Maritime News of the Week – gCaptain’s Top 10 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.

WIGS come to Alaska
This is a big deal. The first use of a commercial WIG is being planned for the Lynn Canal. A 12 passenger $1.2m vessel. Docks and Harbors Board ha read more »

Update on Arctic Expeditions – MAREX
In prior years, the question of who owns the North Pole and the Arctic in general was simply a theoretical one. The territory had been trapped in ice read more »

COAST GUARD CONDUCTING FIRST NORTH POLE FLIGHT
“The northern reaches of the Arctic is a new area for us to do surveillance,” said Rear Adm. Arthur E. Brooks read more »

BIMCO Feature – Feature: The blossoming of LNG shipping
The established, low-key world of LNG shipping is changing out of all recognition as trade volumes mushroom, the supply chain extends and offshore read more »

CNOOC Building Deep-sea Drilling Rig
China will finish its first deep-sea drilling rig with a maximum working depth of three kilometers by 2011, a spokesman for China National Offshore O read more »

Iran to Buy 52 ships by 2010
The Managing Director of the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines says IRISL has signed a contract for purchase of fifty-two ships. Mohammad-Hosse read more »

Forward Looking 3D Sonar System for Collision Avoidance
FarSounder, Inc. a Warwick, Rhode Island based technology company has been awarded a $2 million grant from the US National Institute of Standards and read more »

Watchkeeper: Getting closer to the crew
There is concern about the quality of seafarers, and of the lack of experience of some given accelerated promotion to fill gaps. read more »

Crew Study Reveals Benefits and Perks Boost Morale and Retention
Amen! ….bring on the lobster tails. read more »

10 Reasons Why Captain’s Sink with the Ship
Whenever a ship sinks due to any reason, the Captain of the Ship prefers to sink with the ship. In my last post “Cargo ships collide in Thessaloniki read more »