Monday, November 12, 2007
Oil Spill

Cosco Busan – Questions For Investigators

Chronicle photo by Michael Macor After visits from California powerbrokers Arnold Schwarzenegger and Diane Feinstein yesterday the head of the US Coast Guard,

November 12, 2007
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5 Ships Sink in Russia – Death and Environmental Catastrophe

Breaking weather news from Russia. Bloomberg tells us; An oil spill from a tanker that sank in a storm in waters between Russia and Ukraine threatens an

November 12, 2007
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Sunday, November 11, 2007

Bridge Resource Management – A New Focus On Watchkeeping

First a note… I am publishing this short clip ahead of my next article because of its importance! While preparing our upcoming “questions for

November 11, 2007
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Follow the path of the Cosco Busan

UPDATE: BoatingSF has a new animation that can be found here: COSCO BUSAN’S TRACK – UPDATED _________________ Our friend John 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

November 10, 2007
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Friday, November 9, 2007

Incident Photo of the Week

The M/V Duncan Island. Details and photos can be found HERE and a translation

November 9, 2007
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Thursday, November 8, 2007

Allision – Nautical Word of the Day

In covering the recent Cosco Busan incident (now the Overseas Reymar allision HERE) I have noticed most of the news articles have made a small error in

November 8, 2007
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San Francisco Bay Bridge Allision

“At 8:30 am this morning, the Cosco Busan, an 810-foot container ship, collided with the base of one of the towers of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay

November 8, 2007
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Sunday, November 4, 2007

Titanic Video Slideshow

“This video contains a lot of (very old) pictures on Titanic, and even two short (original) films” Related Post: Was the titanic sunk by a small

November 4, 2007
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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Incident Photo of the Week – Pemex Oil Rig Disaster

Cargo Law brings us photos of the deadliest Gulf of Mexico offshore accident in the last 43 years; last week’s Collision of the Usumacinta MODU and the

October 30, 2007
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Sunday, October 21, 2007

Incident Photo of the Week – Norwegian Dream

Photo of the Norwegian Dream after encoutering a sucession of 25+ foot waves in 2005 colliding with the ‘Ever Decent’ while transiting the the

October 21, 2007
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Saturday, October 20, 2007
Lifesaving Incidents

Maritime Safety Podcast – Seductive Sims

In the latest edition of our favorite Maritime Podcast Bob Couttie warns; “Ancient mariners feared the seductive call of the siren would wreck their

October 20, 2007
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Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Maritime Security

pirates are ‘thriving’ – IMB sees 14% increase in attacks

The IMB reports on a sharp increase in the number or piracy attacks. The BBC tells us: The increase is in large part because of a jump in incidents

October 17, 2007
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Saturday, October 13, 2007
Lifesaving Incidents

Pasha Bulker Incident Report – Nearly Unbelievable

Photo By suburbanbloke In a post unusually harsh for gCaptain standards I asked some tough questions about actions taken by the captain of the doomed ship,

October 13, 2007
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Monday, October 8, 2007

righting of the m/v republica di genoa

Righting of the M/V Republica di

October 8, 2007
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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

fatalities aboard north sea workboat

Shipping Times tells us of a tragic incident in the North Sea; he Viking Islay, a 53 metre emergency response and rescue vessel, was supporting the Ensco 92

September 26, 2007
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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Incident Photo of the Week – Alva Star

The M/V Alva Star. Click on the photo for the full story from Also, Flickr has a great slideshow of maritime disaster photos: Click

September 19, 2007
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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Do You Know What They Call Me? – By The Artful Blogger

Do You Know What They Call Me? By The Artful Blogger   I’ve been accused of many things. I’ve been called a liar, a cheater, and a womanizer,

September 18, 2007
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Monday, September 17, 2007

Shipping Container Collapse – UK

UK – report on shipping container collapse – The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) issued the report of its investigation of the

September 17, 2007
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Thursday, September 13, 2007

Special Edition Newsletter – Maritime Safety

A special Maritime Safety Edition of our newsletter was sent to subscribers yesterday. Normally I give our newsletter subscribers a few days head start but due

September 13, 2007
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