Posts Tagged “Technology Series”

On board the SL Herbert

On board the SL Herbert

Last week we were invited to ride along while the tug SL Herbert escorted the cement bulker Alcem Lugait into the Port of Townsville. The SL Herbert is modern Damen ASD Tug 2810 designed for towing, mooring and fire-fighting operations. The vessel is 94.22 ft (28.67m) long with a 34.22 ft (10.43m) beam and 15.94…

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On board the Aurora Australis

On board the Aurora Australis

Earlier this week, we took a Tassielink bus into Hobart for the day to tour the Australian icebreaker and supply ship Aurora Australis. The ship was in town briefly to take on cargo for a resupply run to Australia’s Antarctic stations Mawson and Davis. Mawson is 67° 36′ south, at the edge of the Antarctic…

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2015 Moth Worlds

2015 Moth Worlds

Last week we left Dirona in Hobart and flew to Melbourne to attend the final two days of the Moth World Championships. Moths are 11-foot, 61.7-pound, foil-equipped racing sailboats capable of upwards of 30 knots. They’re as incredible to watch as they are difficult to sail. This year’s Moth Worlds had a record 158 entrants,…

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Team Oracle USA Foiling Camp

Team Oracle USA Foiling Camp

In 2012, we were fortunate to be in San Francisco during America’s Cup season. We watched an

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Drone aerial photography

Drone aerial photography

Earlier this month, Daniel Buchmueller and Fabian Hensel dropped by to visit. They were in town working on a remote-control drone they built to do image acquisition for geospatial applications. They did a few test flights over Dirona and nearby Ala Moana park. The arial photographs there were able to take of the boat and…

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America’s Cup Racing

America’s Cup Racing

A decade ago, as we watched the America’s Cup races in New Zealand on TV, we longed to watch a race in person from the water. Last week, we got our chance. The current America’s Cup defender is the Golden Gate Yacht Club on San Francisco Bay. The races scheduled for October 2-7th have been…

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On Board the Hanjin Oslo

On Board the Hanjin Oslo

Earlier this month, we got a chance to tour the Hanjin Oslo at Seattle’s Terminal 46. We had an incredible time–we watched the ship come in, toured the yard, and best of all, were given a detailed onboard tour that included the machinery. The above photo of us on the bridge wing was taken by…

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On Board the Hanjin Oslo: Sneak Preview

On Board the Hanjin Oslo: Sneak Preview

We’ve just returned from an incredible tour of the Hanjin Oslo at Seattle’s Terminal 46, courtesy of Peter Kim, who supervises the Hanjin container ports in the Puget Sound and Washington state. The scope and scale of the ship is amazing, and the Hanjin operation is extremely professional. We’ll be posting a more detailed description,…

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