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A Chinese flag is seen in front of the Friendship bridge over the Yalu River connecting the North Korean town of Sinuiju and Dandong in China
Navy

China Has Militarized Seafarers Says US Navy Report

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) Over the many years of reporting maritime news, the idea that China could militarize its commercial maritime fleet has been dismissed by most of the...

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Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Lifesaving Incidents

Container Ship Sinking Video – “MSC Napoli” Salvage with Explosives

The beached vessel “MSC Napoli” was broken in two with the use of explosives as part of the $100m and rising salvage attempt. The Guardian UK tells

July 17, 2007
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Sunday, July 15, 2007
Incidents

Damaged Cruise Ship Docks in Vanatu

We mostly think of Vanuatu as a flag of convenience state, not a port of refuge but that is what it has become for the P&O cruise ship Pacific

July 15, 2007
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Video

The New Tacoma Narrows Bridge

After five years and over $700 million dollars the new Tacoma Narrows bridge opens to traffic today. It is the longest bridge constructed in the US since the

July 15, 2007
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Saturday, July 14, 2007
gCaptain

A day of rest.

Just a quick note to inform you we will be taking Sunday off for some site maintenance. Till then please visit our forum, read an old or random post

July 14, 2007
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Friday, July 13, 2007
gCaptain

Past and Future “Photo of the Day” picks.

Browser doesn’t support the show? TRY THIS Here is the place to view past Photo Of The Day pictures from our homepage. Stop back frequently, the

July 13, 2007
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Thursday, July 12, 2007
Oil Spill

Tanker Grounded off Coney Island, NY

After experiencing a steering problem the tanker “White Sea” ran aground off of Coney Island New York. The Gotahamist tells us: The White Sea, has

July 12, 2007
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Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Lifesaving Incidents

Trouble in Paradise, Ro-Ro Sinks Off Ibiza Spain

Reports are starting to arrive of the Ro-Ro ship “Don Pedro” sinking off the coast of Ibiza, Spain. In a translated version of the story local

July 11, 2007
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Incidents

Boston Ferry Collision

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ko1agnNqBPY The Above footage was taken by the Coast Guard during a post collision inspection of the Boston Ferry

July 11, 2007
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Announcing gCaptain’s Maritime Job Board

<a href=”http://www.simplyhired.com/” target=”_blank”>Job search</a> by

July 11, 2007
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Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Video

MEGASHIP OOCL Atlanta – Video

July 10, 2007
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Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Incidents

Ital Florida – Container Casualties

Ship Spotting Forum brings us photos of the Ital Florida entering port. We have read conflicting reports on how this happened so check the site cargolaw.com

July 10, 2007
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Monday, July 9, 2007
Lifesaving Incidents

Captain of the beached ship “DenDen” Speaks

Hopefully you remember the DENDEN from our previous post, if not CLICK HERE to get up to speed. Today we found an interview with the vessel’s master;

July 9, 2007
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Interesting

Offshore Inspection of Shipping Containers

Fred Fry focused our attention on Popular Science Magazine which has a story on a new concept to scan containers before they reach our ports. The idea is that

July 9, 2007
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Sunday, July 8, 2007
Photo

Offshore Rig Disaster Links

We covered this link in our post “Piper Alpha Disaster – 19 Year Anniversary of Tragedy” but I think the site is good enough to warrant its

July 8, 2007
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Friday, July 6, 2007
gCaptain

gCaptain’s Maritime Newsletter

Our first Newsletter is out! Click the envelope above to view it or sign up to receive future newsletters via email. We always send it out to registered

July 6, 2007
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Thursday, July 5, 2007
gCaptain

Site Redesign

To all our readers, We have been amazed at the success of gCaptain and have decided to increase the amount of resources devoted to this site. The first major

July 5, 2007
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Monday, July 2, 2007
Video

How long have you been at sea? – Video

How long have you been at

July 2, 2007
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Lifesaving Incidents

Pasha Bulker is Finally FREE!

It’s officially we’ve had reports from our resident reporters Ian & MarkL, fellow bloggers and the “real” media all confirming that

July 2, 2007
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Sunday, July 1, 2007
gCaptain

The Week’s Top Posts

Here are the top posts for the end of June: Pasha Bulker – Photo Slideshow A random selection of the best (and worst) photos of the coal ship

July 1, 2007
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gCaptain Starbucks Contest Winner Announced

On June 9th we announced the first ever gCaptain reader contest! To recap: The first 10 people to sign up for the three main sections of our site will

July 1, 2007
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