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  • 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.
  • Petition at White House website to name next major U.S. Navy ship ‘USS Deplorables’

    12/13/2016 1:52:43 AM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Libert Unyielding ^ | 12/11/60 | Howard Portnoy
    **SNIP** That purpose was never fully realized. Yes, the announcement of the web page’s existence was followed a storm of petitions, but many of them called for Obama’s impeachment or demanded that states be permitted to secede from the union. Over the years, the aritifice, created by a man who promised falsely to oversee the most transparent administration ever, has become a monument to his naïveté and shortsightedness. So what was the new petition? It was a two-fer. It is a demand that the next major U.S. Navy Ship be named “USS The Deplorables.” It is meant to be in-your-face...
  • U.S. Navy’s Newest Littoral Combat Ship Damaged (Again) in Panama Canal

    11/01/2016 3:53:59 PM PDT · by rockinqsranch · 83 replies
    gcaptain ^ | November 1, 2016 | Mike Schuler
    The U.S. Navy’s newest littoral combat ship USS Montgomery has had its hull cracked for a second time after hitting a lock wall during a transit of the Panama Canal, the U.S. Navy has confirmed. The latest incident occurred Saturday, Oct. 29 during southbound transit of the Panama Canal’s old locks on its way to its homeport in San Diego
  • U.S. confirms Syria-N. Korea nuke link

    09/17/2007 2:20:59 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 50 replies · 123+ views
    World Tribune ^ | Monday, September 17, 2007 | staff
    WASHINGTON — The United States has determined that Syria has been seeking nuclear weapons from North Korea. "We do know that there are a number of foreign technicians that have been in Syria," Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Andrew Semmel said. "We do know that there may have been contact between Syria and some secret suppliers for nuclear equipment. Whether anything transpired remains to be seen." One North Korean-flagged ship, Al Hamad, arrived in the Syrian port of Tartous on Sept. 3. Three days later, the Israel Air Force attacked an unspecified target in northeastern Syria along the Euphrates...
  • A Little Girl Honks at Ship and Regrets Doing it

    10/23/2016 7:58:27 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 14 replies
    YouTube ^ | October 21, 2016 | Viral Stuff
    Hopefully this will give you a little laugh on a Sunday evening.
  • Ship found in Arctic 168 years after doomed Northwest Passage attempt

    09/12/2016 3:38:51 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 59 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Sept 12, 2016 | Paul Watson in Vancouver
    The long-lost ship of British polar explorer Sir John Franklin, HMS Terror, has been found in pristine condition at the bottom of an Arctic bay, researchers have said, in a discovery that challenges the accepted history behind one of polar exploration’s deepest mysteries. HMS Terror and Franklin’s flagship, HMS Erebus, were abandoned in heavy sea ice far to the north of the eventual wreck site in 1848, during the Royal Navy explorer’s doomed attempt to complete the Northwest Passage.
  • Navy to Name Ship After Gay Rights Activist Harvey Milk

    07/28/2016 12:39:41 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 161 replies
    USNI ^ | 7/27/16
    The Navy is set to name a ship after the gay rights icon and San Francisco politician Harvey Milk, according to a Congressional notification obtained by USNI News.
  • Real Viking Ship Completes North Atlantic Crossing

    06/30/2016 11:32:36 AM PDT · by Ketill Frostbeard · 44 replies ^ | June 30, 2016 | GCaptain Staff
    The world’s largest viking ship has arrived in North America after crossing the North Atlantic Ocean on a journey from its homeport in Haugesund, Norway. The Viking ship, named Draken Harald Hårfagre, set sail from Norway with its approximately 32 crew members in late April and made stops in Iceland, Greenland and Newfoundland, Canada, before making its way through the Saint Lawrence Seaway to Toronto for the Tall Ships Challenge Great Lakes 2016 festival this weekend. Future stops for the Viking ship include Chicago, Green Bay and Duluth, before heading to U.S. east coast with stops in New York City...
  • World's biggest cruise ship to take to seas for first time

    03/10/2016 12:05:21 PM PST · by Red Badger · 88 replies ^ | 10 Mar 2016 10:25 GMT+01:00 | Staff
    A cruise liner longer than the Eiffel Tower and 100 metres longer than the Titanic will set sail from a French port for the first time on Thursday. Harmony of the Seas will leave the western port of Saint Nazaire on Thursday afternoon and, if all goes well, not return until Sunday morning. The purpose of the voyage is mainly to test the power on the boat and how well it manoeuvres, which, given it weighs some 227,000 tonnes and measures 362 metres in length, will be interesting to see. There will be no passengers on board during the test...
  • Philippines impounds North Korean ship under UN sanctions

    03/05/2016 4:49:22 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 1 replies
    The Philippines said on Saturday it had impounded a North Korean vessel in response to tough new United Nations sanctions introduced in response to Pyongyang's recent nuclear and ballistic missile tests. The 6,830-tonne cargo ship Jin Teng will not be allowed to leave Subic port, northeast of the capital Manila, where it had been docked for three days and its crew will be deported, presidential spokesman Manolo Quezon said on state-run radio station Radyo ng Bayan. It was the first reported case of the sanctions -- the toughest to date, which were adopted late Wednesday by the UN Security Council...
  • Freighter Hits Famous ‘Old Evripos Bridge’ in Greece VIDEO

    01/12/2016 1:49:02 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 15 replies ^ | 01/11/16 | Mike Schuler
    Some spectator video shows the Greek freighter Olga M bang its way through the old Evripos Bridge in Chalcis, Greece. According to reports, neither the bridge or vessel sustained significant damage in the incident, although after watching the video I find that hard to believe.