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Thursday, February 9, 2023



Petrobras Expands CENPES Research Center

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News (by Claudio Paschoa) on October 12, 2010

With the expansion the complex on Fundão Island will occupy more than 300 thousand m² making it one of the largest centers of applied research in the world. There will be various laboratories designed to meet the technological demands of Petrobras’ business areas…


Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on August 27, 2010

The Sound Surveillance System (SOSUS) is a US Navy program, initiated in the early 1950’s, to track Soviet or other potentially hostile submarines. It consists of a series of hydrophones strategically placed on seamounts and continental slopes…

Portolan charts

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on May 21, 2010

The word portolan is derived from an Italian term meaning “related to a port or harbor”. The portolan chart provided a realistic description of harbors and coastlines within the covered area. They were particularly prevalent in Italy, Spain, and Portugal from the 1300’s through the 1500’s.

Old Salts Need to Broaden Their Vision

Posted to Martin Rushmere (by Martin Rushmere) on May 20, 2010

This month 150 Old Salts plus advisors berthed for the first time at the Capitol to tell Congress their thoughts on the future of US merchant marine policy and ways to keep maritime commerce healthy. Dubbed the "Maritime Congressional Sail-In"…