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    ETC: This is the sci-fi technology the oil industry needs to stay afloat [w/video]

    There are some cool things about the oil industry. Well, one at least. This is the Dockwise Vanguard heavy marine transport vessel, and it is a marvel. It is 900 feet long, 230 feet wide, and can carry a total of 117,000 metric tons (that's almost 258 million pounds!). That is enough to carry an ...

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    Report: Petrobras drillship attacked by pirates off coast of Africa

    Pirates? Terrorists? You make the call. gCaptain reports that just months after arriving on location, the Petrobras-owned Ocean Rig Poseidon was recently attacked while drilling for oil off the coast of Tanzania, Africa. Officially, Tanzania's Registrar of Ships released this statement:


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    Video: Nissan asks "why not?" build the Leaf-hauling City of St. Petersburg ship

    In its latest spot to hit the airwaves, Japanese automaker Nissan zeroes in on the City of St. Petersburg – a 21,000-ton, vehicle-hauling ship with an unusually effective design. Nissan's ad pitches the ship as a revolution in design, with its semispherical prow the focus of the ...

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    Beluga Skysails maiden voyage a success! With video

    We have been keeping a close eye on the progress of MV Beluga Skysail for you. This hybrid Prius-of-the-sea has traveled the 11,952 nautical miles from Germany to Venezuela, the United States and Norway quite successfully. The completion of her maiden voyage marks the beginning of what the company ...

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    X-Bow takes to the high seas

    The KTM X-Bow is currently making its debut at the Geneva Motor Show but I tripped across this other, lesser known bearer of the same name and thought some of you may be interested. The Ulstein X-Bow is a ship designed using the same principles employed by the far-ranging Vikings. According to what ...


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