Tuesday, October 16, 2012
South Korean Coast Guard Cutter
Uncategorized

Chinese Fisherman Shot To Death by Coast Guard

(Bloomberg) — A Chinese fisherman died from injuries sustained in a South Korean coast guard raid after his vessel entered South Korean waters in the Yellow Sea, adding to heightened...

October 16, 2012
Total Views: 22

Monday, June 25, 2012
ORBCOMM AIS Coverage Map
Uncategorized

True Global AIS – New Satellites Will Track Ships, Tuna & Mariners Globally

While the United States continues to struggle integrating AIS into the national data stream, Europe pushes forward with plans to acquire ship tracking data across a wide swath of ocean...

June 25, 2012
Total Views: 53

Wednesday, February 1, 2012
damen angola ministerio das pescas FISV 2610
News

Angola Invests in the Fight Against Illegal Fishing

Damen Shipyards Galati is building the Ngola Kiluange, a Fishery Inspection Surveillance Vessel (FISV) 6210, for the Angolan Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries. With another two ships under...

February 1, 2012
Total Views: 7

Tuesday, December 13, 2011
illegal fishing boat gabon trawler
News

US Congress Cracks Down on Pirate Fishing

(NOAA) A bill introduced in Congress yesterday would prevent pirate fishing vessels from entering U.S. ports to offload their illegally caught seafood. This pirate fishing is often called illegal, unreported...

December 13, 2011
Total Views: 4

Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Illegal Fishing Vessel Bangun Perkasa
USCG

Shark Remains, Rats and Rust – USCG Detains Illegal Drift Net Fishermen

  Earlier this month, the Coast Guard seized the Indonesian fishing vessel Bangun Perkasa and her crew for the suspected use of drift nets to fish the North Pacific Ocean....

October 4, 2011
Total Views: 38

Friday, July 29, 2011
Blog

Deadliest Sea: A True Story of Life and Death on the Bering Sea [INTERVIEW]

Rob Almeida’s interview with Kalee Thompson, author of Deadliest Sea.  This incredibly well written book details the sinking of the F/V Alaska Ranger in 2008, and the subsequent high seas...

July 29, 2011
Total Views: 14

Thursday, February 24, 2011
Deadliest Catch Fisherman Justin Tennison of Time Bandit
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Time Bandit’s Justin Tennison – Deadliest Catch fisherman found dead

In tragic maritime related news we are sad to report that Deadliest Catch fisherman and Time Bandit crewmember Justin Tennison has recently been found dead. The NY Daily News tells...

February 24, 2011
Total Views: 228

Saturday, February 12, 2011
Crab Fisherman in Distress Calling Mayday
Blog

World’s Deadliest Occupation – Safety And Preparation In The Dungeness Crab Fishery

The waters of the Pacific Northwest offer some of the most treacherous yet bountiful work opportunities in the world. Dungeness crab fleets hailing from Oregon and Washington state are among...

February 12, 2011
Total Views: 1

Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Incidents

Investigative report explores F/V Lady Mary sinking

For those of you who caught Maritime Monday this morning, hopefully you found the link over to Chapter 1 of the Star Ledger’s report into the mysterious 2009 sinking of...

November 23, 2010
Total Views: 27

Thursday, September 30, 2010
Interesting

The Gulf of Maine Tragedy… did we learn anything from it?

Over most of the world, the oceans appear to many of us as a huge blue expanse of territory, the domain of King Neptune and the denizens of the deep....

September 30, 2010
Total Views: 0

Thursday, July 15, 2010
USCG

USCG eliminates manning exemption for US Flagged Purse Seiners

Effective as of July 12, an important and controversial statutory exemption expired, opening doors for U.S. mariners to take back multiple positions formerly held by foreign officers on U.S. Flagged...

July 15, 2010
Total Views: 26

Sunday, June 27, 2010
NOAA

Bluefin Tuna And The BP Oil Spill

The NY Times has an interesting article on the depletion of Bluefin Tuna around the world and suggests that the fate of Atlantic TunBluefin’s may be in jeopardy from the...

June 27, 2010
Total Views: 5

Monday, June 14, 2010
Lifesaving Incidents

F/V Majestic Blue Sinks in South Pacific

This just in via the gCaptain tip line: SITUATION: The Fishing Vessel (F/V) MAJESTIC BLUE sank in the South Pacific Ocean during the early morning hours today due to an...

June 14, 2010
Total Views: 13

Thursday, March 18, 2010
Lifesaving Incidents

Solo Fisherman Caught in His Own Net! (Accident Investigation Report)

The following is posted by Fred Fry: Here is an investigation report covering an accident where a fisherman alone on his fishing vessel managed to get caught in his fishing...

March 18, 2010
Total Views: 1

Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Blog

Russian Ship Smolninsky, Stuck In Ice – Incident Photo Of The Week

The Huffington Post sheds light on the details of this maritime incident:

January 26, 2010
Total Views: 24

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
Total Views: 0

Sunday, February 22, 2009
Blog

F/V Monte Galineiro – Incident Photo Of The Week

See gCaptain’s full list of incident photos HERE Radio Canada tells us;

February 22, 2009
Total Views: 15

Sunday, October 12, 2008
Lifesaving Incidents

Video – Deadliest Catch Ocean Challenger Rescue

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEu_oymX6iU Coast Guard comes to the aid of the Ocean Challenger as the crab fleet listens to the news. Video of USCG ( United States Coast Guard ) rescue of...

October 12, 2008
Total Views: 61

Sunday, June 22, 2008
Lifesaving Incidents

The Coast Guard’s Most Extreme Rescue – Alaska Ranger

In a feature appropriately titled “Worst Case Scenario” Popular Mechanics brings us “The Coast Guard’s Most Extreme Rescue – Alaska Ranger“. They write: “Mayday, mayday, mayday. This is the Alaska...

June 22, 2008
Total Views: 31

Monday, June 4, 2007
Video

The Deadliest Catch – Rogue Wave Edition

Some Rogue Wave Footage from “The Deadliest Catch”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_8hOai9hGQ&mode=related&search= Here is another unfortunate but interesting video on fishing in heavy seas: More Links: Wikipedia: Rogue Waves

June 4, 2007
Total Views: 22