Friday, April 24, 2009
Oil Spill

Guilty Plea in Empress of The North Pollution Case

Today, Juneau District Court Judge Keith Levy sentenced American West Steamboat Company, LLC for violating a Alaskan state criminal law that makes polluting state waters illegal.  The charge arose out...

April 24, 2009
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Saturday, December 22, 2007
Lifesaving Incidents

Empress Of The North – Preliminary Report Published

The preliminary report on the Empress Of The North grounding and subsequent abandonment (no fatalities) was released by the NTSB today. The BBC reports; Marino Cattiotti was put in charge...

December 22, 2007
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Monday, November 12, 2007
Oil Spill

Cosco Busan – Questions For Investigators

Chronicle photo by Michael Macor After visits from California powerbrokers Arnold Schwarzenegger and Diane Feinstein yesterday the head of the US Coast Guard, Admiral Thad Allen, joined the inspection team....

November 12, 2007
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Sunday, November 11, 2007
Incidents

Bridge Resource Management – A New Focus On Watchkeeping

First a note… I am publishing this short clip ahead of my next article because of its importance! While preparing our upcoming “questions for investigators” article on the Cosco Busan...

November 11, 2007
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Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Lifesaving Incidents

Empress of the North Must Relocate to Continue Repairs

The Alaska Cruise Ship Empress of the North must move south to continue repairs to the hull. The AP tells us: The cruise ship Empress of the North must head...

May 30, 2007
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Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Lifesaving Incidents

Empress of the North – Photo Essay

Flickr is becoming a strong player in the Web 2.0 world. From breathtaking pro-quality pictures (we use it for our homepage’s photo-of-the-day) to citizen journalism if you are looking for...

May 23, 2007
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Lifesaving Incidents

Wanted: 3rd Mate, Captain & future scapegoat

I’m going to keep this posting short before my contempt for HR departments shows (too late, I know). The Seattlest points us to brand new job vacancies at Majestic Line:...

May 23, 2007
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Monday, May 21, 2007
Incidents

Alaska Cruise Ship – New Mate, Wrong Turn

Sources close to gCaptain tell us the cruise ship that hit a rock near Juneau Alaska last week was being navigated by a young third mate on his first job...

May 21, 2007
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Friday, May 18, 2007
Incidents

Alaska Cruise Ship Incident Has Ties to Exxon Valdez Grounding

A common misconception of the public is that the Exxon Valdez grounding was the direct result of an intoxicated Captain. Those of us in the industry know this to be...

May 18, 2007
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Monday, May 14, 2007
Incidents

UPDATE – Empress of the North’s Long History of Trouble

This is actually the 4th grounding of the vessel “Empress of the Sea”. By reviewing the USCG incident reports along with some google powered research we were able to find...

May 14, 2007
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Incidents

UPDATE – This is Empress of the North’s 3rd Grounding

The cruise ship Empress of the North that hit a rock off Juneau Alaska this morning has had an eerilly similar incident in the Columbia River last year. As the...

May 14, 2007
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Incidents

Breaking News – Cruise Ship Hit Rock off Juneau Alaska

The Captain of the cruise ship Empress of the North has called for passengers to abandon the ship after hitting a rock off Juneau Alaska. Reports are still light on...

May 14, 2007
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