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
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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: 18

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: 26


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: 8

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: 156

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
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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: 296

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: 7

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
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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Adm. Robert J. Papp, Jr., assumes command as the 24th commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard

In a change of command ceremony held today at Fort Lesley J. McNair in Washington, D.C., Adm. Robert J. Papp, Jr. assumed command as the 24th Commandant of the

May 25, 2010
Total Views: 12

Monday, April 5, 2010

Right Whale Season – Be On The Lookout

With only 300-400 in existence, North Atlantic right whales are among the most endangered whales in the world. Their slow movements, time spent at the surface,

April 5, 2010
Total Views: 3

Friday, April 2, 2010
Lifesaving Incidents

“I Am Amver” Video Project

In efforts to expand IMO’s 2010 “Year of the Seafarer” campaign, the good folks at Amver are recognizing all those who make the Amver system

April 2, 2010
Total Views: 15


Top 10 Recent Failures Of The USCG – Part 2

In the continuation of my article “Top 10 Recent Failures Of The USCG – Part 1” here is a list of the remaining modern-day failures: Periodic

April 2, 2010
Total Views: 206

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Pirates Fire at U.S. Navy ship, U.S. Navy fires back

Photo by rickydiver78 via Flickr We’ve seen pirates accidentally attack the wrong ship before, but this seem’s just plain stupid.  A statement

April 1, 2010
Total Views: 41

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Top 10 Recent Failures Of The USCG – Part 1

After making my decision to pursue a life at sea and accept an invitation to study in Annapolis my father said, “The Navy practices while the Coast Guard

March 31, 2010
Total Views: 223

Friday, March 26, 2010

Caspian Sea Monster – World’s Fastest Ship OR Largest Plane?

  From the gCaptain Archive: World’s Fastest Ship OR Largest Plane? Thrilling Wonder brings us the story of The Caspian Sea Monster. Built during

March 26, 2010
Total Views: 146

Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Lifesaving Incidents

Hospital ship USNS Comfort sailing home from Haiti

By Steve Sternberg, USA TODAY The U.S. Navy hospital ship Comfort pulled up anchor Tuesday in Port-au-Prince and began the long trip home to Baltimore, ending

March 10, 2010
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Friday, February 26, 2010

Lawmakers blast Coast Guard budget proposal

By Susan Schept – Navy Times Staff writer Thursday Feb 25, 2010 20:04:27 EST Lawmakers from both parties had choice words for the Obama

February 26, 2010
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Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Oil Spill

Dredge Overturns near La Push, Washington – Photos

SEATTLE – The barge Bar Fly sits partially submerged and surrounded by containment boom near La Push, Wash., in the Quillayute River Feb. 23, 2010. The

February 24, 2010
Total Views: 18

Thursday, February 18, 2010

NOAA’s National Weather Service to Use New Hurricane Wind Scale

Storm Surge and Flooding Prediction Dropped in New Scale NOAA’s National Weather Service will use a new hurricane scale this season called the

February 18, 2010
Total Views: 4


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