Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Incidents

Ships Collide In Fog – Panama Canal

Panama Guide brings us news of a collision between the bulk carrier White Mist (IMO 7821506) collided with the bulker Miltiades (IMO 8208323) south of canal marker 101, in the...

Wednesday, July 25, 2007
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Tuesday, July 24, 2007
maritime security

Weapons Aboard Ship?

Our friends at MaritimeLinks covered a story on the recent Somali pirate incidents. To conclude the post they write: I would recommend to anyone of my friends sailing in these...

July 24, 2007
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Weather

Rogue Waves – A Call To Action

On my first long voyage as Second Mate and I was rounding the tip of Africa on our way to the Bay of Bengal when I noticed a slight rise...

July 24, 2007
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Monday, July 23, 2007
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News Flash – Two Largest US Drilling Contractors Merge

In surprising news today Transocean and GlobalSantaFe have announced a merger. TheStreet.com tells us… Transocean and GlobalSantaFe agreed to merge, creating an oil driller with an enterprise value of $53...

July 23, 2007
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gCaptain Tip – Check USCG License Application Online

Have you submitted your application to West Virgina and are awaiting a response? Try the USCG’s new website Homeport to check its status online. New to Homeport? Here is what...

July 23, 2007
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Sunday, July 22, 2007
gCaptain

Quiz – What is the most dangerous place aboard ship?

For the answer you will need to visit Bob Couttie’s Maritime Accident site and listen to the podcast titled “The Case Of The Deadly Saviour“. I will, however, give you...

July 22, 2007
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Sunday, July 22, 2007
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gCaptain Newsletter – 20th July 2007

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July 22, 2007
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Friday, July 20, 2007
Uncategorized

Discover Maritime News

Here are some stories from our Maritime News Discoverer. Published Stories: UK Merchant navy fleet sinks to less than 300 Ship sinkings highlight industry problems Spain releases treasure-hunt ship Probe...

July 20, 2007
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Lifesaving Incidents

EPIRB Failure aboard the “Sean Seamour”

A harrowing story of the Emergency beacon failure aboard the sailing yacht "Sean Seamour". EPIRB links, information and winter North Atlantic rescue.

July 20, 2007
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Thursday, July 19, 2007
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Top 3 China Trade Charts

An industry friend of mine recently told me that if you mapped world shipping activity it would look like a 1938 battle map with china at the center. So why...

July 19, 2007
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Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Incidents

Unhappy Boat Owners – Cargo Offloading Gone Wrong

Cargolaw.com brings us two very unhappy boat owners (click on the photos for info on what happened): After the splash:

July 18, 2007
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Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Lifesaving Incidents

Container Ship MSC Napoli Photo Slideshow

If your browser does not support the slideshow you can still view the photos HERE. The above photos slideshow is of the Container Ship “MSC Napoli” beached of the coast...

July 17, 2007
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Lifesaving Incidents

Container Ship Sinking Video – “MSC Napoli” Salvage with Explosives

The beached vessel “MSC Napoli” was broken in two with the use of explosives as part of the $100m and rising salvage attempt. The Guardian UK tells us: When the...

July 17, 2007
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Best Handhelf Marine VHF Icom M72

Richard’s Maritime Ramblings blog has a great post on thier favorite handheld VHF radio, the Icom IC-M72. While I am certainly not up to date on the latest handheld technology...

July 17, 2007
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Monday, July 16, 2007
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Nautical Trivia 10-Point Dividers – What is that?

A free set of gCaptain stickers from our Logo Store to the first person who identifies the item on the right. A second set of stickers to the person who...

July 16, 2007
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Quote of the Week

This “Qoute of the Week” comes from Fred Fry of Maritime Monday fame. If you want to solve the problem of car traffic, just subject car drivers to a tenth...

July 16, 2007
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Sunday, July 15, 2007
Incidents

Damaged Cruise Ship Docks in Vanatu

We mostly think of Vanuatu as a flag of convenience state, not a port of refuge but that is what it has become for the P&O cruise ship Pacific Star....

July 15, 2007
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Video

The New Tacoma Narrows Bridge

After five years and over $700 million dollars the new Tacoma Narrows bridge opens to traffic today. It is the longest bridge constructed in the US since the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge...

July 15, 2007
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Saturday, July 14, 2007
gCaptain

A day of rest.

Just a quick note to inform you we will be taking Sunday off for some site maintenance. Till then please visit our forum, read an old or random post or...

July 14, 2007
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Friday, July 13, 2007
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LNG Ships – Past, Present & Future

The always thorough My Life at Sea blog has the best article I have read to date on the history, inner workings and future of Liquid Natural Gas Carriers. You...

July 13, 2007
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Past and Future “Photo of the Day” picks.

Browser doesn’t support the show? TRY THIS Here is the place to view past Photo Of The Day pictures from our homepage. Stop back frequently, the slideshow will update as...

July 13, 2007
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