Friday, July 23, 2010
Lifesaving Incidents

Deepwater Investigation – Lessons We Failed to Learn

Does Transocean learn from its own tragedies? The Coast Guard has a short memory. The Glomar Java Sea had a separate Captain/OIM and, with the approach of a tropical storm,...

July 23, 2010
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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

ISM Code FAQ

Familiarity with the ISM code is a subject that has reappeared multiple times during the Deepwater Horizon trails. The ISM code was designed, in part, to assure the responsibility of...

July 21, 2010
Total Views: 60

Fire Incidents

Deepwater Horizon Hearings Postponed

The week started on Monday with numerous BP representatives not showing up to the Deepwater Investigation Hearings, listing continued injury and their 5th amendment rights. Late yesterday it was announced...

July 21, 2010
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Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Fire Incidents

Deepwater Horizon Hearings – The Importance Of Handovers.

Todays hearings commenced with the confirmation that the companymen, BP representatives aboard the Deepwater Horizon, on watch during the incident will not be appearing for testimony. But the companyman regularly...

July 20, 2010
Total Views: 7

Fire Incidents

USCG Leadership Displays Ignorance at Hearings, Criminalization Of The US Mariner Continues

When gCaptain interviewed Admiral Thad Allen, then CG Commandant, last year and asked about the increase in the criminalization of mariners, he was quick to lay down the facts that...

July 20, 2010
Total Views: 4

Monday, July 19, 2010
Fire Incidents

Live Blogging DWH Investigation – Captain and OIM No Longer Presumed Innocent?

In a heated debate between the lawyers of Captain Curt Kutcha and Jimmy Harrell and the investigation panel, Captain Hung Nguyen, threatened to remove the mariner’s representation if they continued...

July 19, 2010
Total Views: 3

Friday, June 18, 2010
Oil Spill

James Cameron Asks To Dive Oil Rig Wreck, but will BP let him?

The research team led by James Cameron released their proposal to stop the flow of oil today. gCaptain was surprised to discover a few good ideas that have potential to...

June 18, 2010
Total Views: 164

Thursday, June 17, 2010
Oil Spill

Live Blogging Transportation Subcommittee – Hearings On Foreign Flagged MODUs

We will be live blogging the hearing officially titled “Foreign Vessel Operations in the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone” which can be watched live via THIS LINK.

June 17, 2010
Total Views: 4

Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Oil Spill

Internal Investigation Reports Revealed By Congress & A Call To 12th Grade Teachers

A number of the primary players in the Deepwater Horizon incident submitted their internal investigation reports to congress yesterday. While they are all more thorough than BP’s What We Know...

June 16, 2010
Total Views: 3

Friday, June 11, 2010
Oil Spill

NIC Welcomes OSHA To The Gulf – But Do Mariners?

In the testimony of Steven Tink, BP head of Health, Safety and the Environment, gCaptain was critical of his wide knowledge of OSHA regulations, regualtions that currently do not apply...

June 11, 2010
Total Views: 2

Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Oil Spill

Salvage of the Deepwater Horizon

While many engineers are focusing on ways to plug the gusher in the Gulf of Mexico, some are still focussing on raising critical parts of the sunken Deepwater Horizon, such...

June 9, 2010
Total Views: 89

Friday, May 28, 2010
Oil Spill

Deepwater Hearings – The Questions Not Being Asked, The Witnesses Not Being Called

There exists a myth that mariners do not like investigations because they resist the changes that take place (regulatory, company policy, etc) as a result of investigations. The resistance of...

May 28, 2010
Total Views: 1

Thursday, May 27, 2010
Oil Spill

Deepwater Horizon Hearings – Live Blogging Day 2

This is Part II of gCaptain’s hearing coverage. You can view Part I at the following link: Deepwater Horizon Hearings – Live Blogging This morning’s first testimony will be from...

May 27, 2010
Total Views: 1

Oil Spill

Deepwater Hearings – How much does the left hand know about the right hand?

At the conclusion of the first day of the Kenner hearings to include testimony from both BP and Transocean personnel, it’s clear one question needs to be asked… Does one...

May 27, 2010
Total Views: 1

Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Incidents

Deepwater Horizon Hearings – Live Blogging

This morning the United States Coast Guard (USCG) and Minerals Management Service (MMS) began the second part of the Deepwater Horizon Investigation at the Radisson hotel in Kenner Louisiana. Earlier...

May 26, 2010
Total Views: 4

Oil Spill

BP gets approval for “Top Kill” procedure, begins operation to stop flow of oil

Click HERE for high resolution graphic Federal On-Scene Coordinator Rear Admiral Mary Landry, acting on the validation of government scientists and in consultation with the National Incident Commander Admiral Thad...

May 26, 2010
Total Views: 1