Thursday, December 6, 2007

Bridge Damage on the Matson Kauai

A harrowing weather story from the Pacific Northwest. Washington State Department of Ecology’s Website tells us; The Kauai, a 720-foot container ship

December 6, 2007
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Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Tug-of-War | USCG Icebreakers VS Great Lakes Freighter

YouTube user 20greatlakes07 recently put together this video of the USCG Icebreaker Mackinaw’s unsuccessful, but valiant, attempt to free the Great Lakes

December 4, 2007
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Monday, November 12, 2007

NOAA Celebrates 200 Years of Science

NOAA’s (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Boulder campus will celebrate and commemorate the agency’s 200-year legacy in science with

November 12, 2007
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Sunday, November 4, 2007

Inch by Inch The Great Lakes Are Shrinking

Photo By James Rajotte for The New York Times The New York Times has an interesting article on the desperate situation in the Great Lakes. Rainfall shortages

November 4, 2007
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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Earthquake ALERT – San Francisco

A Magnitude 5+ earthquake was just (last 1/2hr) recorded in San Francisco. Stay tuned for more details and please write any information or links you have in

October 30, 2007
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Thursday, October 25, 2007

Wave Interaction – Photoinstrumentation Photo

Photographer Andrew Davidhazy brings us some amazing photos of waves colliding. Actually they are simply the result of dripping water but do give you personal

October 25, 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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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Hurricane Tracking Mashup

Here is a list of gCaptain’s picks for the most interesting ways to track Hurricanes. 1)’s Hurricane Tracker. Click on past and future

September 18, 2007
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Sunday, September 16, 2007

Northwest Passage Melting Open

Transiting the Northwest Passage has been a goal of humanity for centuries and with the help Global Warming we unfortunately might get our wish. Is it time for

September 16, 2007
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Friday, August 24, 2007

Tsunami Warning System

It was December 2004 and crew change was the day after Christmas so my relief was kind enough to give me the holiday and relieved me a few days

August 24, 2007
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Thursday, August 23, 2007

Hurricane Dean Ship Photo

This photo was emailed to our tips address. It’s showing the aptly named tanker M/V Wave Ruler battling Hurricane Dean during a voyage to deliver aid to

August 23, 2007
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Monday, August 20, 2007

Using Google Earth to Track Hurricanes

Additional Links For Google Earth Storm Tracking: Google Earth Blog: Best Storm Tracking Tools Storm Tracking with Google Earth – Video Google Earth

August 20, 2007
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Sunday, August 19, 2007

5 Interesting Hurricane Tracking Charts

Here is a list of gCaptain’s picks for the most interesting ways to track Hurricane Dean. 1)’s Hurricane Tracker. Click on past and

August 19, 2007
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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Tropical Storm Tracking

Tracking Tropical Storms? Try our new Weather Dashboard. Our dashboards grab the live NOAA maps our editors use aboard their ships to track weather systems and

August 14, 2007
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Friday, August 3, 2007

BLUElink: Ocean forecasting Australia

The Australian Government launched a $15m project today that will deliver ocean forecasts for the waters off the cost of Australia. The project known as

August 3, 2007
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Friday, July 27, 2007

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

July 27, 2007
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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Rogue Waves – A Call To Action

On my first long voyage as Second Mate and I was rounding the tip of Africa on our way to the Bay of Bengal when I noticed a slight

July 24, 2007
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Sunday, July 15, 2007

Damaged Cruise Ship Docks in Vanatu

We mostly think of Vanuatu as a flag of convenience state, not a port of refuge but that is what it has become for the P&O cruise ship Pacific

July 15, 2007
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Monday, June 4, 2007

The Deadliest Catch – Rogue Wave Edition

Some Rogue Wave Footage from “The Deadliest Catch” Here is another

June 4, 2007
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Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Death of the HF marine forecast?

Today’s MITAGS newsletter has a story about the USCG’s request for public information regarding the use of HF services including radio facsimile,

May 9, 2007
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