Mike Schuler

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Friday, May 15, 2009

Incident Photo of The Week – Russian reefer ship Petrozavodsk grounded

This week’s incident photo is provided by the Norwegian Coastal Administration, are of the 1,287 dwt Russian reefer ship Petrozavodsk that grounded and

May 15, 2009
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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Idle Ships Off Singapore Coast

Over the past day or so, there has been an article going around to different news sources about the hundreds of idle ships off the coast of Singapore as

May 14, 2009
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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Funny Video – Navy Captain’s Mistake

This video was first brought to our attention on the Forum, but we think it deserves a post here on the blog.  According to the comments made on YouTube,

May 13, 2009
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Interesting Ship Photos – Heavy Lift Collection

May 13, 2009
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Jones Act Case Study: Bobby Kirk v Noble Drilling (U.S.), Inc.

Case Name: Bobby Kirk v Noble Drilling (U.S.), Inc. Date of Judgment: 1st April 2009 Court: U.S.D.C. – S.D. Mississippi Judge: District Judge Starrett

May 13, 2009
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Oil Spill

Guilty Plea from Cosco Busan Operator

Some more events unfolded yesterday in the case of the Cosco Busan allision with the San Francisco Bay Bridge.  Fleet Management Ltd., the vessels operating

May 13, 2009
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Oasis of the Seas Website Launches Weekly “Webisodes”

Royal Caribbean has released the first of many “webisodes” on the highly anticipated Oasis of the Seas. The webisodes will be released weekly on

May 13, 2009
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Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Maritime Security

Coast Guard Issues A Maritime Security Directive in Response to Piracy

In response to the uprise in piracy and recent attacks on U.S. flagged vessels, the USCG has issued the Maritime Security Directive 104-6 (rev. 2) issued under

May 12, 2009
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Friday, May 8, 2009

Shipbreaking conference aims to make industry safer and greener

This Monday, an ad hoc diplomatic conference will begin in Hong Kong that aims to make the ship breaking industry safer for its workers and for the environment

May 8, 2009
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Thursday, May 7, 2009

NTSB Releases Final Report on Cosco Busan Allision

Earlier today, the National Transportation Safety Board released its final report on the allision of the M/V Cosco Busan with the Delta Tower of the San

May 7, 2009
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USNS Victorious Harrassed by Chinese Fishing Vessels – FAQ

On May 1, Chinese fishing vessels closed in on and maneuvered near the USNS Victorious in international waters in the Yellow Sea, Pentagon officials said

May 7, 2009
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Ship Photo of The Week – USS Halsey in rough seas

Click image for high-resolution October 4 2008, the guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) steams through rough seas off the coast of Southern Australia

May 7, 2009
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Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Maritime Security

Senate Hearing – Piracy on the High Seas: Protecting our Ships, Crews, and Passengers

Yesterday, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation held a subcommittee hearing on Piracy on the High Seas: Protecting our Ships, Crews,

May 6, 2009
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Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Maritime Security Incidents

Analysis of Somali Pirate Activity in 2009 Released

UNOSAT, the UN Institute for Training and Research‘s (UNITAR) Operational Satellite Applications Programme, has recently released a report focusing on a

May 5, 2009
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Maritime Security Incidents

M/V Liberty Sun Pirate Attack – Video

Sen. Frank Lautenberg has released this video showing the U.S. flagged M/V Liberty Sun escaping Somali pirates back on April 14.  The cargo ship, which was

May 5, 2009
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Monday, May 4, 2009

OTC kicks off in Houston

Today marks the first day of the annual Offshore Technologies Conference in Houston, TX.  OTC is the world’s foremost event for the development of

May 4, 2009
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Saturday, May 2, 2009

Shipping Container Dormitory

Keetwonen, 1000 shipping containers from China modified into student housing in Amsterdam, is the largest shipping container housing development in the

May 2, 2009
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Friday, May 1, 2009

Is piracy a successful business model?

The short answer is yes. Running piracy ring in Somali can prove to be a very successful and profitable business for everyone involved. A recent segment on

May 1, 2009
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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Popular Mechanics takes a look inside the USCG’s Advanced Helicopter Rescue School

In its April Edition, Popular Mechanics gives its readers an inside look into the USCG’s Advanced Helicopter Rescue School by enrolling one of its

April 30, 2009
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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Pirate Attack on MSC Cruise Line – Photo Link

Spiegel Online has a pretty good photo gallery of the pirate attack on the MSC Melody cruise ship over the weekend. Click on the image above to go to

April 29, 2009
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