Wednesday, May 16, 2007
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Simple Searches

As a follow up to yesterday’s long post here’s the short version. For all Martime Related Searches go here: Focused Maritime Search Engine For all other searches try this: Simply...

Wednesday, May 16, 2007
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The Captain and the Chief. A Mariner’s joke

The Captain and the Chief Engineer were in the galley revisiting an old argument:

May 16, 2007
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Tuesday, May 15, 2007
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GMDSS or how I stopped worrying about and started to love/miss the Radio Officer

It think even those of us who are experts in technology are blow away by some of the capabilities today. Going to a Maritime Academy in the 90’s gave me...

May 15, 2007
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Navy

NATO Considers Active Protection of Offshore Assets

Considering the recent security concerns in Nigeria NATO is in discussions with major oil companies to provide active protection of offshore assets.

May 15, 2007
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Monday, May 14, 2007
Incidents

UPDATE – Empress of the North’s Long History of Trouble

This is actually the 4th grounding of the vessel “Empress of the Sea”. By reviewing the USCG incident reports along with some google powered research we were able to find...

May 14, 2007
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Incidents

UPDATE – This is Empress of the North’s 3rd Grounding

The cruise ship Empress of the North that hit a rock off Juneau Alaska this morning has had an eerilly similar incident in the Columbia River last year. As the...

May 14, 2007
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Monday, May 14, 2007
Incidents

Breaking News – Cruise Ship Hit Rock off Juneau Alaska

The Captain of the cruise ship Empress of the North has called for passengers to abandon the ship after hitting a rock off Juneau Alaska. Reports are still light on...

May 14, 2007
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Saturday, May 12, 2007
Navy

Have you received your Merchant Marine Expeditionary Medal?

Have you received your Merchant Marine Expeditionary Medal for service on U.S.-flag vessels in direct support of American and allied military operations in Iraq? Here’s the scoop from MM&P’s weekly...

May 12, 2007
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Discover Upcoming Maritime News

Our editor’s favorite stories from our Discoverer Maritime News Service. Containers Lost Overboard in Storm Seadrill Orders Another Semi Jurong Congress hearing on crimes against Americans on cruise ships Sen....

May 12, 2007
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Friday, May 11, 2007
Maritime Security Incidents

Chevron Pulling Non-Essential Persons Out Of Nigeria

Here’s a story important to our fellow captains and mates working on drillships or semi’s in Africa. Chevron has decided to evacuate non-essential personnel from its offshore operations in Nigeria....

May 11, 2007
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Free Maritime Tools and Publications

If you are new to the site then head over to our Tools & Links. There you will find free navigational tools, no cost publications and our real time weather...

May 11, 2007
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Thursday, May 10, 2007
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Long Lost Ship Surfaces in San Francisco

Our friends at Telstar Logistics keep sending us great stories. Last week they brought us “New Yorkers call 911 on dockwise ship” (hey I am the one from Manhattan) and...

May 10, 2007
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A license to be proud of…. even if it’s just a dummy.

In MERPAC’s Task Statement #66 from last week’s meeting are a few interesting items beyond the usual TWIC gripes. Including: MERPAC seeks clarification on why the Coast Guard replaced the...

May 10, 2007
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Wednesday, May 9, 2007
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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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Hidden Scoop

Here are some of the upcoming Discoverer posts. Be sure to vote on the ones you like! Will Virginia soon be entertaining big offers for its port terminals? The grand...

May 9, 2007
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Tuesday, May 8, 2007
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New To The Site? Watch our Video Tutorials

Here at gCaptain our mission is to bring you the latest tools from Web 2.0 as they relate to the Maritime Industry. The drawback? ….information overload. To help solve this...

May 8, 2007
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Sunday, May 6, 2007
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Discover Upcoming Maritime News

Here are just a few upcoming news and stories from our News Discoverer… make sure you vote for the one you like. Briton kidnapped from Transocean rig in southern Nigeria...

May 6, 2007
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Poll – Is the Mariner Shortage good?

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May 6, 2007
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Senseo Coffee Roaster

My personal preference for fresh coffee on the bridge is the Senseo pod brewer, which not only saves me from assuring the coffee is fresh for the AM wake up...

May 6, 2007
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Friday, May 4, 2007
Incidents

New Yorkers call 911 on Dockwise Ship

Citizens were quick to call 911 after witnessing the Dockwise Swan’s ballasting operation in New York harbor. Attempting to deliver dredging equipment for the Army Corps of Engineers the heavy...

May 4, 2007
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