Friday, November 16, 2007
Oil Spill

VTS Warning to Cosco Busan Pilot

National news sources are publishing a story about the VTS warning to the Cosco Busan’s pilot Jim Cota. In a story titled “Ship Got No Alert From Coast Guard” the...

November 16, 2007
Total Views: 8

Wednesday, November 14, 2007
USCG

Where is my license? NMC / REC Delay Chart

For those mariners awaiting license review at the Coast Guard’s National Maritime Center ( USCG NMC ) here’s a breakdown of the status of all applications. Capt. David Stalfort has...

November 14, 2007
Total Views: 4

Oil Spill

Cosco Busan Audio Files – San Francisco Oil Spill

Coast Guard Photo By CWO Scott Epeprson I thought I would list a few podcasts, interviews and audio files that relate to the Cosco Busan Incident and the resultant oil...

November 14, 2007
Total Views: 5

Sunday, November 11, 2007
USCG

Veterans Day Comment

I just wanted to share this comment from our reader Martin Tregoning MNI: As a former UK SAR Mission Controller who also attended Governors Island, I can appreciate much of...

November 11, 2007
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Saturday, November 10, 2007
Oil Spill

San Francisco Bay Bridge Damage Survey – Video

Official USCG damage survey video of the Bay Bridge after the Cosco Busan allision earlier this week. Thanks to Marine Buzz for the find. Click here for our coverage of...

November 10, 2007
Total Views: 1

Thursday, October 25, 2007
USCG

NMC Newsletter Subscriptions Announced

The USCG just announced efficiency newsletters from the National Maritime Center. They tell us: The Coast Guard maintains an active public and industry awareness outreach program aimed at communicating information...

October 25, 2007
Total Views: 5

Monday, October 8, 2007
Incidents

righting of the m/v republica di genoa

Righting of the M/V Republica di Genoa

October 8, 2007
Total Views: 9

Sunday, October 7, 2007
USCG

What 40,000 pounds of cocaine looks like

October 7, 2007
Total Views: 52

Monday, September 10, 2007
Lifesaving Incidents

EPIRB Failure – F/V Papa George

What is the single most import piece of electronics aboard your ship? For me it’s the EPIRB. If all else fails I will need help fast and the EPIRB is...

September 10, 2007
Total Views: 23

Saturday, September 8, 2007
Lifesaving Incidents

Survior Identities To Be Protected – USCG

Jess, our latest iPhone contestant submitted a story titled “CG to withhold names of people it rescues“. The Navy Times tells us: Capping a two-year review of a policy on...

September 8, 2007
Total Views: 0

Friday, August 3, 2007
USCG

Coast Guard Licensing Changes At The NMC

By now you should know that all licensing requests by U.S. Mariners are routed through the Coast Guard National Maritime Center‘s new headquarters in West Virginia. The NMC’s Commanding officer,...

August 3, 2007
Total Views: 12

Wednesday, August 1, 2007
Interesting

One Million Lives Rescued by the United States Coast Guard

While we were celebrating our numbers and sending you to Robin Storm’s post on recent Coast Guard rescues yesterday the saviors of the sea were reaching their own, much larger,...

August 1, 2007
Total Views: 7

Friday, July 27, 2007
Incidents

10 Lessons Learned For Sailing in Severe Weather

In a gCaptain exclusive we were able to discuss the May 2007 abandonment of the s/v Sean Seamour II with her captain Jean Pierre de Lutz. This story was first...

July 27, 2007
Total Views: 23

Monday, July 23, 2007
Uncategorized

gCaptain Tip – Check USCG License Application Online

Have you submitted your application to West Virgina and are awaiting a response? Try the USCG’s new website Homeport to check its status online. New to Homeport? Here is what...

July 23, 2007
Total Views: 0

Friday, June 8, 2007
USCG

MarEx Newsletter Responds to Email Flood from USCG Editorial

Our favorite maritime newsletter The Maritime Executive today responded to an article in their May 31st Newsletter that “drove more traffic than any other article ever published (by them)”. The...

June 8, 2007
Total Views: 3

Tuesday, June 5, 2007
USCG

Top 10 Rescue at Sea Videos from the U.S. Coast Guard

From the boats to ships to natural disaster this video from YouTube user USCG Imagery is a compilation of the top 10 USCG rescues at sea. Have a better rescue...

June 5, 2007
Total Views: 469

Saturday, May 19, 2007
gCaptain

Poll of the Week; USCG’s Move to West Virginia.

<a href=”http://www.polldaddy.com” >polls</a> – <a href=”http://www.polldaddy.com/poll.asp?p=41405″ >Take Our Poll</a> Comment on this poll. Related Posts: Check Your USCG License Application Online

May 19, 2007
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Monday, May 14, 2007
Incidents

UPDATE – This is Empress of the North’s 3rd Grounding

The cruise ship Empress of the North that hit a rock off Juneau Alaska this morning has had an eerilly similar incident in the Columbia River last year. As the...

May 14, 2007
Total Views: 21

Thursday, May 10, 2007
Photo

A license to be proud of…. even if it’s just a dummy.

In MERPAC’s Task Statement #66 from last week’s meeting are a few interesting items beyond the usual TWIC gripes. Including: MERPAC seeks clarification on why the Coast Guard replaced the...

May 10, 2007
Total Views: 84