Maritime Musings > January 2010
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Beaufort scale
A useful measure for describing wind speed based on observed sea conditions

Posted to Maritime Musings by Dennis Bryant on 1/1/2010 7:03:00 AM | with 1 comments


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United States Customs Service
From fiscal agent to trade and security monitor

Posted to Maritime Musings by Dennis Bryant on 1/15/2010 7:00:00 AM | with 0 comments


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Marine protected areas
While generally a good concept, proper development and implementation is vital

Posted to Maritime Musings by Dennis Bryant on 1/8/2010 7:00:00 AM | with 5 comments


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Hanseatic League
A northern European group of merchants that, for some years, was a significant maritime and military power

Posted to Maritime Musings by Dennis Bryant on 1/12/2010 7:00:00 AM | with 0 comments


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Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal
An example of the law of unintended consequences

Posted to Maritime Musings by Dennis Bryant on 1/5/2010 7:00:00 AM | with 9 comments


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DUKW
A versatile amphibious vehicle surviving long past expectations

Posted to Maritime Musings by Dennis Bryant on 1/19/2010 7:00:00 AM | with 4 comments


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Edmund M. Blunt
Forgotten pioneer of nautical charting and publishing in the United States

Posted to Maritime Musings by Dennis Bryant on 1/22/2010 7:00:00 AM | with 0 comments


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COSPAS-SARSAT
The multi-national satellite-based distress alert detection and notification system

Posted to Maritime Musings by Dennis Bryant on 1/26/2010 7:00:00 AM | with 2 comments


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Particularly Sensitive Sea Areas
Areas of the marine environment that need special protection through action by the IMO because of their significance for recognized ecological, socio-economic, scientific attributes, where such attributes may be vulnerable to damage by international shipping activities

Posted to Maritime Musings by Dennis Bryant on 1/29/2010 7:00:00 AM | with 1 comments


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Load Line
The load line is a means of quickly ascertaining that a ship has sufficient freeboard and reserve buoyancy to remain afloat in the waters in which it is likely to navigate

Posted to Maritime Musings by Dennis Bryant on 2/2/2010 7:00:00 AM | with 2 comments


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AIS
A navigation safety tool with a rapidly increasing number of applications – some appropriate, some questionable

Posted to Maritime Musings by Dennis Bryant on 1/25/2010 2:25:09 PM | with 1 comments


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Binnacle
The stand on which a compass is mounted, and a piece of maritime history

Posted to Maritime Musings by Dennis Bryant on 2/5/2010 7:00:00 AM | with 0 comments