Kevin Koenig Blog

Russell Crowe gets Lost at Sea (not according to Russell Crowe)

By Kevin Koenig | Posted 2012-09-04 13:58


Actor Russell Crowe sorta kinda maybe almost probably definitely got lost this weekend while paddling his kayak around Long Island Sound with a friend.

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Shark Feeding Frenzy 50 Yards off the New Jersey Shore

By Kevin Koenig | Posted 2012-08-24 14:29

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Lending a Tentacle

By Kevin Koenig | Posted 2012-08-15 14:00

The HMS Hood was once the flagship of the Royal Navy. Photo Credit: Naval Historical CenterMicrosoft cofounder Paul Allen kept his 414-foot yacht Octopus in London for the Olympics. But before sailing for home, the vessel will partake in a noble mission in service of The Crown.

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Fly Like an Eagle [In]to the Sea

By Kevin Koenig | Posted 2012-08-14 11:47

The Super Falcon literally flies along underwater like a bird. There is no other sub quite like it. Photo by Hawkes Ocean technologiesThe Deep Flight Super Falcon is a new, 22-foot-long submersible with wings built by the same team that designed Sir Richard Branson’s famous deep-diving subs. The Super Falcon is one of the first submersibles to use actual buoyancy, as opposed to ballast tanks, to stay afloat.

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Fire at McMullen & Wing Yard

By Kevin Koenig | Posted 2012-08-13 14:21

Fire Starter

A fire at McMullen and Wing’s Auckland, New Zealand, yard has sent their largest build, the 50-meter Star Fish, up in smoke. The boat, which cost about $40mm USD to build, was severely damaged.

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This Shark, Swallow Ya Whole

By Kevin Koenig | Posted 2012-08-09 10:27

Shark photo by Kevin Koenig

In honor of the Discovery Channel’s Shark Week (starting this Sunday at 9 pm) I thought I’d post this photo I took a few weeks back. It’s a replica of the largest fish ever caught on rod and reel, a 3,427 pound, 17-foot-long great white caught by the legendary Capt. Frank Mundus along with Donnie Braddick off of Montauk, New York, in 1986.

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No Place for Buccaneers

By Kevin Koenig | Posted 2012-08-08 14:56

Tampa's waterways will be well protected by boats like these for the RNC. Photo credit: U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class(SW) David Danals (RELEASED)

Tampa is ramping up security efforts as the Republican National Convention approaches. From August 27 to 30, some of the nation’s most powerful and influential people are convening on the Florida city heretofore best known for having ridiculously good-looking women.

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A Boat of Biblical Proportions

By Kevin Koenig | Posted 2012-08-07 16:29

A Dutch businessman named Johan Huibers has built a life-size replica of Noah’s Ark after he had a dream that his famously low-lying country had flooded. The vessel is 300 cubits long.

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Testing the Sealine F48 in England

By Kevin Koenig | Posted 2012-06-22 09:45

Sealine F48I just finished testing the Sealine F48 off the Isle of Wight in southern England, and now I'm back in my hotel room in London. Flying back to NYC in the morning. Y'know, just popped across the pond for 24 hours to do some yachting. I feel so cosmopolitan right now it's not even funny.

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New Jersey Yacht Explosion Believed to be Hoax

By Kevin Koenig | Posted 2012-06-12 10:53

Members of Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook, New Jersey, call out directions during a heavy-weather man-overboard drill off the coast of New Jersey on January 8, 2009. Photograph taken by Petty Officer Seth Johnson. A distress call that went out yesterday off Sandy Hook, New Jersey regarding an exploding yacht is now believed to be a hoax.

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