Sunday, January 20, 2008
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SkySail Sets Sail For Atlantic Crossing

More…. skysails

Sunday, January 20, 2008
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Upcoming Maritime News – Editor’s Picks

  Here are gCaptain editor’s Top 10 upcoming picks of the week from gCaptain’s Maritime News Discoverer. Please Vote on the ones you like to have them published. Singapore retains...

January 20, 2008
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Saturday, January 19, 2008
Incidents

Cosco Busan Pilot’s Medical Records Questioned

Cosco Busan Photo by Noah Berger/Associated PressOctober 15th 2003 the Staten Island ferry crashed into a concrete pier killing eleven people and leaving 71 injured. It was later determined that...

January 19, 2008
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Friday, January 18, 2008
Oil Spill

Alaska Oil Spill – M/V Dolphin

Seattle based Trident Seafood’s 175′ freighter Dolphin with 34,000 gallons of diesel aboard grounded south of Wrangel AK. Dolphin spilled an unknown amount of fuel. The Juneau Empire story is...

January 18, 2008
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A VHF Handheld To Float With

Navagear brings us info on Standard’s new floating handheld VHF: Standard Horizon HX850S VHF/GPS DSC Floating RadioNot that I spend a lot of waking OR sleeping hours dreaming about handheld...

January 18, 2008
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Thursday, January 17, 2008
Lifesaving Incidents

In Pictures: Ice Prince Rescue and Sinking

The BBC has a great photo slideshow of the M/V Ice Prince sinking. You can find it HERE.

January 17, 2008
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Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Photo

Library Of Congress Releases Maritime Photos

The Library of Congress has announced a partnership with our favorite Web 2.0 photography site Flickr. They tell us: The first incarnation of The Commons is a pilot project we’ve...

January 16, 2008
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Maritime Law – Law of General Average

The law of general average is a legal principle of maritime law according to which all parties in a sea venture proportionally share any losses resulting from a voluntary sacrifice...

January 16, 2008
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Tuesday, January 15, 2008
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Activists Held Hostage By Whalers

In breaking news from the Antarctic Japanese whalers have taken two activists hostage after they boarded the whaling ship Yushin Maru. The BBC tells us; The Sea Shepherd campaign group...

January 15, 2008
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Offbeat

Prison Ships

In need of a prison “ship” of your own? Bibby Renaissance has recently finished a multi-million pound refurbishment programme, and is ready for charter. Berthed in the Singapore region, she is ideally...

January 15, 2008
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Monday, January 14, 2008
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DIY Close-Up Lens with Binoculars

Our bandwidth is suffering today so we are going to trust Lifehacker’s advice on this one. They tell us: Do-it-yourselfer Chris Knight explains that the innards of cheap binoculars can...

January 14, 2008
Total Views: 49


Monday, January 14, 2008
Incidents

English Channel Abandoment – M/V Ice Prince

Last night the timber ship M/V Ice Prince became unstable and was abandoned in the English Channel. The Press Association tells us: Attempts are to be made to take in...

January 14, 2008
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Incidents

Tounges of Fire – MAC Podcast

Bob Couttie of Maritime Accident Casebook has a new and interesting podcast up on his site; The Case Of The Tongues Of Fire. Fire is the third biggest major ship...

January 14, 2008
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Saturday, January 12, 2008
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Cunard’s Three Queens Visit The Big Apple

Photo by AurelioZen NewYorkology tells us of the first / last ever meeting of its three grand ships; Cunard’s one-time-only royal rendezvous of its three queens — the QE2, QM2...

January 12, 2008
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MAIS Maritime Podcast – Episode 6

Episode number 6 of our new maritime podcast Messing About In Ships is live. You can listen to it below, read the show notes, download the MP3 or subscribe via...

January 12, 2008
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Friday, January 11, 2008
Blog

Incident Photo Of The Week – San Francisco Bridge-Barge Allision

SAN FRANCISCO, Calf. – The United Stated Coast Guard is responding to a tug and barge allision with the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge.  At approximately 6pm the tug and barge were...

January 11, 2008
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Thursday, January 10, 2008
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Australia Sends Armed Merchant Ship To Track Whalers

Reuters has an update on Australia’s recent attempts to track Japan’s whaling fleet: CANBERRA, Australia (Reuters) — An Australian fisheries ship has begun pursuing Japan’s whaling fleet near Antarctica to...

January 10, 2008
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Maritime Security

Pirate Attacks Increased In 2007

With a large increase of attacks in Nigeria and Somalia, 2007 was not a good year for maritime safety. The NY Times writes; Last year, there were 269 attacks on...

January 10, 2008
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Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Photo

Russian HDR Storm Photos

EnglishRussia.com has some amazing photos of November’s deadly storm in the black sea. Click HERE to view the photo set.

January 8, 2008
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Monday, January 7, 2008
gCaptain

Do you have a story to tell?

Did you know that gCaptain accepts YOUR articles? That’s right, regardless of whether you work as an Ordinary Seaman, Captain, Cadet or Cook we are looking for articles written by...

January 7, 2008
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Air Travel With Your Knife – How To

The stats are in and 2007 was a bad year for lost baggage. We hope that you take crucial items like your license with you in a carry-on bag but...

January 7, 2008
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