Over a Century After the Titanic and the Dangers of Sea Ice

Posted Fri, 04/13/2012 - 12:44

One of the greatest marine accidents of the 20th century involved an ocean liner hitting an iceberg. The Titanic, a passenger ship bound for New York City, sank in the Atlantic Ocean after colliding with an iceberg on April 15, 2012. Now more than a century has passed since that historic incident, and the dangers of sea ice are still present in maritime travels.

Is It Oil?

Posted Mon, 03/22/2010 - 13:01
By Doug Helton

Crude oils can range in color, from black to red to yellow.

When most people picture oil spills, they often think of a heavy continuous coating of oil on the sea or shoreline, and that may be a fair depiction, but after a few hours or days the oil can become patchy, become mixed with water, and change in color and consistency.