Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Uncategorized

Farmers Almanac: Winter 2007 / 2008

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November 12, 2008
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Thursday, October 2, 2008
Maritime Security

Avoiding Pirates and Storms – Notes From A Weather Router

Looking at the piracy chart for 2008 got me reminiscing about recommending routes through the eastern Arabian Sea , Somalia coast, and Gulf of Aden. Our directive was to work...

October 2, 2008
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Monday, September 22, 2008
Uncategorized

Surviving Hurricane Ike – Galveston, Texas

While this audience is less likely to be impressed than most, Lou Minatti has video of surviving Hurricane Ike aboard a workboat in Galveston Bay. We know some of you...

September 22, 2008
Total Views: 4

Friday, September 19, 2008
Interesting

Incredible Engineering: The Maeslant Barrier

The Maeslant Storm Surge Barrier is one of the largest moving structures on the planet.  The barrier, completed in May of 1997, was the final stage of the Delta Works,...

September 19, 2008
Total Views: 317

USCG

Riding Out Hurricane Ike: First Hand Account

Interesting video just released by USCG on Hurricane Ike.  USCGCImagery tells us: Petty Officer Third Class Lee Gutierrez explains how the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Harry Claiborne rode...

September 19, 2008
Total Views: 11

Friday, September 12, 2008
Weather

Projected Storm Surge From Hurricane Ike – Mapped

These are projection maps of flooding from Hurricane Ike released by the Texas Governor’s Office.  The National Hurricane Center is predicting Hurricane Ike to reach the coast sometime late Friday...

September 12, 2008
Total Views: 20

Thursday, September 11, 2008
Weather

NOAA’s Historical Hurricane Tracks Website

It is obvious that NOAA has some of the most comprehensive and accurate information for predicting weather available to the public.  NOAA’s National Weather Service, among its various other organizations,...

September 11, 2008
Total Views: 2

Wednesday, September 3, 2008
USCG

USCG Fly Over of New Orleans Post Gustav – Video

This is video released from the US Coast Guard post Hurricane Gustav.  The description reads: In this video released by the U.S. Coast Guard, helicopter crews from Air Station New...

September 3, 2008
Total Views: 1

Saturday, August 30, 2008
Weather

Great Links for Tracking Hurricanes

With Hurricane Gustav now a Category 4 and gaining strength, the 2008 season is really starting to peak in strength.  So gCaptain has put together a list of the best...

August 30, 2008
Total Views: 3

Monday, August 25, 2008
Weather

New From NOAA – Southeast U.S. Marine Weather Website

In a Press Release on August 19, NOAA announced its new Southeast U.S. Marine Weather website.  It reads: NOAA has launched a one-stop Southeast Marine Weather Internet portal offering marine...

August 25, 2008
Total Views: 4

Thursday, August 7, 2008
Weather

NOAA Increases Expectancy for Above-Normal 2008 Atlantic Hurricane Season

NOAA has increased its confidence for an above-normal Atlantic hurricane season in an updated outlook for the 2008 season released today.  NOAA is now projecting an 85% probability of an...

August 7, 2008
Total Views: 16

Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Weather

NOAA To Make Surface Chart Cutback

The above shows a notice box on NOAA’s current 24hr Surface Prediction Chart which can be found HERE. It states: On 08/15/08 the limits of this chart will change to...

July 8, 2008
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Monday, June 23, 2008
Lifesaving Incidents

MV Princess Of Stars – Ferry Capsizes In Philippines Typhoon

CNN sends news of a tragic ferry capsize in the Phillipines. They write: Rescuers have found at least 33 survivors and at least six dead among the nearly 750 aboard...

June 23, 2008
Total Views: 382

Thursday, June 5, 2008
Weather

Surviving Heavy Weather On A Rowboat – Roz Savage

In 1896 the first ever row across a major body of water was marked in the record books. Since that day when Samuelson and Harbo completed their voyage over 200...

June 5, 2008
Total Views: 4

Monday, May 26, 2008
Weather

Question On Weather Routing

gCaptain reader and Meteorologist Brad Snook writes: I spent 13 years as a Meteorologist, recommending routes and forecasting seas and swells for merchant ships around the world. During those years,...

May 26, 2008
Total Views: 59

Friday, May 2, 2008
Weather

Currents Of Change

It might soon be time for a revision of Pilot Charts. NatGeo tells us: Europe and North America may soon experience chillier temperatures, thanks to natural North Atlantic variations that...

May 2, 2008
Total Views: 0

Wednesday, April 30, 2008
USCG

Coast Guard Morro Bay – Surfboat Training

The following happen so close to gCaptain Headquarters here in Morro Bay California that our CEO called from his ship to make sure the building was secure and relatives were...

April 30, 2008
Total Views: 3

Friday, April 11, 2008
Weather

Ocean Prediction Center Requests Comments

The National Weather Service (NWS) Ocean Prediction Center (OPC) is requesting comments relating to the importance of accurate and timely marine weather analyses to shipboard operations. Staffers at the center...

April 11, 2008
Total Views: 2

Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Blog

M/V Bergensfjord – Incident Photo Of The Week

by Øystein Ellingsen Shipspotter VOX tells us: The Norwegian car ferry Bergensfjord was enroute Bergen – Hanstholm early last week when she enouctered 8 meter waves. 2 trailers were overturned.

March 4, 2008
Total Views: 2

Friday, February 22, 2008
Weather

Quick Tip – Did My AMVER / VOS Report Get to NOAA?

Did you send a AMVER / SEAS report to NOAA and are unsure if they received it? Head over to NOAA’s VOS Observations Received Table and search down the list...

February 22, 2008
Total Views: 1