Monday, March 7, 2011

Capsized fishing trawler salvaged

On March 1, the fishing trawler Nieuwpoort 28 (N28) capsized twenty miles off the French/Belgian coast. It was upside-down in the water and the French and Belgian Coastguards mobilised a...

March 7, 2011
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Saturday, February 12, 2011
Crab Fisherman in Distress Calling Mayday

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
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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Kristina Gjerde: Conserving the High Seas natural resource

64 percent of the world’s oceans are not protected by national law, these areas are known as the high seas. The following speech was given by Kristina Gjerde in April 2010....

November 25, 2010
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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

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
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Thursday, October 28, 2010

McDonalds Fish Ship – “Alaska Ocean”

McDonalds Fish Ship – “Alaska Ocean” If you have ever eaten a McDonald’s Filet-o-fish there is a good chance that it came from the Alaska Ocean. The Alaska Ocean is...

October 28, 2010
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Thursday, September 30, 2010

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
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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Incident Photo of The Week – Fire aboard Deadliest Catch’s ‘F/V Arctic Dawn’

Early Sunday morning, the 100-foot former crab boat F/V Arctic Dawn caught fire while the vessel was moored just south of the Ballard Bridge in the Lake Washington Ship Canal. ...

September 14, 2010
Total Views: 288

Thursday, July 15, 2010

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
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Sunday, June 27, 2010

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
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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
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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Incident Photo of The Week – F/V Cape Elizabeth

This weeks incident photos were submitted to gCaptain by Doug Pine via the gCaptain Forum. The images show the F/V Cape Elizabeth ablaze after a fire broke out in the...

December 22, 2009
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Sunday, February 22, 2009

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
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Sunday, October 12, 2008
Lifesaving Incidents

Video – Deadliest Catch Ocean Challenger Rescue 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
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Saturday, April 19, 2008
Lifesaving Incidents

Sinking of the Alaska Ranger – Fishing Master vs Captain

The fishing vessel Alaska Ranger, which sank last month west of Dutch Harbor had aboard both a captain and a fishing master. Tragically neither survived the sinking. Some of the...

April 19, 2008
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Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Lifesaving Incidents

Alaska Ranger – Heroic Rescue

This past weekend the Alaska Ranger, a fishing vessel in the Bering Sea, made a MAYDAY call (audio, transcript) when the vessel began taking on water near it's rudder. A...

March 26, 2008
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Thursday, January 10, 2008

Australia Sends Armed Merchant Ship To Track Whalers

Reuters has an update on Australia’s recent attempts to track Japan’s whaling fleet: CANBERRA, Australia (Reuters) — An Australian fisheries ship has begun pursuing Japan’s whaling fleet near Antarctica to...

January 10, 2008
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