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Russia is wasting no time up North as maritime activity expands in the Arctic. The only country in the world currently building nuclear icebreakers has announced plans to build a $1 billion+ ship that will be capable of breaking ice thicker than 4 meters in the Arctic all year long. The ship is to be […]
Should be interesting as we watch this system play out. They are expecting 40 ft. seas out of this one as it intensifies. Synopsis…A 986 MB LOW NEAR 56N 169W WILL MOVE TO 57N 158W AT 992 MB MON MORNING AND THEN BE ABSORBED INTO A LOW IN THE NORTHERN GULF MON AFTERNOON. A 982 […]
Several articles surfaced this week revealing the existence two unique but similar barges under construction in San Francisco and Portland, ME. Both postings provide various clues and indications that Google is behind whatever it is these barges are engaged in or will be engaged in. I would venture to guess these may be more experimental, […]
Ok…I’d like to set forth the facts that seem to be somewhat missing this week following the recent announcement from NOAA that they will cease printing paper charts. Fact: NOAA will no longer print paper charts and sell them in the printed format via local agents or retailers. Fact: NOAA has clearly made the decision […]
Recently officials in the Netherlands and Belgium discovered a complex scheme to hack computers used at port terminals to track movements of containers in order to allow drug traffickers access to the port facility to essentially steal containers without anybody noticing…until now. Read more about the discovery at the Motherboard An interesting International Maritime Bureau […]
Introducing the Maersk Viking Named earlier this month at the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in Geoje-Si, South Korea, this ship marks the first in a series of four ultra deepwater drill ships. The ship is slated to commence a three year contract with ExxonMobil in the Gulf of Mexico. More of the Viking: Drillship […]
Touted as China’s most advanced maritime patrol ship, the HAIXUM 31, made its first call to a U.S. port today in Honolulu. More from the U.S. Coast Guard District 14 Public Affairs – The Haixun 31 was escorted into Aloha Tower at 3 p.m. by a parade of ships that included the Coast Guard Cutter […]