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Monday, October 28, 2019
Securité, Securité, Securité : Transat Jacques Vabre 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,

October 28, 2019
Total Views: 107

Thursday, August 10, 2017
Captain Has License Suspended for Failing to Avoid a Collision While Navigating Through Crowd

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

August 10, 2017
Total Views: 137

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

July 3, 2017
Total Views: 3119

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

June 20, 2017
Total Views: 1457

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

May 14, 2017
Total Views: 128

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

August 7, 2011
Total Views: 262

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,

July 28, 2011
Total Views: 14

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

June 29, 2011
Total Views: 45

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

March 26, 2008
Total Views: 6

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

February 22, 2008
Total Views: 14


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

February 22, 2008
Total Views: 9

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

February 21, 2008
Total Views: 15


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