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Friday, July 18, 2008

M/V Mozah – Worlds Largest LNG Carrier

The latest news from South Korea: Today Her Highness Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser Al-Missned named the first Q-Max (266,000 CBM) LNG Carrier, “MOZAH”,

Friday, July 18, 2008
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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Cruise Ship “Clipper Pacific” Detained in NY Harbor

Some 1,200 passengers aboard the Clipper Pacific are enjoying an unexpected extended stay in NYC, while the cruise ship is being detained by Coast Guard for

July 16, 2008
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Incident Photo Of The Week – Alva Star

Photo of the M/V Alva Star beached on the Island of Zakinthos. More details can be found at

July 16, 2008
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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Ghost Ship Wrecks Bali Surfing Contest

It appears as though some less fortunate souls might have an alternative plan for the World Surfing Championship set to go off in Bali next month.  According

July 15, 2008
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gCaptain Visualized In Words

This is a word cloud depicting the most commonly used words this week on gCaptain. Thanks to Peter Mello for pointing us to this neat feature at

July 15, 2008
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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Stats In – gCaptain’s On Top!

Many thanks to all our readers for making this happen! And Stay-Tuned for more great features coming soon!!  

July 10, 2008
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Tuesday, July 8, 2008

NOAA To Make Surface Chart Cutback

The above shows a notice box on NOAA’s current 24hr Surface Prediction Chart which can be found HERE. It states: On 08/15/08 the limits of this chart

July 8, 2008
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Monday, July 7, 2008

My Trip Back East – How gCaptain Makes Money

Growing up in New York was a kid’s dream. Summers were filled with sailing adventures on the Long Island Sound, frequent trips to Jones beach and days

July 7, 2008
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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Questions For A Trader

gCaptain has recently expanded into the web design and development business. We recently completed an overhauld of Northeast Maritime Institute‘s website

July 1, 2008
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Saturday, June 28, 2008

Twin Waterspouts – Video

June 28, 2008
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USCG Proceedings – Spring 2008

June 28, 2008
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Friday, June 27, 2008
Lifesaving Incidents

Princess of the Stars – Ferry Tragedy Update

. The BBC gives us more details on the tragedy: The operation to recover hundreds of bodies inside a sunken Philippine ferry has been suspended after a highly

June 27, 2008
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Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Lifesaving Incidents

Video Update: Phillippines Ferry Sinking

June 25, 2008
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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Fastest Ship – The SS United States Faces Uncertain Future

Popular Mechanics updates us on the the World’s Fastest Ship, or at least the vessel currently holding the transatlantic speed record the mighty SS

June 24, 2008
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Monday, June 23, 2008

Princess Of The Stars Capsized: Death Comes Early For Ferry Victims

Death came early this year. The typhoon season has only just started and already, brightly coloured flop-flop rubber sandals are arriving on the coastlines of

June 23, 2008
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Lifesaving Incidents

MV Princess Of Stars – Ferry Capsizes In Philippines Typhoon

CNN sends news of a tragic ferry capsize in the Phillipines. They write: Rescuers have found at least 33 survivors and at least six dead among the nearly 750

June 23, 2008
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Sunday, June 22, 2008
Lifesaving Incidents

The Coast Guard’s Most Extreme Rescue – Alaska Ranger

In a feature appropriately titled “Worst Case Scenario” Popular Mechanics brings us “The Coast Guard’s Most Extreme Rescue –

June 22, 2008
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Friday, June 20, 2008
Fire Incidents

Fire In Icey Waters – M/V India Lotus

Coast Guard officials say a fire aboard a container ship in the North Pacific has been put out. The 781-foot India Lotus, from Malta, reported a fire in the

June 20, 2008
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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

USCG Rescue Swimmer School

The brave men and women of the USCG who have earned the title of Rescue Swimmer are true heroes. When your life is on the line in dangerous seas

June 17, 2008
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Sunday, June 15, 2008

Blackwater Maritime Teams With Kings Point

Pictured above is the newly refurbished ex-NOAA vessel McArthur, a 183-ft. ship that boasts “state of the art navigation systems, full GMDDSS

June 15, 2008
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Thursday, June 12, 2008

Yachts From The City Of Billionares

Quiz: What city in the world is home to the most billionares? The Answer to this question may suprise you. According to Forbes the honor goes to Moscow.

June 12, 2008
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