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Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Maritime Security

Pirates Seize Saudi Supertanker – M/V Sirius Star

Some pretty good discussion starting in the forum regarding this incident and we will be watching as it developes.  The forum discussion can be found HERE.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008
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Video

Piloting Heavy Seas

. As a young cadet excited about an approaching storm the C/M told me something I find myself repeating; “You can tell the green hands from the old salts

November 18, 2008
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Monday, November 17, 2008
Maritime Security

Poll – IMO Initiatives

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November 17, 2008
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Friday, November 14, 2008
Interesting

Wind Propulsion Vessel E-Ship 1 – Interesting Ship of The Week

This weeks Interesting Ship is brought to us by MarineBuzz.com: Thanks to increasing oil prices! Here comes E-Ship 1 from ‘Enercon’, one of the

November 14, 2008
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Thursday, November 13, 2008
Interesting

OmniTHRUSTER and The USCGC Healy

In keeping with the arctic theme, this weeks Interesting Ship is the United States Coast Guard Cutter Healy (WAGB-20). The ship is a research icebreaker that

November 13, 2008
Total Views: 44

Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Offbeat

Google Changes Veterans Day “Doodle” to Acknowledge Coast Guard

Google, the search engine and advertising powerhouse that is just about set to take over the world, is catching some real grief over their original Veterans

November 12, 2008
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Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Incidents

Edmund Fitzgerald – Documentary Of The Sinking

Image Courtesy: mhsd.org To coincide with the 23rd anniversary of the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald sinking in Lake Superior, Southport Video Productions

November 11, 2008
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Video

An Ugly Reality – Whale Wars, Hunting The Whale Hunters

Love them or hate them, the crew of the Sea Shepard are now television stars. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HejYngWPV0A . You can find gCaptain’s Sea

November 11, 2008
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Friday, November 7, 2008
Navy

Early Aircraft Carriers

When we think of early Aircraft Carriers, most defer to the US Navy converting Jupiter (Collier # 3) in 1920 to CVI Langley. Commissioned in March 1922,

November 7, 2008
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Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Navy

First Littoral Combat Ship to be Commisioned – Freedom (LCS-1)

This coming Saturday the U.S. Navy will be commissioning its first Littoral Combat Ship, USS Freedom (LCS-1), in a ceremony at Veterans Park in Milwaukee,

November 5, 2008
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Saturday, November 1, 2008
Incidents

Feedback – A failure in XXX Resource Management

Perusing ” A failure in XXX Resource Management” I must accept the authors concern. Although encompassing, the point is understood: the maritime

November 1, 2008
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Friday, October 31, 2008
Offbeat

Ghost’s of The Queen Mary

The Queen Mary was in service for decades as both a World War II transport ship and a luxury liner. It wasn’t intended as such at the time, but

October 31, 2008
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Offbeat

Lego Man! Photos Of The Beached Toy | UPDATE: Third Lego-Man Washes Ashore In Florida!

UPDATE: A third mystery lego-man has washed up on a beach in Florida.  What is happening!  Read here for the update!! ORIGINAL: To the delight of children in

October 31, 2008
Total Views: 175

Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Incidents

Deconstructing The Cosco Busan Incident – More On Accidents And Why

More on accidents and why. By John G. Denham A pilotage pardox presently exists because of the lack of explanations as to the “root cause” of

October 29, 2008
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Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Blog

Incident Photo of The Week – JAXPORT Crane Collapse

UPDATE: A while back we post this incident photo of two large gantry cranes collasping under strong winds at Jaxport.  Well Thanks to Fred Frey in this

October 28, 2008
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Saturday, October 25, 2008
Oil Spill

Pilot Commission Finds Cosco Busan Pilot John Cota At Fault

Carl Nolte of the San Francisco Chronicle writes: According to a report released Thursday by the state pilot commission… “There was unequivocally

October 25, 2008
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Thursday, October 23, 2008
Interesting

Blackwater to Provide Assistance in Gulf of Aden

These days, it is impossible to watch or read any news publication, maritime or not, and not know about pirates operating in the Gulf of Aden.  The hijacking

October 23, 2008
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Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Jobs

Faststream’s Maritime Employment Review – Autumn 2008

Despite the declining shipping markets, global maritime recruitment firm Faststream says that it is experiencing strong demand from its shipowning, broking and

October 22, 2008
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Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Blog

Incident Photo – Fin Whale Collision

(Image courtesy: Press-Telegram) NOAA ship strike reduction rule made major strides recently with its passing of a 10 knot speed limit for large vessels near

October 21, 2008
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Monday, October 20, 2008
USCG

USCG Ice Breaker Fleet Update – Video

Here is an update from the Pentagon Channel on the status of the USCG Polar Ice Breaking fleet: More USCG official videos can be found at the USCGImagery

October 20, 2008
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Fire Incidents

Incident Video Of The Week – Ing Hua Fu No 9

New Straight Times brings us this video with the following information from Port

October 20, 2008
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