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Thursday, August 13, 2009
Fire Incidents

Is Your Equipment Intrinsically Safe?

We are still debating whether this guy was using a flashlight, LED or his cell phone to check the level of this tank but we are certain it wasn’t

Thursday, August 13, 2009
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Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Maritime Security Incidents

Piracy in European Waters?

With piracy along the horn of Africa creating such a buzz in the media, it is a common misconception that the act is confined to this area where onshore

August 12, 2009
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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Thad Allen, Commandant USCG – A Conversation On The Digital Age Of Shipping

The Digital Age – A conversation with Admiral Thad Allen, Last week I had the opportunity to sit down with Admiral Thad Allen, Commandant of the United

August 11, 2009
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Thursday, August 6, 2009

NOAA Lowers 2009 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook

Earlier today, NOAA announced that it has lowered its August Atlantic hurricane season outlook from May’s near-normal prediction, to a near- to

August 6, 2009
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Ship Photo of The Week – SS Chesapeake SALM Release

SS Chesapeake (AOT-5084) tilts 13 degrees to port to release the single anchored leg moor (SALM) into the ocean. The SALM is used to keep the ship at anchor

August 6, 2009
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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

USCG History: Coast Guard Rescue Swimmers

Extending yesterdays celebration of Coast Guard Day 2009, we will be keeping up with the coast guard theme here all week on gCaptain’s blog. 

August 5, 2009
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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Happy Birthday! USCG Celebrates 219 Years of Service

Today, the U.S. Coast Guard celebrates 219 years of service as America’s Guardians in charge of the safety and security of U.S. coasts, ports, inland

August 4, 2009
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Friday, July 31, 2009
Oil Spill

MSC Napoli Salvage Operations Completed

The two and a half year salvage operation to remove the wreckage of the MSC Napoli has officially been declared over.  The vessesl was intentionally beached

July 31, 2009
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Playing Russian Roulette At UK container ports?

By William Redmond MAC UK Correspondent A container crane collapse during ship loading at Southampton Container Terminal on July 13 has raised serious issues

July 31, 2009
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Thursday, July 30, 2009
Maritime Security

Earn Your Keep with Wired Magazine’s “Cutthroat Capitalism” – The Game

Wired Magazine has released a fun online game based on a recent article titled “Cutthroat Capitalism” which explores piracy off the coast of

July 30, 2009
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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Ship Photo of the Week – USCGC Healy and CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent

This weeks ship photo of the week is of the USCGC Healy and the CCGS Louis S. St- Laurent side-by-side during last years expedition to map the artic seabed. 

July 29, 2009
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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

shipping container dimensions

20′ container 40′ container imperial metric imperial metric externaldimensions length 20′ 0″ 6.096 m 40′ 0″ 12.192 m width

July 28, 2009
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Friday, July 24, 2009

Jones Act Case Study: Jameson Cooper v Meridian Yachts, LTD, et al.

Case Name: Jameson Cooper v Meridian Yachts, LTD, et al. Date Decided : July 21, 2009 Court: United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit Judge: Judge

July 24, 2009
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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

“Black Swan” Treasure Debate – Odyssey vs. Spain

The Florida based deep-sea exploration firm, Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc. has filed objections to a June 3, 2009 Report and Recommendation in the

July 22, 2009
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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Bill Gates Turns to Fighting Hurricanes

Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy So what does a semi-retired mega-billionaire philanthropist do with his spare time?

July 21, 2009
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Thursday, July 16, 2009
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Engineering News

Interesting Ship – Austal’s Auto Express 102 High-Speed Trimaran

Austal, the world’s largest builder of fast ferries and makers of the revolutionary trimaran Benchijiqua Express that inspired the design for the USS

July 16, 2009
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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Polar Mist – A modern day treasure ship located off coast of Argentina

Today we have another update on an incident that occured back in January of this year.  According the Associated Press, a team of divers have recovered nearly

July 15, 2009
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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

USS Fort Worth’s (LSC 3) Keel Laid

Saturday, a Lockheed Martin led team held a keel-laying ceremony at Marinette Marine’s shipyard for the USS Fort Worth, marking the start of construction

July 14, 2009
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Monday, July 13, 2009

Incident Photo – Southampton Crane Collapse

A worker is seriously injured after a crane collapses at Southampton Dock.  According to BBC: Fire crews were called to Southampton Docks, owned by DP World,

July 13, 2009
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Saturday, July 11, 2009

Comments Turned Off – Feature Added

Ok, the number of posts this week has been less than expected but with good reason…. we have a spam problem. The bad news is that spam has finally

July 11, 2009
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Friday, July 10, 2009

Milestones In Ship Construction

Photo by nasebaer Chief Journalist David Nagle of US Naval Sea Systems Command brings us Milestones in Ship Construction: “So the ship’s been

July 10, 2009
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