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Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Video

Mega Moves – The USS Intrepid Returns Home

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wcg-PYicLqg If you are in New York tomorrow (October 2nd) be sure to head down to Pier 86 to watch her return home. Thanks

Wednesday, October 1, 2008
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Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Maritime Security

Hostage Dies And Q&A With The Pirate Spokesman

Read the full story at CNN.com | LINK Also, see just how close the US Navy is monitoring the situation | LINK In related news the NY Times finally

September 30, 2008
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Maritime Security

Poll – Weapons Aboard Ship

The latest article in our continuing series on the situation in Somalia highlighted non-lethal anti-piracy weapons. Noting the large amount of email we

September 30, 2008
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Monday, September 29, 2008
Maritime Security

Anti-Piracy Weapons – Top 10 For Future Use In Somalia

Click to read Part 1 of this Post: 10 Anti-Piracy Weapons For Use In Somalia – Part 1 In light of the recent piracy news from Somalia we thought

September 29, 2008
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Sunday, September 28, 2008
Maritime Security

Somali Pirates and Cold War II

M/V Faina – Photo By FEHMI ULGENER It seems the Somali pirates are either getting overly ambitious in their recent choice of targets or they’re

September 28, 2008
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Thursday, September 25, 2008
USCG

Wakeup Call: The Road to STCW Compliance Starts to Get Bumpy…

Editorial Note: Being actively sailing mariners, the editorial team at gCaptain is concerned by recent changes to US Coast Guard policy on the licensing of

September 25, 2008
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Thursday, September 25, 2008
Maritime Security

Pirates Choose Wrong Ship to Mess With

In reaction to what appeared to be an attempted hijacking, a security team aboard United States Naval Vessel John Lenthall was forced to fire warning shots at

September 25, 2008
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Interesting

Ulstein X-BOW, A Viking Ship Redesigned for Modern Use

A vessel found in 700 AD, several centuries before Vikings ruled Norway, an Oseberg ship from approximately 800 AD and the vessel knarr from around year 1000

September 25, 2008
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Fire Incidents

Russian Navy Ship Marshal Shaposhnikov – Incident Video Of The Week

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMJhmOsc5vM Reuters tells us: Sep 18 – A fire on a Russian warship in the Pacific kills two sailors, the latest in a

September 25, 2008
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Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Ship Design

Wärtsilä Ship Design Unit Receives Major Orders

We don’t generally post press releases on the blog here, but we have been so fascinated by some of Wärtsilä’s previous work that we thought

September 23, 2008
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Interesting

Zubr Class – World’s Largest Military Hovercraft

Gizmodo points us towards the Russian navy’s Zubr Class hovercraft.  Now this is not a new design.  There have been three in service with the

September 23, 2008
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Tuesday, September 23, 2008
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Interesting

Floating on Air

We have all heard stories about the Bermuda triangle being nothing more than natural gas discharges that create bubbles reducing the buancy of the ship. Those

September 23, 2008
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Monday, September 22, 2008
Blog

Yacht Salvage – Incident Photo Of The Week

We don’t have the full details on how this yacht found its way to the beach but the photos do a great job in describing the yacht salvage

September 22, 2008
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gCaptain

gCaptain Contest – Win A Spot Satellite Messenger

The SPOT Contest is now closed, but you can keep commenting as if it were open.  Thank you everyone for your participation.  We will have the winners

September 22, 2008
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Saturday, September 20, 2008
Ship Design

Preventing Oil Spills – Alternatives To Double Hull Ship Design

OPA 90, the legislation enacted after the Exxon Valdez incident mandated double hull technology, essentially wrapping a second hull around the first, on all

September 20, 2008
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Friday, September 19, 2008
Oil Spill

Cosco Busan – Radar Images And NTSB Transcript

Back in November we worked with a number of organizations to bring you the path of the Cosco Busan on the day of its allision with San Francisco’s Bay

September 19, 2008
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Friday, September 19, 2008
Interesting

Incredible Engineering: The Maeslant Barrier

The Maeslant Storm Surge Barrier is one of the largest moving structures on the planet.  The barrier, completed in May of 1997, was the final stage of the

September 19, 2008
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Interesting

Google’s Water Based Data Centers

Google is at it again, thinking outside the box for ways to revolutionize technology, expand their reach and differentiate themselves from their competition

September 19, 2008
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USCG

Riding Out Hurricane Ike: First Hand Account

Interesting video just released by USCG on Hurricane Ike.  USCGCImagery tells us: Petty Officer Third Class Lee Gutierrez explains how the crew of the Coast

September 19, 2008
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Thursday, September 18, 2008
Interesting

Energy Wanted: Offshore Wind Farms Need Apply

In our country’s race to become more energy independent, offshore wind farms have taken a back seat to the offshore drilling debate that is currently

September 18, 2008
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Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Video

Principessa Jolanda Sinks At Launch – Historic Images

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mj-FIXlTPIo Youtube user annanoli tells us: Italian liner Principessa Jolanda sinks during launch because of defective

September 17, 2008
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