Todays picture is called “Ship Handling”. A former Captain of mine and myself thought we should have some fun, and we made two pictures, and called them “Ship Handling training”. And he sent the pictures to the Main Office, where most people thought it was funny, except one person. His immediate superior shoreside. I guess, […]Today’s picture. — Travelling storyteller.
There aren’t too many places left in the world where the practice of ship breaking—scrapping old ships for metal—can still exist. These days, environmental and labor regulations in the developed world have displaced the practice to India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan, where cargo carriers are salvaged for their steel. The largest vessels wind up on the […]This is the world’s cheapest place to scrap ships. — Travelling storyteller.
Today’s picture is about misunderstood Green energy. Imagine what recourses and energi it takes for each of the 20 000 windmills they have to do this with regularly the whole winter. Most of these windmills have to be subsidized with up to 20% of their own operational costs. Sure, any thinking individual should know by […]Today’s picture. — Travelling storyteller.
Have you ever wondered why ship accidents take place and in such situations why can’t ships just hit the brakes to stop as you would do with a car? Well, of course, because ships don’t have brakes! But why? Well, the first thing is that ship moves on water! How do you even brake in […]How Ships Stop If They Don’t Have Brakes? — Travelling storyteller.
A wind-powered giant sailboat called “Oceanbird” could change the way we ship cargo. The innovative Swedish technology will make it possible to power the large oceangoing vessels by wind. Wallenius Marine’s Oceanbird is a concept for a PCTC (Pure Car and Truck Carrier) with capacity to carry 7,000 cars. People have been sailing for thousands of years. A hundred years […]This Wind-Powered Gigantic Cargo Ship Will Carry 7,000 Cars Across the Atlantic. — Travelling storyteller.
Today’s picture is about….. being sunburned. I wonder how many times in my life I have gotten sunburned. I know it is stupid to NOT put on the sun block, and still I end up in the same situation. During my career, this have happened again and again, while working on a cruise ship. I […]Today’s picture. — Travelling storyteller.
Remember when we could do this? We were smoking everywhere those days. In offices, on the Bridge, in cabins, restaurants, and even on airplanes. Ahhh, a simpler time. But how stupid could it be? We know a little bit more about this these days. And here is one from the Navy, with the cig. A […]Today’s picture. — Travelling storyteller.
Wind turbines are slaughtering millions of birds and bats annually, according to the latest research by a charity group in America that is actually honest. These alarming statistics though seem not to bother charity groups in the UK who are meant to be responsible for protecting these creatures. As we have previously pointed out the […]Wind farms killing ’20 times more eagles than previously thought’, yet RSPB turn blind eye. — Travelling storyteller.
If you happens to be in Bangkok, Thailand, and you plan to stay in that area for a few days, one of the things you should visit, except for all the other regular touristy spots, are the two cemeteries from world war 2. The cemeteries are located near the city of Kanchanaburi, located about 125 […]River Kwai bridge and the Chungkai war cemetery. — Travelling storyteller.
Today’s picture is an interesting one. Why? Because this is a picture of a flag, which most people would never ever be able to recognize. Since this Blog is mainly (except a few posts here and there) travel related, is this picture actually relevant. It is namely the Official flag of the “Travellers”. Or the […]Today’s picture. — Travelling storyteller.