Friday, November 16, 2007
Oil Spill

Cosco Busan Crew Remain Silent During NTSB Interview

In other news The San Jose Mercury News tells us; The International Maritime Organization saw the Cosco Busan oil spill coming: Last year, it banned new ships from being built...

November 16, 2007
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Monday, November 12, 2007
Engines

Ship Types 101 – San Francisco Bay Bridge Oil Tanker Collision

I have been amazed lately by the number of errors in both media reports and political commentary related to the the container ship Cosco Busan that allided with San Francisco’s...

November 12, 2007
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Incidents

5 Ships Sink in Russia – Death and Environmental Catastrophe

Breaking weather news from Russia. Bloomberg tells us; An oil spill from a tanker that sank in a storm in waters between Russia and Ukraine threatens an “environmental catastrophe,” said...

November 12, 2007
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Sunday, November 11, 2007
Incidents

Bridge Resource Management – A New Focus On Watchkeeping

First a note… I am publishing this short clip ahead of my next article because of its importance! While preparing our upcoming “questions for investigators” article on the Cosco Busan...

November 11, 2007
Total Views: 1605

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
Total Views: 2478

Thursday, October 18, 2007
Uncategorized

Chief Engineer Convicted in Pollution Case

In the latest criminal proceedings related to Marine Pollution and the use of “Magic Pipes” the Chief Engineer aboard an American-flagged car-carrier ship was convicted of one count of conspiracy...

October 18, 2007
Total Views: 6

Saturday, October 6, 2007
Uncategorized

Nautical Institute on MARPOL Prevention

We rarely reproduce press releases… but it’s Sunday and not your usual release. Seaways, the Nautical Institute’s monthly magazine, has a story this month on ideas to prevent oil discharges...

October 6, 2007
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Wednesday, October 3, 2007
Uncategorized

E.P.A. Petitioned to Limit Ship Emissions

Photo by Seth White The New York Times has the story on a California petition to limit ship emissions: The California attorney general and a coalition of environmental groups have...

October 3, 2007
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