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 early....

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 the Cayman Islands....

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 Hurricane Tracking Files

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 future tracking points for more detail...

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 displays them on one...

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 BlueLink will provide information on...

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 first...

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 rise...

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 Star....

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 unfortunate but interesting video on fishing in heavy seas: More Links: Wikipedia: Rogue Waves

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, voice, SITOR and weather services. Unfortunately, the infrastructure...

May 9, 2007
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