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Tuesday, October 27, 2020



Kort nozzle

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on February 14, 2012

A Kort nozzle is a hydrodynamically-designed shroud that encircles a ship’s propeller just outside the blade tips. The entire assembly of the propeller and the nozzle is referred to as a ducted propeller. The concept of the ducted propeller…

War of Jenkins’ Ear

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on July 15, 2011

Relations between Spain and Great Britain during the 1730’s were strained to say the least. Spain had granted to British ships extensive trading rights in Spanish colonies in the Americas and now rued the decision. There were numerous confrontations…

Propeller Club Seattle Hosts IMO Secretary General

Posted to MarineNews Notes (by Raina Clark) on September 16, 2010

To put the work of mariners in perspective, the Secretary General pointed out that while the world’s population is somewhere around 6.5 billion, and waterborne shipping moves 90% of all trade for that population, there are only about 1.5 million mariners in the world to service that trade. Mr.

Is Maritime Security too Important to be Left to Professionals?

Posted to Martin Rushmere (by Martin Rushmere) on August 5, 2010

And so it goes, with politicians second guessing maritime professionals. This week's example is brought by House members Bennie Thompson, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, Edward Markey and Jerrold Nadler, who are not exactly…