Types Of Ships – A Master List Of Vessel Types

We recently had to map out all ship types for a client of Unofficial Networks, the maritime consulting arm of gCaptain.  This is only the first draft so I'm sure we forgot a few (let us know in the comments section) and there are debates in regards to some of the categories but we thought you would be interested in this visualization of the data. Click HERE to download the … [Read more...]

Crossing The English Channel Visualized – The BBC’s Britian From Above

The English Channel is the busiest shipping lane in the world: on a typical day over 400 vessels travel through the Dover Straits. In a new series titled Britain From Above the BBC Archive has gathered together more than 60 years of broadcasting from the air. Watch as cities grow, motorways are introduced and the sea continues to batter the coast. The aerial recordings provide … [Read more...]

American Flag Turns Gray – New Paris MOU Rankings Target US Ships

In an official statement the Paris MOU writes: At its 42nd meeting last month, the Paris MoU Committee approved the 2008 inspection results and adopted new performance lists for flag States and Recognized Organizations. These lists will take effect from 1 July 2009. The “Black List” for 2009 contains 21 flags States, two more than last year. The 2008 … [Read more...]

2008 Ship Incidents Visulized In Words

The above image is a wordle extraction of the keywords found in this year's Casualties Report List. The link speaks for itself but to summarize... it's been a very unsafe year for the average mariner. Please take a moment to understand the magnitude of this year's statistics and work on ways to make next year's list considerably shorter. Have a good idea or would like to … [Read more...]