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  • Delingpole: Ship of Fools VI – Arctic ‘Global Warming’ Mission Scuppered By Mysterious

    09/09/2019 1:02:32 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/09/2019 | James Delingpole
    Yet another greenie expedition to the Arctic to raise awareness of ‘global warming’ has been scuppered by unexpected large quantities of ice. This brings to a total of six the number of Ship of Fools expeditions where weather reality has made a mockery of climate theory. According to Maritime Bulletin: Arctic tours ship MS MALMO with 16 passengers on board got stuck in ice on Sep 3 off Longyearbyen, Svalbard Archipelago, halfway between Norway and North Pole. The ship is on Arctic tour with Climate Change documentary film team, and tourists, concerned with Climate Change and melting Arctic ice. All...
  • Iranian cargo ship sinks in Caspian Sea

    07/26/2019 2:18:44 PM PDT · by libstripper · 42 replies
    CNN ^ | Julyh 26, 2019 | Sara Mazloumsaki
    An Iranian cargo ship sank in the Caspian Sea near Azerbaijan's Lankaran port on Friday, according to Iran's state-run news agency IRNA.
  • Did You Know? Concrete Ships Were Built During WWI & WWII – Only a Handful Survive….

    06/06/2019 12:23:00 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 37 replies ^ | Sep 28, 2015 | Elly Farelly
    ============================================================ Although the idea might sound ridiculous at first, concrete ships have played an important role in naval warfare. When shortages of timber and steel threatened the supply of ships, using concrete provided a solution. Concrete ships use ferrocement in place of wood and some of the steel that is usually required. Ferrocement is made from mortar or plaster which is applied over a finely woven metal mesh. The mesh is usually made of iron (Latin: Ferrum) which gives it its name. Early models One of the earliest concrete boats was seen at the Paris Exhibition of 1855. Designed by...
  • Clotilda wreck: 'Last US slave ship' found in Alabama

    05/23/2019 6:28:39 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 53 replies
    BBC ^ | 05-22-2019 | Staff
    The last ship known to have smuggled slaves from Africa to the US is said to have been discovered after a year-long investigation. The remains of the Clotilda were found at the bottom of the Mobile river in Alabama. The ship was used to smuggle men, women and children into America from Africa. It operated in secret, decades after Congress banned the importation of slaves, and was intentionally sunk in 1860 to hide evidence of its use. "The discovery of the Clotilda is an extraordinary archaeological find," Lisa Demetropoulos Jones, executive director of the Alabama Historical Commission (AHC), told the...
  • A sad story of Yuri Gagarian; The Soviet Unions greatest ship (trunc)

    05/07/2019 4:46:11 AM PDT · by vannrox · 23 replies ^ | 24feb17 | tim
    Yuri Gagarin was a Soviet science flagship. Was built in Leningrad in 1971. It’s 231 m long, and 32 m wide. Main engine has 14 000 kWt power. The crew is 136 people and also 220 scientists can travel and do their work. It has 1250 rooms, including 86 science labs. It was built to be able to communicate via satellites with all top important things in Russia.  It had served variety of tasks. Most mind blowing is to come to Pacific and track Soviet missiles that were fired from USSR to the middle of nowhere in Pacific. Also...
  • Nile Shipwreck Discovery Proves Herodotus Right

    03/23/2019 3:53:54 PM PDT · by wildbill · 36 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 2/23/1918 | Staff
    In the fifth century BC, the Greek historian Herodotus visited Egypt and wrote of unusual river boats on the Nile. Twenty-three lines of his Historia, the ancient world’s first great narrative history, are devoted to the intricate description of the construction of a “baris”. For centuries, scholars have argued over his account because there was no archaeological evidence that such ships ever existed. Now there is. A “fabulously preserved” wreck in the waters around the sunken port city of Thonis-Heracleion has revealed just how accurate the historian was.
  • The Second Death of Long-Submerged Shipwrecks (Climate Change themed article - Ugh)

    03/23/2019 5:48:46 AM PDT · by vannrox · 16 replies
    Atas Obscura ^ | 27JUL18 | by Jessica Leigh Hester
    Climate change is coming for underwater archaeological sites. by Jessica Leigh HesterJuly 27, 2018 Landmarks Week July 23–27 The Second Death of Long-Submerged Shipwrecks Wrecks stand to see a number of threats in a changing ocean. Here, NOAA diver John Brooks a ship off the coast of Hawaii. Robert Schwemmer, CINMS, NOAA/CC-by 2.0On a choppy voyage to Antarctica in 1928, the crew of the ship that would eventually be rechristened as the Vamar bestowed upon their vessel an optimistic nickname: “Evermore Rolling.” It proved to be a bit of a misnomer. Far from slicing through cresting waves forever, the ship...
  • Found: A Ship Once Described By Herodotus

    03/23/2019 5:34:39 AM PDT · by vannrox · 35 replies
    Atas Obscura ^ | 19mar19 | by Jonathan Carey
    A wreck discovered in the Nile suggests the ancient Greek historian’s description was spot on. by Jonathan CareyMarch 19, 2019 Found: A Ship Once Described By Herodotus The wooden hull of ship 17. Christoph Gerigk@Franck Goddio/Hilti Foundation Herodotus is known as the father of history, but some of his writings have created more questions than answers. In his account of a fifth-century B.C. trip to Egypt, included in his most important work The Histories, the ancient Greek historian describes seeing unusual boats called baris sailing down the Nile. However, no physical evidence was discovered of the ships until now.A team...
  • Special forces retake cargo ship after migrants threatened staff

    12/22/2018 3:11:47 AM PST · by vannrox · 17 replies
    SKY ^ | 22DEC18 | By David Mercer, news reporter
    Four men have been arrested after special forces stormed a cargo ship off the UK's coast, where a group of stowaway migrants had threatened staff on-board. Special Boat Service (SBS) operatives from Sabre Squadron fast-roped from helicopters on to the ship, which had been sailing in the Thames Estuary, sources told Sky's defence and security correspondent Alistair Bunkall.
  • Most powerful in the world icebreaker on fire, Russia

    11/27/2018 2:00:03 PM PST · by tlozo · 35 replies
    Maritime Bulletin ^ | November 27, 2018 | Erofey Schkvarkin
    Fire erupted in technical compartments of icebreaker VIKTOR CHERNOMYRDIN under construction at Admiralty Shipyard, S-Petersburg, Russia, at around 1900 Moscow time Nov 27. Some 300 sq meters of compartments in superstructure were engulfed in fire, 35 engines and 140 firefighters were deployed. Fire was taken under control in two and a half hours, later Emergency Service Command said fire was extinguished. 2 people were injured, one of them hospitalized. No information yet on extent and character of damages. Diesel-powered icebreaker VIKTOR CHERNOMYRDIN (Project 22600 or LK-25), IMO 9658630, displacement 22000 tons, keel laid in 2012 at Baltiysky Zavod S-Petersburg, initially...
  • Oldest-known message in a bottle found on WA beach 132 years after being tossed overboard

    03/06/2018 10:33:52 AM PST · by Red Badger · 33 replies ^ | 03-06-2018 | By Charlotte Hamlyn
    Photo: The 19th-century gin bottle was found north of Perth with a damp, rolled up piece of paper inside. (Supplied: Kym Illman) ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ A Perth family has made an extraordinary historical discovery after becoming bogged on a West Australian beach. Tonya Illman was walking across sand dunes just north of Wedge Island, 180 kilometres north of Perth, when she noticed something sticking out of the sand. "It just looked like a lovely old bottle, so I picked it up thinking it might look good in my bookcase," she said. But Mrs Illman realised she had likely uncovered something far more...
  • This Boat is Impossible to Capsize

    02/20/2018 10:43:53 AM PST · by Red Badger · 61 replies ^ | Feb 18, 2018 204 | By Sophie Weiner
    The Thunder Child is a high speed, wave-piercing boat that's built to be uncapsizable. The boat was designed by Safehaven Marine for use by Navy, law enforcement, and other groups who sail in high-pressure situations. The boat can fit 10 crew members on board and has a sleeping cabin. It's built to absorb shocks from rough seas. But by far the most impressive thing about the Thunder Child is its ability to right itself even if it is completely capsized. The video below explains how. There are a few factors that allow this boat to sail through any conditions without...
  • South Korea seizes second ship suspected of selling oil to North Korea

    12/31/2017 1:05:21 PM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 31, 2017 | Greg Norman
    South Korea announced Sunday that it has seized another ship suspected of violating U.N. sanctions by selling oil to North Korea at sea – this time a Panama-flagged one. The announcement Sunday came just days after South Korea said it is holding the crew of a Hong Kong-flagged ship that allegedly handed over oil to a North Korean vessel in October. The 5,100-ton ship, named the KOTI, is being held in the western port of Pyeongtaek-Dangjin, maritime officials told Yonhap News Agency on Sunday. One official said the vessel has been blocked from departing the port since Dec. 21. The...
  • Royal Caribbean Cruise Returns to Florida After Hundreds of Passengers Come Down With Stomach...

    12/17/2017 7:49:19 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 93 replies
    ktla ^ | 12/16/2017
    During the five-night cruise, 332 cases of the illness were reported, Owen Torres, a spokesman for Royal Caribbean told CNN in a statement. He stressed that it was a small percentage — 5.99 percent — of the more than 5,000 passengers and crew onboard the ship, Independence of the Seas. “Those affected by the short-lived illness were treated by our ship’s doctors with over-the-counter medication,” Torres said, “and we hope all our guests feel better quickly.” It is not known what caused the illness. “It was just terrifying,” Tracy Flores, a passenger whose 15-year-old son came down with the illness,...
  • Electromagnetic water cloak eliminates drag and wake

    12/11/2017 1:48:34 PM PST · by Red Badger · 25 replies ^ | 12/11/2017 | by Ken Kingery & Provided by: Duke University
    A schematic for a prototype of the proposed water cloaking device. It consists of wires and coils that create an electromagnetic field that acts on dissolved ions to move water around the object. Credit: Duke University ======================================================================================= Researchers have developed a water cloaking concept based on electromagnetic forces that could eliminate an object's wake, greatly reducing its drag while simultaneously helping it avoid detection. The idea originated at Duke University in 2011 when researchers outlined the general concept. By matching the acceleration of the surrounding water to an object's movement, it would theoretically be possible to greatly increase its propulsion...
  • Beijing Suspected in Hacking Yacht Owned by Chinese Billionaire

    09/08/2017 6:59:06 AM PDT · by ptsal · 4 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | Sept 08, 2017 | Bill Gertz
    China is suspected of hacking the electronics of a yacht owned by a Chinese billionaire targeted by Beijing.Guo Wengui, who uses the English name Miles Kwok, said several incidents involving his 152-foot motor yacht, Lady May, appear to be part of a Chinese government effort to threaten and intimidate him.**snip**"I want every American and law enforcement agency to understand the Chinese government, through using the internet, cell phones, and modern communications technologies, can obtain private correspondence and information from each and every American citizen if it wishes, and can do that very easily almost without any cost," he added.
  • Naval Institute Magazine Blames "Every Surface Warfare Officer" for Deady Collisions

    08/28/2017 10:21:40 PM PDT · by Ace's Dad · 67 replies
    Naval Institute Proceedings Magazine ^ | 08/29/2017 | Captain Kevin Eyer, USN (Retired)
    Proceedings Magazine August 2017 Vol. 143/8/1,374The discussion regarding the recent collisions of the USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62) and the John S. McCain (DDG-56) has moved beyond “how could this have happened” asked at a micro-level to the same question at a macro-level. Concerned perhaps with public perception, the Navy has leaped forward in drawing conclusions in a way that would, under other circumstances, be considered unseemly. Already a fleet commander has been relieved. Two investigations and two operational pauses have been ordered. This furious activity is taking place while the investigation into what happened in the John S. McCain is barely...
  • Video Of Cargo Ship Practicing Ramming Technique Used Against Ships

    08/24/2017 7:43:13 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 67 replies
    Youtube ^ | 08/23/17 | Florida Maquis
    Thoughts?   Here is the video with an explanation and the actual video.
  • Trump: USS Ford is ‘100,000-ton message to the world'

    07/22/2017 3:48:55 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Saturday, July 22, 2017 | Darlene Superville
    <p>NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- With praise and a blessing for the military, President Donald Trump helped hand over the USS Gerald R. Ford to the Navy on Saturday and said the state-of-the-art aircraft carrier will send a "100,000-ton message to the world" about America's military might when it is ultimately deployed.</p>
  • FBI investigating dirty bomb threat on ship in South Carolina

    06/14/2017 10:47:48 PM PDT · by Eyes Unclouded · 9 replies
    News ^ | Staff
    Officials with the Coast Guard say federal and state authorities are continuing to investigate a potential threat which was reported at the Wando Terminal Wednesday night. Coast Guard officials say the FBI is investigating a report of a "dirty bomb" aboard a vessel.