Wednesday, October 31, 2012
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Maritime News

Merchant Ships Anchor Offshore as the East Coast’s Biggest Port Recovers

The Port of New York and New Jersey is one of the busiest ports in the world and thus a major commercial artery for global commerce. In 2011, the port...

October 31, 2012
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News

Search Continues for Missing Bounty Captain

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard continues its search Wednesday for the missing captain of the HMS Bounty approximately 145 miles southeast of Hatteras, N.C. Missing is Robin Walbridge, 63. The...

October 31, 2012
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Navy

US Navy Sends Three Ships to Assist Sandy Recovery – UPDATE

Update: It appears that earlier reports saying that the US Navy was in the process of mobilizing as many as 3 ships to assist with rescue and recovery operations in...

October 31, 2012
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Tuesday, October 30, 2012
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Conrad’s Typhoon – A Vivid Tale of Storm Survival at Sea

With collapsed buildings, fires, flooded subways, a beached ship, and scorched transformers throughout New York City, some residents are thinking there is no worse place to be on earth right about...

October 30, 2012
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Incidents

UPDATED: US Coast Guard Helicopter Crews Save 14 of Bounty’s Crew [RESCUE VIDEO/INTERVIEW]

United States Coast Guard helicopter crews rescued 14 sailors from two life rafts after the 3-masted ship Bounty foundered in the storm-tossed Atlantic Ocean off Hatteras, N.C. this morning. RELATED:...

October 30, 2012
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News

Sandy Tuesday Morning Update

(Bloomberg) — Sandy, the Atlantic Ocean superstorm, slammed into New Jersey yesterday, plunging millions into darkness, blacking out much of Manhattan south of the Empire State Building and claiming lives from...

October 30, 2012
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Incidents

US Coast Guard Continues Search for the Captain of the Bounty, Search Area Expands Exponentially

The United States Coast Guard continues its search today for Captain Robin Walbridge, the missing captain of the HMS Bounty, a 180-foot sailboat which sank  approximately 125 miles southeast of Hatteras,...

October 30, 2012
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Monday, October 29, 2012
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Photos Show Sinking of ‘Bounty’ Tall Ship

These photos, just released by the U.S. Coast Guard, show the 180-foot tall ship, HMS Bounty, as it sank today in the Atlantic Ocean during Hurricane Sandy approximately 90 miles southeast...

October 29, 2012
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Maritime News

Hurricane Sandy – Monday Evening Update

(Bloomberg) As midnight approaches America’s east coast Hurricane Sandy continues to lash the shoreline with wind, rain and snow. The system came ashore near Atlantic City, New Jersey, at 8 p.m. New...

October 29, 2012
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Incidents

Tall Ship Bounty Abandoned, Sinks in Heavy Seas off Hatteras, 1 Body Recovered, 1 Still Missing [UPDATE 3]

Update 3: The Coast Guard has reported that the body of a woman, identified as Ms. Claudene Christian, has been recovered. A crew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Air...

October 29, 2012
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Maritime News

Riding Out a Hurricane in a Ship

By Max Hardberger: The decision to ride a hurricane out at sea should never be taken lightly. There may be times when there is no other option – the Coast Guard...

October 29, 2012
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Maritime News

New York Harbor Tugboats Power Through Hurricane Sandy

NEW YORK – Tug vessels steam into New York Harbor through heavy wind and rough waters as Hurricane Sandy approaches New York Harbor, Monday, Oct. 29, 2012.

October 29, 2012
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Maritime News

“Sandy” Surpasses 1991 “Perfect Storm” – Wave Height Analysis

With the center of Hurricane Sandy approaching the East Coast, many are reminded of the October 1991 storm that would eventually become known as “The Perfect Storm” and immortalized in...

October 29, 2012
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What Does Sandy’s Wind “Look” Like?

We’ve all seen those somewhat complicated NOAA weather forecasts with the 500 millibar lines and the frontal boundaries and unless you’re a meteorologist, or just really good at reading those...

October 29, 2012
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Blog

Hurricane Survival – No Place for Absolutes

By Mario Vittone As I write this, the Coast Guard is still searching for two sailors missing from the the tall ship Bounty; the ship itself lies on the bottom...

October 29, 2012
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Maritime News

A Look At AdvanFort’s Hurricane Preparations

As Hurricane Sandy moves ashore on the Eastern Seaboard of the United States, the storm’s effects are being felt by more than just the ports that have curtailed operations. Among...

October 29, 2012
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Maritime News

Google Sets Up Hurricane Crisis Response Center

Already responsible for the loss of at least one ship, late-season Hurricane Sandy is expected to make landfall again tonight on the east coast of the United States.  The Google Crisis...

October 29, 2012
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Maritime News

Hurricane Sandy Monday Morning Update

Update: Radar suggest that the center may be moving faster than forecast and will make landfall near Atlantic City sooner than forecast perhaps by late this afternoon or early this evening....

October 29, 2012
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Maritime News

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

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/52383530[/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
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Maritime News

MOL Container Ship Says Screw Hurricane Sandy and Puts the Throttle Down [UPDATE 2]

While every other ship off the east coast of the United States steaming eastward trying to get the hell out of the way of Hurricane Sandy, the MOL Paramount, a...

October 28, 2012
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