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Jury Finds Former Tanker Engineer Guilty in Scheme To Dump Oily Bilge In International Waters

A federal jury in the Northern District of California has convicted a former engineer of aiding and abetting an environmental crime and obstruction of justice in connection with the intentional...

Thursday, March 24, 2011
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Thursday, August 20, 2009
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Interesting Ship – Trans Sea Lifter

The Trans Sea Lifter, or TSL, is a uniquely innovative barge carrying system for short sea shipping that, according to their website, can execute 5 to 7 times the number...

August 20, 2009
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Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Engines

Big Motor Problems

Big Motor Problems By John G. Denham I am impressed with the significant improvements that large diesel engine manufacturers are making in reducing offensive emissions, improving operational efficiency and cutting...

August 19, 2009
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Photo

First Lift – World’s Largest Crane In Action

A few months back we brought you photos of the world’s largest crane being built, today we show you it in action. It is the world’s first fixed dual-beam gantry...

August 19, 2009
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Tuesday, August 18, 2009
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The Secrets Behind Cruise Ship Cutaway Illustrations

Ever wonder how graphic designers create cutaway illistrations of ship?  Khulsey.com clues us into the secrets HERE. Once you learn about the process click HERE to see close up images...

August 18, 2009
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Photo

VTS Photo Gallery – A look inside maritime vessel traffic services worldwide.

Our friend Richard Rodriguez of the BitterEnd Blog had an excellent post titled VTS – Working with large vessels, that gives Puget Sound boaters tips on communicating with the numerous...

August 18, 2009
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Monday, August 17, 2009
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Maritime Monday 175

The following is posted by Fred Fry: Welcome to this 175th edition of Maritime Monday. You can find Maritime Monday 125 here. (Published 1 September 2008) You can find last...

August 17, 2009
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Sunday, August 16, 2009
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How Do Mariners Pay For Training?

For your Sunday morning reading we bring you a top post from the gCaptain archives. Enjoy! How Do Mariners Pay For Training? By Leonard Lambert Since the inception of STCW...

August 16, 2009
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USCG

Interview with Vice Admiral Papp

On the heels of gCaptain’s interview with Commandant Thad Allen, the Unofficial Coast Guard blog sits down with the Coast Guard’s Atlantic Area Commander, Vice Admiral Papp. They tell us:...

August 16, 2009
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Thursday, August 13, 2009
Fire Incidents

Is Your Equipment Intrinsically Safe?

We are still debating whether this guy was using a flashlight, LED or his cell phone to check the level of this tank but we are certain it wasn’t Intrinsically...

August 13, 2009
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Casualty Outlook

Three serious incidents have dominated the past week with the disappearance of the Arctic Sea, its cargo of timber valued at a little under $2m and its crew of more...

August 13, 2009
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Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Maritime Security Incidents

Piracy in European Waters?

With piracy along the horn of Africa creating such a buzz in the media, it is a common misconception that the act is confined to this area where onshore conditions...

August 12, 2009
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Jones Act Case Study: Jorge Gomez Izaguirre v C & C Marine and Repair, L.L.C., et al.

Case Name: Jorge Gomez Izaguirre v. C & C Marine and Repair, L.L.C., et al. Date Decided: August 11, 2009 Court: U.S.D.C. Eastern District of Louisiana Judge: Judge Lemelle Citation:...

August 12, 2009
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Tuesday, August 11, 2009
USCG

Thad Allen, Commandant USCG – A Conversation On The Digital Age Of Shipping

The Digital Age – A conversation with Admiral Thad Allen, Last week I had the opportunity to sit down with Admiral Thad Allen, Commandant of the United States Coast Guard,...

August 11, 2009
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Ship AIS Tracking Via Satellite

Kongsberg Simrad announced a partnership with Norway to bring Automatic Identification System, AIS, ship tracking beyond its current line of sight (approximately 40 mile) range. With a target date of 2009...

August 11, 2009
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Monday, August 10, 2009
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Jones Act Case Study: Jeremy Selby v Yacht Starship, Inc., and Troy Manthey

Case Name: Jeremy Selby v Yacht Starship, Inc., and Troy Manthey Date Decided: August 20, 2008 Court: U.S.D.C. M.D. Florida Citation: 2008 WL 3889625 (M.D. Fla.) Background: Employee, Jeremy Selby...

August 10, 2009
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Monday, August 10, 2009
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Maritime Monday 174

The following is posted by Fred Fry: Welcome to this 174th edition of Maritime Monday. You can find Maritime Monday 124 here. (Published 25 August 2008) You can find last...

August 10, 2009
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Interesting

Liberty Ship JOHN W BROWN Open for Tours in Baltimore 13 – 16 August

The Liberty Ship S.S. JOHN W BROWN will be open for tours in Baltimore’s inner harbor August 13 – 16. She is one of only two remaining WWII Liberty Ships,...

August 10, 2009
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Friday, August 7, 2009
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Shipboard Fire Teams, Assets and Deficits – 4 of 4

Fire Gear Lockers: I could ramble for hours on Repair Locker organization. For now, we’ll keep it simple. Keep in mind, again, your assets and deficits. The repair lockers themselves...

August 7, 2009
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Jones Act Case Study: George “Jorge” Casas v U.S. Joiner, LLC and Northrup Gumman Ship Systems Inc.

Case Name: George “Jorge” Casas v U.S. Joiner, LLC and Northrup Gumman Ship Systems Inc. Date Decided: August 7, 2009 Court: U.S.D.C. Southern District of Mississippi Judge: Judge Guirola Jr....

August 7, 2009
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Merchant Marine Jobs – 101 (or so) Tips To Find A Dream Job At Sea

Over the past few months the gCaptain team has been working hard to put together the internet’s best Merchant Marine Jobs Board and, after finally launching it to the public...

August 7, 2009
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