heavy weather


Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Weather

Carr: Great Circles, Modified Great Circles, Rhumb Lines, and Bucket Routes

By CW4 Michael W. Carr, US Army Watercraft Master (Retired) All too frequently we read on gCaptain about vessels losing containers when impacted by high seas.

December 7, 2021
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Thursday, November 18, 2021
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Shipping

Winter Weather, West Coast Port Labor Talks Pose Wild Cards for Shipping -Hapag Lloyd

FRANKFURT, Nov 18 (Reuters) – The shipping industry may face unexpected risks from labour negotiations in western U.S. ports and winter weather

November 18, 2021
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Friday, November 5, 2021
Weather

The Other Hurricane Season

(Ocean Weather Service) – Each year there are, on average, about 6 hurricanes in the North Atlantic, 8 in the Eastern North Pacific and 17 Typhoons in

November 5, 2021
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Shipping

Latest Threat in Supply Chain Nightmares Is Storm Season at Sea

By Robert Tuttle (Bloomberg) — Storm season is coming to the shores of Southern California, and that could make global supply-chain bottlenecks even

November 5, 2021
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Thursday, September 30, 2021
Weather

Drone Sails Into Hurricane Sam and Lives to Tell The Tale… Here’s Video to Prove It

Saildrone Inc. and NOAA have released what they claim is the world’s first video footage captured by an uncrewed surface vehicle (USV) from inside a major

September 30, 2021
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Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Shipping

Power Outages from Nicholas Hit Energy Production, Vessel Activity

By Marianna Parraga and Liz Hampton Sept 14 (Reuters) – Hurricane Nicholas on Tuesday took another swipe at U.S. Gulf Coast energy facilities, cutting

September 14, 2021
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Ports

Terminals at Port Houston Closed Today Due to Nicholas

Container terminals at Port Houston, the busiest port on the Gulf Coast, will be closed today as Nicholas makes it way up the Texas coast. An 8:15 a.m. update

September 14, 2021
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Monday, September 13, 2021
Weather

Tropical Storm Nicholas to Soak Texas Gulf Coast; Port Condition Yankee Set for Corpus Christi

The U.S. Coast Guard has set port condition Yankee for the Port of Corpus Christi from Rockport, Texas, to the Colorado River Locks in Matagorda, Texas, as

September 13, 2021
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Friday, September 10, 2021
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Weather

Hurricane Larry Producing High Seas of 47+ Feet

Hurricane Larry is continuing to produce significant wave heights of 47 feet as it moves quickly towards eastern Newfoundland. At 11 a.m. AST, the center of

September 10, 2021
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Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Weather

Hurricane Larry Producing Seas of Up to 45 Feet in Western Atlantic

Hurricane Larry continues to be a large and powerful Category 2 hurricane that is producing dangerous swells along western Atlantic coasts and seas of up to 45

September 8, 2021
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Thursday, August 26, 2021
Weather

Offshore Workers Flee as Developing Hurricane Takes Aim at Gulf Coast

Update: Air Force hurricane hunters find Tropical Depression Nine has strengthened into Tropical Storm Ida. HOUSTON, Aug 26 (Reuters) – U.S. energy

August 26, 2021
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Weather

Potentially Major Hurricane Forecast for Gulf of Mexico

Update: Air Force hurricane hunters find Tropical Depression Nine has strengthened into Tropical Storm Ida. An area of low pressure currently sitting in the

August 26, 2021
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Tuesday, August 10, 2021
Weather

Coast Guard, Maritime Industry Watching Developing Tropical Storm Near Puerto Rico

The U.S. Coast Guard and maritime interests in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands are watching the development of Potential Tropical Cyclone Six as the

August 10, 2021
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Thursday, August 5, 2021
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Shipping

Typhoons Pose Latest Supply Chain Threat as China Ports Shut

By Ann Koh (Bloomberg) — Extreme weather in China is becoming the latest challenge to global supply chains, as a heavy typhoon season threatens to

August 5, 2021
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Monday, July 26, 2021
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Ports

Shanghai Mega-Ports Shuttered as Typhoon In-Fa Slams East China

By Bloomberg News (Bloomberg) — Typhoon In-Fa, the powerful storm battering regions around Shanghai, has forced some of the world’s biggest shipping

July 26, 2021
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Wednesday, May 19, 2021
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Accidents

Seacor Power: A Change In Temperature Equals a Change in Density which Equals an Event -Opinion

By CW4 Michael W. Carr, US Army Watercraft Master (Retired) I sailed out of Port Fourchon as Chief Mate on Crowley’s American Salvor. Reading of Seacor

May 19, 2021
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Tuesday, May 18, 2021
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Accidents

Scores Missing from Barge as Cyclone Pummels Indian Coast

By Sumit Khanna AHMEDABAD, India, May 18 (Reuters) – The Indian Navy mounted a massive air and sea rescue mission on Tuesday for 79 oil workers

May 18, 2021
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Thursday, February 4, 2021
Offshore

Drillship Breaks Moorings in Heavy Weather in Scotland

A drill ship broke its moorings at a terminal in southwest Scotland on Tuesday night and drifted into a channel before its crew was able to drop anchor and

February 4, 2021
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Friday, January 29, 2021
Shipping

North Atlantic Storm Forecasted to Produce Massive 60-Foot Seas

The NOAA Ocean Prediction Center is predicting seas in excess of 60 feet associated with a low pressure system that has rapidly intensified in the North

January 29, 2021
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Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Ports

Anchored Containerships Off Los Angeles/Long Beach Flee Winter Storm

By Brendan Murray (Bloomberg) — Cargo ships enduring one of the worst U.S. port bottlenecks in more than a decade faced down another obstacle as they

January 26, 2021
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