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Other experimental ironclads

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on March 23, 2012

When the Union Navy learned that the Confederate Navy was building an iron-clad warship to threaten the wooden-hulled blockade fleet, it launched a crash project to build its own iron-clad warships. Of the 17 proposals submitted, the Union Navy selected three for construction.

Drill Ship Construction Boom in Brazil

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News (by Claudio Paschoa) on September 14, 2010

Petrobras alone is responsible for ordering a total of 28 drill ships of which 9 have already gone through the tendering process and will soon start being built. Transocean is building 9 drill ships at international shipyards, including the Petrobras 10…

Suez Canal

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on May 4, 2010

The Suez Canal is the sea-level waterway from Port Said on the Mediterranean to the city of Suez on the Red Sea. It is owned and maintained by the Suez Canal Authority of Egypt. The canal is 119 miles long. There is generally a very modest current flowing from south to north…