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Prirazlomnaya offshore oil platform

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on December 23, 2014

The Prirazlomnaya offshore oil platform is located in the Pechora Sea (the eastern portion of the Barents Sea) south of Novaya Zemlya and bordered on the east by the Kara Strait. It is the world’s first Arctic-class ice-resistant offshore oil platform in the world.

Nordic Orion traverses NWP

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on October 11, 2013

The Panamanian-flag bulk carrier Nordic Orion was built in Japan in 2011. Managed by Nordic Bulk Carriers A/S of Denmark, the 75,603 DWT vessel carries dry bulk cargoes worldwide. On 6 September 2013, it departed Vancouver, British Columbia…

Tamu Massif

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on October 4, 2013

In the northwestern Pacific Ocean about 1,000 miles east of Japan lies the Shatsky Rise, an elevated portion of the seabed that covers an area the size of California. It was from the aircraft carrier USS Hornet that Doolittle’s Raiders were launched on 18 April 1942 in waters above the Rise.

James Buchanan Eads

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on July 12, 2013

James Buchanan Eads (1820-1887) was a civil engineer and inventor. He was named for his mother’s cousin, Representative James Buchanan, who later was elected President. Growing up in St. Louis, he was largely self-educated. Eads made his initial fortune with the invention of a diving bell…

SBX-1

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on April 12, 2013

SBX-1 is the US Navy designation for its self-propelled radar vessel. The designation is short for Sea-Based X-Band Radar-1. The vessel started life as a CS-50 twin-hull semi-submersible drilling rig. It was built in the Vyborg shipyard in Russia in 2002.

T-3

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on February 15, 2013

T-3, also known as Fletcher’s Ice Island, was a large iceberg in the Arctic Ocean used for many years as a scientific research facility by the United States Government. It was identified in 1947 by USAF Colonel Joseph O. Fletcher. Following the end of World War II…