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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Poll – Best Non-Required Training Class

What non-required training class are you most likely to take. ( surveys) Course Details: Major Emergency Managment High Angle Rope Rescue Sail Training Dynamic

July 1, 2008
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Saturday, June 28, 2008

Twin Waterspouts – Video

June 28, 2008
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USCG Proceedings – Spring 2008

June 28, 2008
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Friday, June 27, 2008
Lifesaving Incidents

Princess of the Stars – Ferry Tragedy Update

. The BBC gives us more details on the tragedy: The operation to recover hundreds of bodies inside a sunken Philippine ferry has been suspended after a highly

June 27, 2008
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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Cross Atlantic Cables – Interactive Map

Tat Communications has a map of their subsea offerings. We’ve shown similar maps before but this one is interactive! Click on the image above to view in

June 24, 2008
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Fastest Ship – The SS United States Faces Uncertain Future

Popular Mechanics updates us on the the World’s Fastest Ship, or at least the vessel currently holding the transatlantic speed record the mighty SS

June 24, 2008
Total Views: 62

Monday, June 23, 2008

Princess Of The Stars Capsized: Death Comes Early For Ferry Victims

Death came early this year. The typhoon season has only just started and already, brightly coloured flop-flop rubber sandals are arriving on the coastlines of

June 23, 2008
Total Views: 632

Lifesaving Incidents

MV Princess Of Stars – Ferry Capsizes In Philippines Typhoon

CNN sends news of a tragic ferry capsize in the Phillipines. They write: Rescuers have found at least 33 survivors and at least six dead among the nearly 750

June 23, 2008
Total Views: 639

Sunday, June 22, 2008
Lifesaving Incidents

The Coast Guard’s Most Extreme Rescue – Alaska Ranger

In a feature appropriately titled “Worst Case Scenario” Popular Mechanics brings us “The Coast Guard’s Most Extreme Rescue –

June 22, 2008
Total Views: 160

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Are You Missing The Drillship Goldrush?

The shipping industry is currently the most profitable segment of the market with exploratory driling heading the way. The woldfleet of drillships alone will

June 21, 2008
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Solar Spacecraft To Help Ships Avoid Whales

The Telegraph tells us of A spy plane designed by Nasa will help track whales in the Mediterranean to try to prevent collisions between the giant mammals and

June 21, 2008
Total Views: 13

Friday, June 20, 2008
Fire Incidents

Fire In Icey Waters – M/V India Lotus

Coast Guard officials say a fire aboard a container ship in the North Pacific has been put out. The 781-foot India Lotus, from Malta, reported a fire in the

June 20, 2008
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Sunday, June 15, 2008

Blackwater Maritime Teams With Kings Point

Pictured above is the newly refurbished ex-NOAA vessel McArthur, a 183-ft. ship that boasts “state of the art navigation systems, full GMDDSS

June 15, 2008
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Monday, June 9, 2008

Gold Fever – Let The Season Begin

The NYTimes reports:  The fever is contagious. Gold fever, that is. Symptoms? Unwavering optimism. ”Today’s the day,” legendary treasure

June 9, 2008
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Saturday, June 7, 2008
Oil Spill

Cosco Busan Owners Blame California

Today’s AP wire tells us: The U.S. Justice Department filed a lawsuit six months ago accusing the pilot and the owner of the Cosco Busan of breaking

June 7, 2008
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Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Incident Photo Of The Week – Lifeboat Aground

Just some of the flotsam from the MSC Napoli. Read all the details at

June 4, 2008
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Friday, May 30, 2008

Wired Ocean – Broadband Internet At Sea

We don’t usually publish press releases on gCaptain but we can’t help to be excited by new solutions for offering “High” Speed internet

May 30, 2008
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The Human Impact On Marine Ecosystems

The top two multiscale spatial models shows the human impact on the world ocean in comparison to the major shipping lanes of the world. The third shows

May 30, 2008
Total Views: 22

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Beach Lauch Of RNLI Rescue Vessel

Photo by Sean Mantey Prior to completing mission’s like rescuing self-appointed royaly the RNLI must first get its boats off the beach. The

May 27, 2008
Total Views: 26

Monday, May 26, 2008

Question On Weather Routing

gCaptain reader and Meteorologist Brad Snook writes: I spent 13 years as a Meteorologist, recommending routes and forecasting seas and swells for merchant

May 26, 2008
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