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Accidents

Divers Recover Two More Deceased Crew Members During Search of SEACOR Power

Update (Sunday, April 18): The U.S. Coast Guard, National Transportation Safety Board, and Seacor Marine are scheduled to update media Monday on the response efforts for the capsized Seacor Power. The...

Monday, February 21, 2011
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Monday, May 4, 2009
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OTC kicks off in Houston

Today marks the first day of the annual Offshore Technologies Conference in Houston, TX.  OTC is the world’s foremost event for the development of offshore resources in the fields of...

May 4, 2009
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Maritime Monday 160

The following is posted by Fred Fry: Welcome to this 160th edition of Maritime Monday. You can find Maritime Monday 110 here. (Published 12 May 2008) You can find last...

May 4, 2009
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Saturday, May 2, 2009
Offbeat

Shipping Container Dormitory

Keetwonen, 1000 shipping containers from China modified into student housing in Amsterdam, is the largest shipping container housing development in the world.  It has been praised for its innovation, cost...

May 2, 2009
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Google’s Simple Test To Check Sobriety Or Alertness

Unofficial Networks, the parent company of gCaptain, runs all of its email servers with commercial version of google’s popular email client gMail. There were many reasons for this choice but...

May 2, 2009
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Friday, May 1, 2009
Interesting

Is piracy a successful business model?

The short answer is yes. Running piracy ring in Somali can prove to be a very successful and profitable business for everyone involved. A recent segment on NPR’s program “All...

May 1, 2009
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Friday, May 1, 2009
Video

Running The Houston Ship Channel – At night

In the wake of “500 Knot Transit“, Houston Pilot Lou Vest‘s time lapse photography of a recent tranist comes this photography of . Lou writes: This is another time lapse...

May 1, 2009
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Dead Water Effect – Sinking Of The Fram

Scientists at the Universit´e de Lyon have found new answers to a phenomenon called “Dead Water”. No this not refer to the newly released WWII movie of the same name,...

May 1, 2009
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Thursday, April 30, 2009
USCG

Popular Mechanics takes a look inside the USCG’s Advanced Helicopter Rescue School

In its April Edition, Popular Mechanics gives its readers an inside look into the USCG’s Advanced Helicopter Rescue School by enrolling one of its authors to attend the course along...

April 30, 2009
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Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Blog

Pirate Attack on MSC Cruise Line – Photo Link

Spiegel Online has a pretty good photo gallery of the pirate attack on the MSC Melody cruise ship over the weekend. Click on the image above to go to the...

April 29, 2009
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Photo

Ship Photo of The Week – Ship under construction

The bow of a new ship under construction at Samsung Heavy Industries ( SHI ), Korea.

April 29, 2009
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Wednesday, April 29, 2009
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A Cruise Ship For The Seasick

One of the first questions I routinely get asked when people find out I work aboard ship is “Do You Get Seasick”. I find this question rather amusing considering that...

April 29, 2009
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Blog

M/V Selendang Ayu Oil Spill and Sinking

On Monday, Alaskan state officials announced that the owners and operators of the bulk freighter, M/V Selendang Ayu, that sank off the north shore of Unalaska Island in the Bering...

April 29, 2009
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Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Maritime Security Incidents

Captain Richard Phillips’ Exclusive Interview with NBC’s Today Show – Video

Here is the Today Show’s exclusive interview with Captain Richards Phillips of the Maersk Alabama.  Video courtesy of Hulu.com. NOTE: This video only available to U.S. viewers. April 28: In...

April 28, 2009
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Maersk Alabama Crew Member Files Lawsuit Against Ship Owner – Legal principles behind the claim

To help us answer some of the questions we have been hearing regarding the Maersk Alabama crew member that is suing the ship owner, gCaptain contacted Jones Act attorney, gCaptain...

April 28, 2009
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Blog

Incident Photo of The Week – Chinese Junk, Princess Taiping

Image via SF Chronicle A replica 16th century junk (Chinese sailing vessel) sank off Taiwan Sunday after a collision involving a Liberian freighter.  The junk was the Princess TaiPing, a...

April 28, 2009
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Monday, April 27, 2009
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Maritime Monday 159

The following is posted by Fred Fry: Welcome to this 159th edition of Maritime Monday. You can find Maritime Monday 109 here. (Published 5 May 2008) You can find last...

April 27, 2009
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Sunday, April 26, 2009
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DHS Biometric Database – Concerns And A Controversial Solution

Today Holland and Knight points us to this proposal by the Department Of Homeland Security: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposes to establish an exit program at all air...

April 26, 2009
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Saturday, April 25, 2009
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Abandon Ship Ditch Bag

Have an Iridium, VHF or SSB handheld radio aboard? What about a portable GPS? Create an Abandon Ship Ditch Bag that is waterproof, floats and will survive a fire. Here’s...

April 25, 2009
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Friday, April 24, 2009
Oil Spill

Guilty Plea in Empress of The North Pollution Case

Today, Juneau District Court Judge Keith Levy sentenced American West Steamboat Company, LLC for violating a Alaskan state criminal law that makes polluting state waters illegal.  The charge arose out...

April 24, 2009
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Incident Photo of The Week – Freighter Danoosh Grounded In Singapore

Image via flickr user Maasmondmaritime The Iranian-flagged freight ship Danoosh (shown above) was intentionally grounded along the Singapore straits Thursday after a collision with Indonesian-registered containership Lagun Mas. The east-bound...

April 24, 2009
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