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Friday, July 19, 2019

Out of the Eye … and Staying There

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on October 27, 2015

I have never been in a hurricane. That’s a fact. Actually, my wife likes to say that whenever there is any kind of natural disaster, I’m typically nowhere to be found. And, when I think about it, I realize that she is right. Whether by accident or by design…

Message to shipping is, use clean fuel and save lives

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on March 19, 2013

How about that for telling it like it is. But as stark as the quote is, it unfortunately is not what was said by Hong Kong environment protection outfit Clean Air Network, or CAN. Not exactly, anyway. Still, the message couldn't be clearer: More people will die if shipping does not clean up its act.

Ernest Shackleton

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on July 3, 2012

Ernest Shackleton (1874-1922) was a British mariner and polar explorer, active during the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration. He joined the British merchant marine at age 16 and sailed world-wide until 1900, when he talked his way into the…

Chinese research icebreaker Xue Long

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on May 25, 2012

The Xue Long (Snow Dragon) is the premier polar vessel of the People’s Republic of China. It was built in the Ukraine in 1993 and modified upon its acquisition by China in 1994. Its major function is to serve as a resupply vessel and scientific research platform in the Antarctic and the Arctic.

Nikumaroro

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

Nikumaroro (previously known as Gardner Island) is a small coral atoll in the central Pacific Ocean situated just south of the Equator and just west of the 180th meridian. It lies in the Phoenix Island Chain and is part of the Republic of Kiribati.