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2012-08-21 00:57:27

Scientists today described development of a new fuel mixture to ease the major air pollution and cost problems facing cruise ships, oil tankers and container ships. These vessels tend to burn the cheapest and most highly polluting form of diesel fuel. Their report was part of the 244th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society, being held here this week. George N. Harakas, Ph.D., explained that large ships have slow-speed...

2012-08-15 23:03:38

Long-time volunteer Gina Adjei honored for her life of service with Mercy Ships. Garden Valley, TX (PRWEB) August 14, 2012 On August 19, World Humanitarian Day raises awareness about humanitarian assistance worldwide — and especially about those people who put their lives at risk while serving others. In recognition of this special observance, the global charity Mercy Ships pays tribute to volunteer crew member Georgina (Gina) Achiaa Adjei (August 12, 1965- July 5, 2012), who served...

2012-07-15 23:00:41

Consumers searching for a high quality engine propeller may find it difficult to locate a company which has done extensive research, and is able to provide modifications, new construction or repowers and get it right first time. PT Propeller is one such brand to offer prior, during, and after sales assistance, and their timely delivery make them an attractive, reliable service. Anacortes, WA (PRWEB) July 15, 2012 For customers who require a stainless steel or aluminum propeller, PT...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'