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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Incident Picture of the Week – M/V Tampa Maersk

How did this happen? According to Cargo Law: January 2000 the vessel was attempting to turn in the area in front of the Maersk Container Terminal, Oakland so

September 13, 2007
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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

The Case Of The Killer Catch – Special Edition MAC Report

Bob Couttie sent us an email yesterday announcing a Special Edition of his Maritime Accident Casebook. Why did he release this issue early? ….because

September 12, 2007
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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Aw Nuts! By The Artful Blogger

Aw Nuts! By The Artful Blogger Another day of reviewing incident reports. It never ceases to amaze me, how many of these tragedies could have been avoided.

September 11, 2007
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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

September 10, 2007
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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

September 8, 2007
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Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Lifesaving Incidents

Ships Collide in Turkey

Two ships have collided off the Coast of Turkey. The Turkish Press tells us: One of two cargo ships sank after they collided off Darica hamlet of Gebze town

September 5, 2007
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