September 2011

High tech comes in many flavors. Some of it is just completely new like the Lever building in New York City or maybe an IPad, but I like high tech when it reaches back and reaches forward. In yacht design occasionally I get to see such instances. I particularly like those designs that use wood in novel ways. Last week I finally got the chance to sail on a 1980's Dick Newick wooden trimaran that has been taunting me on its mooring on the river near my house for many years (I am digressing a little here, bear with me). 

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Rik van Hemmen's picture
Monday, September 19th, 2011

World Maritime Day


The world is filled with anniversities, commemorations and memorials.


IMO also has special days and September 29, 2011 will be World Maritime Day. It would be easy to be cynical about yet another "special" day. But if there can be a national pickle day, or even a day that commemorates the Irish, it is simply a non brainer that each year we stop for a minute and contemplate the effect of martime on the world. This year the day will take special notice of piracy and the effect it has on today's maritime commerce. 

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David Tantrum's picture
Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Port Engineers of New York Golf Outing

The Martin & Ottaway foursome consisting of Carl, Joe, Padriag and David were successful in their attempt to win the Russ Magna 2011 Annual Golf Outing held at Apple Ridge Country Club, Mahwah, NJ, on September 12, 2011.  The winning putter is shown below:


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Rik van Hemmen's picture
Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

The passing of a real engineer


Today marks the passing of a real engineer. Keith Tantlinger was the engineer who designed the shipping container components that realized Malcolm McLean's vision.


The New York Times recognized Mr. Tantlinger's importance to humanity by publishing his obituary. read more »