Friday, May 31, 2013

5/31/2013 Ocean Robotics

HI! I'M ROBERTO A NEW STAFFER HERE AT AMERICAN ADMIRALTY BOOKS 

PLEASE BACK THE BOT......RESISTANCE IS FUTILE!

                                         

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/restoring-coral-reefs-with-robots    Loosen your wallet and click on this.

Robot Clip Art  Photo  
ROBERTO                 "7 of 9" Taught Roberto Every Thing He Knows     The Bot

I AM ROBERTO, A ROBOT. I AM PROGRAMMED TO TRACK BOT FUNDING PROGRESS. THE BOT IS CALLED CORAL BOT. IT REPAIRS CORAL REEFS. BACK THE BOT. RESISTANCE IS FUTILE. DO YOU THINK IT IS STRANGE THAT AAB HIRED A ROBOT FOR THIS FUNCTION?  YOU DON'T FIND IT STRANGE THAT THEIR STAR ANALYST IS A GIANT CATFISH? BELOW ARE SOME LINKS TO VIDEO TAPES ABOUT EXISTING OCEAN BOTS.

 WE WANT YOU TO WATCH THESE. OUR POINT IS THIS IS ALREADY PROVEN TECHNOLOGY . WE NEED MONEY TO CREATE A NEW APPLICATION. WE NEED MONEY TO CREATE NEW PROGRAMMING AND CAPABILITIES. WE NEED YOUR MONEY BECAUSE  CORPORATIONS DON'T CARE. WE NEED YOUR MONEY BECAUSE GOVERNMENTS ARE DYSFUNCTIONAL RIGHT NOW. YOU NEED A CLEAN OCEAN BECAUSE YOU HUMANS LIKE TO BREATHE. THE OCEAN IS THE BIGGEST OXYGEN GENERATOR ON THIS PLANET.
BACK THE BOT. RESISTANCE IS FUTILE.

Click Here to Back The BOT: 

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/restoring-coral-reefs-with -robots 

CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW TO SEE VIDEOS ON EXISTING WORKING SEABOTS:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ti8_Oy9GzNU-PAPA MAU Self Navigating Oceanographic Data Gatherer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZdWJ7Ox2qY Robot Oil Pollution Hunter

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=EtpTGnvnfHo -Rozalia Project Robo Clean Up Bots- More on these in the future.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTu9jDUIMus  Office of Naval research use of Bots

Seriously folks the Coral Bot is technology that only needs funding to become a reality, it is not far fetched, and it will change the entire economic dynamic of coral restoration, and move us forward towards a similar change in ocean clean up. Loosen that wallet and BACK THE BOT

Thursday, May 30, 2013

5/30/2013 Station Identification and Notice Board

WELCOME TO AMERICAN ADMIRALTY BOOKS

                    YOUR PORTAL TO THE MARITIME WORLD               

                                             THURSDAY MAY 30, 2013

                                                        
Tall sailing ships: The USCG Eagle barque, photographed off Puerto Rico in 1998 I Credit: Public domain
THE COAST GUARD CUTTER EAGLE  (PD)
                                                   

 Waving Flag #3Like Us On Face Book.....Please!

THURSDAY  MAY 30, 2013   

TO VIEW A SHORT VIDEO DESCRIBING THIS SITE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFw32RRJY98
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THE NATIONAL ANTHEM TODAY IS PERFORMED AS THE FULL VERSION, MANY AMERICANS HAVE NEVER HEARD THE COMPLETE LYRIC, WHAT IS SUNG AT MOST PUBLIC EVENTS IS A SHORTENED VERSION 

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NOTICE:   


NEW FUND RAISING PROJECT FOR THE CORAL BOT-"SWARM ROBOTICS" FOR THE REPAIR OF DISTRESSED CORAL REEFS.  http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/restoring-coral-reefs-with-robots  Please, all of you who pledged on Kick starter click on the link above and donate on indiegogo. This time we have 60 days to raise less money than was actually raised on Kick Starter. The Bot still needs money beyond that but setting the fund raising efforts in smaller increments makes it is more likely that the funds will actually be delivered . The present 60 day $30,000 goal is easily achievable it is less than was actually pledged on Kick Starter.

  PUT THIS BOT TO WORK! http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/restoring-coral-reefs-with-robots

Ocean Bots: Learn about, and hopefully contribute to the development of these diving robots intended to help repair the world's damaged coral reefs . To learn more about the Coral Bot and its team of developers  or to contact them  click here:  http://www.coralbots.org/   

SWARM ROBOTICS,   A  " HIVE MIND" BENT ON THE COMMON GOOD, CORAL REEFS These are all terrible things to waste. 

WE STILL "BACK THE BOT" WE URGE YOU TO CONTRIBUTE AND WE'LL KEEP YOU POSTED ON PROGRESS RIGHT HERE.

TO CONTRIBUTE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW:
 http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/restoring-coral-reefs-with-robots

Yesterday a little over $1,000 was raised 57 days to go on this solicitation.
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THE BIG LINKS LOCKER:

UNLOCKING THE MARITIME WORLD: Our mission is literally to  unlock the maritime world by making all English language maritime data easy to find,  available, evaluated when possible, and affordable. We suggest checking our subject pages to your right first, by clicking on the subject section most like your particular interest. These pages will bring you to short introductions,  free links, free videos, book reviews and book lists on the subjects. If that doesn't answer your question come back here and click any of the "super links" below that appear most appropriate, the broadest and most general is hyper linked just below. This is an entire web site of nothing but links to maritime websites and blogs of every description.

"The Mother of All Maritime Links": 
http://www.boat-links.com/boatlink.html#top 


If you don't find the book you need among those we have reviewed so far or linked to click into the Amazon general search engine via the link below or as provided within our special interest sections which you reach by clicking on their titles listed to your right.

GENERAL MARITIME BOOK SEARCH :

We think the following links to major sites aligned with our "Special Interest Pages" can often provide answers to commonly asked questions:

ADMIRALTY or MARITIME LAW:


Note: The Cornell site when you arrive in the Admiralty section has two tabs : "Overview" and "Resources". If you are doing legal research the "Resources" tab is a fast route into most relevant statutes, and regulations, Supreme Court Cases, and even some state cases.

GENERAL MARITIME NEWS
WORLD MARITIME NEWS:

MARITIME TV: Videos and television broadcasts on all manner of maritime subjects http://www.maritimetv.com/



NAVAL HISTORY:

Naval History Blog, Joint Effort of the U.S. Naval Institute and the Naval history and heritage Command.

http://www.navalhistory.org/

NAVAL NEWS:
USNI NEWS:  http://news.usni.org/author/slagrone  

A NAVAL NEWS CLIPPING SERVICE: NOSI Naval Open Source Intelligence:

http://www.nosi.org/


OCEANOGRAPHY: The Scripts Institute

http://scrippsnews.ucsd.edu

SHIP RESEARCH: 

SHIPINDEX.ORG

Find publications that mention a particular ship recently or deep into recorded history:  http://www.shipindex.org/  limited free service very reasonable short and long term subscriptions.

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NEWS OF NAMAZU THE EARTH SHAKER
NAMAZU, giant Japanese catfish former demigod, turned maritime analyst
Namazu is our senior maritime analyst and star commentator, many visitors check in just to see what the giant catfish has to say lately. When he has something new we post it in this space. Other wise his stuff is all over the blog postings, and an index to his posts is in the INDEX AND FINDING AIDS SECTION.. At the end of last Thursday's s second posting Namazu predicts the most probable year for the start of the China vs Japan, Philippines, and U.S. naval war over the islands of the China Seas. On Memorial Day  he retold the story of Sgt. Reckless the Marine corps horse, and non biped war heroine.
Today Namazu is hard at work doing the project he always dreamed of. We still can't afford that cube farm full of researchers dedicated to his self selected projects that he keeps asking for. But we gave him temporary command of every junior researcher available for his next project which will track the path from :minimal regulatory compliance to Operational excellence in ocean mineral exploration and production, with an insightful look at how present applicants for High Arctic drilling permits stack up on that long curve between "minimal regulatory compliance" and "Operational excellence"

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SCROLL DOWN FROM HERE:  To read today's posts and keep scrolling to read older posts, or click on a date for posts in the right hand column.

IN THE BLOG SPACE TODAY: Not in order of occurrence: (1) Another Cruise incident (2) Back The Bot progress report (3) Attention Teachers et al

SPECIAL INTEREST PAGES SUCH AS ADMIRALTY LAW, DIVING, FISHING, BOAT BUILDING ,ETC. : Click on the title of interest in the column on your right.
5/30/2013 Merchant Marine Interest

ANOTHER CRUISE SHIP MAJOR MALFUNCTION 

        People If You Value Your Health And Safety Boycott Open registry Cruise Lines.



cruise ship in port
Public domain image of cruise ship in port by Dusan Bicanski

From Huff Post TRAVEL: 

Fire Breaks Out Aboard Royal Caribbean's Cruise Ship Grandeur Of The Seas


BALTIMORE — A fire that broke out aboard a Royal Caribbean ship Monday did enough damage that the rest of the cruise was canceled and the company said the more than 2,200 passengers will be flown from the Bahamas back to Baltimore where the trip began.
The fire that began at 2:50 a.m. Monday was extinguished about two hours later with no injuries reported. A cause wasn't immediately known. The Grandeur of the Seas, which left Baltimore on Friday, never lost power and was able to sail into port in Freeport, Bahamas, Monday afternoon. It had been planned to be a seven-night cruise.
Royal Caribbean said on its website and through social media that executives met with passengers in port and that the cruise line is arranging flights for all 2,224 guests on Tuesday. It said passengers will receive a full refund of their fare and a certificate for a future cruise.
EDITORIAL NOTE: If you recall our previous coverage of "open registry "cruise lines starting over a year ago with the  grounding in Italy, and running through more recent fires, mechanical failures, and disease out breaks you shouldn't be surprised to be reading about another bunch of American passengers going home happy to be alive but minus their vacation time without  any real vacation. The problem people, is something that Namazu is going to address in the near future and its called "operational excellence". Its what you need to run complex marine operations like cruise liners with a reasonable expectation of being able to deliver as advertised. The accidents we have been reading about all year and into last year are happening on cruise ships, some American owned ,but registered in foreign nations offering "open registries". . Far too many of the big cruise operators have opted to flag out and go with these open registries like Liberia and Panama. They do this to control costs on both labor and safety and security. Their ships may be large and opulent and full of passenger amenities, but that also means that they are complex mechanisms operating in the dynamic sea environment. When a cruise ship operator begins his safety program by aiming at the low hanging fruit that we know of as minimal regulatory compliance, and then selects from the flags that have the lowest level of regulatory compliance standards it is impossible for such an operator to ever achieve anything near "operational excellence". Operational excellence is that proactive preventative maintenance and operational planning, and discipline in daily operations that stops bad things from happening before they start. Operational excellence can't evolve from minimal regulatory compliance with a minimal standard flag state set of rules.
 We'd be the first to tell you that cruising has a lot to recommend it as a vacation alternative. We wish we could tell you that there are all sorts of American flag alternatives but in fact they are limited. There are large river cruise vessels under the American flag and some small, yacht like coastal cruisers and these are all delightful trips with companies with cracker jack performance records. But there are no American Flag full sized ocean cruise vessels. This is the fault of Congress and it decades long failure to establish a coherent American commercial maritime policy. But there are other true national flag operators out there. Great Britain and Norway each have cruise ships under their own flag and officered by their own nationals, and regulated by their own Boards of Trade with excellent performance and safety records. We haven't reviewed their records and couldn't tell you if such national lines have actually achieved "operational excellence", but they don't have the accident records of the open registries and they must maintain a state of "robust compliance" with the more extensive national shipping codes of real seafaring states. Here are a couple of contacts:

The  P&O Line of Great Britain  http://www.pocruises.com/cruise-experience/why-po-cruises/  Generally British and Common wealth Flags, British owned, British regulated.
About 7 ships of various sizes offering cruises throughout the World, including occasionally Seattle to Alaska via the Canadian Inside Passage. This is a 175 year old line and recognized as perhaps the best in the world. They charge a little more than the open registries competition but the service is better and you are far less likely to have your vacation interrupted by a safety issue.

A more reliable open registry or "semi open registry"the Bahamas: Quite a few cruise lines have ships registered in the Bahamas which is a British Commonwealth flag with stricter safety regulations than most of the other open registries. Officers are usually British or Common wealth nationals with uniform British inspired training and standards.

REMEMBER THAT WHEN YOU STEP ABOARD A CRUISE SHIP ONCE IT LEAVES AMERICAN WATERS IT HAS LEFT AMERICAN LAW BEHIND. At least with a British or common wealth flag you will be under a legal regime  that shares its roots with the American system, conducts tribunals in English, and is rarely corrupt. The flag state of your cruise ship counts. Know before you go.
                                                                                                                            
5/30/2013 ATTENTION TEACHERS, CAREER SEEKERS, AND CAREER CHANGERS




ATTENTION TEACHERS, CAREER COUNSELORS, LIBRARIANS, CAREER SEEKERS AND CAREER CHANGERS:

 CHECK OUT OUR "MARINE ENGINEERING SECTION" EVEN IF YOU AREN'T PARTICULARLY INTERESTED IN MARINE ENGINEERING.


Marine Engineering Yesterday

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Marine Engineering Yesterday

Even if you are not particularly interested in marine engineering just now, if you are responsible for assisting people with searches for career information or if you are seeking career information please have at look at our new "Marine Engineering" section. We have incorporated a career information format into this section without making it a career information page per se. You will find a great deal of information on marine engineering, and  how to start a marine engineering career, find training, view videos of what the work day is like etc. While we still provide general information and book reviews for the existing marine professionals we've made the career information easier to find and identify. We've even gone a step beyond by addressing the related, but shore based occupations of Operating, Power, or Stationary Engineers. In coming days and weeks we will be integrating more of this type of format into our other special interest pages that focus on identifiable maritime career areas. There is a great deal of such information in those pages now including MERCHANT MARINE INTERESTS and NAVAL INTERESTS, even BOAT BUILDING. But we are going to provide more career starting information in each of these in the future while maintaining  the pages as reference resources for practicing professionals in their respective spheres. We would appreciate visits and comments from career seekers, career changers, teachers, guidance counselors, librarians etc on the Marine Engineering section and how we did with our first attempt at enhancing entry level career information while avoiding producing a special interest page focused primarily on entry level concerns. Feedback on the Marine Engineering section will drive changes in several other sections.

                                                                                                                            
5/30/2013 Back the Bot


BACK THE BOT! Click on http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/restoring-coral-reefs-with-robots


Photo   

Back The Bot...Resistance is Futile....They'll just keep running these posts until the entire hive of diving bots is funded. 

THE CORAL BOT, A SWARM OF THESE BABIES COULD REPLANT A DAMAGED CORAL REEF BEFORE YOU COULD SPELL "CORAL REGENERATION"

Get the latest on "7 of 9's" thoughts on the bot at Jeri Ryan's g+ circle

https://plus.google.com/u/0/+JeriRyan/posts

Learn more about Bots today athttp://www.coralbots.org/ 

About $28,000 more to go to reach this first incremental funding goal. Reach deep donate often, a swarm of swimming droids is a terrible thing to waste.




Wednesday, May 29, 2013

5/29/2013 Station Identification and Message Board

WELCOME TO AMERICAN ADMIRALTY BOOKS

                    YOUR PORTAL TO THE MARITIME WORLD               

                                             WEDNESDAY MAY 29, 2013

                                                        
Tall sailing ships: The USCG Eagle barque, photographed off Puerto Rico in 1998 I Credit: Public domain
THE COAST GUARD CUTTER EAGLE  (PD)
                                                   

 Waving Flag #3

WEDNESDAY  MAY 29, 2013   

TO VIEW A SHORT VIDEO DESCRIBING THIS SITE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFw32RRJY98
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THE NATIONAL ANTHEM TODAY IS PERFORMED AS THE FULL VERSION, MANY AMERICANS HAVE NEVER HEARD THE COMPLETE LYRIC, WHAT IS SUNG AT MOST PUBLIC EVENTS IS A SHORTENED VERSION 

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NOTICE:   


NEW FUND RAISING PROJECT FOR THE CORAL BOT-"SWARM ROBOTICS" FOR THE REPAIR OF DISTRESSED CORAL REEFS.  http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/restoring-coral-reefs-with-robots  Please, all of you who pledged on Kick starter click on the link above and donate on indegogo. This time we have 60 days to raise less money than was actually raised on Kick Starter. The Bot still needs money beyond that but setting the fund raising efforts in smaller increments makes it is more likely that the funds will actually be delivered . The present 60 day $30,000 goal is easily achievable it is less than was actually pledged on Kick Starter

  PUT THIS BOT TO WORK! http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/restoring-coral-reefs-with-robots

Ocean Bots: Learn about, and hopefully contribute to the development of these diving robots intended to help repair the world's damaged coral reefs .Even though the KickStarter Project ended you can probably contribute directly. To learn more about the Coral Bot and its team of developers  or to contact them about donating click here:  http://www.coralbots.org/   
SWARM ROBOTICS,   A  " HIVE MIND" BENT ON THE COMMON GOOD, CORAL REEFS These are all terrible things to waste. 

WE STILL "BACK THE BOT" WE URGE YOU TO CONTRIBUTE AND WE'LL KEEP YOU POSTED ON PROGRESS RIGHT HERE. http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/restoring-coral-reefs-with-robots


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THE BIG LINKS LOCKER:

UNLOCKING THE MARITIME WORLD: Our mission is literally to  unlock the maritime world by making all English language maritime data easy to find,  available, evaluated when possible, and affordable. We suggest checking our subject pages to your right first, by clicking on the subject section most like your particular interest. These pages will bring you to short introductions,  free links, free videos, book reviews and book lists on the subjects. If that doesn't answer your question come back here and click any of the "super links" below that appear most appropriate, the broadest and most general is hyper linked just below. This is an entire web site of nothing but links to maritime websites and blogs of every description.

"The Mother of All Maritime Links": 
http://www.boat-links.com/boatlink.html#top 


If you don't find the book you need among those we have reviewed so far or linked to click into the Amazon general search engine via the link below or as provided within our special interest sections which you reach by clicking on their titles listed to your right.

GENERAL MARITIME BOOK SEARCH :

We think the following links to major sites aligned with our "Special Interest Pages" can often provide answers to commonly asked questions:

ADMIRALTY or MARITIME LAW:


Note: The Cornell site when you arrive in the Admiralty section has two tabs : "Overview" and "Resources". If you are doing legal research the "Resources" tab is a fast route into most relevant statutes, and regulations, Supreme Court Cases, and even some state cases.

GENERAL MARITIME NEWS
WORLD MARITIME NEWS:

MARITIME TV: Videos and television broadcasts on all manner of maritime subjects http://www.maritimetv.com/



NAVAL HISTORY:

Naval History Blog, Joint Effort of the U.S. Naval Institute and the Naval history and heritage Command.

http://www.navalhistory.org/

NAVAL NEWS:
USNI NEWS:  http://news.usni.org/author/slagrone  

A NAVAL NEWS CLIPPING SERVICE: NOSI Naval Open Source Intelligence:

http://www.nosi.org/


OCEANOGRAPHY: The Scripts Institute

http://scrippsnews.ucsd.edu

SHIP RESEARCH: 

SHIPINDEX.ORG

Find publications that mention a particular ship recently or deep into recorded history:  http://www.shipindex.org/  limited free service very reasonable short and long term subscriptions.

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NEWS OF NAMAZU THE EARTH SHAKER
NAMAZU, giant Japanese catfish former demigod, turned maritime analyst
Namazu is our senior maritime analyst and star commentator, many visitors check in just to see what the giant catfish has to say lately. When he has something new we post it in this space. Other wise his stuff is all over the blog postings, and an index to his posts is in the INDEX AND FINDING AIDS SECTION.. At the end of last Thursday's s second posting Namazu predicts the most probable year for the start of the China vs Japan, Philippines, and U.S. naval war over the islands of the China Seas. On Memorial Day  he retold the story of Sgt. Reckless the Marine corps horse, and non biped war heroine.
Today Namazu is hard at work doing the project he always dreamed of. We still can't afford that cube farm full of researchers dedicated to his self selected projects that he keeps asking for. But we gave him temporary command of every junior researcher available for his next project which will track the path from :minimal regulatory compliance to Operational excellence in ocean mineral exploration and production, with an insightful look at how present applicants for High Arctic drilling permits stack up on that long curve between "minimal regulatory compliance" and "Operational excellence"

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SCROLL DOWN FROM HERE:  To read today's posts and keep scrolling to read older posts, or click on a date for posts in the right hand column.

IN THE BLOG SPACE TODAY: Not in order of occurrence: (1) Back the Bot, new directions in fund raising for the Coral Bot (2) Big Dragon/Little Dragon

SPECIAL INTEREST PAGES SUCH AS ADMIRALTY LAW, DIVING, FISHING, BOAT BUILDING ,ETC. : Click on the title of interest in the column on your right.
5/29/2013 HOW FAR WILL THE LITTLE DRAGON SWIM?


BIG DRAGON/LITTLE DRAGON



CHINA , THE DRAGON, CLAIMS ALL OF THE CHINA SEAS AND PARTS OF JAPAN.
SOME OF CHINA'S CLAIMS MAINTAIN THAT CERTAIN ISLANDS ARE PART OF THE CHINESE "MUNICIPALITY OF TAIWAN." TAIWAN CALLS ITSELF "THE REPUBLIC OF CHINA", BUT PARTICIPATES IN THE TERRITORIAL DISPUTES OFTEN CITING CHINA'S CLAIMS OF TERRITORY AS PART OF THE "MUNICIPALITY OF TAIWAN" AS A BASIS FOR ITS CLAIMS. IN THE SQUABBLES OVER THE TINY ISLANDS OF THE CHINA SEAS SOMETIMES TAIWAN (REPUBLIC OF CHINA) IS PLAYING LITTLE DRAGON TO THE BIG DRAGON. WE NOT LONG AGO BROUGHT YOU THE STORY CHINESE AND TAIWAN COAST GUARD LIKE SHIPS COOPERATING IN INVADING JAPANESE WATERS. TODAY WE PASS ALONG ANOTHER REPORT OF TAIWAN ACTING LIKE THE LITTLE DRAGON IN THESE UNNECESSARY DRAMAS.



The red A marks the island that Taiwan is claiming as its own, that's right the red A right off the Philippine beach near the bottom of the page. That's Taiwan up in the top right of this Google map.
The Big dragon way up there to the top left also claims the island as part of the "municipality of Taiwan". The Philippines wisely ran an old amphibious transport aground there and stations some marines on it. Had they not dome that China would have. Conveniently for the Big Dragon the Little Dragon is now screaming to high heaven that the Philippines stole their island. Click here to read all about it. http://focustaiwan.tw/news/aipl/201305250032.aspx  Our view is simple China can't claim the entire area of the China seas because the sea has far shores belonging to other nations such as the Philippines and Vietnam. Neither the big dragon nor the little one has any legitimate claim to islands uninhabited or otherwise that are located within the internationally recognized exclusive economic zones of the Philippines , Vietnam , or Japan. There are some islands that can be legitimately disputed but these are closer to equidistant from the competing claimants. The United States needs to reevaluate its commitment in blood, treasure, and steel to the self determination of Taiwan. If Taiwan is going to play little dragon to the mainland's big one why should we be providing them with ships, aircraft, guns that might be turned on ourselves and our Philippine and Japanese allies in a naval shoot out over these tiny islands?

 Here is a link to a video presentation that summarizes the various regional island disputes, turn your sound up for the narration: The link will take you to THE ECONOMISTS: http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2013/02/daily-chart-9
5/29/2013 Back the Bot



THE CORAL BOT, A SWARM OF THESE BABIES COULD REPLANT A DAMAGED CORAL REEF BEFORE YOU COULD SPELL "CORAL REGENERATION"


BACK THE BOT! Click on http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/restoring-coral-reefs-with-robots

Photo   Back The Bot...Resistance is Futile....They'll just keep running these posts until the entire hive of diving bots is funded.

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/restoring-coral-reefs-with-robots

Get the latest on "7 of 9's" thoughts on the bot at Jeri Ryan's g+ circle

https://plus.google.com/u/0/+JeriRyan/posts


Learn more about Bots today at: http://www.coralbots.org/ 

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

5/28/2013 Station Identification and Notice Board

WELCOME TO AMERICAN ADMIRALTY BOOKS

                    YOUR PORTAL TO THE MARITIME WORLD               

                                             TUESDAY MAY 28, 2013

                                                        
Tall sailing ships: The USCG Eagle barque, photographed off Puerto Rico in 1998 I Credit: Public domain
THE COAST GUARD CUTTER EAGLE  (PD)
                                                   

 Waving Flag #3

TUESDAY  MAY 28, 2013   

TO VIEW A SHORT VIDEO DESCRIBING THIS SITE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFw32RRJY98
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THE NATIONAL ANTHEM TODAY IS PERFORMED AS THE FULL VERSION, MANY AMERICANS HAVE NEVER HEARD THE COMPLETE LYRIC, WHAT IS SUNG AT MOST PUBLIC EVENTS IS A SHORTENED VERSION 

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NOTICE:   


TIME  RAN OUT ON THE BOT  "KICKSTARTER" FUNDS PROJECT. But fund raising is starting over again at  http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/restoring-coral-reefs-with-robots  Please, all of you who pledged on Kick starter click on the link above and donate on indegogo. This time we have 60 days to raise less money than was actually raised on Kick Starter. The Bot still needs money beyond that but setting the fund raising efforts in smaller increments makes it is more likely that the funds will actually be delivered . The present 60 day $30,000 goal is easily achievable it is less than was actually pledged on Kick Starter

  PUT THIS BOT TO WORK! http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/restoring-coral-reefs-with-robots

Ocean Bots: Learn about, and hopefully contribute to the development of these diving robots intended to help repair the world's damaged coral reefs .Even though the KickStarter Project ended you can probably contribute directly. To learn more about the Coral Bot and its team of developers  or to contact them about donating click here:  http://www.coralbots.org/   



WE STILL "BACK THE BOT" WE URGE YOU TO CONTRIBUTE AND WE'LL KEEP YOU POSTED ON PROGRESS RIGHT HERE. http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/restoring-coral-reefs-with-robots


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THE BIG LINKS LOCKER:

UNLOCKING THE MARITIME WORLD: Our mission is literally to  unlock the maritime world by making all English language maritime data easy to find,  available, evaluated when possible, and affordable. We suggest checking our subject pages to your right first, by clicking on the subject section most like your particular interest. These pages will bring you to short introductions,  free links, free videos, book reviews and book lists on the subjects. If that doesn't answer your question come back here and click any of the "super links" below that appear most appropriate, the broadest and most general is hyper linked just below. This is an entire web site of nothing but links to maritime websites and blogs of every description.

"The Mother of All Maritime Links": 
http://www.boat-links.com/boatlink.html#top 


If you don't find the book you need among those we have reviewed so far or linked to click into the Amazon general search engine via the link below or as provided within our special interest sections which you reach by clicking on their titles listed to your right.

GENERAL MARITIME BOOK SEARCH :

We think the following links to major sites aligned with our "Special Interest Pages" can often provide answers to commonly asked questions:

ADMIRALTY or MARITIME LAW:


Note: The Cornell site when you arrive in the Admiralty section has two tabs : "Overview" and "Resources". If you are doing legal research the "Resources" tab is a fast route into most relevant statutes, and regulations, Supreme Court Cases, and even some state cases.

GENERAL MARITIME NEWS
WORLD MARITIME NEWS:

MARITIME TV: Videos and television broadcasts on all manner of maritime subjects http://www.maritimetv.com/



NAVAL HISTORY:

Naval History Blog, Joint Effort of the U.S. Naval Institute and the Naval history and heritage Command.

http://www.navalhistory.org/

NAVAL NEWS:
USNI NEWS:  http://news.usni.org/author/slagrone  

A NAVAL NEWS CLIPPING SERVICE: NOSI Naval Open Source Intelligence:

http://www.nosi.org/


OCEANOGRAPHY: The Scripts Institute

http://scrippsnews.ucsd.edu

SHIP RESEARCH: 

SHIPINDEX.ORG

Find publications that mention a particular ship recently or deep into recorded history:  http://www.shipindex.org/  limited free service very reasonable short and long term subscriptions.

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NEWS OF NAMAZU THE EARTH SHAKER
NAMAZU, giant Japanese catfish former demigod, turned maritime analyst
Namazu is our senior maritime analyst and star commentator, many visitors check in just to see what the giant catfish has to say lately. When he has something new we post it in this space. Other wise his stuff is all over the blog postings, and an index to his posts is in the INDEX AND FINDING AIDS SECTION.. At the end of Thursday's day's second posting Namazu predicts the most probable year for the start of the China vs Japan, Philippines, and U.S. naval war over the islands of the China Seas. Yesterday he retold the story of Sgt. Reckless the Marine corps horse, and non biped war heroine.

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SCROLL DOWN FROM HERE:  To read today's posts and keep scrolling to read older posts, or click on a date for posts in the right hand column.

IN THE BLOG SPACE TODAY: Not in order of occurrence: (1) Back the Bot, new directions in fund raising for the Coral Bot (2) India submarine towed by Egypt Navy in an assist

SPECIAL INTEREST PAGES SUCH AS ADMIRALTY LAW, DIVING, FISHING, BOAT BUILDING ,ETC. : Click on the title of interest in the column on your right.
5/28/2013 Back the Bot

BACK THE BOT TODAY!  PUT THIS DROID TO WORK  

   Coral Reef
                                                           Photo Courtesy Petr Kratochvil    http://www.publicdomainpictures.net/view-image.php?image=4586&picture=coral-reef

Ocean Bots: Learn about and hopefully contribute to the development of these diving robots intended to help repair the world's damaged coral reefs. Donation funding has shifted to

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/restoring-coral-reefs-with-robots

Click on the link above, most especially if you  pledged during the KickStart drive. That drive did not meet its stated goal and as a result no funds were awarded. The shift to the Indiegogo system breaks the fund raising into smaller increments. If everyone who pledged at KickStart repledges at http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/restoring-coral-reefs-with-robots we would immediately exceed the Indiegogo goal by several thousand dollars and the funds would be quickly forwarded into bot development.

We have checked out both coral reef restoration techniques and the bot and can assure you both are on sound scientific footing. Reefs can be restored but it is diver labor intensive. Bots can replace divers and both reduce the expense of a project and increase speed of restoration. More reefs restored in shorter time at less expense. It all starts when you click here to make a pledge:

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/restoring-coral-reefs-with-robots

  

Interestingly we didn't find the Coral-bot story in the maritime trade journals but on the Google circles site of actress Jeri Ryan. Jeri backs the Bot. We can confirm its good science and achievable technology and that it will help revolutionize coral reef restoration
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This is Jeri Ryan and this is the link to her Google sitehttps://plus.google.com/u/0/+JeriRyan/posts
    JERI BACKS THE BOT . SO DOES NAMAZU

To Paraphrase Jeri's early character the "Borg" 7 of 9":
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"BACK THE BOT....RESISTANCE IS FUTILE"



BACK THE BOT   PLEDGE TODAY!
http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/restoring-coral-reefs-with-robots
 Fund drive up dates daily on the Station ID and Notice Board. Periodic reports on Coralbot progress as blog posts. We are sticking with the Bot till the Bot is sticking on the Coral. Learn more at:  http://www.coralbots.org/ 
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5/28/2013 Naval Interest


Indian Submarine INS Sindhurakshak in Distress gets Egyptian Help


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INDIAN SUBMARINE SINDHURASHAK  
EDITOR's NOTE: We never hide the fact that we admire the incredible progress made by the superbly skilled Indian Navy or shrink from our concern that so much of the present Indian fleet is made up of vessels obtained as "Craft of opportunity", including a lot of equipment from Russia. Recently on return from a Russian yard the "Tigers" as we like to call the Indian Navy ran into a rough patch as is to be expected from time to time in any navy. We are happy to pass the report on from the India Economic Times that the ship and crew are just fine and that the Egyptian Navy did a very professional job of assisting. Well done India and Egypt. But we would like to see India in more NATO standard and compatible equipment. We respect their neutrality but hope to count on them for the major international law enforcement role for the Indian Ocean. They need and deserve the best equipment and insuring that they get it is in the best interest of the West and all others with commerce passing through the Indian Ocean

Story from The Economic Times of India:
CAIRO: India's submarine INS Sindhurakshak received help from Egyptian Navy when it encountered extreme bad weather and rough sea on its way back home after mid-life up-gradation in Russia

The Sindhurakshak, a Russian Kilo Class submarine built in 1997 at Admiralteiskie Verfi shipyard in St Petersburg, underwent mid-life up-gradation. 

The Egyptian Navy towed the submarine to Port Said along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea in March, sources said. 

Welcoming the gesture, Indian ambassador to Egypt Navdeep Suri praised the professional handling by the Egyptian Navy. 

Monday, May 27, 2013

5/27/2013 Station Identification and Notice Board.

WELCOME TO AMERICAN ADMIRALTY BOOKS

                    YOUR PORTAL TO THE MARITIME WORLD                

                                             MONDAY MAY 27, 2013

                                                        MEMORIAL DAY 2013
                                                   
USS MISSOURI IN ACTION
Take a moment and click on the link below to watch THE PATH OF THE WARRIOR
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKqT0-3JV5E&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Lets Us Remember Those Who Paid The Ultimate Price For Our Freedom Today.  We Here Working At AAB Today Pause to Remember Our Friends Among The 134 Crewmen Lost On The Air Craft Carrier Forrestal on July 29, 1967 Off The Coast Of Vietnam In The Worst Air Craft Carrier Fire Since WWII.

RIP Shipmates Waving Flag #3

But Let Us Also Remember That The Generation Of American Servicemen And Women With The Highest Per Capita Rate of Combat Participation Since WWII Is The Presently Serving One.

FREEDOM IS NOT FREE

MONDAY  MAY 27, 2013   MEMORIAL DAY


TO VIEW A SHORT VIDEO DESCRIBING THIS SITE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFw32RRJY98
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THE NATIONAL ANTHEM TODAY IS PERFORMED AS THE FULL VERSION, MANY AMERICANS HAVE NEVER HEARD THE COMPLETE LYRIC, WHAT IS SUNG AT MOST PUBLIC EVENTS IS A SHORTENED VERSION 

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NOTICE:   


TIME  RAN OUT ON THE BOT  "KICKSTARTER" FUNDS PROJECT. WE HOPE THIS IS JUST A DELAY AND NOT THE END OF THE PROJECT. 

  Ocean Bots: Learn about, and hopefully contribute to the development of these diving robots intended to help repair the world's damaged coral reefs .Even though the KickStarter Project ended you can probably contribute directly. To learn more about the Coral Bot and its team of developers click here:  http://www.coralbots.org/  to contact the Coral Bot team click here: http://www.coralbots.org/ 

The deadline for contributing to the Kick Starter program was 06:13 Monday morning 5/27/2013.
We post the daily opening station ID at midnight EST. At that time the goal had not been reached.
This is not the end of the Bots however. There is no reason why all those who did pledge can't make a direct contribution, contact the Bot team at http://www.coralbots.org/.

WE STILL "BACK THE BOT" WE URGE YOU TO CONTRIBUTE AND WE'LL KEEP YOU POSTED ON PROGRESS RIGHT HERE.


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THE BIG LINKS LOCKER:

UNLOCKING THE MARITIME WORLD: Our mission is literally to  unlock the maritime world by making all English language maritime data easy to find,  available, evaluated when possible, and affordable. We suggest checking our subject pages to your right first, by clicking on the subject section most like your particular interest. These pages will bring you to short introductions,  free links, free videos, book reviews and book lists on the subjects. If that doesn't answer your question come back here and click any of the "super links" below that appear most appropriate, the broadest and most general is hyper linked just below. This is an entire web site of nothing but links to maritime websites and blogs of every description.

"The Mother of All Maritime Links": 
http://www.boat-links.com/boatlink.html#top 


If you don't find the book you need among those we have reviewed so far or linked to click into the Amazon general search engine via the link below or as provided within our special interest sections which you reach by clicking on their titles listed to your right.

GENERAL MARITIME BOOK SEARCH :

We think the following links to major sites aligned with our "Special Interest Pages" can often provide answers to commonly asked questions:

ADMIRALTY or MARITIME LAW:


Note: The Cornell site when you arrive in the Admiralty section has two tabs : "Overview" and "Resources". If you are doing legal research the "Resources" tab is a fast route into most relevant statutes, and regulations, Supreme Court Cases, and even some state cases.

GENERAL MARITIME NEWS
WORLD MARITIME NEWS:

MARITIME TV: Videos and television broadcasts on all manner of maritime subjects http://www.maritimetv.com/



NAVAL HISTORY:

Naval History Blog, Joint Effort of the U.S. Naval Institute and the Naval history and heritage Command.

http://www.navalhistory.org/

NAVAL NEWS:
USNI NEWS:  http://news.usni.org/author/slagrone  

A NAVAL NEWS CLIPPING SERVICE: NOSI Naval Open Source Intelligence:

http://www.nosi.org/


OCEANOGRAPHY: The Scripts Institute

http://scrippsnews.ucsd.edu

SHIP RESEARCH: 

SHIPINDEX.ORG

Find publications that mention a particular ship recently or deep into recorded history:  http://www.shipindex.org/  limited free service very reasonable short and long term subscriptions.

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NEWS OF NAMAZU THE EARTH SHAKER
NAMAZU, giant Japanese catfish former demigod, turned maritime analyst
Namazu is our senior maritime analyst and star commentator, many visitors check in just to see what the giant catfish has to say lately. When he has something new we post it in this space. Other wise his stuff is all over the blog postings, and an index to his posts is in the INDEX AND FINDING AIDS SECTION.. At the end of Thursday's day's second posting Namazu predicts the most probable year for the start of the China vs Japan, Philippines, and U.S. naval war over the islands of the China Seas. Today he retells the story of Sgt. Reckless the Marine corps horse, and non biped war heroine.

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SCROLL DOWN FROM HERE:  To read today's posts and keep scrolling to read older posts, or click on a date for posts in the right hand column.

IN THE BLOG SPACE TODAY: Not in order of occurrence: (1) Namazu retells the story of Sgt. Reckless (2) Fragments of Hope-A story of coral reef restoration

SPECIAL INTEREST PAGES SUCH AS ADMIRALTY LAW, DIVING, FISHING, BOAT BUILDING ,ETC. : Click on the title of interest in the column on your right.
5/27/2013 Memorial Day Message From Namazu

"RECKLESS", A MARINE CORPS HORSE


I hope this isn't taken with offense , but as Johnas says "Freedom Isn't Free". I just wanted to point out that it isn't always bipeds who bear the laod for freedom. Lets revisit the story of SGT. Reckless USMC
Click on the link below for a YouTube video on Reckless
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIo3ZfA9da0

Click on the link below for a Leatherneck Magazine description with photos of Reckless
http://www.mca-marines.org/leatherneck/sgt-reckless-combat-veteran

Click below to view and / or join the Sgt. Reckless Fan Club:
http://www.sgtreckless.com/Reckless/About_Reckless.html




Sgt. Reckless on an ammunition resupply mission In Korea
 The only animal stories we have carried up until we hired Namazu the Giant Catfish have involved dolphins and sharks. We are after all, a maritime blog, and not Zoo Story. But "Reckless" was a Marine Corps horse and the United States Marine Corps is a respected and even beloved member of the "Naval Establishment". Marines are in the family and the family had at least one horse of note. The story of "Reckless" is worth telling. 

 "Reckless" was a small horse purchased by the Marine Corps from a Korean race track during the Korean war. She was used to carry ammunition up to the battle front and she at least once carried wounded marines down. In one intense battle full of the kind of sights, sounds, and smells that would surely "spook" most any horse she stoically carried out about fifty pack trips to and from the heart of the battle.

 Other pack animals in the annals of war have performed similar acts of endurance and service. Most were severely traumatized by the environment and had to be forcefully led into the combat zone. What made "Reckless" unusual was that she repeatedly made trips into and out of the front lines she was supporting with no one leading her.  Click on the hyper link above for a short video on "Reckless", who survived her war time adventures to have a colt called "Fearless" both of whom became honored Marine Corps family members in life, while "Reckless" became an immortal Marine Corps legend.

                                                                                                                             
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