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Monday, December 24, 2007
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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to gCaptain’s readers but especially to those at sea this year and the family missing you back

Monday, December 24, 2007
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Sunday, December 23, 2007
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Upcoming Maritime News – Weekly 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

December 23, 2007
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Interesting

The Ultimate Christmas Gift For A Future Mariner

With a 5m LOA (nearly three times larger than G.I. Joe’s Carrier) Gizmodo brings us the World’s Largest Toy Aircraft Carrier: “an absolutely

December 23, 2007
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Saturday, December 22, 2007
Lifesaving Incidents

Empress Of The North – Preliminary Report Published

The preliminary report on the Empress Of The North grounding and subsequent abandonment (no fatalities) was released by the NTSB today. The BBC reports; Marino

December 22, 2007
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China Recovers 800 Year Old Ship

Archaeologists in China have just salvaged an 800 year old ship from the South China Sea. The Associated Press tells us; After 800 years at the bottom of the

December 22, 2007
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Friday, December 21, 2007

Cosco Busan Departs San Francisco

This time the Cosco Busan’s departure is not a drill and we made sure to get video evidence of the fact! The San Francisco Chronicle tells us; The U.S.

December 21, 2007
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Friday, December 21, 2007
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Messing About In Ships Podcast – Interviews and Visits

This week’s highlights include: the introduction of a new feature, “A Mariner’s Perspective” with Master Mariner Captain Kelly Sweeney,

December 21, 2007
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Monday, December 17, 2007
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The Ocean’s Tyrannosaurus Rex

The Star Tribune points us to a new prehistoric discovery; Remains of a bus-sized prehistoric “monster” reptile found on a remote Arctic island may

December 17, 2007
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Sunday, December 16, 2007
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Launching Kite Power

The 433 ft long “Beluga SkySails” in an undated image. Turning ocean winds into gold while cutting greenhouse emissions in the process might sound

December 16, 2007
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Weather

Shedding light on rogue waves

Physics World points us to an article from the most respected journal in science; Nature. They tell us; Every so often mariners report the sighting of a huge

December 16, 2007
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Saturday, December 15, 2007
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Maritime News Discoverer Voting Campaign

Our Maritime News Discoverer is really taking off. Our google page views have almost doubled and feedback is excellent. Our one problem… we need you to

December 15, 2007
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Saturday, December 15, 2007
Shipyard

World’s Largest Cruise Ship – Keel Laying Ceremony

Cunard Cruiser tells us of the recent keel laying ceremony for what will be the world’s largest cruise ship. They write; Project Genesis, the largest

December 15, 2007
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Video

A Video Tour Of Basic Tanker Ops

Video look at some of the jobs on bard Oil

December 15, 2007
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Captain Kidd’s Ship Found – Treasure Missing

The Associated Press tells us; A U.S. underwater archaeology team announced Thursday it has likely discovered the shattered remnants of a ship once captained

December 15, 2007
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Friday, December 14, 2007
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Cosco Busan Taking Departure – San Francisco

SF’ist blog has sent us this breaking news item: The Cosco Busan is now departing shipyard in San Francisco. UPDATES: Our friends at Jakota and BoatingSF

December 14, 2007
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Thursday, December 13, 2007
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Maritime Podcast – Episode 02

Here’s episode 02 of Messing About In Ships, your new maritime podcast. This week’s topics include; Listener Comments Antarctic Cruise Ship Sinking

December 13, 2007
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Thursday, December 13, 2007
Oil Spill

Pilot Liability – Changes In Law and Industry Culture

In this week’s edition of The Maritime Executive Newsletter managing editor Joseph Keefe, weighs in on the changing dynamics of the Master, Pilot and

December 13, 2007
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USCG

Ship Security Officer Training Mandated For US Mariners

Effective January 1, 2008, mariners sailing in the capacity of Ship Security Officer (SSO) will have to show evidence of being “qualified” to hold

December 13, 2007
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AIS Conversation Continued – SHIP VS BOAT

Earlier this week I received a request from our friend Ben Ellison at Panbo to poll our readers on the use of AIS. He was especially concerned with the

December 13, 2007
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Wednesday, December 12, 2007
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Buy A Rivet – Save A Ship

In a move similar to the amazingly successful Million Dollar Homepage the Manxman Steamship Company has started selling rivets. The idea – sell 100,000

December 12, 2007
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Underwater Ocean Turbines

We have taken a look at ways to harness the ocean’s immense power before but this alternative energy solutions is slightly different. Using subsea

December 12, 2007
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