Special Maritime Safety Edition
This edition of the gCaptain Newsletter is dedicated to mariners presently at sea. We have put together stories, articles and links to help return your guys to their families with nothing more than a slight limp from bulging wallets and a strained face from the smiles on their faces.
Your job... read the articles then forward this newsletter to 5 of your friends. Trust us, their families will thank you!
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Awe Nuts! By the Artful Blogger
Another day of reviewing incident reports. It never ceases to amaze me, how many of these tragedies could have been avoided. Yes, I judge. It's my job. OK, it's real easy to play the critic; to stand outside of the barrel, pointing inside, and say, “Gee, that's messed up.” It's a lot safer than being “in” the barrel.
Here's a quick list of incidents. See if you can figure out what they all have in common; then, we'll talk:
More from The Artful Blogger:
One Hand - EPIRB Failure
What is the single most import piece of electronics aboard your ship? For me it's the EPIRB. If all else fails the EPIRB should get my position to the RCC .
We only reserve the term "One Hand" for our most important stories
"We wish to alert our readers to the story of the sinking of the f/v Papa George.
Seems we have another boat that had a possible malfunction of its EPIRB. Only this time there were two deaths involved. We cannot stress how these types of incidents impact everyone in the maritime community. So we are putting out a maritime wide alert and request for information. " Read More for the Details...
Bob Couttie sent us an email yesterday announcing a Special Edition of his Maritime Accident Casebook (MAC). Why did he release this issue early? ….because it's a look at lifeboat safety and more specifically the details of a recent incident that claimed the life of three maritime officers, a bosun and cadet.
Read the full post the head over to Bob's site and subscribe to his Maritime Accident Podcast.
More from MAC:
A Call For Help
At gCaptain we are committed to bringing important topics to the eyes of the shipping industry. Robin Stormer is a Chief Engineer but has a passion for Severe Weather. Bob Couttie is a writer with a passion for maritime safety. The Artful Blogger is an engineer with a passion for writing. What is your passion?
We are looking for mariners and industry personnel who have a passion for (fill in the blank). If you work in the maritime industry, have a specialty or passion and would like to write about then hit reply to this email and attach your article or story.
Entries are accepted regardless of writing ability, skill level or position. gCaptain editors will correct or investigate any errors and publish your story to our blog.
Not interested in writing? Find an article on the web and email it to us or submit it directly to our News Discoverer.
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