Thursday, December 13, 2007
Oil Spill

Pilot Liability – Changes In Law and Industry Culture

In this week’s edition of The Maritime Executive Newsletter managing editor Joseph Keefe, weighs in on the changing dynamics of the Master, Pilot and Port State relationship in light of...

December 13, 2007
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Friday, December 7, 2007
Uncategorized

San Franciso Pilots Respond To Proposed Regulations

In a well written article published by The San Francisco Chronicle Captain Peter McIsaac, president of the San Francisco Bar Pilots, lays out the reasons why federal control of shipping...

December 7, 2007
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Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Oil Spill

Proposed Bill Mandates An Increase Of VTS Authority

(Photo by PA2 Prentice Danner, USCG) This morning Senator Barbra Boxer and Representative Nacy Pelosi, Speaker of the House, announced a bill giving the U.S. Coast Guard broader authority to...

December 4, 2007
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Friday, November 16, 2007
Oil Spill

VTS Warning to Cosco Busan Pilot

National news sources are publishing a story about the VTS warning to the Cosco Busan’s pilot Jim Cota. In a story titled “Ship Got No Alert From Coast Guard” the...

November 16, 2007
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Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Oil Spill

San Francisco Pilot’s Report Published

The San Francisco Chronicle has published the Pilot’s Report on the Cosco Busan Incident. Here are the parts of interest to mariners; Meadows said problems also cropped up in “bridge...

November 13, 2007
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Thursday, November 8, 2007
Incidents

Allision – Nautical Word of the Day

In covering the recent Cosco Busan incident (now the Overseas Reymar allision HERE) I have noticed most of the news articles have made a small error in terminology, not to mention the emails...

November 8, 2007
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Incidents

San Francisco Bay Bridge Allision

“At 8:30 am this morning, the Cosco Busan, an 810-foot container ship, collided with the base of one of the towers of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge while the ship...

November 8, 2007
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