Mike Schuler

I am editor of gCaptain.com and I would love to hear from you. You can reach me at [email protected] or follow me on Twitter at @MikeSchuler.


Tuesday, February 3, 2009
USCG

Switch to 406 – Reminder

As of yesterday, February 1, 2009, 121.5 and 243 MHz emergency beacons are no longer being monitored by satellite.  All mariners, aviators and individuals who use emergency beacons on those...

February 3, 2009
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Friday, January 30, 2009
gCaptain

gCaptain’s Meeting With SUNY Maritime College

Over the holidays, some of gCaptain’s crew went back to our hometown of NYC, er the suburbs of NYC.  While back east, we started working closely with Jane Bartnett of...

January 30, 2009
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Thursday, January 29, 2009
Incidents

Arctic Unprepared for Maritime Accidents – NOAA Reports

Via NOAA.gov: UNH/NOAA Report: Arctic Region Underprepared for Maritime Accidents January, 29, 2009 The existing infrastructure for responding to maritime accidents in the Arctic is limited and more needs to...

January 29, 2009
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Incidents

Crews Actions to Avoid Catastrophe in San Francisco Bay

Images via Flickr user duncandavidson Tuesday evening, the tanker Overseas Cleliamar lost all power while exiting San Francisco Bay just west of the Golden Gate Bridge.  The 741-ft tanker, on...

January 29, 2009
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Uncategorized

22,000 TEU Container Ship – Fact or Fiction?

In reading the WSJ article mentioned yesterday titled “The Mega Containers Invade” we noticed this line: “Meanwhile, a ship capable of fitting 22,000 containers has been designed by South Korea’s...

January 29, 2009
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Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Uncategorized

Japan to Join Fight Against Piracy

Japan’s defense minister Yasukazu Hamada has announced that its Maritime Self Defense Force will join other nations in the fight against piracy off of Somalia.  The decision was made after...

January 28, 2009
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maritime security

WSJ Article – “The Mega Containers Invade”

Generally speaking, Mondays are our biggest days here at gCaptain.com in terms of visitors to the site.  I know I spend enough time sitting in front of a computer during...

January 28, 2009
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Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Blog

More Hazardous Weather for Cruise Ship Passengers

So the cruise ship industry may be able to offer the lowest prices in 20 years, but one thing that they cannot control is the weather and unfortunately passengers usually...

January 27, 2009
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Ports

Two Super-Post Panamax Cranes Arrive in Port of Tacoma

Photo Courtesy: Port of Tacoma Yesterday, the Port of Tacoma saw the arrival of two new cranes headed for the Washington United Terminal on the Blair Waterway. The two Super-Post...

January 27, 2009
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Blog

Cruise Ship In Storm – Cruise Ship Balmoral Hits Rough Seas – Incident Photos

For the full list of gCaptain’s incident photos, CLICK HERE For most, the notion of a bad time on a luxurious vacation aboard a cruise ship is eating some rotten...

January 27, 2009
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Thursday, January 22, 2009
Incidents

Timber Ashore! Wood Cargo Washes Ashore on Kent Coast – Photos

The timber that was lost when from Russian flagged Sinegorsk encountered rough seas earlier this week began to wash ashore along the Kent coast. Below is a slideshow provided by...

January 22, 2009
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Uncategorized

The Death of 121.5 EPIRB For The Coast Guard

Starting February 1, 2009 the COSPAS-SARSAT system will cease coverage 121.5 MHz and 243 MHz emergency beacons and will begin tracking distress signals exclusively from the 406 MHz frequency. All...

January 22, 2009
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Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Uncategorized

Jones Act Case Study: Armando Zertuche v Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, LLC.

Case Name: Armando Zertuche v Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, LLC. Date Decided: January 6, 2009 Court: United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit Judge: Judge King, Judge Dennis,...

January 21, 2009
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Uncategorized

Jones Act Case Study: Cecilia Bennett v Businelle Towing Corp.

Case Name: Cecilia Bennett v Businelle Towing Corp. Date of Judgment: 12th June 2009 Court: 1st Circuit – Court of Appeal of Louisiana Judge: Chief Justice Carter Citation: 2009 WL...

January 21, 2009
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Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Blog

Incident Photo of The Week – Lost Timber

Yesterday the 450ft Russian flagged vessel, Sinegorsk, lost 1,500 tonnes of timber in a major shipping lane of the English Channel.  The cargo was lost 14 miles off Newhaven, East...

January 20, 2009
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Uncategorized

“A Most Dangerous Precedent” Has Been Set With MS Steve Irwin

Fellow blogger D. Peter Boucher of Nautical Log brings us a post regarding the controversial anti-whaling vessel MS Steve Irwin.  The Nautical Log gives these opinions on the MS Steve...

January 20, 2009
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Monday, January 19, 2009
USCG

Flight 1592 Video Released by Coast Guard

The Coast Guard and National Transportation Safety Board released this Coast Guard footage of US Airways Flight 1592 performing an emergency landing into the Hudson River last week.  The footage...

January 19, 2009
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Thursday, January 8, 2009
Navy

Ready or Not, the George H. W. Bush Carrier to be Commissioned This Weekend

Even with sea trials not set for the end of January, the new George H. W. Bush supercarrier will be commissioned this Saturday at Naval Station Norfolk.  Following this weekends...

January 8, 2009
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Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Uncategorized

10 Predictions For The Cruising Industry

Telegraph.co.uk has ten predictions for 2009 for the cruising industry according to expert Jane Archer.  She says that regardless of the financial crisis, the cruise industry still looks financially promising...

January 7, 2009
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Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Uncategorized

Bush to Protect More of The Pacific

Today, President Bush will designate vast stretches of American-controlled Pacific Ocean including islands, reefs surface waters and sea floor as marine national monuments that will serve to limit fishing, mining,...

January 6, 2009
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