Monday, October 26, 2020
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Maritime News

Four Charged in $200K Phony Mariner Credentialing Scheme

Prosecutors in Virginia have charged four men for their respective roles in a conspiracy to sell phony Coast Guard merchant mariner credentials in Norfolk as part of a scheme that allegedly...

October 26, 2020
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Friday, June 7, 2019
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Maritime News

U.S. Coast Guard Loosens Radar Renewal Requirements for Experienced Mariners

The U.S. Coast Guard has published a final rule amending the requirements for renewal of a radar observer endorsement, making refresher courses no longer required for mariners who meet certain...

June 7, 2019
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Saturday, August 25, 2012
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Anyone know this guy?

I think I might have run into this guy a bar in Rio a few years back, or perhaps it was at that tiki hut in Saipan… Anyone ever crossed...

August 25, 2012
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Thursday, July 12, 2012
Blog

So You Want to Become a Mariner?

Reality Is Nothing Like The Dream By gCaptain.com Forum, So you got it somewhere in your head that a life at sea is for you. The constant adventure, interesting port...

July 12, 2012
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Wednesday, September 22, 2010
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DOT Issues New Drug Testing Requirements

As many of you may already be aware, on August 16th the Department of Transportation issued a final rule amending certain provisions of its drug testing procedures that, once in...

September 22, 2010
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Thursday, August 19, 2010
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USCG launches Merchant Mariner Certificate printing service

Ask and you shall recieve!  As reported earlier, the USCG has been working on a service allowing mariners to download a traditional 8×11 paper license that is suitable for printing...

August 19, 2010
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Thursday, July 8, 2010
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Finally! Merchant Mariner Certificates Suitable for Framing

Return those scanners and Photoshop for Dumbies books everyone, the USCG set to release a printable, frameable and traditional MMC! After what we’re sure was the result of numerous requests...

July 8, 2010
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Saturday, June 12, 2010
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The Best Knives for the Pro-Mariner

I carry three things with me every time I go on deck. A Pelican Flashlight, Channel Locks and my knife. I have tried many and my absolute favorite knife is...

June 12, 2010
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Wednesday, May 12, 2010
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Marine License Insurance – Questions & Answers

Note: With the recent incident in the Gulf and gCaptain members are performing non-routine jobs in and around the oil slick, a few have asked me if I carry license...

May 12, 2010
Total Views: 106

Sunday, June 21, 2009
Interesting

Marine License Insurance – An Interview With Ralph J. Mellusi Esq. – Part 2

Today we continue our interview (click HERE for part 1) with Ralph Mellusi, an admiralty lawyer specializing in marine license defense. Ralph Mellusi has represented a high number of mariners...

June 21, 2009
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Wednesday, May 20, 2009
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Major Constitutional Decision Affecting the Transportation Industry

This topic was originally brought to our attention on the Forum via user Jones Act, more commonly known as Steve Gordon of Gordon & Elias, but I thought it was...

May 20, 2009
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Tuesday, February 3, 2009
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Mariner Shortage – Your Opinions

Image via Flickr user OneEighteen Photostream While searching the web, I came across an article in the Chicago Tribune titled “Shipping Industry Runs Short of Mariners.”  Here is a brief...

February 3, 2009
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Tuesday, March 18, 2008
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a dark and stormy night – photo

(Photo by stumbler ManduhKay)

March 18, 2008
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Saturday, February 16, 2008
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Evolution Of Security – A Blog By TSA

In an unusual turn of events the TSA (United States’ Transportation Security Agency) has launched a blog! While the review on NPR‘s show “On The Media” was positive, with the...

February 16, 2008
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Thursday, December 13, 2007
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Ship Security Officer Training Mandated For US Mariners

Effective January 1, 2008, mariners sailing in the capacity of Ship Security Officer (SSO) will have to show evidence of being “qualified” to hold that position. The SSO training requirement...

December 13, 2007
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Wednesday, November 28, 2007
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Protecting The World’s Rarest Whales

Drawing by Louise Jennison To help protect the highly endangered North Atlantic right whale population, NOAA Fisheries Service is reminding mariners that the start of calving (birthing) season begins Nov....

November 28, 2007
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Saturday, November 24, 2007
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American’s Marine Highway

I am pleased to report a significant amount of positive feedback from mariners when discussing new MARAD (Maritime Administration) initiatives. In addition to being on the forefront of new LNG...

November 24, 2007
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Wednesday, November 14, 2007
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Where is my license? NMC / REC Delay Chart

For those mariners awaiting license review at the Coast Guard’s National Maritime Center ( USCG NMC ) here’s a breakdown of the status of all applications. Capt. David Stalfort has...

November 14, 2007
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Wednesday, October 31, 2007
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Poll – Single Best Improvement

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October 31, 2007
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Friday, October 26, 2007
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Are Rising Salaries Enough To Retain Mariners?

In another excellent article, Maritime Executive‘s managing editor Joseph Keefe is dead on with his assessment of salary (find the article HERE) and working condition improvements in this tight labor...

October 26, 2007
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