Author Archives: Stranded Mariner

About Stranded Mariner

Marine Engineer and passionate sailor and cruiser, working in the marine business in China.

Asia Times Online :: Our man in Moscow

Asia Times Online :: Our man in Moscow.

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Over the years I had a go at several online games, mainly because friends gave me a heads-up. Mostly I got bored after a while. Till I found EVE Online. It’s the coolest online game I have ever seen. A … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

I would like to wish you all a Happy, Prosperous, and above all Healthy New Year!

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The ultimate upgrade

Everyone will remember his first Mac

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Guanxin shipyard

Since earlier this month I have a new job. I work as a Project Manager for Sea Trucks Group. On the pictures below, some impressions of my new work place. It’s the shipyard of Guanxin Shipbuilding & Heavy Industry, and … Continue reading

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Oh, it’s soooo cold:

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Marine Drone to clean the seas

An interesting idea to help keeping the oceans clean is the following: Marine Drone by Yanko Design.

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China could owe America one trillion dollars

Interesting story that not many people know:

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US Navy to deploy warship to Singapore

From South China Morning Post. These new Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) will make a huge difference in the West Philippine Sea. The first in a new class of US Navy combat ships will be sent to Singapore next year for … Continue reading

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Quote of the day 63

“Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance.” – Anonymous

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China’s shipyards on the brink

From South China Morning Post: Welder Zhang fires up his blowtorch and looks up at the towering, 8,800-tonne oil tanker that is likely to be his last job at Qiligang Shipbuilding. Barring a miracle, the 50-year-old will soon join the … Continue reading

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A very interesting article from SINOSTAND, that busts a few popular myths. Chart: Comparing historical Chinese and foreign-inflicted deaths

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Quote of the day 62

“If you think it is expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you employ an amateur” – Red Adair

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Charles Darwin

It’s his 203rd birthday today.

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Quote of the day 61

Don’t get too excited if you finish a jigsaw puzzle in 6 months and the box says 2 to 4 years. – Anonymous

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