Rob Almeida

Rob Almeida is Partner and Chief Marketing Officer at gCaptain. Rob can be reached at [email protected] Connect with him via his LinkedIn Page or via Google Plus

Thursday, September 30, 2010

The Gulf of Maine Tragedy… did we learn anything from it?

Over most of the world, the oceans appear to many of us as a huge blue expanse of territory, the domain of King Neptune and the denizens of the

September 30, 2010
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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Austal Commences Construction on JHSV 2

Less than one year after beginning fabrication of Spearhead (JHSV 1), Austal has commenced construction on Choctaw County (JHSV 2), the second of up to ten,

September 29, 2010
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Teekay Corporation CEO Bjorn Moller to Retire in 2011

Just announced today by Teekay, the world’s leading operator of medium sized tankers. Hamilton, Bermuda, September 29, 2010 – Teekay Corporation

September 29, 2010
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Acergy and Subsea 7 Receive Anti-Trust Clearance

Two of the world’s most respected subsea oil field construction companies, Subsea 7 and Acergy will be formally merging next year.  This merger will end

September 29, 2010
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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Drilling Moratorium to be Lifted Early?

There are rumours flying around about the possible premature lifting of the drilling ban in the Gulf of Mexico. Of the 33 rigs operating in the Gulf of Mexico,

September 28, 2010
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Friday, September 24, 2010

The Gulf Stream Doesn’t Disappoint – an offshore sailing adventure

By Nat Spencer Two summers ago, after the finish of the 2008 Newport-Bermuda Race, three of my buddies and I were delivering a 45-foot Swan back to Newport,

September 24, 2010
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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

USS Paul F. Foster (DD 964) – the last survivor of the Spruance Class

Built by Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, MS in 1973/4, USS Paul F. Foster (DD 964) was the 2nd ship of the Spruance-class and is the only one left that

September 21, 2010
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Discoverer Americas – A 6th Generation Drillship Leaves the Gulf of Mexico

For Statoil and Transocean’s crew assigned to the Discoverer Americas, heading to Egypt had always been part of the long term plan, however in this case,

September 21, 2010
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Sunday, September 19, 2010
Oil Spill

The imminent death of the BP oil well?

I’ve seen a few headlines today that seem to portray the Macondo Well as some sort of living creature, like it’s still writhing and twitching as it

September 19, 2010
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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Dodge Morgan (1931-2010) – The passing of an American sailing icon

Associated Press When I was a kid, I remember being mesmerized by  a 2-hour TV special about a man who spent 150 days sailing his 60-foot sailboat, American

September 18, 2010
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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Blowout Preventer Photos – Exclusive HiRes Images Of The Deepwater Horizon’s BOP

In a gCaptain exclusive, high resolution photographs where taken of the Deepwater Horizon’s Blow Out Preventer ( BOP ) stack as it sits now at

September 14, 2010
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Friday, September 10, 2010

The Failed Negative Pressure Test – a BP Investigation Report Analysis

In Section 4 of BP’s Investigation report on the Horizon disaster, they discuss the negative pressure test as a possible missed indication of a

September 10, 2010
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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

The BOEM’s New “Drilling Safety Rule”

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), formerly known as the MMS, released two new directives today under an “emergency rule-making

September 11, 2007
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