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Wind Sails On a Tanker?

  Illustration shows two Flettner rotor sails installed onboard a Maersk Tanker vessel. Photo: Maersk Tankers/Norsepower A Maersk-owned tanker is set to be fitted with two Flettner rotor sails as part of a industry project seeking to test the century-old … Continue reading

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Littoral Combat Ship Damaged

The U.S. Navy’s newest littoral combat ship USS Montgomery has suffered a crack in its aluminum hull after being hit by a tug as the ship sortied from Mayport, Florida ahead of Hurricane Matthew. The incident occurred October 4 and … Continue reading

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Freedom Class LCS Ships In Service 100% Failure Rate

The LCS saga continues. The USS Freedom suffered another serious failure. There are currently three Freedom Class Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) in service — USS Freedom, USS Fort Worth, and the USS Milwaukee. In the past twelve months, all three … Continue reading

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Mayflower II Under Restoration

There is a pretty cool history around the Mayflower II. Mystic Seaport’s Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard is working in partnership with Plimoth Plantation to restore Mayflower II. Mayflower II will move back to its berth at the Plimouth Plantation for the … Continue reading

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First Look at New Ulstein X-STERN Hull

  This hull is designed to help cut resistance in the water and help cut fuel consumption. A brave experiment and logistics to build something of this design were difficult at best. Read below. The first of two new Service … Continue reading

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A New Home in Red Hook, Brooklyn for the SS United States?

In early October, the headline in the Philadephia Inquirer was Is the S.S. United States headed toward the scrap yard?. After years of attempting to save the iconic cruise ship, the SS United States Conservancy announced that the SS United … Continue reading

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El Faro — a Ro/Ro not a Container Ship and Why that Mattered

El Faro was often referred to in the media as a container ship. It is an easy mistake to make as the file photos showed her carrying stacks of containers on the main deck. El Faro, ex-Puerto Rico, ex-Northern Lights, … Continue reading

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Oldest/Newest Sailing Cargo Vessel in the World

The coastal cargo ketch Nordlys is making ready to sail. She is either the newest sailing cargo venture or the oldest sailing cargo ship depending on how you look at it. Built in 1873 in the Isle of Wight, this … Continue reading

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BlueNose II Relaunch

Millions over budget and years behind schedule, the Canadian schooner Bluenose II finally set sail last week from Lunenberg, Nova Scotia on a training sail. Bluenose II is owned by the government of Nova Scotia and will serve as a … Continue reading

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China and U.S. Navy Have Had Two Confrontations in South China Sea

    By David Tweed (Bloomberg) — China asserted the right to maintain security over islands it’s building in the South China Sea, after the country’s navy ordered a U.S. surveillance plane to leave the area. Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong … Continue reading

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