ship of the week was just more appropriately name ‘Ship of the Year’ at Nor-Shipping 2009 in Oslo Norway.  It is the Far Samson UT 761 CD...

June 11, 2009
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Saturday, April 25, 2009

Abandon Ship Ditch Bag

Have an Iridium, VHF or SSB handheld radio aboard? What about a portable GPS? Create an Abandon Ship Ditch Bag that is waterproof, floats and will survive a fire. Here’s...

April 25, 2009
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Sunday, April 5, 2009

The Century’s Most Devastating Bridge Collapses

Hot on the heels of our featured stories “5 Most Ambitious Bridge Designs of Today” and “Windoc Incident – Story Behind YouTube’s Most Chilling Video” our digg friend msaleem points...

April 5, 2009
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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Google Toolbar Buttons – Maritime Edition

Introducing gCaptain’s Google Toolbar buttons. How do you get them? Click on one of the images then… if you already have Google’s Toolbar installed then a small anchor button will...

March 26, 2009
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Friday, February 27, 2009

BEM Monge – Interesting Ship of The Week

This week’s vessel is the BEM Monge, a Measure and Test Ship of the French Navy.  The ship is equipped with extensive tracking technologies as well as trajectory processing and...

February 27, 2009
Total Views: 270

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Foreign Flag or Flag of Convenience?

Foreign Flag or Flag of Convenience? by Ian Bowles During the glory days of empire and famous shipping lines, it would have been easy for nationalistic tendencies to come to...

February 19, 2009
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Friday, February 13, 2009

Ugliest Ship Contest

To help promote our friends at The Ugly Ship blog we are starting a contest for the ugliest ship. The top 5 contest winners, as voted on by our forum...

February 13, 2009
Total Views: 81

Friday, January 23, 2009

The Ships Of Military Sealift Command

The above image is one section of a new poster titled “The Ships of Military Sealift Command”. You can download the full poster in pdf format HERE.

January 23, 2009
Total Views: 117

Monday, December 22, 2008

USNS Mercy: United State’s Floating Hospital

The USNS MERCY (T-AH 19) was originally built as an oil tanker. Then in 1986, the ship was converted into a floating hospital. “Her primary mission is to provide rapid,...

December 22, 2008
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Saturday, November 29, 2008

ships in heavy weather – at sea photo slideshow

We found this interesting YouTube video of ships battling heavy seas and rogue waves. These photos have been provided by Here at we would love to see your...

November 29, 2008
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Saturday, October 18, 2008

Like It Or Not; It’s Here – Fighting LNG Ship Fires.

Like It Or Not; It’s Here Fighting LNG Ship Fires Originally Published Sept 2007 By Tom Guldner, Marine Firefighting Inc. First, let me state that this article is neither FOR...

October 18, 2008
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Friday, October 3, 2008

Icebreaker Nathaniel B. Palmer – Interesting Ship of The Week

National Geographic also brings us this week’s Interesting Ship of The Week.  They tell us: >> NAME: The Palmer is named for a U.S. seal hunter who sailed along the...

October 3, 2008
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Thursday, September 4, 2008

Brasil Maru – Interesting Ship of The Week

(Image Source: This week’s Interesting Ship of The Week was actually recently named Ship of The Year for 2007 by The Japan Society of Naval Architects and Ocean Engineers. ...

September 4, 2008
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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

SEABEE Heavy Lift Barge Carrier – Interesting Ship of The Week

The Sea Barge (SEABEE) can carry the aircraft of Army units without extensive sectionalization. The 200- by 100-foot (61- by 30.5-m) deck area between the deckhouse and smokestacks provides a...

August 27, 2008
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Friday, March 21, 2008

Incident Photo Of The week – M/V Riverdance

More photos of the M/V Riverdance can be found at Cargo Law and Ships Of The Mersey.

March 21, 2008
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Saturday, February 9, 2008

MAIS – Maritime Podcast Episode 9

Here is episode #9 for your listening pleasure. Show Notes Can Be Found HERE Download the MP3 file HERE Subscribe Via iTunes HERE NEXT ON MAIS Special Feature: Rescue Of...

February 9, 2008
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Sunday, February 3, 2008

Beached In Rotterdam – Zhen Hua Heavy Lift Crane Ship

Photo By Gerard Stolk Shipspotters (via Fred Fry‘s Discoverer Entry) brings us Zhen Hua 10 Stranded on Beach near Rotterdam! We detailed the sister ship Zhen Hua 5 ship in...

February 3, 2008
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Saturday, February 2, 2008

How One Ship Crashed The Internet For 75 Million People

Submarine cables world map. Click here for full-size version (Graphic: Sea-Fever‘s Peter Mello submitted the following story to our Maritime News Discoverer; A flotilla of ships may have been...

February 2, 2008
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Friday, February 1, 2008

The Inconvenient Truth – Maritime Casualty List 2008

We interrupt your weekend reading to bring you an Inconvenient Truth; the maritime casualty list for 2008. This list is from and will only be available this weekend. On...

February 1, 2008
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