Friday, March 18, 2011
westpac express

Austal’s fast ferry fleet continues humanitarian relief efforts in Japan

Austal’s 101 metre “WestPac Express”, which has operated as a high speed theatre support vessel with the Okinawa based Third Marine Expeditionary Force (III MEF) of the United States Marine...

March 18, 2011
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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Ship Tracking Of Pacific Ocean Fallout – Japan Nuclear Crisis

gCaptain has spent the last few days working with a few government agencies (AMVER, NOAA, NASA) to determine the extent of the fallout over the pacific. As of this morning...

March 17, 2011
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US Navy 7th Fleet Update from Japan

U.S. 7th Fleet ships, aircraft and personnel continue to provide assistance to the people of Japan following the devastating earthquake that struck six days ago, while repositioning and posturing forces...

March 17, 2011
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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Ships Looking May Soon Be Re-Routed To Avoid Japan’s Nuclear Risk Areas

Ship owners are considering avoiding high risk areas in Japan and could re-route their vessels due to fears over the potential spread of radiation, shipping sources said on Wednesday. Japan’s...

March 16, 2011
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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

CTF 76 Heads Maritime Response Cell Supporting Earthquake, Tsunami Relief

From Task Force 76 Public Affairs YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan (NNS) — In response to the earthquake and tsunami disasters in Northern Honshu, Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet, Vice Adm. Scott...

March 15, 2011
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Monday, March 14, 2011

Japan Tsunami Vessel Casualties

According to a report from, China Steel Express Corp’s 175,775-dwt bulker China Steel Integrity, carrying a cargo of iron ore, went aground off the port of Kashima. The 25...

March 14, 2011
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U.S. Navy repositions ships after contamination detected from Japanese nuclear power plant

PHOTO: USS Blue Ridge courtesy U.S. Navy USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC 19) – At Sea (NNS) — The U.S. 7th Fleet has temporarily repositioned its ships and aircraft away from...

March 14, 2011
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Japan Quake, Tsunami To Disrupt Asia Shipping Operations For Weeks

SINGAPORE (Dow Jones)–With many Japanese ports still closed after Friday’s powerful earthquake and tsunami in northeastern Japan, it could take several days if not weeks before shipping activity in the...

March 14, 2011
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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Japan Tsunami Graphics – NOAA Provides Ocean Models

  The Above graphic shows the propagation of the recent Tsunami as it moved across the pacific. Click HERE for more tsunami graphics and video from NOAA.

March 13, 2011
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Friday, March 11, 2011

San Francisco Tsunami – March 11, 2011 [Photos]

Like everyone else, I was blown away to hear about the 8.9 magnitude earthquake that struck Japan, spawning a massive and deadly tsunami.  I was even more blown away to...

March 11, 2011
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