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Monday, September 17, 2007
Incidents

Shipping Container Collapse – UK

UK – report on shipping container collapse – The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) issued the report of its investigation of the

Monday, September 17, 2007
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Sunday, September 16, 2007
gCaptain

New Contact Page

We have launched a new Contact Us page with many interesting options… Take A

September 16, 2007
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Weather

Northwest Passage Melting Open

Transiting the Northwest Passage has been a goal of humanity for centuries and with the help Global Warming we unfortunately might get our wish. Is it time for

September 16, 2007
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Friday, September 14, 2007
gCaptain

3rd Place Contest Winner Is…

Week one of our iPhone our iPhone Contest is over and we have a third place winner… seafever! Honorable mention goes to wb6nah, the winner of our last

September 14, 2007
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Thursday, September 13, 2007
gCaptain

Server Crash

My apologies to anyone trying to access the website the past few hours. We just recovered from a huge server crash. Too many people trying to download our

September 13, 2007
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gCaptain

Special Edition Newsletter – Maritime Safety

A special Maritime Safety Edition of our newsletter was sent to subscribers yesterday. Normally I give our newsletter subscribers a few days head start but due

September 13, 2007
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Thursday, September 13, 2007
Incidents

Incident Picture of the Week – M/V Tampa Maersk

How did this happen? According to Cargo Law: January 2000 the vessel was attempting to turn in the area in front of the Maersk Container Terminal, Oakland so

September 13, 2007
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Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Shipyard

Drydocking A Cruise Ship – Video

Part 2 of the video

September 12, 2007
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Incidents

The Case Of The Killer Catch – Special Edition MAC Report

Bob Couttie sent us an email yesterday announcing a Special Edition of his Maritime Accident Casebook. Why did he release this issue early? ….because

September 12, 2007
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Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Incidents

Aw Nuts! By The Artful Blogger

Aw Nuts! By The Artful Blogger Another day of reviewing incident reports. It never ceases to amaze me, how many of these tragedies could have been avoided.

September 11, 2007
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Monday, September 10, 2007
Lifesaving Incidents

EPIRB Failure – F/V Papa George

What is the single most import piece of electronics aboard your ship? For me it’s the EPIRB. If all else fails I will need help fast and the EPIRB

September 10, 2007
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Saturday, September 8, 2007
Lifesaving Incidents

Survior Identities To Be Protected – USCG

Jess, our latest iPhone contestant submitted a story titled “CG to withhold names of people it rescues”. The Navy Times tells us: Capping a

September 8, 2007
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Thursday, September 6, 2007
Video

The Ship Breakers – Video

September 6, 2007
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gCaptain

Reader “News Discoverer” Feedback

Well thanks for the kind words Richard. We’ve worked hard on the feature and are proud of the results. Stay tuned for our big contest announcement coming

September 6, 2007
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Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Lifesaving Incidents

Ships Collide in Turkey

Two ships have collided off the Coast of Turkey. The Turkish Press tells us: One of two cargo ships sank after they collided off Darica hamlet of Gebze town

September 5, 2007
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Interesting

Tugboat Photos – The Race Is On

“They get to show off their stuff,” that was the response NYC Harbor Committee Chairman, Captain Doswell, gave the New York Times in response to

September 5, 2007
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Tuesday, September 4, 2007
Shipyard

The Fairfield Titan

Shipping Times brings us the story of the Fairfield Titan: When constructed in 1911 it was the biggest crane in the world. Over the years it has lifted

September 4, 2007
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Sunday, September 2, 2007
Video

Supplying McMurdo Station – Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Pg6CdettEQ Video Notes: The annual supply ship the American Tern being unloaded at McMurdo Station, Antarctica. Time-lapse

September 2, 2007
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Saturday, September 1, 2007
gCaptain

gCaptain – Maritime Mobile Edition

We continue to roll out new features as part of our latest site re-design. You may notice our forum is changing as we speak (it is still usable however)

September 1, 2007
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Ship Design

Floating Nuclear Power Plants – Russia

The Wall Street Journal brings us video on Russia’s newest idea, floating nuclear power plants. Thanks to Sea-Fever for the

September 1, 2007
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Maritime Custom Searches – Google Powered

Introducing gCaptain’s new AJAX search technology! This is exciting news. We just put the finishing touches on our new Google powered search engines, a

September 1, 2007
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