Monday, July 3, 2017
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Five (Or More) Short Blasts – On Sounding The Danger Signal

This is PART 3 of a series about the COLREGs. Scroll down for links to Part 1 & 2  by Captain  Grant H. Livingstone The Grand Daddy of COLREGs debate and interpretation...

July 3, 2017
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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Intense Video: Tanker Misses Collision with Stalled Boat by Mere Feet This is a fabulous example of the dangers inexperienced boaters inadvertently putting themselves in harms way around larger vessels. No one is pointing fingers for the pleasure cruiser stalling...

December 9, 2015
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Friday, May 30, 2014

MPA: Human Error and Poor Judgement Caused String of Singapore Ship Collisions

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has concluded its investigations into a three separate collisions involving commercial vessels in and around Singapore that occurred over a two week period earlier this year

May 30, 2014
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Friday, December 13, 2013

Chinese Military Ship Confronts U.S. Cruiser as Tensions Rise

Dec. 13 (Bloomberg) — A U.S. Navy guided-missile cruiser had a confrontation with a Chinese militaryship on Dec. 5 in the South China Sea, underscoring rising tensions in the region...

December 13, 2013
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Thursday, December 13, 2007

AIS Conversation Continued – SHIP VS BOAT

Earlier this week I received a request from our friend Ben Ellison at Panbo to poll our readers on the use of AIS. He was especially concerned with the upcoming...

December 13, 2007
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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

AIS-B, Automatic Information System For Boats. A Welcome Change?

We have already proclaimed our love of AIS, the technology that helps watchkeepers identify surrounding vessel traffic, but currently this technology only lets us track large ships. This is about...

December 11, 2007
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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Darwin Award Close Call of the Week – Video Youtube commentary; While sailing on San Francisco Bay we had a close encounter with a container ship. The container ship honked at the other sailboat. We had space to...

November 20, 2007
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