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Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Collision

Pilotage Paradox – A Look Into The Cosco Busan Allision

Pilotage Paradox by Paul Drouin The Cosco Busan accident, as with many others that have the same root cause, can be categorized into what I call the pilotage

Wednesday, September 17, 2008
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Navy

US Navy’s M80 Stiletto Finally Sees Action

Under military testing since 2006 the US Navy’s M80 Stiletto was put into action this week. Marine Link reports: The Pentagon’s high-speed,

September 17, 2008
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Offbeat

Cool and Unique USCG Patches

USCG: Taylors Island USCG: Activities Baltimore, Prevention Team 1 (2002- USCG: Castle Rock, Main USCG: Aids to Navigation Team Boston (1996- Here is a look at

September 17, 2008
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Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Blog

Incident Photo of The Week – CMA CGM Dahlia

Crushed containers hang off the the vessel More hang off the stern including one self-unloading box While crossing the Pacific in late February 2008, M/V CMA

September 16, 2008
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Monday, September 15, 2008
USCG

Coast Guard Continues Efforts in Houston – Video

This video released by the Pentagon Channel reports on the USCG’s continued efforts in and around the Houston area following Hurricane Ike. For more of

September 15, 2008
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Video

Bizarre Maritime Technology – The Anti-Hurricane Technology Wheel

From the Anti-Hurricane Technology Fund in Slovakia comes this invention for mitigating the effects of cyclone damage. The invention is called “The

September 15, 2008
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Friday, September 12, 2008
Navy

Blogging in the Navy, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine

Maritime Reporter has a featured article in their upcoming edition titled “Blogging New Technology” that describes how the US Navy is harnessing

September 12, 2008
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Weather

Projected Storm Surge From Hurricane Ike – Mapped

These are projection maps of flooding from Hurricane Ike released by the Texas Governor’s Office.  The National Hurricane Center is predicting Hurricane

September 12, 2008
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Photo

Miraflores Lock, Panama Canal – Timelapse Video

This is a pretty cool timelapse video shot of the Miraflores Lock in the Panama Canal over a 12 hour period. The Miraflores Lock is one of three locks

September 12, 2008
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Blog

Incident Photo of The Week – M/V Hyundai Fortune

March 21, 2006 – M/V Hyundai Fortune suffered a major explosion about 43 miles off the coast of Yemen in the Gulf of Aden.  An estimated 60 – 90

September 12, 2008
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Thursday, September 11, 2008
Weather

NOAA’s Historical Hurricane Tracks Website

It is obvious that NOAA has some of the most comprehensive and accurate information for predicting weather available to the public.  NOAA’s National

September 11, 2008
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Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Blog

Incident Photo of The Week РM106 Gr̦mitz

This weeks Incident Photo is of German Navy mine hunter M106 Grömitz from back in February, 2007.  Cargo Law tells us; German Navy  Type 332 Frankenthal

September 9, 2008
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Interesting

Interesting Experiment From BBC – “The Box”

Yesterday, BBC News kicked off an exciting and unique experiment in hopes to tell the story of international trade and globalisation.  In the year long

September 9, 2008
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Thursday, September 4, 2008
Interesting

Brasil Maru – Interesting Ship of The Week

(Image Source: blogimg.goo.ne.jp) This week’s Interesting Ship of The Week was actually recently named Ship of The Year for 2007 by The Japan Society of

September 4, 2008
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Wednesday, September 3, 2008
gCaptain

New Feature – gCaptain Tag Clouds

  Now you can sort through the hundreds of topics gCaptain has covered with the help of “the spinning globe”, our new tag cloud. Click HERE to

September 3, 2008
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USCG

USCG Fly Over of New Orleans Post Gustav – Video

This is video released from the US Coast Guard post Hurricane Gustav.  The description reads: In this video released by the U.S. Coast Guard, helicopter crews

September 3, 2008
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Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Blog

Incident Photo Of The Week – Hurricane Gustav

Damage caused by Hurricane Gustav along New Orlean’s Industrial Canal. Photo by Eric Gray, NPR. More photos can be seen at NPR’s Hurricane Gustav

September 2, 2008
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Containerized – A Brief History Of Container Ships

Containerized image via flickr user frank.merriman Containerized… Stumbling through the internet I came across this interesting article in the UK’s

September 2, 2008
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Photo

2008 NYC Tugboat Race – Photo’s and Video

As we reported last week, this past weekend was the 16th Annual Great North River Tugboat Race & Competition organized by the Working Harbor Committee, and

September 2, 2008
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Saturday, August 30, 2008
Weather

Great Links for Tracking Hurricanes

With Hurricane Gustav now a Category 4 and gaining strength, the 2008 season is really starting to peak in strength.  So gCaptain has put together a list of

August 30, 2008
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Friday, August 29, 2008
gCaptain

Same gCaptain, Great New Look

gCaptain is proud to publish the great new layout for our blog page!  Our goal was to provide you, the readers with the most user friendly ways to access

August 29, 2008
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