Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Accidents

Watch: Can Books Still Teach Us How To Avoid Disasters At Sea?

In the wake of the Ever Given mega-ship grounding in the Suez Canal last month countless people have asked us what lessons will be learned from this to prevent maritime...

April 6, 2021
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Monday, September 12, 2016
The whaleship Manhattan watercolor
Blog

“By Guess or by God:” Catastrophe In The Heart of the Sea

by Colin D. Dewey  In Nantucket, on Aug 5, 1819, the ship Essex: 87 feet at waterline, 238 tons, sailed.  The Essex, an old, tired, ship, began what was planned...

September 12, 2016
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Friday, July 12, 2013
News

Prestige Oil Spill Trial Wraps Up in Spain

Hearings in the trial over the 2002 Prestige oil spill, one of Europe's worst oil spills, wrapped up in Spain this week after eight months of testimony.

July 12, 2013
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Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Blog

When A Ship Sinks, Is It Really ‘Women and Children First’?

Researchers from Sweden’s Uppsala University have recently released some findings of a rather interesting study that dispel popular beliefs dating back to the Titanic about the anatomy of shipwreck survival....

July 31, 2012
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Tuesday, April 17, 2012
texas city port aerial image
Blog

56 years After Gruesome Chemical Catastrophe, Science Prevented Second Texas City Disaster

In addition to authors Vicki Loe and CJ Beegle-Krause, Charlie Henry, Doug Helton, and Amy Merten contributed to this post, via NOAA Response and Restoration Blog: On a cool April morning in...

April 17, 2012
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Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Blog

Ocean Ranger Disaster: 30 Year Anniversary

30 years ago today the Ocean Ranger, a semisubmersible drilling rig, sank during a vicious winter storm while drilling an exploration well off the coast of Newfoundland, killing all 84...

February 15, 2012
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Friday, January 27, 2012
bridge watchstander deck officer ship
Multimedia

How Global Logistics Is Working in Partnership to Cope With Future Catastrophe [VIDEO]

More than 250 million people each year are affected by natural disasters. The annual number of natural disasters has more than doubled since 1980 as a result of climate change,...

January 27, 2012
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Thursday, July 14, 2011
Fire Incidents

Piper Alpha Disaster – Anniversary Of Tragedy In The North Sea

This week marks the 23th anniversary of the worst offshore oil disaster in history. The Piper Alpha was a North Sea oil production platform operated by Occidental Petroleum (Caledonia) Ltd....

July 14, 2011
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Thursday, July 1, 2010
Oil Spill

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill surpasses IXTOC I as worst oil spill in Gulf of Mexico’s history

Wait, the oil spill caused by the Deepwater Horizon blowout wasn’t previously the worst oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico? That’s right.  As mentioned in gCaptain.com’s list of History’s...

July 1, 2010
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Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Fire Incidents

General Slocum Disaster: A look back at New York City’s worst maritime disaster

Today, June 15th 2010, marks the 104th aniversary of the General Slocum disaster, a twin-paddlewheel steamboat that caught fire and sank shortly after leaving Manhattan for a daytrip up the...

June 15, 2010
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Friday, December 11, 2009
Uncategorized

Maritime Disasters Infographic

Check out this cool infographic on some of the worst maritime disasters on record.  This was sent into gCaptain via the good folks at the Boat Insurance Blog (click image...

December 11, 2009
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Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Collision

Pilotage Paradox – A Look Into The Cosco Busan Allision

Pilotage Paradox by Paul Drouin The Cosco Busan accident, as with many others that have the same root cause, can be categorized into what I call the pilotage paradox. For...

September 17, 2008
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Monday, January 21, 2008
Uncategorized

Twitter Yourself From Disasters

If we only had one technology related wish for 2008 it would be that every mariner watched this video. Reminder: This is important people! FROM WIRED: While micro-messaging service Twitter...

January 21, 2008
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Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Interesting

Emergency Housing – Repurposed Containers

Wired has an interesting article on portable emergency housing. Some of the ideas make use of shipping containers. The tell us; One of the biggest obstacles to emergency-shelter design is...

October 23, 2007
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