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Thursday, December 13, 2007
USCG

Ship Security Officer Training Mandated For US Mariners

Effective January 1, 2008, mariners sailing in the capacity of Ship Security Officer (SSO) will have to show evidence of being “qualified” to hold that

December 13, 2007
Total Views: 11

Monday, December 10, 2007
Maritime Security

The Protector – Anti Piracy Robot

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjtH70edsGQ Want to know more about The Protector? Popular Mechanics tells us; Robots versus pirates—it’s not as

December 10, 2007
Total Views: 66

Friday, December 7, 2007
Oil Spill

Hebei Spirit Oil Spill – 81,000 Barrel Oil Spill Of South Korea Coast

Click Photo For Details Bloomberg News tells us: South Korea’s coast guard sent boats to contain the country’s biggest oil spill in more than a

December 7, 2007
Total Views: 53

Thursday, December 6, 2007
Uncategorized

Search Is Over For Tall Ship Alvei

After one long day of a full-press search for the tall ship Alvei, New Zealand Coast Guard’s P-3 aircraft crew was able to find the overdue ship. The

December 6, 2007
Total Views: 179

Saturday, December 1, 2007
USCG

USCG Cruise Ship Medivac – Video

Every wonder what happens if you need to be helicoptered off a cruise ship? The USCG has released this video of a medivac operation off the coast of Mexico.

December 1, 2007
Total Views: 28

Friday, November 30, 2007
Oil Spill

Admiral Bone Responds to Critisism

Rear Admiral Craig E. Bone is not one to back down from criticism, his comments regarding questions we posed to the San Francisco Chronicle were strong and to

November 30, 2007
Total Views: 48

Thursday, November 29, 2007
Incidents

Ridiculous Item of the Month – Madatory VTS Instructions

Fairplay brings us the most ridiculous item of the day; Vessels transiting US harbours could come under tight navigational controls in the wake of the Cosco

November 29, 2007
Total Views: 32

Friday, November 23, 2007
Lifesaving Incidents

Cruise Ship Explorer Antarctic Abandonment – Update

David Hindin, a gCaptain reader from the San Francisco Bay Area pointed us to this image and audio file from the New York Times. They tell us; A small,

November 23, 2007
Total Views: 61

Lifesaving Incidents

Abandoning Ship in Icey Waters – Breaking News

(Note: We made an error, the above photo is of the EXPLORER II) In breaking news the BBC tells us; More than 150 tourists and crew have been rescued

November 23, 2007
Total Views: 27

Friday, November 16, 2007
Oil Spill

VTS Warning to Cosco Busan Pilot

National news sources are publishing a story about the VTS warning to the Cosco Busan’s pilot Jim Cota. In a story titled “Ship Got No Alert From

November 16, 2007
Total Views: 27

Wednesday, November 14, 2007
USCG

Where is my license? NMC / REC Delay Chart

For those mariners awaiting license review at the Coast Guard’s National Maritime Center ( USCG NMC ) here’s a breakdown of the status of all

November 14, 2007
Total Views: 20

Oil Spill

Cosco Busan Audio Files – San Francisco Oil Spill

Coast Guard Photo By CWO Scott Epeprson I thought I would list a few podcasts, interviews and audio files that relate to the Cosco Busan Incident and the

November 14, 2007
Total Views: 16

Monday, November 12, 2007
Engines

Ship Types 101 – San Francisco Bay Bridge Oil Tanker Collision

I have been amazed lately by the number of errors in both media reports and political commentary related to the the container ship Cosco Busan that allided

November 12, 2007
Total Views: 44

Sunday, November 11, 2007
USCG

Veterans Day Comment

I just wanted to share this comment from our reader Martin Tregoning MNI: As a former UK SAR Mission Controller who also attended Governors Island, I can

November 11, 2007
Total Views: 3

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

November 2, 2007
Total Views: 43

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
Total Views: 17

Uncategorized

U.S Congress Seeks To Attract And Retain Professional Mariners

“No longer is a sailor’s life necessarily one of adventure. Deadlines are tight, and manning is at a minimum.” -Rep. Elijah Cummings,

October 25, 2007
Total Views: 1

Thursday, October 18, 2007
Uncategorized

Chief Engineer Convicted in Pollution Case

In the latest criminal proceedings related to Marine Pollution and the use of “Magic Pipes” the Chief Engineer aboard an American-flagged

October 18, 2007
Total Views: 20

Sunday, October 7, 2007
USCG

What 40,000 pounds of cocaine looks like

October 7, 2007
Total Views: 126

Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Uncategorized

Maritime News – More Hawaii Superferry Cancellations

Looks the Hawaii Superferry is running into even more trouble with environmental opposition. The New York Times tells

September 25, 2007
Total Views: 9
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