Approaching the container ship in San Francisco Bay, the tugboat looks like a pit bull puppy chasing an eighteen-wheeler. When the vessels are an arm’s length apart, the ship’s mate throws down a line. Now leashed to the ship, the tug can push and pull it around the bay. Big ships can’t easily slow down or maneuver by…
Ah, the delights of waterfront property. I bet the 19th century Ottoman dandy who built this beautiful mansion on the Bosphorus in Istanbul did not envision the abode would ever be under threat from an immense tanker ship.
Today’s cruise ships “make the Titanic look like a kayak” according to this video, and it’s true, by like, a factor of five. The way these massive mobile vacations operate and make money is fascinating, and simplified quite nicely in this animation.
Video from the Karachi port in Pakistan shows one cargo ship crash into another docked cargo ship earlier today, dropping 21 shipping containers into the ocean as the workers suck their teeth at the mess being made.
I’m sure most of you know that old Volkswagen Beetles would float, at least for an hour or so, but what about the discriminating buyer that wanted to spend a lot of time in the water? Did Volkswagen ever offer any solutions to those wet customers? I’m happy to say, yes, sort of, they did! Once, my friends, you could…
Industrial designer Josh Tulberg has laser cut, 3D-printed and epoxy’d his way to creating the aquatic equivalent of a go-kart and I think we all need one.
The Thunder Child, built by a company called Safehaven Marine, is meant to be nearly unsinkable. That means it’s not supposed to go down, even if it completely capsizes. And there’s only one real way to test that. You gotta flip it and see what happens.
There’s another car-themed boat, everyone. Because you know as soon as we saw the 1,000-plus-horsepower Mercedes-AMG Project One, there was someone already in the wings, dreaming up a boat version of it. And here it is: the Cigarette Racing 515 Project One. It has 3,100 HP.
It’s easy to think of the earliest figures in the automotive industry as nothing more but characterless stern faces from black and white photographs. But that doesn’t square with Wilhelm Maybach taunting cops and getting into a police chase with one of the very first vehicles powered by a modern gas engine.
Rum and sea travel is supposed to be a good thing—at least, if we take our pal Captain Jack Sparrow’s always logical and reasonable advice. But maybe not so much this time, since a bunch of molasses casually started turning into rum in the cargo hold of a ship in Houston, knocking a worker unconscious.
I’ve never been on a cruise before because I have never wanted to be on a cruise. I do not see what is so appealing of being stuck on a big ship with four thousand other people when getting caught in a storm in the middle of the ocean is a possibility. Which is exactly what happened to this cruise ship.
When doctors told Robert Elam he’d have to get his leg cut off, he didn’t argue. He wasn’t even upset. He decided that if he was going to have one real leg for the rest of his life, he may as well make the other a peg leg and build a pirate ship to ride around in. Kids would get a kick out of it.
After the administration originally denied a request to waive the Jones Act for Puerto Rico to make the shipment of food, fuel and other hurricane-relief cargo easier following devastation from Hurricane Maria, CNBC reports that the President Trump has now waived the act’s shipping restrictions for the area.
The Trump administration has denied a request to grant a waiver of the Jones Act for Puerto Rico to ease the shipping of food, fuel and other hurricane relief supplies despite previous waivers earlier this year, citing a government assessment that determined the island’s ports are too damaged to handle an increased…
One-hundred and fifteen miles an hour in a car isn’t anything to turn your nose up at. Certainly, automakers these days tout their elite models as 200-MPH-smashing beasts, but, honestly, how many people take their cars up to those speeds anyways? One-hundred and fifteen is still very fast, but also a perfectly…
This mini documentary on Miami’s most powerful speedboats is actually pretty interesting and colorful, but the officially-licensed Lamborghini boat “Raging Bull” is, just, good grief.
“Suspension... but for boats” sounds like the sort of thing you’d imagine when under the influence of the devil’s lettuce. But one company is actually making boats that can absorb the punishment of an angry sea, and it looks like the idea might actually work.
“But putting your car on a ferry is so fun!” some say to me. “It’s so novel and thrilling!” others exclaim. Both of those statements are false. For me, cars on boats are a dreaded combination and preferable if avoided at all costs.
Friends, I come to you with a heavy heart, for I am at a loss.
No matter which explanation you spin, the Earth’s ice caps are showing a sustained reduction in ice. In the case of the Arctic, this means the ice bridging together the Canadian archipelago is fading away and opening up new waterways that could have a massive impact on the global economy.