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Sunday, April 26, 2015
News

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
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Thursday, December 4, 2014
Blog

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
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Friday, September 26, 2014
Maritime News

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
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Monday, July 21, 2014
Blog

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
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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Blog

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
Blog

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: 68

Monday, September 2, 2013
Interesting

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
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Thursday, January 24, 2013
Interesting

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
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Friday, July 6, 2012
USCG

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
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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
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Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Uncategorized

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
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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
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Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Uncategorized

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
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Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Blog

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: 244

Saturday, June 12, 2010
Blog

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
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Thursday, October 1, 2009
Uncategorized

Poll of the Week: Electronic vs Paper Charts

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October 1, 2009
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Friday, June 12, 2009
Uncategorized

A Sinking Ship – World’s Largest Yacht Transporter

Dockwise Yacht Transport has been in the boat delivery business for 21 years. Their semi-submersible vessels operate world wide. Launched in April of 2008, the

June 12, 2009
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Saturday, April 25, 2009
Uncategorized

Abandon Ship Ditch Bag

Have an Iridium, VHF or SSB handheld radio aboard? What about a portable GPS? Create an Abandon Ship Ditch Bag that is waterproof, floats and will survive a

April 25, 2009
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Thursday, March 26, 2009
gCaptain

Google Toolbar Buttons – Maritime Edition

Introducing gCaptain’s Google Toolbar buttons. How do you get them? Click on one of the images then… if you already have Google’s Toolbar

March 26, 2009
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