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Robert McClure
Leader of the first expedition to transit the Northwest Passage, albeit partly by sledge

Posted to Maritime Musings by Dennis Bryant on 1/27/2015 7:00:00 AM | with 0 comments


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Battle of Actium
Octavian’s victory ended the Roman Republic

Posted to Maritime Musings by Dennis Bryant on 1/23/2015 7:00:00 AM | with 0 comments


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Vaquita porpoise
World’s most endangered cetacean

Posted to Maritime Musings by Dennis Bryant on 1/20/2015 7:00:00 AM | with 0 comments


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SS City of Rio de Janeiro
Its 1901 sinking was one of San Francisco’s worst maritime disasters

Posted to Maritime Musings by Dennis Bryant on 1/16/2015 7:00:00 AM | with 0 comments


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Politics and Religion: on the water
The OSVDPA Announces its membership opportunity at a critical time for the offshore markets and, in particular, those stakeholders immersed in the all-important Dynamic Positioning game.

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe by Joseph Keefe on 1/15/2015 1:31:31 PM | with 0 comments


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Clipper Ship RAINBOW
The first extreme clipper

Posted to Maritime Musings by Dennis Bryant on 1/13/2015 7:00:00 AM | with 1 comments


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Is it a near miss?  Or was it an unsafe act?

Posted to Madden Maritime by Richard Madden on 1/11/2015 12:30:09 PM | with 0 comments


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Ship Scrapping Scandal Simmering?
Why would the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) leave $400,000 of the taxpayer’s dollars on the table when it comes to awarding ship recycling contracts? Your guess is as good as mine.

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe by Joseph Keefe on 1/9/2015 9:57:29 AM | with 0 comments


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HMS Terror
An unlucky ship that participated in a number of historic events

Posted to Maritime Musings by Dennis Bryant on 1/9/2015 7:00:00 AM | with 0 comments


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New Siberian Islands
An archipelago in the Arctic Ocean north of Siberia, between the Laptev Sea and the East Siberian Sea

Posted to Maritime Musings by Dennis Bryant on 1/6/2015 7:00:00 AM | with 0 comments


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Anglerfish
The true inventors of the fishing lure

Posted to Maritime Musings by Dennis Bryant on 1/2/2015 7:00:00 AM | with 0 comments


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Fatal Ferry Follies
Passenger vessel safety isn’t just a third world problem. It’s a worthy challenge to take up in 2015 and at the same time, a completely sobering way to ring in the New Year.

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe by Joseph Keefe on 12/31/2014 4:36:29 PM | with 0 comments


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Diomede Islands
Two politically significant islands in the Bering Strait

Posted to Maritime Musings by Dennis Bryant on 12/30/2014 7:00:00 AM | with 0 comments


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Iles Eparses
Small French-administered islands in the southwest Indian Ocean

Posted to Maritime Musings by Dennis Bryant on 12/26/2014 7:00:00 AM | with 0 comments


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Chouest, Bordelon Acquire Bollinger Shipyard Group
Blockbuster deal sees Ben Bordelon assuming duties of Chairman, CEO.

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe by Joseph Keefe on 12/23/2014 10:24:18 AM | with 0 comments


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Prirazlomnaya offshore oil platform
Crude oil production in open Arctic waters has commenced

Posted to Maritime Musings by Dennis Bryant on 12/23/2014 7:00:00 AM | with 0 comments


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Mixing Oil & Water
Never boring, always interconnected.

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe by Joseph Keefe on 12/22/2014 12:06:44 PM | with 0 comments


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Battle of Rio de Janeiro
A French naval raid on southern Brazil in 1711

Posted to Maritime Musings by Dennis Bryant on 12/19/2014 7:00:00 AM | with 0 comments


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Great Lakes Maritime Academy
The only fresh water state maritime academy

Posted to Maritime Musings by Dennis Bryant on 12/16/2014 7:11:00 AM | with 0 comments


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California Maritime Academy
The state maritime academy on the Pacific coast

Posted to Maritime Musings by Dennis Bryant on 12/12/2014 7:00:00 AM | with 0 comments


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The introduction of the standardized cargo freight container changed the shipping industry forever. From literally weeks to discharge and load a ship, cargo operations are now measured in hours. Moving tens of tons of cargo at a time is not without its hazards and drawbacks, however.

Posted to Madden Maritime by Richard Madden on 12/10/2014 6:42:05 AM | with 0 comments


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Texas Maritime Academy
The state maritime academy on the Gulf coast

Posted to Maritime Musings by Dennis Bryant on 12/9/2014 7:00:00 AM | with 0 comments


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Arapaima
A very large fish found in major rivers of South America

Posted to Maritime Musings by Dennis Bryant on 12/5/2014 7:00:00 AM | with 0 comments


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Shipyards are a time for getting the maintenance done – and frequently, it is maintenance that can’t be done under normal operating conditions or that which requires specialized skills/equipment. This month, The Swedish Club looks at a shipyard evolution in their Monthly Safety Scenario. While fictitious and designed to get shipboard operators thinking, this scenario, like their others, is entirely plausible.

Posted to Madden Maritime by Richard Madden on 12/3/2014 7:26:52 AM | with 0 comments


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HMS Endeavour
Captain Cook’s first ship of discovery

Posted to Maritime Musings by Dennis Bryant on 12/2/2014 7:00:00 AM | with 0 comments


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Over the Horizon
Sad news for Horizon Lines, a company with deep roots in container shipping and the U.S. flag liner trades. New, environmentally compliant vessels will soon enter the U.S.-Puerto Rican trades to take their place.

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe by Joseph Keefe on 11/28/2014 12:36:09 PM | with 0 comments


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Hermit crab
Neither a crab nor a hermit

Posted to Maritime Musings by Dennis Bryant on 11/28/2014 7:00:00 AM | with 0 comments


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10800ton jack-up drilling rig was launched by marine airbag
DSJ300-l2 10800ton jack-up drilling rig was launched by marine airbag



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Amphidromic point
The point in an oceanic basin with zero tidal range

Posted to Maritime Musings by Dennis Bryant on 11/25/2014 7:00:00 AM | with 0 comments


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Maine Maritime Academy
One of six state maritime training colleges

Posted to Maritime Musings by Dennis Bryant on 11/21/2014 7:00:00 AM | with 0 comments


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