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What is wave power?
Wave power for electricity generation involves capturing the energy of waves to produce power. The machine that does this is called a...
How is subsea cable repaired?
It’s Fun Fact Friday and today we’re going to talk about repairing submarine cables. Submarine data cables are located under the ocean,...
How do pipelay vessels work?
It’s Fun Fact Friday and today we’re going to take a look at pipe laying vessels! Pipelay vessels are any ships that install pipe on the...
North Sea Giant - Fun Facts
It’s Fun Fact Friday and we’re taking a look at the North Sea Giant! The North Sea Giant is the world’s tallest, and one of the world’s...
How do jack-ups work?
It’s Fun Fact Friday and we’re going to take a look at jack-ups. These rigs use retractable legs to stand above the waterline and perform...
Neptune, the world's largest jack-up
It’s Fun Fact Friday and we’re going to take a quick look at the Neptune jack-up, the world’s largest jack-up vessel. What exactly is a...
How do cable lay vessels work?
It’s Fun Fact Friday and today we’re going to take a closer look at cable lay vessels, why they’re needed, and how they operate. So, why...
Image Credit: Jordan Valinsky. Popular Mechanics. This Fun Fact Friday we are taking a look at Navy ships. The United States Navy has...
9 of the Largest Offshore Wind Farms
There’s been a lot of news about increasingly large wind farms such as the planned Empire Wind and Beacon Wind projects off the east...
Fun Facts about the world's largest vessel, Pioneering Spirit
It’s Fun Fact Friday and this week we’re talking about the world’s largest vessel by gross tonnage, the Pioneering Spirit. The concept...
Marine Propulsion Methods
It’s Fun Fact Friday and today we’re looking at marine propulsion, or more simply, how vessels move in the water. Paddles and sails were...
How does large-scale energy storage work?
It’s Fun Fact Friday and today we’re going to take a look at energy storage. Power demands fluctuate throughout the 24 hour cycle,...
Fun Facts about the SSCV Sleipnir
It’s Fun Fact Friday and today we’re going to take a look at some of the fun facts about the SSCV Sleipnir, the world’s largest crane...
What is an icebreaker?
First things first, what is an icebreaker? An icebreaker is a vessel built to move through ice-covered waters, such as those near the...
Dec 31, 2020
Movie Review: Last Breath
Image Credit: IMDB Powerful. That’s how I would describe the movie Last Breath. Going into the movie, I knew it was a true story, which...
Dec 11, 2020
Fun facts about the RSV Nuyina icebreaker research vessel
Nuyina under tow to finish construction. Image Credit: Australian Antarctic Program. It’s Fun Fact Friday and today we’re going to take a...
Dec 4, 2020
What’s the difference between AC and DC power?
This Fun Fact Friday we’re going to take a look at the differences between alternating and direct current. We’ll start with Edison and...
Nov 27, 2020
What is an Offshore Support Vessel, or OSV?
Offshore Support Vessels, also known as Offshore Supply Vessels, are specialty ships designed for operating on the ocean, serving...
Nov 20, 2020
How do undersea data cables work?
Have you ever wondered how a YouTube video can be sent across the world in milliseconds? Or how can you video chat with a friend in...
Nov 13, 2020
How do tugboats work?
Tugs are special boats that assist other vessels into and out of port. The primary purpose of these boats is to help move larger ships by...