Friday, October 8, 2010

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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All I hear Is Drilling, Drilling, Drilling

In today’s examination of Harry Thierens, BP’s vice president for drilling and completion, Deepwater Investigation board chairman Captain Hung

August 25, 2010
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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: 922

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: 141

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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