Watercraft

Ship Rocket Thing?

What kind of ship is this? It seems to be using a very strange propulsion system, which makes it look like a cross between a ship and a rocket! On further investigation I found another one to the west, and…

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Friday, 21st October 2005

Sea Launch

The satellite launch system “Sea Launch” is moored in the Long Beach Harbor, Long Beach, California. Satellites are launched from the “Odyssey Launch Platform”, a semi-submersible former oil rig, after it has been towed out to the equator. The platform…

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Tuesday, 18th October 2005

Brazilian Supertanker

Here’s a totally awesome image of an enormous supertanker speeding along just off the coast of Rio de Janeiro. Only ships above 250,000 tonnes are considered true supertankers, and due to their massive size and weight, their stopping distances are…

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Monday, 17th October 2005

Jumbo Kingdom

Docked in the middle of Aberdeen Harbour in Hong Kong, in the style of a sumptuous Chinese palace, is the gigantic floating restaurant Jumbo Kingdom. Opened in 1976, this mammoth eatery can accommodate up to 2,300 people, and the facilities…

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Tuesday, 27th September 2005

The Whampoa

Has an extremely drunk captain parked his ship in-between these buildings? Nope, this is actually The Whampoa, a ship-shaped (haha!) shopping arcade in Hong Kong. According to their website, the Jusco Whampoa Store offers: one-stop-shopping facilities to customers, including fashion,…

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Monday, 26th September 2005

Arrrr! Pirate Ship Ahoy!

To celebrate this week’s talk like a pirate day (ok we missed it, but heck, we were close), here’s a rather cool looking three masted schooner nestled in amongst some modern day warships. Now where did I leave me grog…?…

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Friday, 23rd September 2005

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Previously on Google Sightseeing

Volcanoes of the Northern Marianas (Volcano Week 7)

The Mariana Islands are part of a great submerged mountain range that extends all the way from Guam north to Japan. While the southern Marianas are known worldwide as tourist destinations, the uninhabited northernmost islands are actually a long string of active volcanoes fed by the subduction of the Pacific Plate into the Mariana Trench, the deepest location on Earth.

Google Sightseeing writer set to climb Africa’s tallest volcano

Two years ago our very own Noel Ballantyne wrote an article for Volcano Week 5 about Mount Kilimanjaro, a dormant…

Sakura-jima (Volcano Week 7)

Once a volcanic island centered in Japan’s Kagoshima Bay, during an eruption in 1914 the Sakura-jima volcano decided to change…

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