Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Cruise ship encounters heavy seas in Drake Passage, loses power to one engine

Check out this video of the Antarctic cruise ship, Clelia II, as it “limps” back to Argentina in heavy seas.  The vessel, with 100 passengers and 60 crew, lost power...

December 8, 2010
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The 2010 Atlantic Hurricane Season – THE VIDEO

With help from data collected by the GOES 13 weather satellite, NOAA has put together this video showing the entire 2010 Atlantic Hurricane season summed up in a four-minute video. ...

December 8, 2010
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UAV technology to help British sailing team by predicting weather

The use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) has been a popular topic of discussion here at gCaptain and has been associated with a variety uses ranging from aerial surveillance to...

December 8, 2010
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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Fairplay 22 Tugboat Capsize – Incident Photo Of The Week

Photo By Ronald On November 11th the tug Fairplay 22 got underway to assist the ferry Stena Britannica in her transit to the Stena Terminal, Hoek van Holland, in rough...

November 13, 2010
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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Massive sink hole swallows Brazilian port – VIDEO The video above shows the a giant sink hole as it rips apart and literally swallows the Amazonian port of Chibatão located in the city Manaus, Brazil on October...

November 9, 2010
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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Training Ship Fryderyk Chopin – Incident Photo Of The Week

Fryderyk Chopin-Tall-Training-Ship The Fryderyk Chopin lost both its masts when it was hit by gale-force winds about 100 miles southwest of the English coast on Friday. With the 182-foot long...

November 2, 2010
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Friday, October 1, 2010

Anti-Typhoon Technology: Submarines

Similar to the Atlantic Hurricane season, the Western Pacific is under constant threat of devastating typhoon’s nearly year-round.  This threat has lead a Japanese company to develop a new technology...

October 1, 2010
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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

VIDEO: Cruise ship Pacific Sun hits rough seas

For those of you that have been following this blog long enough know that cruise ships + foul weather = bad news for the passengers and crew.  Although the video...

September 7, 2010
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Hurricane Tracks Seen From Space

Click image for high resolution A few weeks ago we showed you ship tracks seen from space.  Here is another interesting image of hurricane and tropical storm tracks, well, plotted...

September 7, 2010
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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

NASA Hurricane Forecasting – GRIP

The Genesis and Rapid Intensification Processes mission, or GRIP, will use 15 cutting edge instruments, a Global Hawk UAV, a McDonnell Douglas DC-8 and a Martin WB-57F Canberra to gain...

July 27, 2010
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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

NASA to take a birdseye view of hurricanes like never before

Forum member and unofficial gCaptain weather guru, Fredwx, points us to an interesting article detailing NASA’s Genesis and Rapid Intensification Processes experiment, which aims to provide scientist with an unprecedented...

July 13, 2010
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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Best Hurricane Tracking Websites for 2010

Hurricane Alex on June 30, 2010.  Image via NOAA’s EVL website With Gulf Coast residents already feeling the effects of the first named storm of the year, the prediction of...

June 30, 2010
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Friday, May 28, 2010
Oil Spill

Loop Current re-alignment reduces threat of Oil to Florida Keys and Atlantic Coast

Earlier this week we showed how NASA was keeping on eye on the Gulf of Mexico’s Loop Current.  Today, Dr. Jeff Master’s of Weather Underground explains how a major re-alignment...

May 28, 2010
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Thursday, May 27, 2010

NOAA Expects Busy Atlantic Hurricane Season

An “active to extremely active” hurricane season is expected for the Atlantic Basin this year according to the seasonal outlook issued today by NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center – a division...

May 27, 2010
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Friday, March 5, 2010

50 ships, thousands of people, stuck in Baltic Sea ice

By Nina Larson (AFP) STOCKHOLM — Around 50 ships, including large ferries carrying thousands, were stuck in the ice in the Baltic Sea, with many unable to move until Friday,...

March 5, 2010
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Thursday, March 4, 2010
Lifesaving Incidents

Louis Majesty’s Incident Video – AIS Data Plotted

Shown above, AIS provider VT Explorer plots the cruise ship Louis Majesty’s path as it encountered rough sea’s on March 3rd, 2010 (click image for high resolution).  VT Explorer tells...

March 4, 2010
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Friday, February 19, 2010
Lifesaving Incidents

Canadian Tall Ship Carrying Students Sinks Off Brazil

Image via Digital Journal According to reports, all 64 students aboard the Canadian flagged tall ship Concordia which san 300 miles off the Brazilian coast have been rescued.  The Canadian...

February 19, 2010
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Thursday, February 18, 2010

NOAA’s National Weather Service to Use New Hurricane Wind Scale

Storm Surge and Flooding Prediction Dropped in New Scale NOAA’s National Weather Service will use a new hurricane scale this season called the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.  The scale keeps...

February 18, 2010
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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Waterspouts – Tornadoes At Sea

When tornado’s strike over sea they are known as Waterspouts. The Florida Keys see the largest number of waterspouts per year with as many as 400 to 500 in a...

January 14, 2010
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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Beaufort Scale – Graphics

. Nautical charts and pubs change nearly as fast as the tide sending each sailing second mate back to kintergarden’s cut & paste lessons each time a new notice to...

January 12, 2010
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