It’s an ongoing debate and race between ship builders: who has the biggest ship? We’ll talk about the most humongous ones, past and present, and why really, really big is sometimes just too much and not a good idea.
So much has been written and said about the Titanic that most people know a lot about her and her disastrous fate. But one thing is less well known: the wreck of this famous ship made life at sea much safer for those who came later. Many positive changes happened in the aftermath that persist and have been improved upon to this day to make seagoing safer for all.
In the work environment on board ship, where people from different countries are working together, often sharing vital formation over staticy radio transmissions, the jargon “Seaspeak” was developed to help mariners understand one another despite their differences.
Scientists have found a way to predictably create giant rogue waves in a laboratory setting. This discovery and understanding the conditions that create rogue waves, could eventually allow mariners to predict and avoid rogues. They’re massive, seemingly out-of-nowhere giant waves that rise up suddenly, and damage or sink even large vessels.
Today we hear a Northwest News Network story by correspondent Tom Banse, all about the restoration of this iconic PNW ship, which could be invaluable on the Columbia River in a disaster.
The Coast Guard found a group of stranded kayakers on and island near Seattle. They first found their kayaks floating, after the rising tide carried them away.