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Friday, November 27, 2020



Taiping Island

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on June 24, 2014

The Spratly Islands are a group of islets, cays, atolls, and coral reefs located in the southern portion of the South China Sea. Taiping Island (also called Itu Aba Island) is the largest of these islets and the only one with fresh water springs.

Solar assisted power

Posted to Marine Propulsion Report (by Keith Henderson) on April 23, 2010

Now more than half way through a two-year experiment, the solar-power assisted vessel Auriga Leader  is a Pure Car Truck Carrier of  60,213 GT., jointly developed by NYK and Nippon Oil Corporation. For main propulsion there is a two-stroke Mitsubishi…