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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Deepwater Horizon Hearings Resume In Houston Texas

The Deepwater Horizon hearings resumed today with a new presiding officer, high level witnesses and a new location; Houston Texas. But the most interesting

August 24, 2010
Total Views: 6

Friday, August 20, 2010
Oil Spill

USCG Makes Positive Changes To Deepwater Horizon Hearings

gCaptain has been critical of the Deepwater Horizon Investigation panel in the past. From off-topic lines of question to verbal arguments between the Parties

August 20, 2010
Total Views: 20

Thursday, August 19, 2010

USCG launches Merchant Mariner Certificate printing service

Ask and you shall recieve!  As reported earlier, the USCG has been working on a service allowing mariners to download a traditional 8×11 paper license

August 19, 2010
Total Views: 1555

Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Maritime Security Incidents

Piracy charges dropped for men accused of attacking U.S. Navy ship

Six Somali men suspected of attacking the USS Ashland in April were dismissed on charges of piracy in a US federal court in Virginia today.  While the men

August 18, 2010
Total Views: 6

Monday, August 16, 2010

Interesting Ship of the Week – The USS Independence (LCS 2)

The design for Independence (LCS 2) is based on a high-speed trimaran that can make more than 40 knots (74 km/h; 46 mph) and has a range of

August 16, 2010
Total Views: 1092

Saturday, August 14, 2010

USCG Plans Dive Of The Deepwater Horizon Wreckage

Back in June gCaptain reported on James Cameron’s offer to dive the wreck of the Deepwater Horizon but, despite three official requests for information,

August 14, 2010
Total Views: 160

Thursday, August 12, 2010

NTSB Warns Against The Use Of Cell Phones

Today the NTSB sent out a warning against the sue of cell phones on the bridge of ships. The Coast Guard quickly followed with a similar warning writing: The

August 12, 2010
Total Views: 14

Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Marine Flares – More Than Meets the Eye

Marine Flares – More Than Meets the Eye

Imagine, if you can, the confluence of events that would have to take place to leave you with marine flares being your primary method of signaling distress.

August 10, 2010
Total Views: 928

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Happy Birthday USCG!

Today, the United States Coast Guard celebrates 220 of service! “Coast Guardsmen are agile, adaptable and multi-missioned,” said Coast Guard

August 4, 2010
Total Views: 18

Saturday, July 24, 2010
Oil Spill

BP’s (not really) Top Secret Oil Spill Command Post

So, just how transparent is BP with online media? Today the third set of Deepwater Horizon hearings came to a conclusion when, unexpectedly, an e-mail message

July 24, 2010
Total Views: 20

Thursday, July 15, 2010

USCG eliminates manning exemption for US Flagged Purse Seiners

Effective as of July 12, an important and controversial statutory exemption expired, opening doors for U.S. mariners to take back multiple positions formerly

July 15, 2010
Total Views: 41

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Finally! Merchant Mariner Certificates Suitable for Framing

Return those scanners and Photoshop for Dumbies books everyone, the USCG set to release a printable, frameable and traditional MMC! After what we’re sure

July 8, 2010
Total Views: 1574

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Bluefin Tuna And The BP Oil Spill

The NY Times has an interesting article on the depletion of Bluefin Tuna around the world and suggests that the fate of Atlantic TunBluefin’s may be in

June 27, 2010
Total Views: 22

Monday, June 14, 2010

Real Time Mapping of BP Oil Spill Response Vessels

Today, NOAA has launched an exciting new web tool that offers the general public a glimpse into the information responders to the Gulf Oil Spill are

June 14, 2010
Total Views: 35


GeoPlatform – Gulf Oil Spill Response

The dynamic nature of the BP oil spill has been a challenge for a range of communities – from hotel operators to fishermen to local community leaders. We

June 14, 2010
Total Views: 13

Sunday, June 13, 2010
Lifesaving Incidents

Remembering USCGC ESCANABA (WPG 77)

by 1/c Heather Johanson For many, June 13th is a day just like any other. However, for the crew of the USCGC ESCANABA(WMEC 907) and the citizens of Grand

June 13, 2010
Total Views: 187

Friday, June 11, 2010
Oil Spill

NIC Welcomes OSHA To The Gulf – But Do Mariners?

In the testimony of Steven Tink, BP head of Health, Safety and the Environment, gCaptain was critical of his wide knowledge of OSHA regulations, regualtions

June 11, 2010
Total Views: 8

Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Oil Spill

Salvage of the Deepwater Horizon

While many engineers are focusing on ways to plug the gusher in the Gulf of Mexico, some are still focussing on raising critical parts of the sunken Deepwater

June 9, 2010
Total Views: 346

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Wrong About Everything – Video

Wrong About Everything (sample) from Mario Vittone on Vimeo. gCaptain contributor Mario Vittone taught us that we’re wrong about flares, cold water and

June 2, 2010
Total Views: 20

Thursday, May 27, 2010

NOAA Expects Busy Atlantic Hurricane Season

An “active to extremely active” hurricane season is expected for the Atlantic Basin this year according to the seasonal outlook issued today by

May 27, 2010
Total Views: 3


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