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Friday, November 2, 2007
Navy

NORAD – Tracking Missles, Planes, Santa and… Ships

We know that NORAD, the U.S. Air Force’s North American Aerospace Defense Command, tracks nuclear missile launches, enemy infringement of air space and

Friday, November 2, 2007
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Thursday, November 1, 2007
Video

QM2 Arrival – A View From The Sky

November 1, 2007
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Wednesday, October 31, 2007
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Poll: What is the most important issue facing mariners today?

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October 31, 2007
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Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Weather

Earthquake ALERT – San Francisco

A Magnitude 5+ earthquake was just (last 1/2hr) recorded in San Francisco. Stay tuned for more details and please write any information or links you have in

October 30, 2007
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Blog

Incident Photo of the Week – Pemex Oil Rig Disaster

Cargo Law brings us photos of the deadliest Gulf of Mexico offshore accident in the last 43 years; last week’s Collision of the Usumacinta MODU and the

October 30, 2007
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Friday, October 26, 2007
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gCaptain Now On Facebook

You are all welcome to join our new gCaptain group on facebook: LINK If there are any facebook developers out there who is willing to do some good for

October 26, 2007
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Friday, October 26, 2007
Jobs

Are Rising Salaries Enough To Retain Mariners?

In “Refrences to Joseph Keefe”>another excellent article, Maritime Executive‘s managing editor Joseph Keefe is dead on with his assessment

October 26, 2007
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Thursday, October 25, 2007
USCG

NMC Newsletter Subscriptions Announced

The USCG just announced efficiency newsletters from the National Maritime Center. They tell us: The Coast Guard maintains an active public and industry

October 25, 2007
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Photo

Wave Interaction – Photoinstrumentation Photo

Photographer Andrew Davidhazy brings us some amazing photos of waves colliding. Actually they are simply the result of dripping water but do give you personal

October 25, 2007
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Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Photo

Lastest Ship Technology Beneath The Waterline – Photos

Pieter Rijkaart, Holland America Line’s director of newbuilds, just provided this image of Eurodam’s recently installed Azipods. Eurodam News, the

October 24, 2007
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Photo

Edward Burtynsky – Shipbreaking Images

Edward Burtynsky makes a wish: that his images — stunning landscapes that document humanity’s impact on the world — help persuade millions to

October 24, 2007
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Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Interesting

Sink This Missle Tracking Ship Please

USA Today tells us; A decommissioned Air Force ship is being prepared at a Virginia shipyard to become a new habitat for marine life and an attraction for

October 23, 2007
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Interesting

Emergency Housing – Repurposed Containers

Wired has an interesting article on portable emergency housing. Some of the ideas make use of shipping containers. The tell us; One of the biggest obstacles to

October 23, 2007
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Ports

Google World Port Map

Do you think you can name this port? If so visit HERE to vote. This google map is brought to you by World Port Source which provides interactive satellite

October 23, 2007
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Monday, October 22, 2007
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errata and a look inside the mind of a ship’s captain.

On a recent story I confused the Norwegian Dawn with the Norwegian Dream. The error itself is small but the implications are large and the reason for the error

October 22, 2007
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Photo

What is it?

This photograph was taken last year in a U.S. port… but what is it? UPDATE: The answer can be found within the pages of the excellent website from The

October 22, 2007
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Monday, October 22, 2007
Photo

The ms Hjördis, in ice and fog.

This amazing photo of the ms Hjördis comes to us via Fred Fry’s weekly must read; Maritime

October 22, 2007
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Sunday, October 21, 2007
Blog

Incident Photo of the Week – Norwegian Dream

Photo of the Norwegian Dream after encoutering a sucession of 25+ foot waves in 2005 colliding with the ‘Ever Decent’ while transiting the the

October 21, 2007
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Saturday, October 20, 2007
Lifesaving Incidents

Maritime Safety Podcast – Seductive Sims

In the latest edition of our favorite Maritime Podcast Bob Couttie warns; “Ancient mariners feared the seductive call of the siren would wreck their

October 20, 2007
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Friday, October 19, 2007
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Stay Tuned for New Features

  Posts will be slow today as we work on a new

October 19, 2007
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Engines

Crash Astern Test – Video

Here is some video of engine room operations during a crash astern test for sea trials. Nothing too exciting but you can find more sea trial test of the

October 19, 2007
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