Tuesday, January 18, 2011

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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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Maritime Monday 203: The Pacific Northwest

You can find last week’s edition here » Steamboats at Colman Dock, Seattle, WA, circa 1912 – The Puget Sound Mosquito Fleet was a large number of private transportation companies...

February 28, 2010
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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Concordia Post-Mortem: Safety, Preparation Go Together

Last week’s news of the sinking school ship Concordia, which sailed from Nova Scotia to destinations around the world, rocked many who read of the 64 students, staff and crew...

February 27, 2010
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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Cargo Ship Sinks en route to Barbados

Tuesday, 23 February 2010 23:23 BRIDGETOWN, Barbados In excess of 15,000 tonnes of cargo, valued in the millions of dollars and bound for Barbados, are now at the bottom of...

February 23, 2010
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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

As Food Distribution Improves, Haitians Want U.S. to “Take Over”

Haitians line up for food in downtown Port-au-Prince. They had to disperse after people in the front of the line broke through and grabbed all the food being distributed. Photo:...

February 2, 2010
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Thursday, January 21, 2010

1,400 Planes Waiting to Bring Aid to Haiti, Containers Soon to Follow

Jan. 21, 2010 / Associated Press – About 120 to 140 flights a day are now able to land at the country’s single airport in Port-au-Prince, which was damaged in last...

January 21, 2010
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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

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
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Monday, July 20, 2009

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
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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

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
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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

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
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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

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
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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

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
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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

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
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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

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
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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

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
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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
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