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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Search & Rescue Control Center – Interesting Photo Of The Week

This week we bring you a photo of the USCG’s Maritime Rescue And Coordination Center in Boston. The Unofficial Coast Guard Blog tells us: Scattered

December 30, 2008
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Friday, December 26, 2008

Digital Television Can’t Save Your Life…A 406 MHz EPIRB, PLB or ELT Can!

Most of you probably already know that starting in February 2009, over-the-air television broadcasts will be going digital in the United States. This means

December 26, 2008
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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Enchantment of the Seas – Creating A Bigger Cruise Ship

Amazing planet brings us How To Stretch A Ship – Creating A Bigger Cruise Ship. Click HERE to view the photos. While this may photo look troubling to

December 23, 2008
Total Views: 1601

Saturday, December 20, 2008

EPIRB, GPIRB, ELT, PLB… What’s The Difference?

In the following video we discus the various types of Position Indicating Radio Beacons. We explore the diffrences between an EPIRB, GPIRB, ELT and the

December 20, 2008
Total Views: 260

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

USCG Master Twitter Feed

Image by roeland.p This badge shows the latest Twitter‘s from all know United States Coast Guard personnel and bloggers, enjoy! The list was taken from

December 16, 2008
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Monday, December 15, 2008

The USCG Joins Twitter- Plus Links To Friendfeed And Other Maritime Tweets

Today we noticed a new follower on our Twitter page: uscoastguard Ok, so many of our readers are asking; What’s Twitter and why doesn’t gCaptain

December 15, 2008
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M/V Maejan Ferry – Incident Photo Of The Week

At least 23 people drowned earlier today as the ferry Maejan capsized near Ballesteros which is located on the northern tip of Luzon in the Philippines. While

December 15, 2008
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Sunday, December 14, 2008

Mega Crane Accident Videos – Gantry Crane Dominos


December 14, 2008
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Saturday, December 13, 2008

Maritime Employment Review 2008 – “Commercial Shipping Still Candidate Short”

Faststream has come out with their annual Employment Review for the Maritime Industry. Managing director Mark Charman notes: “Our clients are telling us

December 13, 2008
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Real Time Casualty Information – Mapped

Interested in the latest marine casualty reports? Lloyds MIU, the world’s only casualty reporting service, has a new map that plots ship incidents as

December 13, 2008
Total Views: 28

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Cruising Antarctica 2009 – Cruise Ship Groundings, Whaling and Anti-Whaling

As the weather cools in the northern hemisphere the most southern continent gets the slightest bit hospitable and the war against mother nature begins again.

December 6, 2008
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Friday, December 5, 2008

Data – World Merchant Fleet By Ship Type

Lloyd’s MIU brings us the World Merchant Fleet by ship type. Click HERE for more detailed

December 5, 2008
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Maritime Security

America’s Waterway Watch – A Coast Guard Public Service Announcement

The United States Coast Guard is trying to remind mariners and the American public in general to remain vigilant.  They have a short journal entry concerning

December 5, 2008
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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Holiday Gift Deals For The Mariner

This week is the busiest shopping time of the year for those of us living in the US. The economy isn’t the strongest this year so we thought we’d

November 25, 2008
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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

International Shiphandling Championship 2009

gCaptain is excited to announce, in partnership with TRANSAS, Professional Mariner Magazine and Northeast Maritime Institute, the First Annual International

November 19, 2008
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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Piloting Heavy Seas

. As a young cadet excited about an approaching storm the C/M told me something I find myself repeating; “You can tell the green hands from the old salts

November 18, 2008
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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Incredibly Small Satellite Antennas For Ocean Broadband Internet

Our friends at Panbo bring us a sneak peek at KVH‘s ultra small broadband satellite antenna for ships. They write: Yup, at not much bigger than a

November 12, 2008
Total Views: 325

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Mini Contest: What Is This?

We are giving away a free SPOT t-shirt to the first person who can tell us about what is going on in this image. Let us know in the

October 28, 2008
Total Views: 3

Saturday, October 25, 2008
Oil Spill

Pilot Commission Finds Cosco Busan Pilot John Cota At Fault

Carl Nolte of the San Francisco Chronicle writes: According to a report released Thursday by the state pilot commission… “There was unequivocally

October 25, 2008
Total Views: 80

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Faststream’s Maritime Employment Review – Autumn 2008

Despite the declining shipping markets, global maritime recruitment firm Faststream says that it is experiencing strong demand from its shipowning, broking and

October 22, 2008
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