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2014-01-30 12:29:24

CHESTERFIELD, Mo., Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AEP River Operations began operations of its new Liquids Division today with receipt of the first of 20 tank barges. The addition of tank barges to the company's fleet will allow AEP River Operations to transport liquid commodities, including petrochemicals and agricultural chemicals. "Entering the liquid cargo market means we can offer our customers a more complete range of services," said Keith Darling, president, AEP River...

Google Describes Mystery Barge As An Interactive Learning Space
2013-11-08 06:55:53

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Last month a four-story barge was seen floating in San Francisco Bay near Treasure Island, a former US naval base. It had the appearance of a James Bond super villain’s lair – although not one that was too secret – but exactly what it was for was unknown. Reports quickly suggested that it was apparently part of a super-secret Google facility, and while able to be seen at a distance everything else about it truly remained a secret....

2011-08-31 12:49:46

Hydrogen powered prototype vessel for inland waterways One of the most efficient means of transporting freight is by ship. However, many of the ships sailing today are powered by ageing diesel motors fitted with neither exhaust cleaning equipment nor or modern control systems. Three years ago the University of Birmingham initiated an ambitious trial, converting an old canal barge to use hydrogen fuel. The old diesel motor, drive system and fuel tank were removed and replaced with a high...

2010-10-20 12:12:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Barge recently delivered another petroleum barge to Harley Marine Services. The Barge Anne Elizabeth was christened on October 4, 2010 by her namesake, Anne Elizabeth Hall. Barge Anne Elizabeth measures 241' x 64' 6", with a depth of 23' 6". The barge has a carrying capacity of 31,500 barrels. The double-hulled barge is OPA 90-compliant, with vapor collection piping. The barge has two isolated cargo systems. The main cargo is intended to...

2006-02-24 18:36:34

By Jeffrey Jones NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - A symbol of New Orleans' devastation after Hurricane Katrina, the rust-colored barge lodged in a ruined neighborhood, went under the blowtorch on Friday as workers began cutting it up to haul it away. The 400-tonne vessel, which drifted into the Lower Ninth Ward when the levees burst, has become a macabre tourist attraction and a backdrop for visitors like Britain's Prince Charles and the Rev. Jesse Jackson. Now its days are numbered. "We...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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