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‘Failure Not an Option’ as IMO Opens MEPC 76 Climate Meeting

By Barry Parker The much anticipated meeting of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Maritime Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), officially MEPC 76, kicked off its first two days of sessions this...

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Friday, April 24, 2009
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Jones Act Case Study: Nigel K. Washington v Blanchard Contractors, Inc.

Case Name: Nigel K. Washington v Blanchard Contractors, Inc. Date of Judgment: 24th April 2009 Court: U.S.D.C. – S.D. Texas – Houston Division Judge: District Judge Sim Lake Citation: 2009...

April 24, 2009
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Jones Act Case Study: Steve Kuithe v Gulf Caribe Maritime, Inc.

Case Name: Steve Kuithe v Gulf Caribe Maritime, Inc. Date of Judgment: 6th April 2009 Court: U.S.D.C. – S.D. Alabama Judges: District Judge Steele Citation: 2009 WL 928589 (S.D.Ala.) Background:...

April 24, 2009
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Jones Act Case Study: Eric Taylor v Teco Barge Line, Inc.

Case Name: Eric Taylor v Teco Barge Line, Inc. Date of Judgment: 22nd April 2009 Court: U.S.D.C. – W.D. Kentucky – Paducah Division Judge: District Judge Russell Citation: 2009 WL...

April 24, 2009
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Thursday, April 23, 2009
Photo

Kickball in The Bering Sea – Photo

Here is a shot from LTJG Tasha Thomas (HEALY’s Public Affairs Officer) in one of her regular updates to family and friends about life aboard the icebreaker HEALY. This shot...

April 23, 2009
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Ship Design

Interesting Ship of The Week – NYK Super Eco Ship 2030

In celebration of Earth Day, NYK Line released the initial exploratory design for its NYK Super Eco Ship 2030, an energy-efficient ship expected to emit almost 70% less CO2 emissions...

April 23, 2009
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Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Maritime Security Incidents

Somali Pirate Being Charged as Adult – Update

Image via AP The sole surviving suspected pirate in the attempted hijacking of the Maersk Alabama and resulting hostage-taking of the ships captain appeared before a federal judge this afternoon...

April 21, 2009
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USCG

Statement by Adm. Thad Allen, Commandant of the Coast Guard, on piracy

News Release Date: April 20, 2009 WASHINGTON — Piracy has been rightfully called an insult to civilization. The recent pirate attacks on the motor vessels Maersk Alabama and Liberty Sun...

April 21, 2009
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Monday, April 20, 2009
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Maritime Monday 158

The following is posted by Fred Fry: Welcome to this 158th edition of Maritime Monday. You can find Maritime Monday 108 here. (Published 28 April 2008) You can find last...

April 20, 2009
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Sunday, April 19, 2009
Shipyard

Megablock Time Lapse – Shipyard Photos

April 19, 2009
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Saturday, April 18, 2009
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Jones Act Case Study: Azeem Modak v Alaris Companies, LLC

Case Name: Azeem Modak v Alaris Companies, LLC Date of Judgment: 17th April 2009 Court: U.S.D.C. – N.D. California Judge: District Judge Wilken Citation: 2009 WL 1035485 (N.D.Cal.) Background:  Plaintiff,...

April 18, 2009
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Saturday, April 18, 2009
Photo

Photo Friday – gCaptain’s Flickr Photostream

Check out gCaptain’s photostream of favorites on Flickr HERE

April 18, 2009
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Friday, April 17, 2009
Video

Sea Storm Playlist: Videos of Ships in Rough Seas

A friend of gCaptain was recently tasked with finding videos of ships in foul weather.  Here’s a sneak peak at a few of the many videos he found.  You can...

April 17, 2009
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Thursday, April 16, 2009
Blog

Incident Photo of The Week – S.S. Grandcamp Explosion

On April 16, 1947, the Liberty ship, S.S. Grandcamp exploded dockside in the port at Texas City, Texas.  The blast and the fires that followed killed about 600 people and...

April 16, 2009
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Top 10 Most Popular Pages at USCG.MIL

The US Coast Guard brings us their 10 most popular pages. 1. Merchant Mariner Documentation (MMD) / Standards for Training Certification & Watchkeeping (STCW) / National Maritime Center (NMC) 2....

April 16, 2009
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Incidents

Collision At Sea – Time Lapse Photography Collection

Maersk Holyhead and Pequot November 2005 – Two vessels are intending to pass one another during daylight hours, in the calm waters of Lake Maracaibo. They are the LNG LPG...

April 16, 2009
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Wednesday, April 15, 2009
maritime security

Clinton Unveils Initiative to Combat Piracy

Embedded video from <a href=”http://www.cnn.com/video” mce_href=”http://www.cnn.com/video”>CNN Video</a>  Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday unveiled a diplomatic initiative to thwart attacks on ships off Somalia’s coast and combat what she...

April 15, 2009
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maritime security

Fox News’ Take on Anti-Piracy Weapons

In response to the recent upsurge in pirate attacks, FOXNews.com has put their own list of Ten High-Tech Weapons to Repel Pirates.  All of the items on the list we...

April 15, 2009
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Maritime Security Incidents

Another US vessel attacked, other vessels hijacked – Are the pirates winning?

Yesterday’s attack on the U.S. flagged Liberty Sun was strikingly reminiscent of last weeks attempted hijacking of the Maersk Alabama, which we all know ended in the kidnapping of the...

April 15, 2009
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Fire Incidents

Bravo on My Watch – YOUblog Featured Article

I review shipboard incidents every day. It’s what I write about. Unfortunately, there’s plenty of material out there. The other day, something came across my desk. At first, I thought...

April 15, 2009
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Maritime Security Incidents

US ship, Liberty Sun, escapes pirate attack while two more vessels are hijacked

Pirates off the coast of Somali remained active on Tuesday despite recent military actions taken by U.S. and French forces in order to free hostages.  A total of 5 pirates...

April 15, 2009
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