Epic Fail

April 5, 2010

Is it me or is the new Norwegian Cruise Line ship, Norwegian Epic, ugly? What possessed somebody to think this design would be appealing. I am surprise the French allowed this monstrosity to even come to the drawing board. I have worked on several french built ship, and the mechanics of them were pretty darn good, and the outside was too; what the heck happened with this? I think NCL…

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Coasties on the move

August 14, 2009

Usually I don’t write much about the US Coast Guard, but lately they have been releasing press releases with some interesting tidbits. As a matter of fact I must say, I caved in since I usually don’t give much exposure to military matters, as they get plenty of exposure elsewhere. They have a very well refined PR machine, with blogs twitter feeds and lots of exposure, so its hard not…

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Powerful Resolution for Vancouver

August 8, 2009

Vancouver based Seaspan International has welcomed a new tug into its ship berthing fleet. In late June 2009, the Seaspan Resolution was commissioned at the company‚Äôs North Vancouver headquarters. Sporting two EMD 710 12 cylinder main engines, coupled to Nigaata azmuthing stern drives, the tug puts out 6000 hp, to give it a 13 knots speed or 82 tonnes of bollard pull. Seaspan is claiming that it is the most…

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