Monday, October 29, 2012

Maersk Line – How Do Ships Ride Out Storms Like Hurricane Sandy? [INTERVIEW]

[vimeo][/vimeo] Steffen Conradsen, Head of Global Execution at Maersk Line, the world’s largest containership owner, gives us some insight into the decision-making process when ships encounter storms like Hurricane Sandy....

October 29, 2012
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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Storm Warning – Preparing Boats For A Hurricane

As Hurricane Sandy moves up America’s northeast coast, most ships are now operating under the direction of shipping company emergency response plans and United States Coast Guard directives. But owners...

October 28, 2012
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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Super Typhoon Jelawat Complicating Standoff Over Disputed Islands

(Bloomberg) — Taiwan warned of floods and landslides as the second super typhoon in two weeks ripped through the East China Sea and headed for islands where Chinese and Japanese...

September 27, 2012
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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Power of the Ocean – Huge Waves and Heavy Seas | 3 Incredible Videos

In the words of the great John Bossie “Mother Nature and the Sea are extreme forces that must be respected at all times.” Here are some videos that illustrate the...

July 25, 2012
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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

What is the Mariner’s 1-2-3 Rule and Should it Be Updated?

By Fred Pickhardt, With two named tropical storms already on the books before the official start of the 2012 hurricane season I wanted to review what the Mariner’s 1-2-3 Rule...

May 30, 2012
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Sunday, January 29, 2012

What’s the Worst Sea-State You’ve Ever Been In?

We asked the question this evening on our Facebook page and thought you all might be interested in seeing some of the responses… What’s the worst sea you’ve ever been in?...

January 29, 2012
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Sunday, September 4, 2011

Tropical Storm Lee Sunday Update

JEAN LAFITTE, Louisiana—The center of Tropical Storm Lee stretched across the central Gulf Coast early Sunday, dumping torrential rains that threatened flooding in low-lying communities in a foreshadowing of what...

September 4, 2011
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Thursday, September 1, 2011
Gulf of Mexico TD13 anadarko

Anadarko: Nonessential Workers Removed From 3 Gulf Platforms

(Dow Jones) Anadarko Petroleum Corp. (APC) said Wednesday that it has removed nonessential workers from the company’s Gunnison, Nansen and Boomvang oil platforms in the Gulf of Mexico as a...

September 1, 2011
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Tuesday, July 19, 2011
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HMS Edinburgh encounters heavy seas in the South Atlantic

image (c) Liam Beswick This is the South Atlantic (almost) at its most unforgiving as the “Fortress of the Sea” ploughed west for the Falklands from South Africa. (ROYAL NAVY)...

July 19, 2011
Total Views: 372

Friday, May 6, 2011
Heavy Weather Poll

Poll – What is the most dangerous weather condition at sea?

[polldaddy poll=”919366″]   Do you have a story about severe weather? Be sure to leave your comments below! Also, Check Out our previous maritime poll questions.

May 6, 2011
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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The 2010 Atlantic Hurricane Season – THE VIDEO

With help from data collected by the GOES 13 weather satellite, NOAA has put together this video showing the entire 2010 Atlantic Hurricane season summed up in a four-minute video. ...

December 8, 2010
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Friday, October 1, 2010

Anti-Typhoon Technology: Submarines

Similar to the Atlantic Hurricane season, the Western Pacific is under constant threat of devastating typhoon’s nearly year-round.  This threat has lead a Japanese company to develop a new technology...

October 1, 2010
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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

VIDEO: Cruise ship Pacific Sun hits rough seas

For those of you that have been following this blog long enough know that cruise ships + foul weather = bad news for the passengers and crew.  Although the video...

September 7, 2010
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Hurricane Tracks Seen From Space

Click image for high resolution A few weeks ago we showed you ship tracks seen from space.  Here is another interesting image of hurricane and tropical storm tracks, well, plotted...

September 7, 2010
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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Best Hurricane Tracking Websites for 2010

Hurricane Alex on June 30, 2010.  Image via NOAA’s EVL website With Gulf Coast residents already feeling the effects of the first named storm of the year, the prediction of...

June 30, 2010
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Friday, March 5, 2010

50 ships, thousands of people, stuck in Baltic Sea ice

By Nina Larson (AFP) STOCKHOLM — Around 50 ships, including large ferries carrying thousands, were stuck in the ice in the Baltic Sea, with many unable to move until Friday,...

March 5, 2010
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Thursday, March 4, 2010
Lifesaving Incidents

Louis Majesty’s Incident Video – AIS Data Plotted

Shown above, AIS provider VT Explorer plots the cruise ship Louis Majesty’s path as it encountered rough sea’s on March 3rd, 2010 (click image for high resolution).  VT Explorer tells...

March 4, 2010
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Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Lifesaving Incidents

Incident Photo of The Week – Tall Ship Capsizes, Students Rescued At Sea

Shown here, 3 lifeboats carrying some of the 64 students and crew that were rescued after the tall ship Concordia sank 344 miles off the coast of Rio de Janiero...

February 23, 2010
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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Beaufort Scale – Graphics

. Nautical charts and pubs change nearly as fast as the tide sending each sailing second mate back to kintergarden’s cut & paste lessons each time a new notice to...

January 12, 2010
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Thursday, July 2, 2009
Fire Incidents

Casualty Outlook

It’s been a bad week for lifeboats, once termed ‘the Pinto of the seas’. Over at Maritime Accident Casebook three incidents during drills and training have come to light, two...

July 2, 2009
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