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Tuesday, December 11, 2007
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Container Ship Captain – This Is My Job

Sea-Fever.org points us to Popular Mechanic’s feature “This Is My Job. World’s Coolest Professions“. This month’s feature;

Tuesday, December 11, 2007
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AIS-B, Automatic Information System For Boats. A Welcome Change?

We have already proclaimed our love of AIS, the technology that helps watchkeepers identify surrounding vessel traffic, but currently this technology only lets

December 11, 2007
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Monday, December 10, 2007
Maritime Security

The Protector – Anti Piracy Robot

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjtH70edsGQ Want to know more about The Protector? Popular Mechanics tells us; Robots versus pirates—it’s not as

December 10, 2007
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Sunday, December 9, 2007
Interesting

Cosco Busan – ECDIS Tracking w/ Google Maps

So the gCaptain team has been exceptionally busy in the last few weeks and we have the Cosco Busan partially to thank. In addition to the server traffic and

December 9, 2007
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The Crunchies – Support Your Favorite Sites

We received this note nominating us for “Most Likely To Succeed” start-up in Techcrunch‘s Web 2.0 award contest “The Crunchies”

December 9, 2007
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Saturday, December 8, 2007
Oil Spill

Hebei Spirit South Korea Tanker Incident – Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmG0KkC8e6k . Video of the Hebei Spirit Oil Spill In South Korea. Video not working in your browser? Try the direct

December 8, 2007
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Saturday, December 8, 2007
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Big Announcement… gCaptain’s First Podcast

We are thrilled to announce a new endeavor from the editors of gCaptain and leadership gurus at Sea Fever Consulting… A Maritime podcast; Messing About

December 8, 2007
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Friday, December 7, 2007
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San Franciso Pilots Respond To Proposed Regulations

In a well written article published by The San Francisco Chronicle Captain Peter McIsaac, president of the San Francisco Bar Pilots, lays out the reasons why

December 7, 2007
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Last Minute Tax Tips For Mariners

Last Minute Tax Tips For Mariners by James Maguire We’re all guilty. We don’t enjoy pondering many of the negative aspects of our lives. Having

December 7, 2007
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Oil Spill

Hebei Spirit Oil Spill – 81,000 Barrel Oil Spill Of South Korea Coast

Click Photo For Details Bloomberg News tells us: South Korea’s coast guard sent boats to contain the country’s biggest oil spill in more than a

December 7, 2007
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Thursday, December 6, 2007
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Search Is Over For Tall Ship Alvei

After one long day of a full-press search for the tall ship Alvei, New Zealand Coast Guard’s P-3 aircraft crew was able to find the overdue ship. The

December 6, 2007
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Thursday, December 6, 2007
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Bridge Damage on the Matson Kauai

A harrowing weather story from the Pacific Northwest. Washington State Department of Ecology’s Website tells us; The Kauai, a 720-foot container ship

December 6, 2007
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Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Lifesaving Incidents

Official Report on the M/V Pasha Bulker

The ship that made gCaptain famous is back in the headlines. The M/V Pasha Bulker, a 76,741 deadweight ton Panamax bulk carrier launched in 2006, is the

December 5, 2007
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Interesting

10 Busiest US Container Ports Visualized

U.S. International Container Trades by Port, 2001-2006 Visualized (Thousand TEU’s) Source: Port Import/Export Reporting System (PIERS). Detailed data

December 5, 2007
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Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Oil Spill

Proposed Bill Mandates An Increase Of VTS Authority

(Photo by PA2 Prentice Danner, USCG) This morning Senator Barbra Boxer and Representative Nacy Pelosi, Speaker of the House, announced a bill giving the U.S.

December 4, 2007
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USCG

Tug-of-War | USCG Icebreakers VS Great Lakes Freighter

YouTube user 20greatlakes07 recently put together this video of the USCG Icebreaker Mackinaw’s unsuccessful, but valiant, attempt to free the Great Lakes

December 4, 2007
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Tuesday, December 4, 2007
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Ship Launching on Yokohama Fenders?

MarineBuzz brings us photos of the M/V Bohai Challenge, being launched on what appears to be Yokohama Fenders (official they’re not Yokohamas). They tell

December 4, 2007
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Monday, December 3, 2007
gCaptain

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December 3, 2007
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Sunday, December 2, 2007
Interesting

Ship Detentions by Flag State

While this does not take into account size of respective fleets (click here for that information) the following graph shows the number of detentions recorded

December 2, 2007
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Saturday, December 1, 2007
gCaptain

Where are we from?

Dear reader; gCaptain has grown beyond our expectations. We are currently logging over 100,000 page views per month with roughly 40,000 unique visitors and

December 1, 2007
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USCG

USCG Cruise Ship Medivac – Video

Every wonder what happens if you need to be helicoptered off a cruise ship? The USCG has released this video of a medivac operation off the coast of Mexico.

December 1, 2007
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