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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

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

Tuesday, October 13, 2009
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Friday, October 9, 2009

Fighting Class B Fires, Assets and Deficits – 1 of 4

One of the worst things that can happen on board any vessel at sea is a main space Bravo fire. If you’re in charge of your Damage Control organization,

October 9, 2009
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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Septembers DP Digest

Lets take a look at the Dynamic Positioning related articles that made the headlines last

October 8, 2009
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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Incident Photo of the Week – Man Overboard?

This weeks incident photo comes to us via cargolaw.com’s Photo Gallery of Cargo Loss.  The photos above taken at The Port of Auckland show that the

October 7, 2009
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Royal Caribbean on Revolutionizing Life Boat Design

While the cruise ship industry is really not our niche here on gCaptain, we can’t help but enjoy the videos that Royal Carribean is regularly producing

October 7, 2009
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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Fireboat Photos – Top 10 Fire-Boat Photos

To help promote our newly launched FireBoat Forum we write this post showing the Top 10 Fireboat Photos.  Most are from Flickr so be sure to click on the

October 6, 2009
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Friday, October 2, 2009

Mario Vittone – On Training

gCaptain contributor and Weekly Leader Podcaster USCG Chief Warrant Officer Mario Vittone, recently delivered the closing keynote at the USCG’s Human

October 2, 2009
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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Tsunami Infographics – Best Of The Web

Photo by mchaconcr Is the tsunami a maritime news story? Should gCaptain be providing coverage and at what level? These are some of the questions gCaptain

September 30, 2009
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Interview With Captain Richard Phillips – SeaPower Magazine

The Navy League’s SeaPower magazine last month featured an interview with Captain Richard Phillips of Maersk Alabama fame. The following is a preview of

September 30, 2009
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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Ship simulators are not stimulators!

Simulator are not stimulators! By John G. Denham After a career at sea and a period of piloting I tried a tour in academia. I was surprised to find

September 29, 2009
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USS Port Royal Grounding – Incident Updates, Links and Photos!

After seven months in dry dock and $40 million in repairs, the cruiser USS Port Royal is back in the water in Pearl Harbor following the embarrassing February

September 29, 2009
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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Incident Photo – M/V Eagle Tuscon Grounding

This incident photo released by the U.S.C.G. shows the M/V Eagle Tuscon grounded near Pilottown, La., at the mouth of the Mississippi.  The Eagle Tuscon

September 29, 2009
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Saturday, September 26, 2009

M/V Shagra – Ship Photo Of The Week

Photo by; gCaptain Today’s photo of the week is of the LNG tanker M/V Shagra and her sister ship the M/V Zagra. More info can be found on the

September 26, 2009
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Thursday, September 24, 2009

A Day in the Life of a DP Operator

Working on a DP vessel shares many similarities with working on a regular vessel. There are unique aspects about it as well. The following article is by no

September 24, 2009
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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Foreign Treatment – US Flagged Vessel

Photo by DocBudie The following letter came in via satellite from forum member Doug Pine who is currently working aboard a US Flagged fishing vessel in the

September 22, 2009
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Samsung Shipyard HDR – Photo Of The Week

This week’s photo is an HDR view of Samsung Shipyard in Geoje, South Korea. The photo was taken from the crown of a drillship’s derrick. Notice the

September 22, 2009
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Monday, September 21, 2009

M/V Marti Princess Vs Renate Schulte – Incident Photo Of The Week

More details on this January’s casualty-free collision of the M/V Marti Princess and M/V Renate Schultecan can be found HERE and

September 21, 2009
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Friday, September 18, 2009

Millionaire Held “Hostage” Aboard Yacht

Embedded video from <a href=”http://www.cnn.com/video” mce_href=”http://www.cnn.com/video”>CNN Video</a>

September 18, 2009
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Final Rule Published for Large Passenger Vessel Crew Requirements

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard’s Marine Safety, Security and Stewardship Directorate announced Thursday publication of a final rule in the

September 18, 2009
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Wednesday, September 16, 2009
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News Update: M/V Arctic Sea

Moscow – There were no weapons being smuggled on board the hijacked “Arctic Sea” freighter according to the conclusions of a Russian

September 16, 2009
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Tuesday, September 15, 2009
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Ship Photo of The Week – Might Servant 1 Transiting the Gulf of Aden

Between the 13th and the 14th of September, the Dockwise semi-submersible, heavy-marine transport vessel, Mighty Servant 1, was safely escorted by EUNAVFOR

September 15, 2009
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