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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Drilling vessel Chikyu

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on September 10, 2013

The Japanese deep sea drilling vessel Chikyu is the first riser-equipped drilling vessel in the world designed and built for scientific work. It is capable of drilling in waters of up to 2,500 meters (8,125 feet) in depth. Its primary mission is to drill through the 7…

Accidents are inevitable

Posted to Motivation is the Safety Booster (by Rodion Lyashko) on February 28, 2010

Accidents on vessels at sea are an objective reality, which existence is caused by complex character of external and internal factors accompanying navigation and the nature of human activity. Unfortunately, full exception of accident rate is impossible.

Cruise of the Corwin

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on June 10, 2011

The United States Revenue Cutter (USRC) Thomas Corwin was built in Portland, Oregon in 1876, becoming the first federal government vessel built in the state. She was finished and commissioned in San Francisco in 1877. San Francisco remained her homeport for her entire period of government service.

Tail wagging the dog

Posted to Tail wagging the dog (by Raina Clark) on August 4, 2010

Safe voyage!With the upcoming changes to the STCW convention it appears once again the US is trying to skirt the more stringent sea time requirements of other maritime countries due to pressure from State maritime academies. One just has to…

Beijing busy securing its bulk supply chain

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on March 25, 2010

Chinese steel giant Baoshan Iron & Steel Co (Baosteel) this week announced the launching of its first very large ore carrier. The 230,000 dwt Renda slid out of CSSC Guangzhou Longxue Shipbuilding, a new yard in Guangdong’s provincial capital.