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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Workboat Show 2010 kicks off in New Orleans

This week the gCaptain team is in New Orleans attending the annual International WorkBoat Show.  The show is huge, with thousands of visitors from all over

December 2, 2010
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Thursday, November 18, 2010

USCG Offshore Patrol Cutter – A Green Offshore Weapon Platform

The CGBlog tips us off to new designs for the next generation of Coast Guard cutters. The OPCs or Offshore Patrol Cutters, have been designed with the

November 18, 2010
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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Seven vessels accused of violating Right Whale rule

For the first time since its inception on December 9, 2008, NOAA has issued notices of violations against seven vessels that have allegedly failed to meet the

November 16, 2010
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Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Maritime Security Incidents

Trial begins for 5 Somali men accused of piracy

(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky/Released) Today, the trial of five Somali men accused of attacking the USS

November 10, 2010
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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

USCG issues advisory on cell phone use

Recently, the USCG issued a Marine Safety Alert warning operators to have policies in place on the use of cells phones and other devices that may distract crew

November 2, 2010
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Friday, October 29, 2010
NOAA maps October 25th Indonesian tsunami

NOAA maps October 25th Indonesian tsunami

Click image for interactive map Tsunami Event – October 25, 2010 Mentawai, Indonesia The Indonesia tsunami event was generated by a Mw 7.7 earthquake

October 29, 2010
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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Navy shows off the green ‘Riverine’

[U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Gregory N. Juday/Released] Last week, the U.S. Navy showed off the power and maneaverability of its

October 28, 2010
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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Drunk Tanker Captain Sentenced to Prison

[Image (c) Peninsula Daily News] Seattle – SEONG UG SIN, a citizen of Korea, and captain of the STX Daisy was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in

October 27, 2010
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Monday, October 18, 2010

Possible Changes at Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding

In a press release last week, the Northrop Grumman announced they had filed paperwork with the SEC for a possible spinoff of their shipbuilding division.

October 18, 2010
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Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Maritime Security

Engaging Commercial Industry to Improve Maritime Domain Awareness

by Cesar Morales, Sr. MDA Analyst, and Rob Almeida, CMO – As young Ensigns fresh out of the Naval Academy, we received extensive training

October 13, 2010
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Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Maritime Security Incidents

USS COLE (DDG 67) – A tribute to her crew and the 17 who were lost 10 years ago.

By Lt.j.g. Jacob Beckelhymer, Navigator, USS Cole (DDG 67) You can’t miss them.  The 17 gold stars running across the deck in front of COLE’s

October 12, 2010
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Friday, October 8, 2010

‘Charting a More Perfect Union’: NOAA releases Civil War chart collection

U.S. Coast Survey cartographers traveled with Union forces to produce battlefield maps during the Civil War (Map of the Battlefield of Chickamauga). Credit:

October 8, 2010
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San Francisco Fleet Week kicks off

San Francisco’s 2010 Fleet Week kicked off today with the Blue Angels performing “Circle & Arrival” maneuvers over the entire Bay.  Not

October 8, 2010
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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Biometrics And The USCG

As a result of the U.S. Coast Guard’s push to embrace social media, many of the top Admirals have entered the “blogosphere” as a means to

October 7, 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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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

USCG issues request for comments on recognition of foreign STCW certificates

As it was pointed out in the gCaptain forum, the U.S. Coast Guard has published a notice and request for comments on development of a policy for recognition of

September 28, 2010
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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Japan Releases Chinese Fishing Boat Captain

Last week gCaptain asked “Could Criminalization Of The Mariner Lead To War?” after the troubling arrest of a Chinese fishing boat captain in

September 25, 2010
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Tuesday, September 21, 2010
USS Paul F. Foster (DD 964) – the last survivor of the Spruance Class

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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Thursday, September 9, 2010
Maritime Security Incidents

Maritime Blogger Recaptures ship taken by pirates

Image Credit: USNI Blog Remember when the team of U.S. Marines stormed the tanker full of pirates and took back the ship?  You should, because as we reported

September 9, 2010
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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Photo of The Week – U.S.C.G. shows off at Red Bull’s Flugtag

U.S. Coast Guard photo by PA2 Matt Schofield This week’s photo is brought to us by members from Coast Guard Air Station Los Angeles.  Here they watch as

August 25, 2010
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