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Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Oil Spill

Oil Spill Hearings – Video

Click on the above image to see video on today’s congressional hearings into the Cosco Busan Incident and resultant oil ship in San Francisco Bay. Final

Tuesday, November 20, 2007
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National Hero Award Nominee – Brian Tolkin

Photo by Scott Cohen/ Special to the Seattle Times Seattle Teenager who takes cancer patients boating could win National Hero Award From BYM news:

November 20, 2007
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Video

Green Power At Sea – OTEC

OTEC, or ocean thermal energy conversion, is an energy technology that converts solar radiation to electric power. OTEC systems use the ocean’s natural

November 20, 2007
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Monday, November 19, 2007
Video

Elements Of Cruise Ship Design

Our friends at Sea-Fever had an excellent post yesterday regarding the above video. They tell us; No higher than Verazanno Narrows Bridge in New York, no

November 19, 2007
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Fire Incidents

gCaptain Tip Line – PEMEX Oil Rig Fire

gCaptain received the above photo via our gCaptain Tip Line. Here is the official news on the incident from PEMEX; MEXICO:  PEMEX confirmed that a fire

November 19, 2007
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Sunday, November 18, 2007
Blog

Incident Photo of the Week – Container Fatality

WARNING: GRAPHIC PHOTO This week’s incident photo is not for the faint of heart. Bob Couttie’Maritime Accident Casebook gives the details: The

November 18, 2007
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Sunday, November 18, 2007
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Lifeboat Davit Testing

Traditionally lifeboat davits were tested using sand bags and a crew of strong AB’s. More recently water bags began to be used making the job

November 18, 2007
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Saturday, November 17, 2007
Video

Planet Earth – Great White Sharks

We continue our gCaptain gift guide with Planet Earth DVD Series. This series by the BBC is simply amazing and looks stunning on a plasma TV. For those not

November 17, 2007
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Friday, November 16, 2007
Oil Spill

Cosco Busan Crew Remain Silent During NTSB Interview

In other news The San Jose Mercury News tells us; The International Maritime Organization saw the Cosco Busan oil spill coming: Last year, it banned new ships

November 16, 2007
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Oil Spill

Cosco Busan – Questions,Questions,Questions

By Bob Couttie  Once the US National Transportation Safety Board has produced the transcripts of the voyage data recorder from the Cosco Busan (Formerly the

November 16, 2007
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Holiday Gift Guide – Tivo DVD Burner

Over the next few weeks we are going to be sharing gift ideas. So if you have a loved on who is a Captain, Mate, Engineer or just a

November 16, 2007
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Friday, November 16, 2007
Oil Spill

VTS Warning to Cosco Busan Pilot

National news sources are publishing a story about the VTS warning to the Cosco Busan’s pilot Jim Cota. In a story titled “Ship Got No Alert From

November 16, 2007
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Thursday, November 15, 2007
Navy

Chinese Sub and the Carrier Group

While we have been preoccupied with the Bay Bridge Allision readers of our Maritime News Discoverer know of this troubling news from the pacific; When the U.S.

November 15, 2007
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Oil Spill

Cosco Busan and San Francisco Oil Spill Photo Slideshow

Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR. Above are images of the Cosco Busan and San Francisco Bay Oil Spill Clean-up courtesy of Flickr photographers in the

November 15, 2007
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Wednesday, November 14, 2007
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Kappsized Clarification

Kappsized Clarification?! By James MacGuire In my last article Kappsized or Scuttled?!, I forwarded a client question which was, “Do I HAVE to file these

November 14, 2007
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USCG

Where is my license? NMC / REC Delay Chart

For those mariners awaiting license review at the Coast Guard’s National Maritime Center ( USCG NMC ) here’s a breakdown of the status of all

November 14, 2007
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Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Fire Incidents

Shipping References – Cosco Busan Research Links

For those curious how the editors at gCaptain research maritime incidents like the Cosco Busan’s allision with San Francisco’s Bay Bridge, here are

November 14, 2007
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Oil Spill

Cosco Busan Audio Files – San Francisco Oil Spill

Coast Guard Photo By CWO Scott Epeprson I thought I would list a few podcasts, interviews and audio files that relate to the Cosco Busan Incident and the

November 14, 2007
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Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Oil Spill

San Francisco Pilot’s Report Published

The San Francisco Chronicle has published the Pilot’s Report on the Cosco Busan Incident. Here are the parts of interest to mariners; Meadows said

November 13, 2007
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Monday, November 12, 2007
Photo

Razzle Dazzle Ship Paintings

Our friend Richard Rodriguez pointed us to these paintings as seen on the Dark Roasted Blend blog. We have covered this story recently so if you are asking

November 12, 2007
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Engines

Ship Types 101 – San Francisco Bay Bridge Oil Tanker Collision

I have been amazed lately by the number of errors in both media reports and political commentary related to the the container ship Cosco Busan that allided

November 12, 2007
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