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Monday, February 29, 2016
Major Marina Fire Destroys 50 Boats, Leaves Two Dead in Virginia
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Major Marina Fire Destroys 50 Boats, Leaves Two Dead in Virginia

A major fire ripped through a marina just off Virginia’s Rappahannock River early Monday morning, killing two people and destroying dozens of boats. The

February 29, 2016
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Thursday, October 29, 2015
Beach Landings Are A Breeze With This Incredible Beach Crawler – VIDEO
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Beach Landings Are A Breeze With This Incredible Beach Crawler – VIDEO

No need to get wet when you are landing this Hard Drive Marine-designed craft that can literally crawl itself onto a beach. “Designed for extended stays

October 29, 2015
Total Views: 251

Tuesday, September 8, 2015
On-board Footage Shows Speedboat Hit Marker Buoy at 150 MPH
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On-board Footage Shows Speedboat Hit Marker Buoy at 150 MPH

These guys are seriously lucky to be alive after this. The footage was filmed last week as powerboat racer Stuart Hayim was attempting to set a speed record

September 8, 2015
Total Views: 1771

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Hilarious Anti-Drinking While Boating PSA is a Home Run
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Hilarious Anti-Drinking While Boating PSA is a Home Run

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qHdPhkSSNQ This video is so perfect. It was created for AV-OG-TIL, a Norwegian NGO working to reduce the harmful effects of

June 23, 2015
Total Views: 118

Sunday, April 26, 2015
Two Killed, Four Missing After Sailing Regatta Hit by Storm in Alabama
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Two Killed, Four Missing After Sailing Regatta Hit by Storm in Alabama

A multi-agency search is underway and will continue through the night for at least five missing boaters after a strong storm system passed the Mobile Bay,

April 26, 2015
Total Views: 29

Thursday, December 4, 2014
Caught on Camera: Pier Collapses in Maine
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Caught on Camera: Pier Collapses in Maine

Last night some security camera captured video of a pier collapsing in Eastport, Maine. The U.S. Coast Guard says it was notified at approximately 2:20 a.m.

December 4, 2014
Total Views: 30

Friday, September 26, 2014
Two FBI Employees Killed After Their Boat Collided With A Barge On The Ohio River
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Two FBI Employees Killed After Their Boat Collided With A Barge On The Ohio River

The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating a fatal Thursday night collision between a towboat and a small pleasure craft on the Ohio River near Cincinnati that left

September 26, 2014
Total Views: 77

Monday, July 21, 2014
Watch: How Not To Pull Your Boat Out Of The Water
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Watch: How Not To Pull Your Boat Out Of The Water

Here are two examples of how not to pull your boat out of the water, in honor of summer of

July 21, 2014
Total Views: 15

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
gCaptain Announces Partnership With TheTeakRail
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gCaptain Announces Partnership With TheTeakRail

MORRO BAY, CA (April 23, 2014)- A new website, TheTeakRail.com, created by a professional mariner and an accomplished executive chef and restaurant owner, is

April 23, 2014
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Friday, November 8, 2013
U.S. Coast Guard Comes to Rescue of “Salty Dogs” Off Virginia Coast
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U.S. Coast Guard Comes to Rescue of “Salty Dogs” Off Virginia Coast

The U.S. Coast Guard this week, with the assistance of the U.S. Navy, came to the rescue of a total of five distressed sailboats who were all participating in

November 8, 2013
Total Views: 101

Monday, September 2, 2013
D.C. Police Boat Slams on Gas, Slams Into Boats [VIDEO]
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D.C. Police Boat Slams on Gas, Slams Into Boats [VIDEO]

Not exactly sure what this officer was thinking here, but it didn’t end well. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-r7eEfcV2s While i was walking by Potomac

September 2, 2013
Total Views: 12

Thursday, January 24, 2013
Cigarette Boat Launches Off Massive Wave [VIDEO]
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Cigarette Boat Launches Off Massive Wave [VIDEO]

Well that looks like a good way to kill yourself… The only thing we know about this video is that it was shot off Ocean Beach in San Francisco.

January 24, 2013
Total Views: 521

Friday, July 6, 2012
N.Y. Crews to Lift Boat That Sank After Fireworks, Killing 3
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N.Y. Crews to Lift Boat That Sank After Fireworks, Killing 3

(Bloomberg) — Nassau County police plan to begin salvage efforts today on the boat full of Fourth of July fireworks spectators that capsized in Long

July 6, 2012
Total Views: 100

Sunday, April 1, 2012
Press Releases

West Marine To Offer Marine Conservation Grants

In support of its ongoing efforts to improve and protect the marine environment, West Marine is seeking applications for Marine Conservation Grants, a program

April 1, 2012
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Friday, March 11, 2011
News

USCG and Homeland Security introduce plan to prevent small vessels attacks

WASHINGTON — U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials joined federal, state, local and tribal authorities and private sector

March 11, 2011
Total Views: 77

Tuesday, November 9, 2010
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Competition calls for innovative life jacket designs

Here at gCaptain.com, we are big proponents of safety in the workplace and often times for us professional mariners, that means reporting on technologies that

November 9, 2010
Total Views: 26

Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Ship Design

The Eastport 32 – a powerboat for sailors

I just returned from a few weeks in Annapolis, Maryland where I had the opportunity to catch up with my friend Tom Weaver, a career yachtsman with more

November 2, 2010
Total Views: 190

Wednesday, October 20, 2010
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The Most Dangerous Hour In Shipping

Question: What is The most dangerous hour in shipping? Answer: 22:24 to 23:45 There are three watches aboard ship 00-04 (i.e. 0000 to 0400 and 1600 to 2200) is

October 20, 2010
Total Views: 46

Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Incident Photo of The Week – George H.W. Bush Runs Boat Aground
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Incident Photo of The Week – George H.W. Bush Runs Boat Aground

RIP George H.W. Bush  Former President George H.W. Bush apparently ran his 38-foot boat aground on a beach in Maine while out in fog.  According to

July 13, 2010
Total Views: 590

Saturday, June 12, 2010
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The Best Knives for the Pro-Mariner

I carry three things with me every time I go on deck. A Pelican Flashlight, Channel Locks and my knife. I have tried many and my absolute favorite knife

June 12, 2010
Total Views: 868
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