Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Fire Incidents

Repairs delayed for Carnival Splendor

Carnival Cruise Lines today announced that it has cancelled an additional five cruises aboard the Carnival Splendor after an engine room fire broke out in

December 15, 2010
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Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Fire Incidents

Engine room fire breaks out on carnival cruise ship leaving passengers stranded at sea

How many vessels does it take to assist a Carnival cruise ship with 3,299 passengers and 1,167 crew adrift about 200 miles south of San Diego after an engine

November 9, 2010
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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Halligan Bar – Tools For Your Vessel

Tools For Your Vessel As Professional Mariners we know the importance of fire safety on board our vessels. Having the right tool for the job when the sh*t hits

July 27, 2010
Total Views: 169

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,

October 23, 2009
Total Views: 107

Friday, October 9, 2009

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,

October 9, 2009
Total Views: 38

Thursday, August 13, 2009
Fire Incidents

Is Your Equipment Intrinsically Safe?

We are still debating whether this guy was using a flashlight, LED or his cell phone to check the level of this tank but we are certain it wasn’t

August 13, 2009
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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Incident Photo Of The Week – Corpus Christi Tugboat

Today’s Incident Photo Of The Week is the tugboat “The Carrie”. News 6 in Corpus Christi tells us: A tugboat caught fire at about 7 a.m.

September 30, 2008
Total Views: 25

Thursday, September 25, 2008
Fire Incidents

Russian Navy Ship Marshal Shaposhnikov – Incident Video Of The Week Reuters tells us: Sep 18 – A fire on a Russian warship in the Pacific kills two sailors, the latest in a

September 25, 2008
Total Views: 14

Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Fire Incidents

A Forgotten Tragedy: America’s Worst Maritime Disaster

On April 27, 1865 the Mississippi River paddlewheeler, Sultana, was utterly destroyed when a boiler explosion ripped through the ship. The legal capacity of

May 21, 2008
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Thursday, May 1, 2008

Should Have Used the Grits

Should Have Used the Grits By The Artful Blogger Hi kids! This is part two of my ways to put some spice into your fire drills and maybe .

May 1, 2008
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Thursday, April 17, 2008

Easing The Pain Of Fire Drills

Painful Rectal Itch By The Artful Blogger OK, I’m back from my little “vacation.” Seven months may have been a bit excessive, but what the

April 17, 2008
Total Views: 16

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Incident Photo of the Week – Und Adriyatik

Rueters gives us the details on this catastrophic fire aboard the Ro-Ro Und Adriyatik: 06 Feb 2008 – ZAGREB, Croatia A burning Turkish cargo ship with

February 7, 2008
Total Views: 172

Friday, February 1, 2008

The Inconvenient Truth – Maritime Casualty List 2008

We interrupt your weekend reading to bring you an Inconvenient Truth; the maritime casualty list for 2008. This list is from and will only be

February 1, 2008
Total Views: 96

Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Fire Incidents

Bravo on My Watch – By The Artful Blogger

Bravo on My Watch By The Artful Blogger I review shipboard incidents every day. It’s what I write about. Unfortunately, there’s plenty of material

January 30, 2008
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Sunday, December 30, 2007

Incident Photo Of The Week – M/V Hanjin Pennsylvania

After a brief hiatus we return to a popular gCaptain feature “Incident Photo Of The Week“. This weeks photo is the aftermath of a 2002 fire aboard

December 30, 2007
Total Views: 398

Monday, November 19, 2007
Fire Incidents

gCaptain Tip Line – PEMEX Oil Rig Fire

gCaptain received the above photo via our gCaptain Tip Line. Here is the official news on the incident from PEMEX; MEXICO:  PEMEX confirmed that a fire

November 19, 2007
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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Incident Photo of the Week – Pemex Oil Rig Disaster

Cargo Law brings us photos of the deadliest Gulf of Mexico offshore accident in the last 43 years; last week’s Collision of the Usumacinta MODU and the

October 30, 2007
Total Views: 132

Monday, August 20, 2007

Ebba Maersk – World Largest Sistership

“Ship of the Week” brings us the fifth in the Maersk E-Class Container Ships and Sister Ship to the Emma Maersk: The Ebba Maersk (IMO: 9321524,

August 20, 2007
Total Views: 69