Tag Archives: China

China takes a Great Leap Forward in the Concrete Carrier Arms Race

As we posted last week, the US Navy has five times more aircraft carrier flight deck capacity than the rest of the world combined.   Nevertheless the Chinese have leapt ahead in the construction of a concrete air craft carrier on … Continue reading

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Extreme Sailing – A Video for a Monday Morning

Day 3 of the Extreme Sailing Series in Qingdao, China provided more than a few thrills and spills among the eleven “eXtreme 40” catamarans engaged in what has been described as “close combat racing.” DAY 3: EXTREME! A major collision, … Continue reading

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Skimmer “A Whale” Sails for Dalian, China Spill

Lloyds List is reporting that the Skimmer “A Whale” which failed to collect significant amounts of oil in the Gulf of mexico from the BP spill is now en-route to the major spill in Dalian, China.  The more concentrated oil on the … Continue reading

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Shipbuilding: China Overtakes Korea; Avondale to Shutdown

For the first time since 2003, Korean shipyards have lost their position as the  world’s number one shipbuilder to China. China overtakes Korea in shipbuilding deliveries According to Clarkson Research Services Ltd., a London-based market research firm, Korean shipbuilding companies … Continue reading

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China oil spill a ‘severe threat’

Sadly the Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico is not the only ongoing major oil spill. China oil spill doubles in size, is deemed ‘severe threat’ China’s largest reported oil spill more than doubled in size to 165 square miles … Continue reading

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Voyage of the Sloop Experiment

Having sailed last week on the Hudson River sloop, Clearwater, a voyage by another Hudson River sloop came to mind.  In 1785 the Hudson River sloop Experiment was only the second ship from the young American republic to sail to China. … Continue reading

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