At any given time, researchers at Allied Whale — a marine mammal laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine — are likely to be away from their small offices and instead somewhere in the Southern Ocean.
Fans of Cubism rejoice: Your ship has come in.
The world’s most common big batteries are called flooded or wet cell, as they have enough liquid acid to cover the battery plates.
Test your knowledge with these Coast Guard license exam prep questions from the National Captain’s Institute captains.com
Positive stability is a vessel’s tendency to resist capsizing. Negative stability? Not so much.
Robert Allan Ltd. of Vancouver, British Columbia, has released the design for a 52-foot, all-electric, aluminum pilot boat with a top speed of 20 knots and a range of 5 nautical miles. The boat is powered by twin 720-volt, 500-kW electric motors.
If you’ve ever examined the complex, curvy shapes of the planks that make up a wooden boat’s hull, you might have wondered, “How do they get straight pieces of wood to bend that way?” Steam is part of the answer, brute force is the other.
If your vessel has an EPIRB, you’re not alone in an emergency. Distress signals can be received and acted upon within minutes, typically taking less than an hour for your position to be known to within 3 miles. That’s almost a miracle for a $500 purchase.
The size of battery-charging equipment has grown to keep pace with larger and more sophisticated batteries.
When I was in the U.S. Coast Guard, I couldn’t say this; but I believe the phrase “Always wear your life jacket” is terrible advice.
For the past year, former US Coast Guard rescue swimmer Mario Vittone has been teaching Soundings readers how to be safer on the water through his “Lifelines: Safety And Rescue At Sea” blog. He will continue to educate us, but first, he wants to hear from you. READ MORE.
Fred Karash says that, right from the start, the whole thing felt like a shakedown.