Sunday, November 27, 2022
The whaleship Manhattan watercolor

Catastrophe In The Heart Of The Sea

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published by gCaptain in 2016 and is being republished now because it’s lessons are timeless and

November 27, 2022
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Friday, November 26, 2021

U.S. Tankers Begin Delivering Fuel To Flood Ravaged British Columbia

By Robert Tuttle and Natalie Obiko Pearson (Bloomberg) –British Columbia has begun receiving U.S. fuel supplies by sea to help ease shortages

November 26, 2021
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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

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

April 6, 2021
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Friday, July 12, 2013

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

July 12, 2013
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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

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

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

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

April 17, 2012
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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

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

February 15, 2012
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Friday, January 27, 2012
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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

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

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

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

June 15, 2010
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Friday, December 11, 2009

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

December 11, 2009
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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

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

September 17, 2008
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Monday, January 21, 2008

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

January 21, 2008
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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

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

October 23, 2007
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