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Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Lifesaving Incidents

Mobilarm’s Crewsafe Man Overboard Safety System

gCaptain’s Co Founder, Tim Konrad, and Marketing Director, Mike Schuler returned this week from the International WorkBoat Show where they had a chance

Tuesday, December 9, 2008
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Maritime Security

Cruise Ship Detours Guests Around Gulf of Aden

Without question, piracy off the soast of Somalia is a problem that is costing time, money, headaches and lives. As of right now there is really no end in

December 9, 2008
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The BBC “Box” Making Its Way Across the US

BBC’s “The Box”, the year long experiment that explores globalization and world trade, has made its way into the States via the Port of Los

December 9, 2008
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Sunday, December 7, 2008
Maritime Security

BBC World Service Documentary: Pirates

The BBC World Service has recently released an audio documentary that takes a look at Piracy around the world. You can download the program HERE Robbery on the

December 7, 2008
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Friday, December 5, 2008

BIMCO – ISF shipping industry statistics

We recently ran across some interesting statistics from a 2005 joint study on manpower from BIMCO and the ISF. Q: How many officers are currently employed

December 5, 2008
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Maritime Security

America’s Waterway Watch – A Coast Guard Public Service Announcement

The United States Coast Guard is trying to remind mariners and the American public in general to remain vigilant.  They have a short journal entry concerning

December 5, 2008
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Thursday, December 4, 2008

Ugly Ships – A New Blog Featuring Rust Buckets And “Modern” Paint Jobs

The above photo of the Norwegian Gem was from our failed attempt at an Ugly Ship category on gCaptain. The idea was good but our regular readers didn’t

December 4, 2008
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Maritime Security

BREAKING NEWS – M/V Athena – Somali Pirates Coordinating Attacks

Earlier today gCaptain received reports from Australia that the M/V Athena was attacked by 29 pirate boats while transiting the Gulf Of Aden. This was the

December 4, 2008
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Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Maritime Security

Second Cruise Ship Attacked In The Gulf Of Aden – Details Show Organized Efforts By Somali Pirates

OregonLive has accounts from a passenger of the M/V Nautica: Sunday’s attack on the nearly 600-foot long M/V Nautica — one of three ships operated

December 3, 2008
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Incident Photo Of The Week – MAR DEL TEIDE

Floating drydock Mar Del Teide grounded at Playa de Barossa, Spain after being seperated from her tug. UPDATE: Our friends at IMC Blog have located video of

December 3, 2008
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Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Marine Ship Simulator Training – Decision Making

Currently all mariners are familiar with the large full mission ship simulators like the one pictured above. Some have even played with either purpose built or

December 2, 2008
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Saturday, November 29, 2008

ships in heavy weather – at sea photo slideshow

We found this interesting YouTube video of ships battling heavy seas and rogue waves. These photos have been provided by SplashVision.com. Here at gCaptain.com

November 29, 2008
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Friday, November 28, 2008

Modernization Of The United States Coast Guard

iCommandant, the “Web Journal of Admiral Thad Allen” has recently posted updates on the Coast Guard’s modernization initiatives. Admiral

November 28, 2008
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Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Today is Thanskgiving here in the states and it’s custom to take the day to thank the people who have supported your personal voyage of discovery.

November 27, 2008
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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

2008 Hurricane Season Wrap-Up

This years Hurricane season officially comes to an end this Sunday and the 2008 season certainately lived up to NOAA’s expectations as one of the more

November 26, 2008
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Incident Photo of The Week – Pirate ‘Mother Ship’ Mistaken Identity

Just when we thought things couldn’t get any more chaotic in the Gulf of Aden, the ‘pirate mother’ ship that was sunk last week by an Indian

November 26, 2008
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Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Maritime Security

Poll – What Is The Best Solution For Piracy Somalia?

What is the solution to Somali Piracy? ( surveys) If your answer is other please explain in a comment below… ideas are

November 25, 2008
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Saturday, November 22, 2008
Maritime Security

Modern Pirate Maps – Avoiding The X Might Be Your Best Option

Pirate maps have long been the a source of intrigue but modern day treasure hunters more often use advance technology like remote operated vehicles and sonar

November 22, 2008
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Friday, November 21, 2008

Piracy In Somalia – FAQ Part 1

In light of the recent piracy news gCaptain has recieved a number of media requests to answer basic questions about piracy. Below you will find just a few of

November 21, 2008
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Maritime Security

Maritime Security Expo – gCaptain Review

gCaptain made an unscheduled stop this week at the Maritime Security Expo in Long Beach. The event showcases new technology and ideas that improve the security

November 21, 2008
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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Pirate Attacks and Hijackings – Weekly Report

Following this weekends hijacking of the Saudi VLCC loaded with crude, gCaptain has been flooded with numerous emails and phone calls from different news

November 19, 2008
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