Friday, December 31, 2010
Winter Marine Bouy Operations

Winter Buoy Ops – Photo Of The Week

A crewmember aboard the Coast Guard Cutter William Tate, homeported in Philadelphia, services the light on top of a buoy during seasonal buoy replacement

December 31, 2010
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CG Rescue Swimmer Hoisted On Sling

CG Rescue Swimmers – No Not Those Rescue Swimmers

When you think of a Coast Guard rescue swimmer, the first thought that comes to mind is of a Coastie jumping out of a helicopter to pull someone to

December 31, 2010
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Smoke Flare In Snow

Red Flares Are For Emergencies Only – Reminds The Coast Guard

The Coast Guard reminds mariners that red and orange flares are recognized as marine and aviation emergency signals, and are to be used only during emergency

December 31, 2010
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Thursday, December 30, 2010
Iraq Navy Day Boat Ribbon Cutting

Military Sealift Command delivers patrol boat for Iraqi navy

Military Sealift Command-chartered heavy lift crane ship MV Ocean Titan delivered the second of a new class of U.S.-built patrol boats to Manama, Bahrain,

December 30, 2010
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Littoral Combat Ship Contract Award Announced

WASHINGTON (NNS) — The Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin Corp. and Austal USA each a fixed-price incentive contract for the design and construction of a

December 30, 2010
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Wednesday, December 29, 2010
USCG 2010_Top_Stories

Top USCG Stories Of The Year

gCaptain’s favorite source for Coast Guard related news, the Unofficial CG Blog, is ready to ring in the new year with a post titled “The Top Coast

December 29, 2010
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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

US Navy to Merchant Marine transition advice

Thanks to M_R_Thurman for the Forum post… So, I’m writing this no reason other than to help other Navy guys that wish to transfer over to the

December 28, 2010
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Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Maritime Security

Oman Corvette Heads To Sea For The First Time Note to self: Don’t tick off Oman. Portsmouth, United Kingdom: Al Shamikh, the first of three ships being

December 21, 2010
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Coast Guard’s Top 10 Rescue Videos of 2010

Each year the USCG lists the top 10, well 11, rescue videos of the year, symbolizing the Coast Guard’s 11 missions.  It seems like the men and women

December 21, 2010
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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Canada’s “Navy”

Canada’s senate passed a motion today that brings it one step closer to changing the name of it’s “navy” from Maritime Command to Royal

December 15, 2010
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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Rear Admiral Sandra L. Stosz to become first female commander of a U.S. service academy congratulates Rear Admiral Stosz on her promotion to Superintendent of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy! Here is the annoucement from the USCG: The

December 14, 2010
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Friday, December 10, 2010

Maritime Command, Royal Canadian Navy, or Canadian Navy?

According to the Toronto Sun, a junior naval officer in Canada’s “Maritime Command” is in a bit of trouble after he was caught emailing his

December 10, 2010
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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Lockheed Martin Launches LCS 3

The Lockheed Martin-led industry team today launched the nation’s third Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), Fort Worth, at the Marinette Marine shipyard in

December 7, 2010
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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

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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