Incidents


Friday, December 7, 2007
Oil Spill

Hebei Spirit Oil Spill – 81,000 Barrel Oil Spill Of South Korea Coast

Click Photo For Details Bloomberg News tells us: South Korea’s coast guard sent boats to contain the country’s biggest oil spill in more than a

December 7, 2007
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Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Lifesaving Incidents

Official Report on the M/V Pasha Bulker

The ship that made gCaptain famous is back in the headlines. The M/V Pasha Bulker, a 76,741 deadweight ton Panamax bulk carrier launched in 2006, is the

December 5, 2007
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Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Oil Spill

Proposed Bill Mandates An Increase Of VTS Authority

(Photo by PA2 Prentice Danner, USCG) This morning Senator Barbra Boxer and Representative Nacy Pelosi, Speaker of the House, announced a bill giving the U.S.

December 4, 2007
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Friday, November 30, 2007
Oil Spill

Admiral Bone Responds to Critisism

Rear Admiral Craig E. Bone is not one to back down from criticism, his comments regarding questions we posed to the San Francisco Chronicle were strong and to

November 30, 2007
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Thursday, November 29, 2007
Incidents

Ridiculous Item of the Month – Madatory VTS Instructions

Fairplay brings us the most ridiculous item of the day; Vessels transiting US harbours could come under tight navigational controls in the wake of the Cosco

November 29, 2007
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Friday, November 23, 2007
Lifesaving Incidents

Cruise Ship Explorer Antarctic Abandonment – Update

David Hindin, a gCaptain reader from the San Francisco Bay Area pointed us to this image and audio file from the New York Times. They tell us; A small,

November 23, 2007
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Incidents

Preventing Future Cosco Busan Type Incidents – NPR Audio

A gCaptain reader forwarded the following National Public Radio appearance by our friend Kelly Sweeney, author of the book “From the Bridge, Authentic

November 23, 2007
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Lifesaving Incidents

Abandoning Ship in Icey Waters – Breaking News

(Note: We made an error, the above photo is of the EXPLORER II) In breaking news the BBC tells us; More than 150 tourists and crew have been rescued

November 23, 2007
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Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Oil Spill

San francisco Oil Spill Hearings – A Response to Admiral Bone, USCG

Yesterday my comments were published on the front page of The San Francisco Chronicle in an article titled; “Hearing today at Presidio – tough

November 20, 2007
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Oil Spill

Oil Spill Hearings – Video

Click on the above image to see video on today’s congressional hearings into the Cosco Busan Incident and resultant oil ship in San Francisco Bay. Final

November 20, 2007
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Monday, November 19, 2007
Fire Incidents

gCaptain Tip Line – PEMEX Oil Rig Fire

gCaptain received the above photo via our gCaptain Tip Line. Here is the official news on the incident from PEMEX; MEXICO:  PEMEX confirmed that a fire

November 19, 2007
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Sunday, November 18, 2007
Blog

Incident Photo of the Week – Container Fatality

WARNING: GRAPHIC PHOTO This week’s incident photo is not for the faint of heart. Bob Couttie’Maritime Accident Casebook gives the details: The

November 18, 2007
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Friday, November 16, 2007
Oil Spill

Cosco Busan Crew Remain Silent During NTSB Interview

In other news The San Jose Mercury News tells us; The International Maritime Organization saw the Cosco Busan oil spill coming: Last year, it banned new ships

November 16, 2007
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Oil Spill

Cosco Busan – Questions,Questions,Questions

By Bob Couttie  Once the US National Transportation Safety Board has produced the transcripts of the voyage data recorder from the Cosco Busan (Formerly the

November 16, 2007
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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

November 16, 2007
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Thursday, November 15, 2007
Oil Spill

Cosco Busan and San Francisco Oil Spill Photo Slideshow

Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR. Above are images of the Cosco Busan and San Francisco Bay Oil Spill Clean-up courtesy of Flickr photographers in the

November 15, 2007
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Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Fire Incidents

Shipping References – Cosco Busan Research Links

For those curious how the editors at gCaptain research maritime incidents like the Cosco Busan’s allision with San Francisco’s Bay Bridge, here are

November 14, 2007
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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

November 14, 2007
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Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Oil Spill

San Francisco Pilot’s Report Published

The San Francisco Chronicle has published the Pilot’s Report on the Cosco Busan Incident. Here are the parts of interest to mariners; Meadows said

November 13, 2007
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Monday, November 12, 2007
Engines

Ship Types 101 – San Francisco Bay Bridge Oil Tanker Collision

I have been amazed lately by the number of errors in both media reports and political commentary related to the the container ship Cosco Busan that allided

November 12, 2007
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