Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Lifesaving Incidents

Wanted: 3rd Mate, Captain & future scapegoat

I’m going to keep this posting short before my contempt for HR departments shows (too late, I know). The Seattlest points us to brand new job vacancies at Majestic Line:...

Wednesday, May 23, 2007
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The M/V Condoleezza Rice Photo

This is a real photo:

May 23, 2007
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Tuesday, May 22, 2007
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Revive old CDs & DVDs

Recently in my move to Morro Bay I found an old box with navigation supplies and a stack of CD’s from my 3rd Mate days, unfortunately they were scratched and...

May 22, 2007
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Monday, May 21, 2007
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Discover Maritime News & Stories

Here are some of the top stories of the day from our Maritime News Discoverer: Photos: How to build an offshore wind farm First North Korean cargo ship arrives in...

May 21, 2007
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Incidents

Alaska Cruise Ship – New Mate, Wrong Turn

Sources close to gCaptain tell us the cruise ship that hit a rock near Juneau Alaska last week was being navigated by a young third mate on his first job...

May 21, 2007
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Saturday, May 19, 2007
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National Maritime Day

May 22nd is National Maritime Day but most of the activities will be held this weekend. What is Maritime Day? Here’s MARAD’s answer: May 22nd is National Maritime Day, first...

May 19, 2007
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Saturday, May 19, 2007
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Poll of the Week; USCG’s Move to West Virginia.

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May 19, 2007
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Friday, May 18, 2007
Incidents

Alaska Cruise Ship Incident Has Ties to Exxon Valdez Grounding

A common misconception of the public is that the Exxon Valdez grounding was the direct result of an intoxicated Captain. Those of us in the industry know this to be...

May 18, 2007
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Wednesday, May 16, 2007
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Simple Searches

As a follow up to yesterday’s long post here’s the short version. For all Martime Related Searches go here: Focused Maritime Search Engine For all other searches try this: Simply...

May 16, 2007
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The Captain and the Chief. A Mariner’s joke

The Captain and the Chief Engineer were in the galley revisiting an old argument:

May 16, 2007
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Tuesday, May 15, 2007
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GMDSS or how I stopped worrying about and started to love/miss the Radio Officer

It think even those of us who are experts in technology are blow away by some of the capabilities today. Going to a Maritime Academy in the 90’s gave me...

May 15, 2007
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Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Navy

NATO Considers Active Protection of Offshore Assets

Considering the recent security concerns in Nigeria NATO is in discussions with major oil companies to provide active protection of offshore assets.

May 15, 2007
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Monday, May 14, 2007
Incidents

UPDATE – Empress of the North’s Long History of Trouble

This is actually the 4th grounding of the vessel “Empress of the Sea”. By reviewing the USCG incident reports along with some google powered research we were able to find...

May 14, 2007
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Incidents

UPDATE – This is Empress of the North’s 3rd Grounding

The cruise ship Empress of the North that hit a rock off Juneau Alaska this morning has had an eerilly similar incident in the Columbia River last year. As the...

May 14, 2007
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Incidents

Breaking News – Cruise Ship Hit Rock off Juneau Alaska

The Captain of the cruise ship Empress of the North has called for passengers to abandon the ship after hitting a rock off Juneau Alaska. Reports are still light on...

May 14, 2007
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Saturday, May 12, 2007
Navy

Have you received your Merchant Marine Expeditionary Medal?

Have you received your Merchant Marine Expeditionary Medal for service on U.S.-flag vessels in direct support of American and allied military operations in Iraq? Here’s the scoop from MM&P’s weekly...

May 12, 2007
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Saturday, May 12, 2007
Fire Incidents

Discover Upcoming Maritime News

Our editor’s favorite stories from our Discoverer Maritime News Service. Containers Lost Overboard in Storm Seadrill Orders Another Semi Jurong Congress hearing on crimes against Americans on cruise ships Sen....

May 12, 2007
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Friday, May 11, 2007
Maritime Security Incidents

Chevron Pulling Non-Essential Persons Out Of Nigeria

Here’s a story important to our fellow captains and mates working on drillships or semi’s in Africa. Chevron has decided to evacuate non-essential personnel from its offshore operations in Nigeria....

May 11, 2007
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Free Maritime Tools and Publications

If you are new to the site then head over to our Tools & Links. There you will find free navigational tools, no cost publications and our real time weather...

May 11, 2007
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Thursday, May 10, 2007
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Long Lost Ship Surfaces in San Francisco

Our friends at Telstar Logistics keep sending us great stories. Last week they brought us “New Yorkers call 911 on dockwise ship” (hey I am the one from Manhattan) and...

May 10, 2007
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A license to be proud of…. even if it’s just a dummy.

In MERPAC’s Task Statement #66 from last week’s meeting are a few interesting items beyond the usual TWIC gripes. Including: MERPAC seeks clarification on why the Coast Guard replaced the...

May 10, 2007
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