Friday, October 9, 2009
Lifesaving Incidents

Time To Rethink SOLAS? Why a behavioral economist may have the answer.

What does behavioral economics have to do with lifeboat safety? Lifeboat safety has been a major topic recently with davit related incidents and injuries hitting a fever pitch in recent...

October 9, 2009
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Fighting Class B Fires, Assets and Deficits – 1 of 4

One of the worst things that can happen on board any vessel at sea is a main space Bravo fire. If you’re in charge of your Damage Control organization, you...

October 9, 2009
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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Septembers DP Digest

Lets take a look at the Dynamic Positioning related articles that made the headlines last month!

October 8, 2009
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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Ship simulators are not stimulators!

Simulator are not stimulators! By John G. Denham After a career at sea and a period of piloting I tried a tour in academia. I was surprised to find that...

September 29, 2009
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Monday, September 28, 2009

Maritime Monday 181

The following is posted by Fred Fry: Welcome to this 181st edition of Maritime Monday. You can find Maritime Monday 131 here. (Published 13 October 2008) You can find last week’s...

September 28, 2009
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Thursday, September 24, 2009

A Day in the Life of a DP Operator

Working on a DP vessel shares many similarities with working on a regular vessel. There are unique aspects about it as well. The following article is by no means comprehensive, as we cannot hope to cover all the variations here, but the intent is to paint a broad picture of the scope of work & what is expected.

September 24, 2009
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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Foreign Treatment – US Flagged Vessel

Photo by DocBudie The following letter came in via satellite from forum member Doug Pine who is currently working aboard a US Flagged fishing vessel in the Pacific:

September 22, 2009
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Samsung Shipyard HDR – Photo Of The Week

This week’s photo is an HDR view of Samsung Shipyard in Geoje, South Korea. The photo was taken from the crown of a drillship’s derrick. Notice the 5 heavy lift...

September 22, 2009
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Monday, June 29, 2009

Maritime Monday 168

The following is posted by Fred Fry: Welcome to this 168th edition of Maritime Monday. You can find Maritime Monday 118 here. (Published 7 July 2008) You can find last...

June 29, 2009
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Saturday, June 20, 2009

eLoran Sparks Debate In Washington – Is It Truly Important?

While we have covered eLoran before, most notably in this eLoran FAQ early last year, new headlines provide the need for revisiting the topic. In an article titled “Will Obama...

June 20, 2009
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Friday, June 19, 2009

gCaptain Announcement – Maritime Job Section Launched!

Today, we are excited to announce the launch of the all new Maritime Jobs Section on!  This decision finally comes after numerous requests and a high demand from gCaptain...

June 19, 2009
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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Vessel Search And Rescue – Should LRIT Replace Amver?

Should LRIT replace Amver? This question was raised by Ryan Erickson on the Unofficial Coast Guard Blog. Ryan did a nice job of highlighting many of the features of both...

June 11, 2009
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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Skysails – Marine Environmental Initiatives At Work

  Passion focused on a singular goal is often the driver of new ideas and technology. Today the focus for many is on saving our planet from the effects of...

May 26, 2009
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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Tonga Volcano – Undersea Volcano Gives Rise To New Island [VIDEO]

Filmed back in 2009, this incredible footage shows an underwater volcano erupting within the Tonga Archipelago in the South Pacific Ocean. According to an AFP report in March 2009: The volcano, on...

March 19, 2009
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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Lighthouses – An Endangered Species

Photo By Jay Q The first documented lighthouse was in Alexandria Egypt, circa 290 BC. And today, lighthouses are an endangered species. Pharos Lighthouse stood on the eastern point of...

July 30, 2008
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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

gCaptain’s Favorite Maritime Photographer

We use flickr to bring you the Photo Of The Day on our homepage and more than a dozen times a single photographer’s work has been featured; OneEighteen. Why do...

August 15, 2007
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