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Seafarers and Shore Leave:

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on November 16, 2011

The romance is gone. By 1986, it was all but missing from (my) equation of going to sea for a living. That said, and when I joined my first seagoing assignment in the steamy summer of 1980 at the tender age of 21, equipped only with an untested…

Hydrogen Tug

Posted to Marine Propulsion Report (by Keith Henderson) on July 18, 2010

At the recent International Tug & Salvage Conference in Vancouver details of a new hybrid tug was  presented with the triple propulsion modes of diesel electric, battery and fuel cell claiming to give a 67 per cent emission savings over conventional diesel operation.

Portolan charts

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on May 21, 2010

The word portolan is derived from an Italian term meaning “related to a port or harbor”. The portolan chart provided a realistic description of harbors and coastlines within the covered area. They were particularly prevalent in Italy, Spain, and Portugal from the 1300’s through the 1500’s.