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‘Ghost Ship’, An Eerie Apparition of a 17th-Century Ship Projected With Water on a Canal in Amsterdam

Humor : Laughing Squid

The ghostly apparition of a 17th-century sailing ship floats on a canal in Amsterdam in the installation Ghost Ship by Romanian architecture studio visualSKIN. The ship’s form is projected on two intersecting “water curtains.” The t...

There Is a Huge Backlog of Ships Waiting to Pass Through the Panama Canal

Vehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

If your ship is planning to pass through the Panama Canal anytime soon, be prepared to wait.  Looking at AIS data of the anchorages at both the Pacific and Atlantic ends of the canal, you will see a huge backlog of ships, mostly tan...

Reforestation study shows trade-offs between water, carbon and timber

Academics / General Science : ScienceDaily: Science Society

More than 13,000 ships per year transit the Panama Canal each year. Each time a ship passes through, more than 55 million gallons of water are used. The advent of large “super” cargo ships has demanded expansion of the canal, leavin...

Ship Photos of the Day – Egypt Opens New Suez Canal

Vehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi signed an order on Thursday allowing ships to pass through the New Suez Canal. The $8.5 billion project involved the dredging of an adjacent waterway that now allows vessels to pass each other...

Time-Lapse Videos of Ships Passing Through the Panama Canal

Humor : Laughing Squid

YouTube user ZipCam has posted some fascinating video of ship traffic in the Panama Canal shot over a two-day period in April 2012 at the Miraflores locks portion of the canal, where water is drained and filled before allowing ships...


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