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Tuesday, December 16, 2008
USCG

USCG Master Twitter Feed

Image by roeland.p This badge shows the latest Twitter‘s from all know United States Coast Guard personnel and bloggers, enjoy! The list was taken from

December 16, 2008
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Monday, December 15, 2008
USCG

The USCG Joins Twitter- Plus Links To Friendfeed And Other Maritime Tweets

Today we noticed a new follower on our Twitter page: uscoastguard Ok, so many of our readers are asking; What’s Twitter and why doesn’t gCaptain

December 15, 2008
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Maritime Security

Piracy – It’s Location, Location Location

Piracy – It’s Location, Location Location By John Denham If you did not know,  pirates have been around for as long as treasure was shipped on

December 15, 2008
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Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Navy

European Union Launches First Navy Mission

Few would have predicted that the European Union’s first-ever joint naval mission would be against pirates off the coast of Somalia. However, mission

December 9, 2008
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Friday, December 5, 2008
Maritime Security

America’s Waterway Watch – A Coast Guard Public Service Announcement

The United States Coast Guard is trying to remind mariners and the American public in general to remain vigilant.  They have a short journal entry concerning

December 5, 2008
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Friday, November 28, 2008
USCG

Modernization Of The United States Coast Guard

iCommandant, the “Web Journal of Admiral Thad Allen” has recently posted updates on the Coast Guard’s modernization initiatives. Admiral

November 28, 2008
Total Views: 25

Thursday, November 13, 2008
Interesting

OmniTHRUSTER and The USCGC Healy

In keeping with the arctic theme, this weeks Interesting Ship is the United States Coast Guard Cutter Healy (WAGB-20). The ship is a research icebreaker that

November 13, 2008
Total Views: 36

Friday, November 7, 2008
Navy

Early Aircraft Carriers

When we think of early Aircraft Carriers, most defer to the US Navy converting Jupiter (Collier # 3) in 1920 to CVI Langley. Commissioned in March 1922,

November 7, 2008
Total Views: 79

Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Navy

First Littoral Combat Ship to be Commisioned – Freedom (LCS-1)

This coming Saturday the U.S. Navy will be commissioning its first Littoral Combat Ship, USS Freedom (LCS-1), in a ceremony at Veterans Park in Milwaukee,

November 5, 2008
Total Views: 61

Thursday, October 23, 2008
Interesting

Blackwater to Provide Assistance in Gulf of Aden

These days, it is impossible to watch or read any news publication, maritime or not, and not know about pirates operating in the Gulf of Aden.  The hijacking

October 23, 2008
Total Views: 22

Monday, October 20, 2008
USCG

USCG Ice Breaker Fleet Update – Video

Here is an update from the Pentagon Channel on the status of the USCG Polar Ice Breaking fleet: More USCG official videos can be found at the USCGImagery

October 20, 2008
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Saturday, October 18, 2008
USCG

Photos Of The Week – Icebreaker Louis Saint Laurent

This week two photos tie for top billing. The first headlines the tour of photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand titled “Earth From Above“. It shows the

October 18, 2008
Total Views: 20

Thursday, October 16, 2008
USCG

AMVER Joins Facebook

AMVER, the ‘Automated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue System’ has been around for over 50 years but is not relying on it’s reputable history

October 16, 2008
Total Views: 1

Tuesday, October 14, 2008
MSC

U.S. Navy Charters M/V Beluga Skysails

The U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command has recently chartered the M/V Beluga Skysails for over a month long voyage transporting Air Force and Army

October 14, 2008
Total Views: 11

Sunday, October 12, 2008
Lifesaving Incidents

Video – Deadliest Catch Ocean Challenger Rescue

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEu_oymX6iU Coast Guard comes to the aid of the Ocean Challenger as the crab fleet listens to the news. Video of USCG ( United

October 12, 2008
Total Views: 69

Wednesday, October 8, 2008
USCG

USCG’s 45-foot Response Boat-Medium – Video

The Response Boat-Medium (RB-M) is an all-aluminum, 45-foot boat with twin diesel engines and with water jet propulsion was launched at Commencement Bay in

October 8, 2008
Total Views: 286

Monday, September 29, 2008
Uncategorized

Maritime Monday 129

Welcome to this 129th edition of Maritime Monday. You can find Maritime Monday 79 here. (Published 8 October 2007) You can find last week’s edition here

September 29, 2008
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Sunday, September 28, 2008
Maritime Security

Somali Pirates and Cold War II

M/V Faina – Photo By FEHMI ULGENER It seems the Somali pirates are either getting overly ambitious in their recent choice of targets or they’re

September 28, 2008
Total Views: 42

Thursday, September 25, 2008
USCG

Wakeup Call: The Road to STCW Compliance Starts to Get Bumpy…

Editorial Note: Being actively sailing mariners, the editorial team at gCaptain is concerned by recent changes to US Coast Guard policy on the licensing of

September 25, 2008
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Maritime Security

Pirates Choose Wrong Ship to Mess With

In reaction to what appeared to be an attempted hijacking, a security team aboard United States Naval Vessel John Lenthall was forced to fire warning shots at

September 25, 2008
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