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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Where Do Ports Fit in California's Environmental Regulatory Vision?

Posted to U.S. West Coast Trade (by John McLaurin) on June 1, 2017

California is a state with a long history of dancing to its own tune.We are innovators in culture, fashion, entertainment, business, technology and government regulation.Today, California has an environmental regulatory vision. And at times…

River sharks

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on February 24, 2015

River sharks (Glyphis) are five rare species found only in rivers and estuaries of South Asia and Austronesia. They are related to the larger bull sharks, which are sometimes found in the same waters, but unlike bull sharks, they do not migrate into marine waters.

RV Mirai

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

The Japanese Government’s oceanographic research vessel Mirai, at 8,687 GT and a length of 421 feet, is one of the largest vessels of its type in the world. The ship, originally named Mutsu when launched in 1970, was one of only four nuclear…

Akademik Lomonosov

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on October 25, 2013

The Akademik Lomonosov is a large (474 feet long by 98 feet wide) barge being constructed in St. Petersburg, Russia as a nuclear power plant. It is named after the scientist and writer Mikhail Lomonosov (1711-1765), who, among other things, discovered the atmosphere of Venus and was a noted poet.

A bullish start to the year for US ports

Posted to Martin Rushmere (by Martin Rushmere) on January 30, 2013

US ports are reporting some pretty good results for 2012, despite gloomy assessments from economists about the performance of the national economy. What’s more a couple of forecasts for 2013 are surprisingly upbeat, while indications from others show a good first half of their fiscal years.

Bellingham Bay Welcomes the Zodiac

Posted to MarineNews Notes (by Raina Clark) on April 22, 2011

Last weekend we had a rare, nearly sunny, break in the Pacific Northwest drizzle to enjoy the first annual Bellingham Bay Rendezvous. The rendezvous gave the local community a chance to tour small charter vessels that run throughout the Puget Sound, the Inland Passage and all the way up to Alaska.

Coastwise Merchant Seamen of WW II

Posted to Coastwise Merchant Seamen of WW II (by Don Horton) on February 4, 2011

During the first part of WW II the German U-boat were sinking our ships faster than we could build them. The rate of sinkings were so great, our government directed the news media to not print the acutal sinkings for fear the seamen would shear…

Politics of response

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on June 29, 2010

I work hard to avoid engaging in what might seem partisan politics (viewing much, but not all politics, as similar to street theater - entertaining and harmless but not to be taken seriously). After reflection, though, I have come to the conclusion…

Edmund M. Blunt

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on January 22, 2010

Edmund March Blunt (1770-1862) was one of America’s first hydrographers. He published some of the first nautical books and charts in the United States. The “American Coast Pilot” was first printed in 1796. It went through 21 editions before being taken over by the federal government in 1867.

Greatship takes delivery of MPSSV

Posted to Greatship takes delivery of MPSSV (by Joseph Fonseca) on December 23, 2009

Greatship Global Offshore Services Pte. Ltd. (GGOS) has taken delivery of Greatship Maya, a Multipurpose Platform Supply and Support Vessel (MPSSV), from Keppel Singmarine Pte. Ltd., Singapore. Greatship Global Offshore Services Pte. Ltd (GGOS)…

USNS Grapple Civil Service Mariners & Navy Divers Contribute to Africa Partnership Station

Posted to Subsea (by Chuck Bunton) on December 16, 2009

The mission supports Africa Partnership Station, or APS, a U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa initiative designed to enhance the continent's maritime security through partnership and collaboration. Grapple is specifically deployed as part of APS East…


Posted to THE BUSINESS OF SUPERYACHTS - BRANSOM BEAN (by bransom bean) on December 14, 2009

I just discovered that December is actually quite a nice time to be in Monaco. The temperatures are certainly fresher than during the Monaco Yacht Show in September. And those supermodels hanging on the arms of their chubby, balding, middle-aged escorts seem to be somewhere else…

Territorial sea

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on December 11, 2009

The territorial sea is the belt of coastal water extending from a nation’s baseline over which the nation exercises sovereignty. The baseline is usually the shoreline, defined more precisely as the mean low-water mark. In certain places, such as the mouth of a river or bay…

Investing in Subsea Technology Development

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News (by Claudio Paschoa) on November 12, 2009

Cenpes, or (Center for Rearch and Development Leopoldo Americo Miguez de Mello) was started in order to develop necessary offshore technologies that Petrobras desperatly needed with the advent of the begining of the big offshore fields discovered in the Campos Basin.