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Sunday, March 7, 2021

Happy Holidays (?) from the West Coast

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on December 5, 2012

It’s that time of year again. Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, mistletoe over the front door and great expectations or the holiday season to come. What’s not to like? On the other hand, and with the strike by clerical workers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach…

New Year Island(s)

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on December 31, 2010

New Year Island is a small (about 40 acres) island adjacent to King Island in Bass Strait between Tasmania and the Australian mainland. The entire island is a game reserve. Large numbers of sea and shore birds breed on the island, which is also home to various snakes, skinks, and lizards.

RiverNotes: Wrapping up My River Trip

Posted to MarineNews Notes (by Raina Clark) on July 12, 2010

My inland waterways education included breaking the tow to get through locks, rearranging the tow to drop off and pick up barges, making tight bridges, conducting safety training, and innovative ways to board and debark a vessel. Not that I actually did any of those things myself…

On Environmental Offices

Posted to We Love Your Ship (by Joseph Wrinn) on June 15, 2010

We create efficient designs, why don’t we work in environmentally friendly offices? As engineers, we always look for ways to improve on our designs. The first improvement in design usually occurs when we can design a more efficient solution to the given problem.