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 10, 2009

Incident Photo – Chemical Tanker Ablaze after Collision With Container Ship

A chemical tanker carrying about 30 tons of oil condensate burst into flames today after colliding with a small container ship just off the coast of Dubai. 

February 10, 2009
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Monday, February 9, 2009

National Geographics “Salvage: Code Red”

Here at gCaptain, we love a good television program that offers viewers an inside look into the realities of life in the maritme world.  We are hoping that

February 9, 2009
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Saturday, February 7, 2009

Sea Shepherd “Collides” with Whaling Vessel – Video

Here is a brief snippit of one of the articles on the “collision” of the M/S Steve Irwin and a Japanese whaling vessel: Japanese whalers and

February 7, 2009
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Friday, February 6, 2009

Condé Nast’s 2009 List for Top Cruise Ships

Here is the Condé Nast’s annual list for top cruise ships of the year, as voted by more than 11,000 of its readers.  We have taken the top five

February 6, 2009
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Thursday, February 5, 2009

M/V Faina Released

Today, the M/V Faina was released by Somali pirates after a US $3.2M ransom was paid.  The Ukranian ship with 21 crew members and carrying 33 soviet tanks,

February 5, 2009
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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Container Shipping Crisis Visualized

To give everyone a good sense to the extent of the container shipping crisis, we have put together this Bubble Chart using IBM’s Many Eye’s

February 4, 2009
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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Mariner Shortage – Your Opinions

Image via Flickr user OneEighteen Photostream While searching the web, I came across an article in the Chicago Tribune titled “Shipping Industry Runs

February 3, 2009
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Ocean in Google Earth

Yesterday, Google unveiled its newest version of Google Earth at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco.  Google Earth 5.0 introduces a number of

February 3, 2009
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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

February 3, 2009
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Friday, January 30, 2009

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

January 30, 2009
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Thursday, January 29, 2009

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

January 29, 2009
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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

January 29, 2009
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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

January 29, 2009
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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

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

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

January 28, 2009
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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

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

January 27, 2009
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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.

January 27, 2009
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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

January 27, 2009
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Thursday, January 22, 2009

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

January 22, 2009
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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

January 22, 2009
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