WATCH: Emergency Response and Rescue Vessel Takes Seriously Heavy Roll

We've been seeing a lot of crazy footage from emergency response and rescue vessels (ERRVs) lately, guess it just comes with the territory. But this is the kind of video you don't show your family back home: Not many details about this one. Maybe some of you can shed some light in the comments. Additional Videos: ERRV Takes on Monster Waves Storm Tosses a North … [Read more...]

Big City Emergency – How To Bug Out At Sea

A friend recently asked me to write a supplemental to his book Emergency: This Book Will Save Your Life. Specifically he was interested in how to escape a big city when disaster hits. The following article, which first appeared on the author's website, won't tell you how to survive disasters, for that you are going to have to read the book, but it will will give you an idea how … [Read more...]

The Safe Staging Area – Through Innovation, Encouragement and Testing, A New Idea Is Born.

What is your area of expertise? The five year old son of a mechanic aboard my ship is a true prodigy of the arts. The stick figures I have spent over 30 years perfecting are effective at getting a basic message across but those drawn by young Evan, who is still in preschool, have depth and character. Is his ability genetic? His father certainly can't draw. Is he just naturally … [Read more...]

Spot Messenger’s Secret Bunker – Houston TX

Panbo brings us a peek inside the secret underground bunker of SPOT Messenger. They write; My PMY March column about SPOT is now online, and you'll see that I gave the company guff for what I thought was “hyped-up fear marketing.” But in fact they've toned that down quite a bit recently. The “Live to tell about it” tag line is still around, but the home … [Read more...]

gCaptain Contest – Win A Spot Satellite Messenger

The SPOT Contest is now closed, but you can keep commenting as if it were open.  Thank you everyone for your participation.  We will have the winners announced shortly! gCaptain has teamed up with the folks at SPOT to bring you this exclusive contest! The rules are simple. Each comment posted on any gCaptain blog post between now and October 1st will be entered in a random … [Read more...]