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Friday, January 15, 2010
The New Hawsepipe

The New Hawsepipe – An Interview With Leonard Lambert

The following article is from the gCaptain archives but the information is very much still pertinent today! ____________________________________ Aboard almost

Friday, January 15, 2010
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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Waterspouts – Tornadoes At Sea

When tornado’s strike over sea they are known as Waterspouts. The Florida Keys see the largest number of waterspouts per year with as many as 400 to 500

January 14, 2010
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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Beaufort Scale – Graphics

. Nautical charts and pubs change nearly as fast as the tide sending each sailing second mate back to kintergarden’s cut & paste lessons each time a

January 12, 2010
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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

2009 USCG Video of the Year Competition – What’s your favorite?

This is a reminder that the first ever Coast Guard Video of the Year competition is still open for voting. The final nominee was posted late last week and

January 5, 2010
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Friday, January 1, 2010

Best of Maritime 2009

2009 seemed like quick year. Here at gCaptain we launched the Jobs board, welcomed thousands of new forum members and launched our very own iPhone app. But we

January 1, 2010
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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Incident Photo of the Week – Horse Rescue

TITAN Salvage has added a new highlight to their resume – horse rescue experts. The team recently extracted seven prized horses, 260 tons of heavy fuel

December 29, 2009
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Saturday, December 26, 2009

Forum Hacked

Note – The gCaptain forum was hacked by a Russian script Christmas morning. We are working to fix the problem but support is slow considering the

December 26, 2009
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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Announcing gTrax – AIS Vessel Tracking For The iPhone

In August of 2008 gCaptain forum member New3M made a brilliant suggestion for gCaptain to develop software for the iPhone. We loved the idea but wanted to make

December 24, 2009
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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Incident Photo of The Week – F/V Cape Elizabeth

This weeks incident photos were submitted to gCaptain by Doug Pine via the gCaptain Forum. The images show the F/V Cape Elizabeth ablaze after a fire broke out

December 22, 2009
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Friday, December 18, 2009

Scientists Discover Explosive Deep-Ocean Volcano – Video

The below videos show eruptions of the West Mata volcano, the deepest erupting volcano discovered by a team of scientists funded by NOAA and the National

December 18, 2009
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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Acergy’s New Pipe Lay Vessel – Borealis

This new asset, currently being built at the Sembawang Shipyard in Singapore, is a Class 3 dynamic positioning vessel equipped with a 5,000T crane. Acergy

December 17, 2009
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Thursday, December 17, 2009

2 New PSV’s for Siem Offshore

STX Europe has been awarded contracts with Siem Offshore for design and building of two Platform Supply Vessels. The vessels are designed by STX Europe in

December 17, 2009
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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

USCG Releases Top 11 Rescue Videos of 2009

Every year, the Unite States Coast Guard releases a video compilation of the most compelling rescues of the year and today the USCG released its 2009

December 16, 2009
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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Rolls-Royce Thrusters for Ultra-Deepwater Ships

Since the upsurge in ordering of drillships, Rolls Royce has been successful in capturing nearly 90 per cent of contracts for thrusters for these

December 10, 2009
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Stenas’s DrillMAX Ice

Stena Drilling's decision to go into the Arctic was heavily influenced by the fact that oil prices were climbing higher and that new discoveries need to be

December 10, 2009
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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

CBP Launches the New Predator B Guardian UAS

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) took delivery Monday of the first maritime variant of the Predator B unmanned aircraft system (UAS). At a ceremony

December 8, 2009
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Thursday, December 3, 2009

November DP Roundup

Lets take a look at the dynamic positioning related news that made headlines last month! StatoilHydro ASA is changing its name to Statoil ASA  and

December 3, 2009
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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Optimum Ship Routing – From Prevailing Winds To Modern Technology

By Fred Pickhardt of Ocean Weather Services The earliest form of ship routing may have been when early humans used the prevailing easterly winds to sail from

December 1, 2009
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Incident Photo of the Week – Baosisio Assists MV Düden

This weeks incident photos are of the Brazilian frigate Baosisio assisting the MV Düden following a fire on November 23rd while 260 kilometers off the coast

December 1, 2009
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Friday, November 20, 2009
Secretary LaHood Reminds Mariners of Best Practices Following Recent Attacks on the Maersk Alabama and M/V Harriett
Maritime Security Incidents

Secretary LaHood Reminds Mariners of Best Practices Following Recent Attacks on the Maersk Alabama and M/V Harriett

Washington, DC – U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today reminded mariners about the importance of taking necessary precautions and implementing

November 20, 2009
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Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Maritime Security

Maersk Alabama Thwarts Another Pirate Attack Using Armed Guards

Update: Release via EU NAVFOR: On the early morning of 18 November 2009, 350 nautical miles east from the Somali coast, pirates attacked MV Maersk Alabama, a

November 18, 2009
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