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Container Ship Loses Cargo Off Of The North Carolina Coast

Maersk Shanghai loses containers:
MV Maersk Shanghai. Photo: MarineTraffic.com/Marcin Kocoj
A 10,000 TEU containership lost about 70 containers overboard on Saturday night while about 17 miles off Oregon Inlet, North Carolina. 629 more words

Ship Models

Houston's vital port will reopen on Friday, after being mostly spared by Hurricane Harvey

The rainfall is slowing in Houston, but the impacts from Hurricane Harvey are expected to be felt for months, as homeowners deal with totaled properties, businesses repair storm damage, and tens of thousands of people look for temporary homes. 226 more words

Ship Tales: From Australia to Europe

‘We have a rule in the Philippines’, growls the man to my left. ‘If you don’t sing, you dance’.

I seriously ponder dancing for a moment, but the prospect of gyrating before a dozen drunken Filipino sailors who are singing sensuous love songs, full of feeling and soprano tones, becomes less and less attractive. 11,127 more words


Ten tips for singing karaoke with a Filipino crew

Should you ever take a voyage on a container ship with a (very likely) Filipino crew, should you ever be invited to one of the crew’s parties, remember the following: 238 more words



Those mighty little tugboats dwarfed by the big container ships always impress me in Fremantle Port, so I had to take a photo of this one this morning pulling strongly.

Roel Loopers

Western Australia