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Monday, January 18, 2021

Too much cargo, not enough Yangtze

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on June 23, 2011

The Yangtze River is the traditional boundary dividing north and south China. It has been both a critical a source of life and the bearer of tragic floods that have claimed thousands of lives through the ages. But the river has always been the…

Glomar Explorer

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on May 3, 2011

The Soviet nuclear submarine K-129 sank in the central Pacific in 1968. The Soviet Navy mounted a search, but was unable to locate the wreck. The US Navy, which has an extensive subsea monitoring system, knew where it was. The Central Intelligence…

Contracts for Suisun Bay fleet continue to puzzle

Posted to Martin Rushmere (by Martin Rushmere) on April 30, 2011

Strange goings on with scrap contracts for the Suisun Bay reserve fleet, the remnants of which are rusting away gently near San Francisco. On the face of it, the breaker yard that arose without trace, Allied Defense Recycling, lost out to a Texas yard by 0.25 percent - $12…


Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News (by Claudio Paschoa) on December 17, 2009

SISTAC access systems was fouded in 1995 to develop alternatives for enhancing the existing diving services in Brazil. At the same time they innovated introducing rope access methods for doing rig maintenance work that at the time was done through the use of inneficient scafolding.