Friday, October 30, 2009

When is maritime training just too dangerous?

Photo by Thomas Colla Is disciplinary action warranted in a recent case of real life coast guard training? Newsday reports on the removal of a US Coast Guard

October 30, 2009
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Monday, October 26, 2009

Coast Guard Officer Relieved In Montauk has the story on why this photograph is making headlines. The Montauk docks were abuzz with disbelief and disappointment Saturday over the removal

October 26, 2009
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Thursday, October 22, 2009

US Navy test article from Cargotec demonstrates vehicle transfer at sea

A test article ship-to-ship vehicle transfer system from Cargotec is on its way to the US Navy; the test article uses MacGregor-based technology and can

October 22, 2009
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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Video – Coast Guard Medevac off U.S. Navy submarine

ASTORIA, Ore. The Coast Guard medically evacuated a crewmember from a U.S. Navy submarine off the coast of Wash., Tuesday. The Navy contacted the Coast Guard

October 21, 2009
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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Thad Allen, A Conversation With The Commandant – Part 2

Admiral Thad Allen, USCG Recently I had the opportunity to sit down with Admiral Thad Allen, Commandant of the United States Coast Guard. This is part two of

October 20, 2009
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Friday, October 16, 2009

Interesting Ship – USS New York

Earlier this week the USS New York, the the fifth ship in the LPD 17 San Antonio class of amphibious transport dock ships, took off on it’s maiden voyage

October 16, 2009
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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

USCG to host IMO’s World Maritime Day parallel event

The U.S. Coast Guard  is scheduled to host the 2009 International Maritime Organization World Maritime Day parallel event, Friday (October 16) at 62 Chelsea

October 14, 2009
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Friday, October 2, 2009

Mario Vittone – On Training

gCaptain contributor and Weekly Leader Podcaster USCG Chief Warrant Officer Mario Vittone, recently delivered the closing keynote at the USCG’s Human

October 2, 2009
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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

USS Port Royal Grounding – Incident Updates, Links and Photos!

After seven months in dry dock and $40 million in repairs, the cruiser USS Port Royal is back in the water in Pearl Harbor following the embarrassing February

September 29, 2009
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Incident Photo – M/V Eagle Tuscon Grounding

This incident photo released by the U.S.C.G. shows the M/V Eagle Tuscon grounded near Pilottown, La., at the mouth of the Mississippi.  The Eagle Tuscon

September 29, 2009
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Friday, September 18, 2009

Final Rule Published for Large Passenger Vessel Crew Requirements

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard’s Marine Safety, Security and Stewardship Directorate announced Thursday publication of a final rule in the

September 18, 2009
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Friday, September 11, 2009

Coast Guard Excersize Sparks Confusion in The Nation’s Capital

Via The New York Times: A Coast Guard training exercise in the Potomac River near the Pentagon stirred alarm and confusion on Friday morning around the time

September 11, 2009
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Friday, August 28, 2009
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New Ballast Water Rules – CG Proposal Announced

Via AP: The Coast Guard on Thursday proposed national standards for regulating the release in port of ships’ ballast water, which can introduce new,

August 28, 2009
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Thursday, August 27, 2009
Maritime Security Incidents

Somali Pirates Fire on Navy Helicopter – Video Somali pirates aboard a hijacked ship fired at a U.S. Navy helicopter yesterday, Navy officials said. According to

August 27, 2009
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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

VTS Photo Gallery – A look inside maritime vessel traffic services worldwide.

Our friend Richard Rodriguez of the BitterEnd Blog had an excellent post titled VTS – Working with large vessels, that gives Puget Sound boaters tips on

August 18, 2009
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Sunday, August 16, 2009

How Do Mariners Pay For Training?

For your Sunday morning reading we bring you a top post from the gCaptain archives. Enjoy! How Do Mariners Pay For Training? By Leonard Lambert Since the

August 16, 2009
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Interview with Vice Admiral Papp

On the heels of gCaptain’s interview with Commandant Thad Allen, the Unofficial Coast Guard blog sits down with the Coast Guard’s Atlantic Area

August 16, 2009
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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Thad Allen, Commandant USCG – A Conversation On The Digital Age Of Shipping

The Digital Age – A conversation with Admiral Thad Allen, Last week I had the opportunity to sit down with Admiral Thad Allen, Commandant of the United

August 11, 2009
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Ship AIS Tracking Via Satellite

Kongsberg Simrad announced a partnership with Norway to bring Automatic Identification System, AIS, ship tracking beyond its current line of sight

August 11, 2009
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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Ship Photo of The Week – SS Chesapeake SALM Release

SS Chesapeake (AOT-5084) tilts 13 degrees to port to release the single anchored leg moor (SALM) into the ocean. The SALM is used to keep the ship at anchor

August 6, 2009
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