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Maritime News

Who Will Be The Next MARAD Chief?

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) Last November, Forbes published a series of articles claiming that the most critical nomination Biden will make for the future of our ocean, climate, and...

Friday, March 11, 2011
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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Houston Ship Channel – Time Lapse Video

Another amazing Time Lapse video from our friend Lou Vest of the Houston Pilots. You can find more of Lou’s amazing photos on Flickr (link).

May 30, 2009
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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Collision Avoidance Tip – Call his boss!

It’s the classic scenario from the Academy… You are the stand on vessel with no room to maneuver and a zero CPA contact is bearing down on you. You try...

May 28, 2009
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Chikyu – aka The Offshore Ocean Monster Ship “Godzilla-maru”

Photo by orcaz The BBC brings us the latest update on Japan’s might drillship the M/V Chikyu. They tell us: For a while during its design, Asahiko Taira told me, the...

May 28, 2009
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USCG Launches The Coast Guard Compass

Continuing its push to social media and web 2.o, the USCG has just launched a new blog to accompany their already impressive arsenal of online outlets, The Coast Guard Compass. ...

May 28, 2009
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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

USNS Vandenberg – The Sinking Of A Cold War Relic

Earlier today the ship USNS Hoyt S. Vandenberg, was sunk about 7 miles off the coast of Key West making it the world’s second-largest intentionally sunk artificial reef. The vessel...

May 27, 2009
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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Weekly Leader Podcast – Interview With Admiral Thad Allen

Fellow blogger and podcasting partner, Peter A. Mello, of and Messing About in Ships had the distinguished honor last week of interviewing USCG Commandant Admiral Thad Allen in his...

May 26, 2009
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Rerport on 9th Maritime Leadership Symposium

PORT AND HARBOR MANAGERS MEETING By John G. Denham A gathering of 132 maritime and related afficionados of the California ports, harbors and maritime facilities met in Sacramento on the...

May 26, 2009
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Skysails – Marine Environmental Initiatives At Work

  Passion focused on a singular goal is often the driver of new ideas and technology. Today the focus for many is on saving our planet from the effects of...

May 26, 2009
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Monday, May 25, 2009

Maritime Monday 163

The following is posted by Fred Fry: Welcome to this 163rd edition of Maritime Monday. You can find Maritime Monday 113 here. (Published 2 June 2008) You can find last...

May 25, 2009
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Friday, May 22, 2009

National Maritime Day 2009

Today is National Maritime Day here in the states, an observance that “Honors the contributions of the American merchant marine, civilians who have defended the freedom of the United States...

May 22, 2009
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Thursday, May 21, 2009
Lifesaving Incidents

Amver Awards Today in Washington

Via Amver Blog Are you coming to the U.S. Amver Awards Ceremony in Washington, DC today? Information on the ceremony can be found here. Besides U.S. Amver award recipients guests...

May 21, 2009
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NOAA Issues 2009 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook

Is it really that time of year again?  Earlier today NOAA issued its initial outlook for the 2009 Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June through November. The outlook calls...

May 21, 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:...

May 21, 2009
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Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Maritime Security Incidents

U.S.A. vs. Abduwali Abdukhadir Muse – Court Documents

UPDATE: Abduwali Abdukhadir Muse has been plead not guilty to a total of 10 charges for his role in the hijacking of the Maersk Alabama. Eight of the 10 charges...

May 20, 2009
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Maritime Security

Major Constitutional Decision Affecting the Transportation Industry

This topic was originally brought to our attention on the Forum via user Jones Act, more commonly known as Steve Gordon of Gordon & Elias, but I thought it was...

May 20, 2009
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Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Maritime Security

IMO: “We are against the arming of seafarers in the fight against pirates”

Last week the USCG issued its Maritime Security Directive 104-6 (rev. 2) that, among other things, calls for security personnel and added piracy watches when operating in high risk waters. ...

May 19, 2009
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Free Ship Simulator Games

The software development company, PlanetInAction, has just released a free ship simulator game that leverages the Google Earth plugin and presents it as the platform for this free game.  The...

May 19, 2009
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Monday, May 18, 2009

Maritime Monday 162

The following is posted by Fred Fry: Welcome to this 162nd edition of Maritime Monday. You can find Maritime Monday 112 here. (Published 26 May 2008) You can find last...

May 18, 2009
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Friday, May 15, 2009

World’s First Wave Farm

In an effort to bring our readers more “green” stories, we take a look at the worlds first wave farm off the coast of Portugal. brings us more on...

May 15, 2009
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Incident Photo of The Week – Russian reefer ship Petrozavodsk grounded

This week’s incident photo is provided by the Norwegian Coastal Administration, are of the 1,287 dwt Russian reefer ship Petrozavodsk that grounded and subsequently ran into sheer rock cliffs south...

May 15, 2009
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