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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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

USCG History: Coast Guard Rescue Swimmers

Extending yesterdays celebration of Coast Guard Day 2009, we will be keeping up with the coast guard theme here all week on gCaptain’s blog. 

August 5, 2009
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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Happy Birthday! USCG Celebrates 219 Years of Service

Today, the U.S. Coast Guard celebrates 219 years of service as America’s Guardians in charge of the safety and security of U.S. coasts, ports, inland

August 4, 2009
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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Ship Photo of the Week – USCGC Healy and CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent

This weeks ship photo of the week is of the USCGC Healy and the CCGS Louis S. St- Laurent side-by-side during last years expedition to map the artic seabed. 

July 29, 2009
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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

USS Fort Worth’s (LSC 3) Keel Laid

Saturday, a Lockheed Martin led team held a keel-laying ceremony at Marinette Marine’s shipyard for the USS Fort Worth, marking the start of construction

July 14, 2009
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Friday, July 10, 2009

Milestones In Ship Construction

Photo by nasebaer Chief Journalist David Nagle of US Naval Sea Systems Command brings us Milestones in Ship Construction: “So the ship’s been

July 10, 2009
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Saturday, June 20, 2009

eLoran Sparks Debate In Washington – Is It Truly Important?

While we have covered eLoran before, most notably in this eLoran FAQ early last year, new headlines provide the need for revisiting the topic. In an article

June 20, 2009
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Thursday, June 18, 2009

How It’s Built – Cruise Ship Cabins

How is a cabin is built in this day of containerization and commodization? Remotely of course. Eurodam News, Holland America’s blog showcasing the

June 18, 2009
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