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Saturday, April 19, 2008
Lifesaving Incidents

Sinking of the Alaska Ranger – Fishing Master vs Captain

The fishing vessel Alaska Ranger, which sank last month west of Dutch Harbor had aboard both a captain and a fishing master. Tragically neither survived the

April 19, 2008
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Episode 19 – Messing About In Ships Podcast

Episode 19 of Messing About In Ships has launched. Download MP3: Messing About In Ships Episode 19 – April 17, 2008 Shownotes: Messing About In Ships

April 19, 2008
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Thursday, April 17, 2008

Easing The Pain Of Fire Drills

Painful Rectal Itch By The Artful Blogger OK, I’m back from my little “vacation.” Seven months may have been a bit excessive, but what the

April 17, 2008
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Monday, April 14, 2008

The Whale Hunt – 2008 Web Awards

It’s time to cast your votes for the 2008 webby awards. While we are sad to report gCaptain did not receive a nomination this year we are please to

April 14, 2008
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Friday, April 11, 2008
Oil Spill

Not Being John Cota

Not Being John Cota by Bob Couttie “Capt. Cota acknowledges the lack of situational awareness and does not expect it to happen again.” Board of

April 11, 2008
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Wednesday, April 9, 2008

High Definition AIS Tracking – San Francisco

HD-SF.com has this chart of ships transiting San Francisco harbor on April 2nd. They write: Animation of ship traffic on San Francisco bay, April 2nd 2008. You

April 9, 2008
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Thursday, April 3, 2008

If Only Kudos Went Further Than Money – LL/NI Awards

Photo By OneEighteen Your car’s parked in the lot outside a roadside diner, well off the road, when a another vehicle pulling a trailer passes. As it

April 3, 2008
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TWIC Locations – Google Map

With the help of our friends at Vessel Trax and many hours at the computer we have taken the list of Transportation Worker’s Identification Card ( TWIC )

April 3, 2008
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Wednesday, April 2, 2008

30 Days of San Francisco Ship Traffic – Charted

Click Image For Hi-Resolution Version/ Being technologically oriented ship drivers we are easily excited by new web sites that combine these interests. Having

April 2, 2008
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Sunday, March 30, 2008

Special MAIS Podcast – TWIC

This week we bring you the real life experience obtaining a TWIC ( Transportation Worker’s Identification Card ) with Captain Kelly Sweeney, monthly

March 30, 2008
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Thursday, March 20, 2008

MAIS Podcast 16 – Queen Of The North, Twitter

Download MP3 file: Messing About In Ships 16 Subscribe Via iTunes HERE Sea Stories John – Queen of the North TSB safety board Peter – London Bridge Twitter

March 20, 2008
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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Ship Of The Week – M/V Slice of Reality

. The Greenwich Phantom blog brings us a slice of reality; One of the sculptures commissioned for the Millennium Dome, Slice of Reality is looking a little

March 11, 2008
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Monday, March 10, 2008

Floating Cities – WebUrbanist

From the Freedom Ship to Underwater Hotels we have covered most of what you’ll find on weburbanist’s latest post titled “5 Floating Utopia

March 10, 2008
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Maritime Monday 101

Welcome to this 101st edition of Maritime Monday. You can find Maritime Monday 51 here. (Published 19 March 2007) You can find last week’s edition here.

March 10, 2008
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Sunday, March 9, 2008

Google Maps Find – A Collision At Sea (not really)

An amazing collision has occurred in the center of Sydney Harbor…. well not really. Sea-Fever explains: The above dramatic photograph was taken by Google

March 9, 2008
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Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Now That Is An Ugly Ship

CDR Salamander features China’s largest FPSO on Ugly Ship Thursday. He writes; A ship only a Captain could love. I don’t think anyone will be

March 5, 2008
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Tuesday, March 4, 2008

M/V Bergensfjord – Incident Photo Of The Week

by Øystein Ellingsen Shipspotter VOX tells us: The Norwegian car ferry Bergensfjord was enroute Bergen – Hanstholm early last week when she enouctered

March 4, 2008
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Tuesday, February 5, 2008

eLORAN 101 – The Return Of LORAN C?

Could it be time to dig out your old ten point dividers and loran-c charts? Probably not but the same technology behind these devices is making a comeback.

February 5, 2008
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Wednesday, January 23, 2008


January 23, 2008
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The Shipping Container Hotel

Treehugger tells us of the largest temporary hotel built to date using shipping containers. They write: We previously showed the Travelpod, an experimental

January 23, 2008
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