Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Competition calls for innovative life jacket designs

Here at gCaptain.com, we are big proponents of safety in the workplace and often times for us professional mariners, that means reporting on technologies that are going to keep us...

November 9, 2010
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Saturday, September 11, 2010
Lifesaving Incidents

NTSB Releases Preliminary Report on Philabelphia Duck Boat Collision

The National Transportations Safety Board today released its preliminary report on its investigation into the April collision between a barge and a passenger tour boat boat in the Delaware River...

September 11, 2010
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Monday, August 2, 2010

BSU Releases MOB Report – No Lifejacket, Again

Germany’s Bundesstelle für Seeunfalluntersuchung, Federal Bureau of Maritime Casualty Investigation, has released its report of a man overboard in the roads of Kaohsiung,Taiwan in July 2009. The report is in...

August 2, 2010
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Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Fire Incidents

General Slocum Disaster: A look back at New York City’s worst maritime disaster

Today, June 15th 2010, marks the 104th aniversary of the General Slocum disaster, a twin-paddlewheel steamboat that caught fire and sank shortly after leaving Manhattan for a daytrip up the...

June 15, 2010
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Monday, June 14, 2010
Lifesaving Incidents

F/V Majestic Blue Sinks in South Pacific

This just in via the gCaptain tip line: SITUATION: The Fishing Vessel (F/V) MAJESTIC BLUE sank in the South Pacific Ocean during the early morning hours today due to an...

June 14, 2010
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Sunday, June 13, 2010
Lifesaving Incidents

Remembering USCGC ESCANABA (WPG 77)

by 1/c Heather Johanson For many, June 13th is a day just like any other. However, for the crew of the USCGC ESCANABA(WMEC 907) and the citizens of Grand Haven,...

June 13, 2010
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Thursday, June 10, 2010

FOUND: 16 Year Old Solo Sailor in Deep Trouble Far From Help

Photo By Richard Hartog, AP UPDATE: According to the latest reports, Abby Sunderland, the 16 year old Californian attempting a solo sailing trip around the world has been found: Abby...

June 10, 2010
Total Views: 43

Monday, May 17, 2010
Fire Incidents

60 Minutes’ Coverage on Deepwater Horizon Blowout

Watch CBS News Videos Online For those of you who missed it, last night 60 Minutes aired a must watch report on the Deepwater Horizon blowout.  The report focuses on...

May 17, 2010
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Thursday, April 15, 2010
Lifesaving Incidents

Good reads for the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic

Today, April 15th 2010, marks the 98th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic.  Here is a rundown of some great posts throughout the blogosphere on todays anniversary.   The...

April 15, 2010
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Saturday, April 10, 2010
Fire Incidents

Amver Vessel Rescues 13 off Mexico

Our good friends at the Amver blog tell us of the most recent rescue at sea involving an Amver registered vessel. The United States Coast Guard Eleventh District Command Center...

April 10, 2010
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Friday, April 2, 2010
Lifesaving Incidents

“I Am Amver” Video Project

In efforts to expand IMO’s 2010 “Year of the Seafarer” campaign, the good folks at Amver are recognizing all those who make the Amver system a success in a month...

April 2, 2010
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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Cowards On The Bridge

Cowardice is rarely an adjective that MAC has ever applied to seafarers. It is one that we do so now, for a particularly shameful breed of gutless and incompetent masters...

April 1, 2010
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Friday, March 5, 2010
Lifesaving Incidents

S/V Concordia and the Nautical Goat

It was not so much Transport Canada’s decision to investigate the capsize and sinking of the Barbados-flagged  sailing vessel Concordia that raised questioning eyebrows as the apparent implication that TSB...

March 5, 2010
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Thursday, February 25, 2010
Fire Incidents

Fisherman Save Haitian’s From Burning Ship

Wednesday, February 24, 2010 EUTAWVILLE, S.C. – “Just get ‘em before the sharks get ‘em.” That’s what Hutch Holseberg, 45, of Eutawville says was replaying over and over in his mind...

February 25, 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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Friday, February 19, 2010
Lifesaving Incidents

Canadian Tall Ship Carrying Students Sinks Off Brazil

Image via Digital Journal According to reports, all 64 students aboard the Canadian flagged tall ship Concordia which san 300 miles off the Brazilian coast have been rescued.  The Canadian...

February 19, 2010
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Friday, September 11, 2009
Lifesaving Incidents

TITAN Salvage Team nominated for the IMO’s 2009 Exceptional Bravery at Sea Award

The TITAN Salvage team involved in the dramatic, 12-hour cliff-top rescue of the 25 crewmembers onboard the grounded cargo ship Fedra and one rescue swimmer last year has been nominated...

September 11, 2009
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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

News Update: Superferry 9 Capsizing

The last missing person was rescued a day after a ferry carrying more than 900 people capsized in Philippine waters, officials said Tuesday. The woman was pulled from the water...

September 8, 2009
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Sunday, September 6, 2009
Lifesaving Incidents

Ferry carrying nearly 1,000 passengers capsizes in the Philippines

Nine people were killed and 983 rescued when a ferry capsized Sunday in the Philippines, leaving crews scouring the waters for survivors, officials said. The SuperFerry 9 vessel was carrying...

September 6, 2009
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Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Lifesaving Incidents

Incident Video – Ship Collision in Aegean Sea

According to Reuters: Jun 29 – Turkey’s Coast Guard rescue the 11 crew members of a Malta-flagged ship after their vessel collided with a container ship in the Aegean Sea....

July 1, 2009
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