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USS Somers

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on September 18, 2012

The brig USS Somers, launched in April 1842, was the second vessel of the United States Navy to bear that name. Like its predecessor, it was named in honor of Lieutenant Richard Somers (1778-1804) who died with his crew when the bomb ketch Intrepid…

When, Why and Where Pilot Rate Hikes Make Sense

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on January 5, 2011

In most places where compulsory pilotage for deep draft vessels is the rule, the news that pilot rates will be going up is met with staunch opposition and a laundry list of reasons why that’s a bad idea. Typically, that’s also accompanied by…

Experiments to curtail CO2 emissions

Posted to Marine Propulsion Report (by Keith Henderson) on June 6, 2010

Three parallel projects are currently running with NYK Line ships under the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism initiative to investigate technological developments to curtail CO2 emissions from marine vessels. Project 1 concerns hull friction reduction…