Wednesday, January 23, 2008
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Wednesday, January 23, 2008
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Happy Birthday AMVER

Bitterend brings us the anniversary of AMVER: Originally known as the Atlantic Merchant Vessel Emergency Reporting (AMVER) System, it became operational on July 18, 1958. Amver began as an experiment,...

January 23, 2008
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Engines

Hydrogen Powered Ship – Iceland’s Ambitious Project For Alternative Energy Propulsion

The ship pictured above fails to impress the Icelandic tourists who board her for a short whale watching tour but after talking with the crew their attitude changes. ABC News...

January 23, 2008
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The Shipping Container Hotel

Treehugger tells us of the largest temporary hotel built to date using shipping containers. They write: We previously showed the Travelpod, an experimental prefab from Travelodge, and thought it was...

January 23, 2008
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Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Interesting

Good Times for Merchant Mariners? Newbuild Statistics Might Tell.

(Originally published June 2007) The title of one story in this week’s MarEx Newsletter proclaims “Maritime Academy Graduation Heralds the Continuation of Good Times” and nothing affirms this better than...

January 22, 2008
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Monday, January 21, 2008
USCG

Coast Guard C-130 Air Drop – Video

A short clip from our friends at the USCG; Kodiak, Alaska-Jan 17, 2008–An Air Station Kodiak C-130 crew perform drop training. USCG video by PA1 Kurt Fredrickson. .

January 21, 2008
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Monday, January 21, 2008
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gCaptain Milestones | A BIG Thanks To Our Readers

January 21, 2008
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Twitter Yourself From Disasters

If we only had one technology related wish for 2008 it would be that every mariner watched this video. Reminder: This is important people! FROM WIRED: While micro-messaging service Twitter...

January 21, 2008
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Sunday, January 20, 2008

Name The World’s Largest Cruise Ship

Here’s your opportunity to name a ship! This, however, isn’t just a random ship, Royal Caribbean is asking YOU to name the world’s largest cruise ship. USA Today tells us;...

January 20, 2008
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SkySail Sets Sail For Atlantic Crossing

More…. skysails

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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Wednesday, 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
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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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