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Teak

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on May 20, 2014

Teak is the common name for the Tectona grandis, a member of the verbena family native to the hardwood forests of India, Burma (Myanmar), Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia. It is a large deciduous tree, growing to a height of 130 feet, with gray and grayish brown branches.

Elephant seal

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on April 1, 2014

Elephant seals are large seals represented by two species, the northern elephant seal and the southern elephant seal. Both were hunted to near extinction through the end of the nineteenth century. The smaller northern elephant seal is found in the eastern portion of the North Pacific Ocean…

Carriers prepare for slow trot into into Year of the Green Wood Horse

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on October 24, 2013

The Year of the Horse is riding into China early next year and it is playing havoc with shipping schedules in the first quarter. Chinese New Year falls at the end of January and factories traditionally close for three weeks and sometimes even longer.