and supply vessel in the Southern Ocean. there. work has also taken it to the Pacific and the Atlantic Oceans. on behalf of the French Polar Institute Paul-Emile Victor. vessels. a helicopter deck. paleoclimatic data from throughout the world’s oceans. six officers and 22 sailors. laboratories.
It’s been quite a few years since my wife spent time on the road with a major financial consulting group. The Monday morning through Thursday afternoon routine can be a tough one, but she did it and handled it as well as anyone could, for an extended period.
as well as Kangaroo Island and Tasmania. areas. length, with an elongate body, a rounded back, and a flattened white belly. It has a small mouth with fused teeth. surface, they do not protrude from the skin, unlike in its cousins. with irregular brown spots and several dark brown bands.
an army general. lieutenant in 1837. Veracruz. to meet up with the army. from the US Navy. officers served as Lighthouse Inspectors. the US Navy and joined the new Confederate Navy as a commander. the steamer Habana into the commerce raider CSS Sumter.
Norway near Tromsø. for the Royal Norwegian Navy. submarine pens, barracks, and industrial facilities. waste disposal were included. and other Arctic waters, which was considered vital during the Cold War. lessened. Olavsvern Naval Base was deactivated in 2002 and officially closed in 2009.
that nation. the blue whale. tropical and temperate marine waters generally between 40°N and 40°S. last century. feet long, while females are about 45 feet. cousins. tons, also several tons less than the sei. surface and a white color on its ventral or lower surface. splashguard in front.
Almost 35 years ago, I earned my first seagoing credentials, an original Third Mate’s license, courtesy of four years spent at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy. Earlier this month, I finally came to the conclusion that maintaining that ticket…
Xenophyophore is a unicellular marine organism and cousin to the more familiar amoeba. It resides exclusively in very deep ocean waters (below 1,500 feet) and has been found in the Marianas Trench. Most single-cell organisms are so small as to not be visible to the naked eye.
U.S. to fish and wildlife conservation. predecessor agency, the Bureau of Fisheries, in 1871. operated three fishery survey vessels. 1885 in the Department of Agriculture. 1939, the two Bureaus were transferred to the Department of the Interior. agency and redesignated the Fish and Wildlife Service.
The steamship City of Flint was a Hog Island-class freighter built for the US Shipping Board by the American International Shipbuilding Corporation. Ordered in the waning days of World War I, it was not launched until 1919. It provided routine…
Intermodal answers include the water.It was just last week that the (challenged) Keefe family packed up the SUV and set out for a little bit of spring break fun, mixed in with a college visit for my son, who will be a senior in high school next Fall.
The U.S. Army Transport Brigadier General M.G. Zalinski served as a general cargo ship for the War Department from 1941 until it sank on 26 September 1946 in the Grenville Channel of British Columbia’s Inside Passage. The 251-foot ship was built in 1919 in Lorain, Ohio as SS Lake Frohna.
A desolate group of islands, islets, and rocks in the southern Indian Ocean lie about 2,000 miles southeast of South Africa and about 1,000 miles north of Antarctica. The archipelago constitutes the highest portion of the largely submerged Kerguelen Plateau…
USS Columbine was a side-wheel steamer that served briefly as a warship of the United States Navy during the Civil War. It was built in 1850 as a tugboat. It was purchased by the Navy in late 1862 to assist in Operation Anaconda, the naval blockade of the southern states.
Musashi and her sistership Yamato were the most powerful battleships afloat. Designed in the late 1930s for the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN), they carried nine 18-inch main guns in three triple turrets. Expecting that the United States Navy would have superiority in the number of battleships…
A retourship was a heavily armed and well-manned merchant ship of the Dutch East India Company (Verenigde Oostindische Compagnia or VOC), specifically designed for the long roundtrip (retour) voyage from the Netherlands to the East Indies. Numerous retourships were built and put into service…
The ‘human element’ moves to the forefront at the Connecticut Maritime Association’s 30th annual event, and then, later, at the 7th annual Women on the Water gathering at Kings Point.I must admit that I struggled to come up with an overriding…
The Quasi-War with France (1798-1800) was the first military action of the new United States against a foreign nation. It was conducted almost entirely at sea, consisting mostly of engagements between the naval forces of the United States and the even newer French Republic.
Firefighting probably will never be a (hot) topic for discussion at the breakfast table, during leisure time or possibly any other venue. On the other hand, I can think of few things more important to a merchant mariner – or any seafarer, for that matter.
At about 5:02 pm on Monday, November 18, 1929, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck beneath the Laurentian Continental Slope about 250 miles south of the island of Newfoundland. The water there is about 7,000 feet deep. The earthquake was felt as far away as New York, Bermuda, and Montreal.