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Saturday, June 7, 2008
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Cosco Busan Owners Blame California

Today’s AP wire tells us: The U.S. Justice Department filed a lawsuit six months ago accusing the pilot and the owner of the Cosco Busan of breaking

Saturday, June 7, 2008
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Thursday, June 5, 2008

Surviving Heavy Weather On A Rowboat – Roz Savage

In 1896 the first ever row across a major body of water was marked in the record books. Since that day when Samuelson and Harbo completed their voyage over

June 5, 2008
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Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Incident Photo Of The Week – Lifeboat Aground

Just some of the flotsam from the MSC Napoli. Read all the details at

June 4, 2008
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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Regent Seven Seas Cruises Orders Ultra-Luxury Cruise Ship

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoI8BbIwYK8&feature=related The US-owned cruise operator, Regent Seven Seas, is taken bids on a brand new ultra-luxury

May 29, 2008
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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Beach Lauch Of RNLI Rescue Vessel

Photo by Sean Mantey Prior to completing mission’s like rescuing self-appointed royaly the RNLI must first get its boats off the beach. The

May 27, 2008
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Monday, May 26, 2008

Incident Photo Of The Week – Norwegian Spirit

Yesterday the passengers of the cruise ship Norwegian Spirit were, as the Daily News headline reads, “Cruising For A Bruising”, yesterday as the

May 26, 2008
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Monday, May 26, 2008

Question On Weather Routing

gCaptain reader and Meteorologist Brad Snook writes: I spent 13 years as a Meteorologist, recommending routes and forecasting seas and swells for merchant

May 26, 2008
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Sunday, May 25, 2008

Error In Navigation – Tracing Paper Blamed

The Guardian tells us: A nuclear-powered Royal Navy submarine needed £5m worth of repairs after it struck the seabed because a piece of tracing paper covered

May 25, 2008
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Saturday, May 24, 2008

MAIS 23 – Interview With C-130 Rescue Pilot

Download MP3: Messing About In Ships podcast episode 23 – May 15, 2008 Subscribe Via iTunes HERE Shownotes: In this episode Capt. Kelly Sweeney gives us

May 24, 2008
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The 2008 Submarine Cable Map

.Telegeography.com is selling one of the most interesting world maps I’ve seen to date. The map depicts the over 120 subsea cables including detailed

May 24, 2008
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Friday, May 23, 2008
Lifesaving Incidents

EPIRBs Failure – The Investigation Continues

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND SPECIAL EDITION By Robin Storm Both Captain John Konrad of gCaptain and I have written much on the importance of GPIRBs and EPIRBs

May 23, 2008
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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Incident Photo Of The Week – M/V New Flame

Photo of the M/V New Flame. Marine Link has the details of this incident HERE. Video can be found

May 22, 2008
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Monday, May 19, 2008

Warship HMS Illustrious – Another Maritime Reality TV Show

With the shows Carrier America’s Port and The Deadliest Catch ships are dominating America’s primetime reality television but a new show broadens

May 19, 2008
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Sunday, May 18, 2008

Rescue At Sea – A Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FV8WeGdDHlE . If you liked this video click HERE for one

May 18, 2008
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Saturday, May 17, 2008
Lifesaving Incidents

Incident Video – M/V Ice Prince

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZD9aqztvdTw . For more information on this incident view our previous coverage: English Channel Abandoment – M/V Ice

May 17, 2008
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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Wartsila METHAPU – A Fuel Cell For Ships

Our friend Jean Pierre de Lutz is building a new boat using green technology and writing about it on his blog. Knowing we are interested in new technology

May 15, 2008
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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

B.C. Ferry Damage

MV Coastal Renaissance, Courtesy B.C. Ferries NANAIMO (NEWS1130) is reporting: B.C. Ferries has confirmed one of its shiny new ships has sustained some damage

May 14, 2008
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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Incident Photo Of The Week – Research Boat Russell W. Peterson

Photo of the research boat Russell W. Peterson takes on water about 14 miles off the coast of Rehoboth Beach, Del., Monday, May 12, 2008. Video of this

May 13, 2008
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MARINER WAKE UP CALL – China’s Growning Submarine Fleet

Experts attempting to understand the strategic aims behind China’s aggressive military expansion have generally focused on Taiwan. But a new naval base

May 13, 2008
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World’s Largest Non-Nuclear Explosion

Ernie’s Place brings us the world’s largest Non-Nuclear explosion: Alaska along the coast of British Columbia, there is what is known as the inland

May 13, 2008
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Friday, May 9, 2008

Monsters of the Deep

BBC News/Science is reporting: Monster warning to protect oceans The landing of a colossal squid by New Zealand fishermen earlier this year offered a rare

May 9, 2008
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