Monday, October 28, 2019

Securité, Securité, Securité : Transat Jacques Vabre 2019

A warning to vessels transiting the Atlantic Coast of France through the Cape Verde Islands to Brazil: A double-handed sailing race started from Le Havre, France on Sunday, 27 October,...

October 28, 2019
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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Captain Has License Suspended for Failing to Avoid a Collision While Navigating Through Crowd

The captain of a Portland river cruise has had his Merchant Mariners Credential suspended for navigating his vessel through a crowd of watercraft attending an event on the Willamette River...

August 10, 2017
Total Views: 80

Monday, July 3, 2017
cruise ship bow

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
Total Views: 1528

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

COLREGs – Give Way or Stand On

by Captain Grant H Livingstone Part Two out of Three Part articles on COLREGS.  Are some professional mariners unintentionally violating COLREGS in a conscientious effort to avoid close quarters situations...

June 20, 2017
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Sunday, May 14, 2017
Bay Of Bengal India Fishing Boats

Are Ships The Careless Giants Of The Sea?

By Captain Grant Livingstone It was late summer 36 years ago on a beautiful calm evening in the Bay of Bengal off the southern coast of India.  We had just...

May 14, 2017
Total Views: 41

Sunday, August 7, 2011
yacht dismasted by oil tanker hanne knutsen

Idiot of the Month: Sailboat Dismasted by 120,000 ton tanker off Cowes

Sir, just because you are racing doesn’t alleviate your requirement to obey the rules of the road. Seriously, you’re an embarrassment to the sport of sailing and to whatever yacht...

August 7, 2011
Total Views: 117

Thursday, July 28, 2011
TP52 vs tanker

We’re All Going To Die – One Race Committee’s Plan to Kill Sailboaters

Not sure why you would start a professional yacht race when an oil tanker was clearly heading toward the race course, come on Audi MedCup race committee, this is bulls*&%.

July 28, 2011
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Wednesday, June 29, 2011
scott barnhill chemical tanker crossing

gCaptain vs. a Chemical Tanker

Ok folks, gCaptain was once again in another crossing situation with a tanker this past weekend.  We seem to be pretty good at finding ourselves in these predicaments lately… Photographer...

June 29, 2011
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Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Lifesaving Incidents

Japan’s navy head sacked over fatal crash

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation is reporting the head of Japan’s Navy (a civilian)  has been removed in the wake of the sinking of a fishing vessel by an Aegis Class...

March 26, 2008
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Friday, February 22, 2008

Agato Destroyer Collision: Bridge Management Questions

The bow and stern parts of the Seitoku Maru fishing boat are lifted onto the deck of a salvage barge Wednesday off Tateyama in Chiba Prefecture. Two fishermen from the...

February 22, 2008
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Don’t forget to tell the boss – Admiral Sacked

A short follow up to yesterday’s post: 72 ColRegs and a Japanese Destroyer Japanese Defense Minister Shigeru Ishiba has decided to dismiss Maritime Self-Defense Force (MSDF) Chief of Staff Eiji...

February 22, 2008
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Thursday, February 21, 2008
Lifesaving Incidents

72 ColRegs and a Japanese Destroyer

Last Tuesday, at about 04:00 Agato, a 170 meter, a Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force Aegis destroyer and the fishing vessel Seitoku Maru collided about 28 km off Tokyo. The bow...

February 21, 2008
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