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WATCH: Cargo Ship Hits Small Boat in Gulf of Izmit  :o  :P
By gCaptain on May 11, 2016 10:47 am


This incident apparently occurred recently in the Gulf of Izmit. Luckily it appears whoever may have been aboard the small boat was not hurt, but they easily could have been.

https://gcaptain.com/watch-cargo-ship-hits-small-boat-in-gulf-of-izmit/
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Re: Non-routine News
« Reply #91 on: May 24, 2016, 10:41:43 pm »
WATCH: Ship Scuttled With Two People Still Stuck On Board!  :o


May 23, 2016 by Mike Schuler

The former flagship of the Yugoslav Navy was scuttled in Croatia’s Polje Bay in spectacular fashion over the weekend where it will now serve as a dive attraction.

Thousands were on hand to witness the event, which went off without a hitch. That is unless you consider the two guys who were still on board when the explosions went off!

Luckily boats in the area raced to save the men as the ship sank quickly. They survived, but man it was close.

https://gcaptain.com/watch-ship-scuttled-with-two-people-still-stuck-on-board/

Update: Here’s a closer look at the two guys stuck on board the ship and how they escaped.


http://gcaptain.com/incredible-look-at-how-two-guys-escaped-the-scuttling-of-the-vis/
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Re: Non-routine News
« Reply #92 on: June 18, 2016, 06:27:33 pm »
WATCH: Big OOPS as Bulk Carrier sinks during loading:  :o  :P
Don't miss the "Safety First" huge letters. Ah, the ironies of the REAL real world.

https://gcaptain.com/watch-bulk-carrier-sinks-during-loading/
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Re: Non-routine News
« Reply #93 on: June 29, 2016, 01:53:12 pm »
To those who enjoy my posts.

I have been a bit under the weather of late.  :(

My wife has been tending to me and I hope to be recovered soon (hopefully, in about a week), God willing.

Until then, my posts will probably be infrequent. Physical pain only slightly ameliorated by analgesics, continual discomfort and lack of sleep inhibit my ability to post.  :P

Be well. For a while, I won't be.   
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Re: Non-routine News
« Reply #94 on: July 04, 2016, 11:11:50 pm »

Thank God and my wife's herbal remedies! I have been returned to pain free health. 


I will now get back to the business (somewhat quixotic, but considering the times, the only principled thing to do) at hand. 



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Re: Non-routine News
« Reply #95 on: July 05, 2016, 01:01:30 am »

Thank God and my wife's herbal remedies! I have been returned to pain free health. 


I will now get back to the business (somewhat quixotic, but considering the times, the only principled thing to do) at hand. 

Nice 2 have you back in the saddle AG!   


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Re: Non-routine News
« Reply #96 on: July 27, 2016, 06:31:37 pm »
46 Rescued from Bering Sea After Abandoning Sinking Fishing Vessel

July 27, 2016 by Mike Schuler
 

A still image from Coast Guard video (at article link) shows the crew of the Alaska Juris abandoning ship in the Bering Sea, July 26, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard Image

The U.S. Coast Guard along with good samaritan vessels responded  Tuesday to 46 crewmembers aboard a commercial fishing vessel who were forced to abandon ship in the Bering Sea near Kiska Island, approximately 690 miles west of Dutch Harbor, Alaska.

All 46 crewmembers were transferred to the merchants ships Spar Canis and Vienna Express to be transported to Adak, Alaska.

 
Photo of (guess which    )  bulk carrier ship

The U.S. Coast Guard says it received an EPIRB alert from fishing vessel Alaska Juris around 11:30 a.m. Alaska time and contacted the crew directly to confirm they were in distress, donning survival suits and abandoning ship.

The Coast Guard Cutter Midgett and a HC-130 Hercules airplane from Air Station Kodiak were diverted to the vessel’s location, while MH-60 Jayhawk helicopters were launched to Adak as a staging and refueling area.

MH-60 Jayhawk helicopters
Watchstanders also issued an urgent marine information broadcast to vessels in the area, diverting the motor vessels Spar Canis, Vienna Express, Seafisher and Ocean Peace to assist.

The quick response led to the rescue of 46 crewmembers without injury.     

Weather on scene was reported as calm seas and limited visibility.

Some video of the rescue released by the Coast Guard is below:


The cause of the vessel taking on water is under investigation.

“The crew of the Alaska Juris did the right thing by calling for help, putting on their immersion suits and safely abandoning the ship,” said Lt. Greg Isbell, District 17 command duty officer. “Emergencies can occur at any time in Alaska’s vast and extreme environment, and the good Samaritans’ willingness to respond to the UMIB was paramount to getting the Alaska Juris crew to safety.”

Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation is monitoring the case closely.

http://gcaptain.com/46-rescued-from-bering-sea-after-abandoning-sinking-fishing-vessel/
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Re: Non-routine News
« Reply #97 on: July 28, 2016, 09:13:34 pm »
WATCH: Tugs Pull Grounded MV Benita From Mauritius Coast

July 27, 2016 by Mike Schuler

A salvage team from Five Oceans Salvage refloats the wrecked MV Benita from the southern shore of Mauritius, Monday, July 25, 2016.

The ship ran aground June 17, 2016 after a crew member attacked others on board before locking himself in the engine room, where he damaged equipment that resulted in the ship losing propulsion and eventually running aground.



Update: Tow to Alang Shipbreakers Proving Troublesome for Wrecked MV Benita

https://gcaptain.com/watch-tugs-pull-grounded-mv-benita-from-mauritius-shore/


El viento sopla de donde quiere, y oyes su sonido; mas ni sabes de dónde viene, ni a dónde va;
así es todo aquel que es nacido del Espíritu. Juan 2:8

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Re: Non-routine News
« Reply #98 on: August 04, 2016, 01:56:36 pm »

WATCH: New Giant Sized container ship built and launched.
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Re: Non-routine News
« Reply #99 on: August 10, 2016, 08:27:19 pm »
WATCH (at article link): Drone Video Shows How Giant Containerships Enter Panama Canal’s New Locks

August 9, 2016 by Mike Schuler

Check out this drone video posted by Panama Canal Administrator Jorge Luis Quijano showing a neopanamax containership entering the expanded Panama Canal’s new Agua Clara locks from Gatun Lake on the Atlantic side of the waterway.

Administrator Quijano says the video illustrates the excellent work by Panama Canal ship pilots, but I actually think the video does a better job of showing the challenges of maneuvering ships through the locks using the new tugboat system.

The Panama Canal Authority has been under fire over the longstanding safety concerns related to the new piloting system, which as you can see uses tugboats instead of mules (locomotives) to maneuver ships into and through the locks. A report released earlier this year by the International Transport Workers’ Federation seemingly confirmed these concerns even further, concluding that the safety of maneuverability within the locks is compromised due to factors such as the locks’ dimensions and insufficient bollard pull of the tugboats under certain environmental conditions.

Unfortunately for the ACP, these safety concerns were realized in July when a large China COSCO Shipping containership suffered a large gash in its hull after hitting a wall while entering the Agua Clara locks during a northbound transit – basically the exact same maneuver that is seen in the video above.

But the ACP has mostly dismissed these concerns, and last weekend met with some of its biggest customers to reiterate their confidence in the Canal’s operations, the waterway’s stellar safety record (an incident rate of just 0.1% in FY 2015), and the Panama Canal Authority’s highly-trained workforce.

At this time it’s hard to say what the future will hold for the expanded Panama Canal. But in the meantime, let us know what you think of the new piloting system by sharing and commenting on social media.

https://gcaptain.com/watch-drone-video-shows-how-giant-containerships-enter-panama-canals-new-locks/
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así es todo aquel que es nacido del Espíritu. Juan 2:8

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Re: Non-routine News
« Reply #100 on: August 10, 2016, 09:12:19 pm »
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WATCH (at article link): Drone Video Shows How Giant Containerships Enter Panama Canal’s New Locks

August 9, 2016 by Mike Schuler

Check out this drone video posted by Panama Canal Administrator Jorge Luis Quijano showing a neopanamax containership entering the expanded Panama Canal’s new Agua Clara locks from Gatun Lake on the Atlantic side of the waterway.

Administrator Quijano says the video illustrates the excellent work by Panama Canal ship pilots, but I actually think the video does a better job of showing the challenges of maneuvering ships through the locks using the new tugboat system.

The Panama Canal Authority has been under fire over the longstanding safety concerns related to the new piloting system, which as you can see uses tugboats instead of mules (locomotives) to maneuver ships into and through the locks. A report released earlier this year by the International Transport Workers’ Federation seemingly confirmed these concerns even further, concluding that the safety of maneuverability within the locks is compromised due to factors such as the locks’ dimensions and insufficient bollard pull of the tugboats under certain environmental conditions.

Unfortunately for the ACP, these safety concerns were realized in July when a large China COSCO Shipping containership suffered a large gash in its hull after hitting a wall while entering the Agua Clara locks during a northbound transit – basically the exact same maneuver that is seen in the video above.

But the ACP has mostly dismissed these concerns, and last weekend met with some of its biggest customers to reiterate their confidence in the Canal’s operations, the waterway’s stellar safety record (an incident rate of just 0.1% in FY 2015), and the Panama Canal Authority’s highly-trained workforce.

At this time it’s hard to say what the future will hold for the expanded Panama Canal. But in the meantime, let us know what you think of the new piloting system by sharing and commenting on social media.

https://gcaptain.com/watch-drone-video-shows-how-giant-containerships-enter-panama-canals-new-locks/

Enjoyed it, thanks...   

Glad to be of service.    Those tugs can really get up and go when they want to. It was interesting watching the tugs keep the sides of the container ship lined up as the WALL got closer and closer to the tugs on either side.

I imagine the tugboat captain sweats bullets timing this just right.  :o
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Re: Non-routine News
« Reply #101 on: September 22, 2016, 02:27:19 pm »
World’s Biggest Ship Lift Opens in China

September 21, 2016 by Mike Schuler

Photo of the ship lift at the Three Gorges Dam in China is the world’s largest (at article link).

Officials in China have began testing the world’s largest ship lift at the massive Three Gorges Dam in Central China.

The shiplift can lift vessels up to 3,000 tons across a vertical distance of 113 meters from the reservoir to the river below. The ship chamber itself has a pool of water 120-meters long by 18-meters wide and 3.5-meters deep. The lift was built to accommodate mostly small and medium-sized vessels, as larger ships use the dam’s adjacent five-tiered lock system to navigate the waterway. In addition to boosting capacity, the new lift is also expected to reduce transit time for most vessels from several hours to under one hour.

Trials of the lift began last Sunday after more than a decade of planning and construction. Check out this video below:


Spanning the Yangtze River, the Three Gorges Dam is the world’s largest hydropower project. Although the dam has been in commission since 2003, the power station opened in 2012 and in 2014 it set a new world record by producing 98.8 TWh of power.

Of course the world’s largest hydro-power dam is not without its share of controversy. While it is marveled by some for its amazing feat of engineering, the dam is notoriously debated both in China and overseas over issues related to its location and development, the displacement of people, and the ecological and environmental impacts that it has had on the area.

https://gcaptain.com/worlds-biggest-ship-lift-opens-china/
El viento sopla de donde quiere, y oyes su sonido; mas ni sabes de dónde viene, ni a dónde va;
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Re: Non-routine News
« Reply #103 on: October 03, 2016, 06:20:54 pm »
A search engine that respects your privacy!     



(long read8)

Inside DuckDuckGo, Google's Tiniest, Fiercest Competitor


John Paul Titlow 02.20.14 9:35 AM

In 2008, launching a search engine seemed like a crazy idea. Here's how Gabriel Weinberg proved the critics wrong.  ;D

SNIPPET:

When Gabriel Weinberg launched a search engine in 2008, plenty of people thought he was insane. How could DuckDuckGo, a tiny, Philadelphia-based startup, go up against Google? One way, he wagered, was by respecting user privacy. Six years later, we're living in the post-Snowden era, and the idea doesn't seem so crazy.

In fact, DuckDuckGo is exploding.

Looking at a chart of DuckDuckGo's daily search queries, the milestones are obvious. A $3 million investment from Union Square Ventures in 2011. Just prior to that, a San Francisco billboard campaign. Inclusion in Time's 50 Best Websites of 2011. Each of these things moved the traffic needle for DuckDuckGo, but none of them came close to sparking anything like the massive spike in queries the company saw last July. That's when Edward Snowden first revealed the NSA's extensive digital surveillance program to the world. The little blue line on the chart hasn't stopped climbing north since.

 

"Every year, we've grown 200-500%," Weinberg says. "The numbers keep getting bigger." As of early February, DuckDuckGo was seeing more than 4 million search queries per day. One year ago, that number had just barely broken 1 million.

Surprisingly, the sudden success didn't send the site crashing down. Nor did it change the company's stripped-down, razor-sharp focus. Here's how one small company is slowly, surely beating its way into the most monopolized category in technology.

Three Ideas In One: Where DuckDuckGo Came From

Weinberg didn't originally set out to build a search engine. After shuttering one failed startup and selling another to Classmates.com for $10 million in 2006, the MIT grad found himself exploring several new ideas. Across multiple projects, he focused on structured data, Quora-style Q&A, and programmatically combating spam.

"I started all of these projects independently and none of them really took off," Weinberg says. "Then I realized, maybe if I put them all together, there might be an interesting search experience there."

The result was DuckDuckGo, a search engine offering direct answers to people's queries, rather than merely delivering a list of links. Below these so-called "Instant Answers," the site still displays traditional, link-by-link search results syndicated from third parties like Bing and Yandex but, crucially, they're filtered and reorganized to reduce spam.





https://www.fastcompany.com/3026698/inside-duckduckgo-googles-tiniest-fiercest-competitor


DuckDuckGo
https://duckduckgo.com/
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Re: Non-routine News
« Reply #104 on: October 05, 2016, 07:23:40 pm »
Amazing Bridge Span Positioning Machine!  :o 


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