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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Incident Photo of The Week – M/V Marco Polo

The 128-m ferry Marco Polo, with 41 passengers and 64 crew, ran aground on the Croatian island of Sit on Oct. 24 at 0250LT while cruising on its regular

Thursday, November 12, 2009
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S O S = Save Our Ships

By John G. Denham No matter what is preserved or kept safe, it costs money! In my past life I shared my useful abilities with the U.S. Merchant Marine

November 12, 2009
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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

New Email Address for Voluntary Weather Observation Program

Here’s some important information regarding the Voluntary Weather Observation program at NOAA, brought to us by our friends at AMVER. Amver wants to pass

November 11, 2009
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Friday, November 6, 2009

Anchor Handling Tug DOLPHIN III – Interesting Ship of The Week

This weeks Interesting Ship is Dolphin Marine international Dolphin III Towing and Anchor Handling Tug. The Dolphin III has been in service since 2001 and is

November 6, 2009
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Thursday, November 5, 2009

USS New York Arrives in N.Y. Harbor – Photo

The new amphibius assault ship USS New York, built with 7.5 tons of steel from the fallen World Trade Center, arriving in New York Harbor on November 2, 2009,

November 5, 2009
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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Ship Photo of The Week – Oasis of the Seas

This weeks ship photo is of the 20 story Oasis of the Seas lowering its smoke stacks to squeeze under Great Belt Fixed Link in the Baltic Sea on

November 4, 2009
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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Seadrill’s West Atlas Rig On Fire – Incident Photo of The Week

This weeks incident photos are of the fire that was burning on Seadrill’s West Atlas jackup oil rig located in the Timor Sea between Australia and

November 3, 2009
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Friday, October 30, 2009

Top 10 iPhone Apps When You Are Adrift At Sea!

Here is a great list of useful iPhone Apps from gCaptain’s author on everything DP, Sean Hogue.  You can find the original of this along with some

October 30, 2009
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When is maritime training just too dangerous?

Photo by Thomas Colla Is disciplinary action warranted in a recent case of real life coast guard training? Newsday reports on the removal of a US Coast Guard

October 30, 2009
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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Shiphandling Simulator

The Seamanship Tutor has put together a series of simple computer animations that show various shiphandling techniques. The animations include search and

October 28, 2009
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Monday, October 26, 2009

Coast Guard Officer Relieved In Montauk

Newsday.com has the story on why this photograph is making headlines. The Montauk docks were abuzz with disbelief and disappointment Saturday over the removal

October 26, 2009
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Friday, October 23, 2009

Oasis of the Seas on Simulator Training

Hot on the heals of the last video, Revolutionizing Life Boat Design, Royal Carribean and Oasis of the Seas release this latest installment title Simulator

October 23, 2009
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Fire Incidents

Massive Explosions in Puerto Rico Refinery – Video

CNN has the story: Officials say it could take a week to extinguish a massive fire that burned Friday afternoon at a fuel storage complex in Puerto Rico,

October 23, 2009
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Thursday, October 22, 2009

US Navy test article from Cargotec demonstrates vehicle transfer at sea

A test article ship-to-ship vehicle transfer system from Cargotec is on its way to the US Navy; the test article uses MacGregor-based technology and can

October 22, 2009
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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Video – Coast Guard Medevac off U.S. Navy submarine

ASTORIA, Ore. The Coast Guard medically evacuated a crewmember from a U.S. Navy submarine off the coast of Wash., Tuesday. The Navy contacted the Coast Guard

October 21, 2009
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Sea Shepherd Unveils New Weapon to Fight Whale Hunters

WOW, this should be interesting… According to the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society website, the Japanese whale hunters hunters have acquired the

October 21, 2009
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Friday, October 16, 2009

Interesting Ship – USS New York

Earlier this week the USS New York, the the fifth ship in the LPD 17 San Antonio class of amphibious transport dock ships, took off on it’s maiden voyage

October 16, 2009
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Ship Photo of The Week – New LNG Tankers

This weeks Ship Photo is part of gCaptain’s own collection shown on Flickr. The photo shows two new LNG tankers near Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in

October 16, 2009
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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

USCG to host IMO’s World Maritime Day parallel event

The U.S. Coast Guard  is scheduled to host the 2009 International Maritime Organization World Maritime Day parallel event, Friday (October 16) at 62 Chelsea

October 14, 2009
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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Photo Of The Week – LNG Tanker Lokoja

gCaptain’s photo of the week is a helicopter shot of LNG Tanker Lokoja (IMO# 9269960). Built by the Korean shipyard Daewoo in 2006 she is owned by BW Gas

October 13, 2009
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Anchor Chain Construction

Today we bring you the following photos from Baldt’s Chain Link factory in Penslyvania where the original Baldt Stocklass anchor was first produced in

October 13, 2009
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