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Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Navy

HMS Unseen: Brits Developing Invisible Ship

Stealth ships: HMS Helsingborg and HMS Visby. Photo: Peter Nilsson/Kockums AB   The folks at Giz Magazine are reporting scientists at Britannia Royal Navy

Wednesday, March 5, 2008
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Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Blog

M/V Bergensfjord – Incident Photo Of The Week

by Øystein Ellingsen Shipspotter VOX tells us: The Norwegian car ferry Bergensfjord was enroute Bergen – Hanstholm early last week when she enouctered

March 4, 2008
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Sunday, March 2, 2008
Photo

Maritime Monday 100 by Fred Fry

Welcome to this 100th edition of Maritime Monday! You can find Maritime Monday 50 here. (Published 12 March 2007) You can find last week’s edition here.

March 2, 2008
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gCaptain

Stand-By – As we put the final touches on our new server.

photo by Jim Hartland If you see this post it means your viewing the gCaptain from our brand new Dedicated Server! STBY – normal ops to resume

March 2, 2008
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Friday, February 29, 2008
Video

Humor: The front fell off

In the vein of Abbot and Costello’s “Who’s On First,” only related to ships. Thanks to BitterEnd reader Robert S, of Seattle and

February 29, 2008
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Thursday, February 28, 2008
Lifesaving Incidents

Rescue On The High Seas- USCG Helicopter Crew Interviewed

INTERVIEW WITH USCG RESCUE HELICOPTER CREW This past July, in a gCaptain and Robin Storm exclusive, we brought you the Lessons Learned by North Atlantic freak

February 28, 2008
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Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Salvage

M/V Cougar Ace – Marine Salvage Through A Geek’s Glasses

Editor’s Note: Looking for information on the Baltic Ace tragedy? Catch gCaptain’s full coverage HERE or read, Are RoRo’s Safe?, for more

February 27, 2008
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Tuesday, February 26, 2008
USCG

The USCG Launches New Website

The Coast Guard has launched a new website with Video, Podcasts and Photos featured on the homepage. In the official Press Release they write: I am excited to

February 26, 2008
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Ship Design

My TWIC enrollment experience – less that stellar

It comes as no surprise that we in the United States are security aware. Possible threats create new legislation on a regular basis. Today, I enrolled for my

February 26, 2008
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Friday, February 22, 2008
Incidents

Agato Destroyer Collision: Bridge Management Questions

The bow and stern parts of the Seitoku Maru fishing boat are lifted onto the deck of a salvage barge Wednesday off Tateyama in Chiba Prefecture. Two fishermen

February 22, 2008
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Weather

Quick Tip – Did My AMVER / VOS Report Get to NOAA?

Did you send a AMVER / SEAS report to NOAA and are unsure if they received it? Head over to NOAA’s VOS Observations Received Table and search down the

February 22, 2008
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Friday, February 22, 2008
Incidents

Don’t forget to tell the boss – Admiral Sacked

A short follow up to yesterday’s post: 72 ColRegs and a Japanese Destroyer Japanese Defense Minister Shigeru Ishiba has decided to dismiss Maritime

February 22, 2008
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Thursday, February 21, 2008
Lifesaving Incidents

72 ColRegs and a Japanese Destroyer

Last Tuesday, at about 04:00 Agato, a 170 meter, a Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force Aegis destroyer and the fishing vessel Seitoku Maru collided about 28

February 21, 2008
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Incidents

The Anatomy of Allisions

The Anatomy of Allisions By Captain John G. Denham. The recent accidents on the waters of San Francisco Bay has triggered the attention of maritime afficiando

February 21, 2008
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gCaptain

gCaptain’s Newest Contributer – John Denham

I want to welcome a new member to our team, John G. Denham, Captain USN (retired), Master Mariner (5-12 License), San Francisco Bar, and Bay and River pilot

February 21, 2008
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Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Navy

USS Lake Erie – To Shoot Satellite From Orbit

  Most of us are aware that a US warship is currently stationed for an attempt to shoot down a damaged satellite. Military officials say the satellite is

February 20, 2008
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Wednesday, February 20, 2008
USCG

Ship Of The Week – USCG Cutter Bertholf

Launched last week the Bertholf is the United States Coast Guard’s newest cutter. Click HERE to visit the ship’s homepage and HERE for shipyard

February 20, 2008
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Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Photo

Perfectly Dangerous – A Waterspout At Sea

Robin Storm points us to this photo of this spectacular waterspout off New Zealand’s Kapiti Coast. Be sure to check out the photo slideshow and article

February 19, 2008
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Incidents

A Word On Vessel Traffic Service

A Word On Vessel Traffic Service by Captain John Denham The purpose of a Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) is to provide active monitoring and navigational advice

February 19, 2008
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Sunday, February 17, 2008
gCaptain

New Feature Poll Results

In last week’s poll we asked you to identify a topic for a possible new gCaptain blog. These are the results. If you are interested in becoming the

February 17, 2008
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Top 10 gCaptain Discoverer Voters

User News Published Comments Total votes Published votes Karma john 794 287 (36%) 36 1307 530 (40%) 10.00 Tim 96 21 (21%) 2 965 334 (34%) 10.00 mike22 227

February 17, 2008
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