Tuesday, January 18, 2011
UAV-Launch-From-Submarine
Blog

Question To The Coast Guard: Where Are The UAV’s?!

Just think of the opportunities if every Coast Guard boat station and cutter had it’s own fixed wing aircraft and could initiate search and rescue operations before rescue boat had...

January 18, 2011
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Friday, October 23, 2009
Fire Incidents

Massive Explosions in Puerto Rico Refinery – Video

CNN has the story: Officials say it could take a week to extinguish a massive fire that burned Friday afternoon at a fuel storage complex in Puerto Rico, sending a...

October 23, 2009
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Thursday, September 3, 2009
Uncategorized

Transocean’s Deepwater Horizon Drills World’s Deepest Oil and Gas Well

Transocean Ltd. has announced that its ultra-deepwater semisubmersible rig Deepwater Horizon recently drilled the deepest oil and gas well ever while working for BP and its co-owners on the Tiber...

September 3, 2009
Total Views: 9

Monday, July 20, 2009
Uncategorized

QE2 Headed for Cape Town

The Queen Elizabeth II is headed for Cape Town, South Africa. This just in from BBC News: Cunard sold the Southampton-based liner for £50m to the United Arab Emirates real...

July 20, 2009
Total Views: 23

Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Maritime Security Incidents

Somali Pirate Being Charged as Adult – Update

Image via AP The sole surviving suspected pirate in the attempted hijacking of the Maersk Alabama and resulting hostage-taking of the ships captain appeared before a federal judge this afternoon...

April 21, 2009
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Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Maritime Security

TWIC Update – 1 Million Now Enrolled in TWIC Program

TWIC Program Update – One million port and longshore workers, truckers and others at ports across the nation have enrolled in the Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Worker Identification Credential...

March 11, 2009
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Monday, March 9, 2009
Navy

USNS Impeccable – Harassed by Chinese Navy + FAQ

Yesterday, five Chinese vessels “shadowed and aggressively maneuvered in dangerously close proximity” to the U.S. Navy ocean surveillance ship, USNS Impeccable, as it conducted routine operations in international waters in...

March 9, 2009
Total Views: 67

Wednesday, February 25, 2009
USCG

Four Super Post-Panamax Cranes Arrive in Savannah, Georgia – Photos and Video

Monday, The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) announced the arrival of four new super post-Panamax cranes at the Port of Savannah aboard the Dockwise M/V Tern.  Garden City Terminal now has...

February 25, 2009
Total Views: 11

Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Incidents

Press Release from NTSB Board Meeting

Read the ful synopsis HERE Via NTSB.gov Washington, DC – The National Transportation Safety Board determined today that a medically unfit pilot, an ineffective master, and poor communications between the...

February 18, 2009
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Thursday, February 12, 2009
Maritime Security

US Navy Captures Suspected Pirates in Gulf of Aden

Photo via Navy.mil According to AFP, the US Navy has nabbed 7 suspected pirates in the Gulf of Aden.  The Marshall Islands flagged ship, Polaris, sent a distress signal to...

February 12, 2009
Total Views: 2

Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Uncategorized

Discovery of the HMS Victory – Video

If you have been following the news for the past two weeks, you must have read about the discovery of the HMS Victory, the legendary British warship that went down...

February 10, 2009
Total Views: 3

Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Uncategorized

Container Shipping Crisis Visualized

To give everyone a good sense to the extent of the container shipping crisis, we have put together this Bubble Chart using IBM’s Many Eye’s software (with a little help...

February 4, 2009
Total Views: 7

Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Uncategorized

Ocean in Google Earth

Yesterday, Google unveiled its newest version of Google Earth at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco.  Google Earth 5.0 introduces a number of new features, but most notably...

February 3, 2009
Total Views: 10

Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Uncategorized

Japan to Join Fight Against Piracy

Japan’s defense minister Yasukazu Hamada has announced that its Maritime Self Defense Force will join other nations in the fight against piracy off of Somalia.  The decision was made after...

January 28, 2009
Total Views: 1

Maritime Security

WSJ Article – “The Mega Containers Invade”

Generally speaking, Mondays are our biggest days here at gCaptain.com in terms of visitors to the site.  I know I spend enough time sitting in front of a computer during...

January 28, 2009
Total Views: 2

Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Ports

Two Super-Post Panamax Cranes Arrive in Port of Tacoma

Photo Courtesy: Port of Tacoma Yesterday, the Port of Tacoma saw the arrival of two new cranes headed for the Washington United Terminal on the Blair Waterway. The two Super-Post...

January 27, 2009
Total Views: 10

Thursday, January 8, 2009
Piracy

2009 Brings New Anti-Piracy Task Force

Anti-piracy measures in the Golf of Aden will be steeped up in 2009 after more than 100 attacks in 2008. The United States will lead a new anti-piracy task force...

January 8, 2009
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Monday, January 5, 2009
Uncategorized

Cruise Ship Sets Off on Historic Voyage

This evening the cruise ship Saga Rose, one of the oldest cruise ships in the world, will set off on a historic voyage from her homeport in Southampton – its...

January 5, 2009
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Friday, January 2, 2009
Uncategorized

Salvors Having Trouble Freeing the Bow of M/V Fedra

Image Courtesy: CargoLaw.com Work is underway on the salvage operations of the M/V Fedra, the cargo ship that literally broke in two after being pinned against the cliffs of Europa...

January 2, 2009
Total Views: 8

Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Maritime Security

Historic Mission for Chinese Navy

Last Friday, the Chinese Navy set off on an historical mission: the first modern deployment of battle-ready warships beyond the Pacific.  What was the task?   An anti-piracy mission that will...

December 30, 2008
Total Views: 1