Maritime News of the Week – gCaptain’s Top Picks

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Here are gCaptain editor’s Top 10 upcoming picks of the week from gCaptain’s Maritime News Discoverer. Please Vote on the ones you like to have them published.

More Than 400 Fall Ill On Hawaii Cruise Ship
Norwegian Cruise Line said about a sixth of the 2,500 passengers onboard its Pride Of Hawaii cruise ship became sick this week.
The passengers fell read more »


Intoxicated Captain Sees Jail Time After Collision with Platform
An allision on August 3, 2007 with an unmanned gas platform in the North Sea led to the sinking of the MV Jork,a 1922 gross tonne coaster and registe read more »


Hostile Shores: Greece Casting off Asylum Seekers
According to recent reports, the Greek coast guard has not only been rejecting but torturing asylum seekers that are arriving in ever greater numbers read more »

ConocoPhillips oil spill case will make the state’s waters safer
The smoking gun. Whistle-blower Jim Legg’s surreptitious documentation of rule-breaking by ConocoPhillips resulted in the oil company’s agreement to read more »

Navy Cancels General Dynamics Ship Contract
The U.S. Navy yesterday canceled a General Dynamics Corp. ship contract worth potentially hundreds of millions of dollars, in a blow to the defense c read more »

The bleedin’ obvious at Tims Times
Tweedle Dumb and Tweedle dumber proceeded to the deck and looked through the near opaque glass inspection hatch, the beam of their flashlight glaring read more »

Container ship hits Bay Bridge tower – fuel spills, but span undamaged
There was an allision this morning between the German-flagged, 810-foot vessel Cosco Busan and the San Francisco Bay Bridge, in heavy fog. While the read more »

Hostile Shores: Greece Casting off Asylum Seekers
According to recent reports, the Greek coast guard has not only been rejecting but torturing asylum seekers that are arriving in ever greater numbers read more »

Straits of Malacca Shortcut…Tenth Degree Canal Project
A 1500 nautical mile detour of the pirate infested Malacca Straits route is possible with a canal cut across the Isthmus of Kra between the Gulf of T read more »