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A modern gold rush

Baltic Exchange US representative, Paul Mazzarulli, sits down with MarineTraffic blog to discuss all things oil and gas coming in, and now, going out of the Gulf of Mexico A modern gold rush Prior to Barack Obama’s Presidency it was unthinkable that the US would have considered exporting oil. It was actually illegal until Obama’s…
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Lobstermen Go Racing

There’s a horsepower war that happens off the coast of Maine. I entered. First place: a bucket of bait Lobstermen Go Racing. When you ask a Maine lobster-boat racer what kind of horsepower he’s running, the first answer will always be a dutiful recitation of the factory specification, usually delivered with a smirk. Ask again,…
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Titanic never sank

The theory goes that one gigantic boat was swapped for another for insurance money, but it doesn’t quite hold up

The machine is trying to tell you

High-school language classes, online courses, and foreign immersion programs might teach you how to say The machine is trying to tell you, “pass the trousers,” in Italian, but none of them can teach you one crucial language: Car. On any given day, your car might decide to speak to you, and not in the manner…
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Solar winds on Earth

The sun is the most powerful source of energy in the solar system, and the solar winds that escape its gravity affect just about everybody they can reach Solar winds on Earth. On and around Earth, solar winds interfere with satellites, create auroras, and power solar sails in orbit. But there’s still a lot we…
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Lightship 95

Lightship 95 has spent most of its life marking the southern Sands of Goodwin, part of a series of sandbanks on the English channel that sailors of all countries fear. The Sands of Goodwin claimed hundreds of ships and thousands of lives. Trinity House, formed by Henry VIII in 1513 is one of the worlds…
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Marinetraffic app

Marinetraffic app

With the sailing season at its peak, here’s how our application helps you sail easier, smarter and safer across the seas Marinetraffic app. Sailing is all about exploring and creating memories. Starting fresh adventures, seeing new places, staring at the endless blue of the sea and having fun. However, without any proper equipment in place,…
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Trends in shipping

Industry momentum towards a new era of super-high efficiency, safety and environmental sustainability, is showing no signs of slowing down Trends in shipping. Here we take a look at some of the technology trends that we are likely to hear a lot more about in the year ahead. Artificial Intelligence (AI) Early signs suggest that…
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Drawings mechanisms

Properly executed drawings create conditions for the successful functioning of modern industry drawings mechanisms and are an integral part of the preparation of design documentation, which is necessary for its existence and for further technological development. With the help of drawings, large volumes of special technical information related to industrial equipment of the widest profile…
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Marine pumps and their classification

Marine pumps

Marine pumps and their classification.Ship pumps are designed to ensure the normal operation of the main machines to meet general ship needs. When pumps are used, liquids or gas media are transported through pipelines inside the vessel, their are received overboard to ship or removed overboard. All pumps used on ships can be classified according…
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