Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Fire Incidents

Queen of the West Fire this AM

An engine room fire at 12:31 this morning forced an evacuation of Queen of the West. From a Coast Guard Media Release: SEATTLE – The Coast Guard, state and local...

April 8, 2008
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Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Uncategorized

Now That Is An Ugly Ship

CDR Salamander features China’s largest FPSO on Ugly Ship Thursday. He writes; A ship only a Captain could love. I don’t think anyone will be making those cool mahogany models...

March 5, 2008
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Monday, February 25, 2008
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Historic Ship Independence Barred From Her Adopted State

Photo By Alan Light Built in 1950 the SS Independence and her sister ship the SS Constitution were built to transport passengers between U.S. ports and the Mediterranean but with...

February 25, 2008
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Saturday, February 23, 2008
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Notable Captains: Paul Wright, Master Of Cunard’s Queen Victoria

Captain Paul Wright, a Cornishman, is a kind of latter day Henry VIII – a master and commander who moves from one queen to the next in quick succession. He...

February 23, 2008
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Monday, February 18, 2008
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NCL Pulls Pride Of Aloha From Hawaii Service – US Mariner Wages Blamed For Decision

Photo by 123 look at me First we witnessed trouble for the Hawaii Superferry (which is back in service) now Hawaii’s largest source of jobs for U.S. mariners, Norwegian Cruise...

February 18, 2008
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Wednesday, February 13, 2008
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Final Voyage – S/S Independence

Photo by dollar_bill Telstar Logistics provides details on this historic day: This is a”view of a newly vacant pier 70 shipyard, now that the Oceanic Independence has left to meet...

February 13, 2008
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Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Lifesaving Incidents

Cruise Ship “Voyager” Battling Storm – Video

Here is some video of the cruise ship Voyager battling the 2005 cyclone Valentina off the coast of Majorca. The full story: LINK http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVoMtPFtEg0

February 12, 2008
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Saturday, February 2, 2008
Lifesaving Incidents

M/V Explorer Found

BitterEnd reports that the Royal Navy Ice patrol ship HMS ENDURANCE, which amongst other tasks is carrying survey work in the Antarctic on behalf of the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office...

February 2, 2008
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Sunday, January 20, 2008

Name The World’s Largest Cruise Ship

Here’s your opportunity to name a ship! This, however, isn’t just a random ship, Royal Caribbean is asking YOU to name the world’s largest cruise ship. USA Today tells us;...

January 20, 2008
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Saturday, January 12, 2008
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Cunard’s Three Queens Visit The Big Apple

Photo by AurelioZen NewYorkology tells us of the first / last ever meeting of its three grand ships; Cunard’s one-time-only royal rendezvous of its three queens — the QE2, QM2...

January 12, 2008
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Saturday, January 5, 2008
maritime security

Missile Defense Systems to Be Tested on JFK Jets

American Airlines Passenger planes at JFK will be outfitted with a new missile defense system. Gothamist tells us: The Dept. of Homeland Security is funding the installation of a number...

January 5, 2008
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Thursday, January 3, 2008
Lifesaving Incidents

The Spirit of Shacketon – Aboard the M/S Explorer

The Spirit of Shacketon – Aboard the M/S Explorer by Michael Morrissey On 11 November 2007 Sola and I departed from Ushuaia, Argentina aboard the M/S Explorer on a cruise...

January 3, 2008
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Tuesday, January 1, 2008
Photo

Ghost Ship Tours

Our apologies to anyone looking for paranormal activity… you (probably) won’t find any here because by ghost ship we mean vessels no longer in service. In the U.S. most ghost...

January 1, 2008
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Saturday, December 15, 2007
Shipyard

World’s Largest Cruise Ship – Keel Laying Ceremony

Cunard Cruiser tells us of the recent keel laying ceremony for what will be the world’s largest cruise ship. They write; Project Genesis, the largest cruise ship to ever make...

December 15, 2007
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Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Uncategorized

Buy A Rivet – Save A Ship

In a move similar to the amazingly successful Million Dollar Homepage the Manxman Steamship Company has started selling rivets. The idea – sell 100,000 rivets which will be used to...

December 12, 2007
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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. The...

December 1, 2007
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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, historic...

November 23, 2007
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Monday, November 19, 2007
Video

Elements Of Cruise Ship Design

Our friends at Sea-Fever had an excellent post yesterday regarding the above video. They tell us; No higher than Verazanno Narrows Bridge in New York, no longer than the turning...

November 19, 2007
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Sunday, November 18, 2007
Uncategorized

Lifeboat Davit Testing

Traditionally lifeboat davits were tested using sand bags and a crew of strong AB’s. More recently water bags began to be used making the job considerably easier… you simply place...

November 18, 2007
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Thursday, November 1, 2007
Video

QM2 Arrival – A View From The Sky

November 1, 2007
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