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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

5 Lessons Learned From The Deepwater Horizon You Can Use Today To Keep Yourself Safe

The Deepwater Horizon tragedy teaches the general public and regulators about the safety culture in the offshore industry and the environmental risk associated

November 9, 2010
Total Views: 323

Saturday, July 31, 2010

FDNY Fireboat “Fire Fighter”

NYC’s most distinguished Fireboat, FDNY’s “Fire Fighter” ( Marine 9 ): With a cost of $924,000 in 1938 she is the most expensive

July 31, 2010
Total Views: 81

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: 259

Fire Incidents

Deepwater Horizon – Are Emergency Support Vessels Needed?

In October 2009 the Transocean rig Marianas began drilling a well named Macondo, but she suffered damage in a hurricane and was replaced by the Deepwater

July 27, 2010
Total Views: 274

Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Fire Incidents

FDNY’s Three Forty Three Fireboat – The latest in marine firefighting technology

Image courtesy of Robert Allan LTD. Here at gCaptain we’re big fans of fireboats and the latest in fireboat technology.  That being said, it’s not

June 23, 2010
Total Views: 219

Friday, March 26, 2010

Discharge of CO2 – Marine Firefighting Video

Prior to using a fixed fire system, especially CO2, always have a full muster! Why? This Navy video shows the inside view of what happens when this deadly gas

March 26, 2010
Total Views: 135

Saturday, February 20, 2010

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

February 20, 2010
Total Views: 384

Sunday, November 1, 2009

RescueSim – Virtual Fire Team Traning

We have shown you the video game Ship Simulator 2008, a “realistic” (we haven’t tested this claim) simulator game for your PC, but today we

November 1, 2009
Total Views: 38

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: 55

Friday, August 7, 2009

Shipboard Fire Teams, Assets and Deficits – 4 of 4

Fire Gear Lockers: I could ramble for hours on Repair Locker organization. For now, we’ll keep it simple. Keep in mind, again, your assets and deficits.

August 7, 2009
Total Views: 1335

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Isolation and Containment Of Class B Fires, Assets and Deficits – 3 of 4

Isolation As we all well know, fire containment is essential. The following isolations should be considered: Electrical isolation: Electricity can be a

August 5, 2009
Total Views: 61

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Class B Fire Discovery, Assets and Deficits – 2 of 4

In your scenario, how is your fire going to be discovered? What would be the most realistic scenario? Let’s say, you have ultraviolet sensors that pick

August 4, 2009
Total Views: 16

Friday, June 12, 2009

gCaptain Tip – Confined Space Entry with PASS Device

You have a PASS Device for your shipboard fire team..right?? Why not break it out of the gear locker during confined space entries? For those who have never

June 12, 2009
Total Views: 200

Friday, March 6, 2009

The Halligan Tool – Fire Gear Locker

After my last Fire Team meeting the 2nd Mate said: “you must own stock in the Halligan Tool Company”. Well I don’t (such a company

March 6, 2009
Total Views: 54

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Like It Or Not; It’s Here – Fighting LNG Ship Fires.

Like It Or Not; It’s Here Fighting LNG Ship Fires Originally Published Sept 2007 By Tom Guldner, Marine Firefighting Inc. First, let me state that this

October 18, 2008
Total Views: 179

Monday, September 15, 2008

Mayday, Mayday, Mayday – We Have A Fire!

I don’t have many pictures of my father but I recently ran across one posted on the website of his fire company “Rescue 3”. Following Vietnam

September 15, 2008
Total Views: 115

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
Total Views: 18

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
Total Views: 72


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