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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Uncategorized

Ship Launching on Yokohama Fenders?

MarineBuzz brings us photos of the M/V Bohai Challenge, being launched on what appears to be Yokohama Fenders (official they’re not Yokohamas). They tell us; Qingdao Yongtai shipping supplies co.,ltd...

December 4, 2007
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Friday, November 23, 2007
Incidents

Preventing Future Cosco Busan Type Incidents – NPR Audio

A gCaptain reader forwarded the following National Public Radio appearance by our friend Kelly Sweeney, author of the book “From the Bridge, Authentic Modern Sea Stories“. Captain Kelly brings up...

November 23, 2007
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Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Oil Spill

San francisco Oil Spill Hearings – A Response to Admiral Bone, USCG

Yesterday my comments were published on the front page of The San Francisco Chronicle in an article titled; “Hearing today at Presidio – tough queries for spill captain.” Prior to...

November 20, 2007
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Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Fire Incidents

Shipping References – Cosco Busan Research Links

For those curious how the editors at gCaptain research maritime incidents like the Cosco Busan’s allision with San Francisco’s Bay Bridge, here are some of the websites that provide excellent...

November 14, 2007
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Monday, November 12, 2007
Oil Spill

Cosco Busan – Questions For Investigators

Chronicle photo by Michael Macor After visits from California powerbrokers Arnold Schwarzenegger and Diane Feinstein yesterday the head of the US Coast Guard, Admiral Thad Allen, joined the inspection team....

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
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Monday, October 22, 2007
gCaptain

errata and a look inside the mind of a ship’s captain.

On a recent story I confused the Norwegian Dawn with the Norwegian Dream. The error itself is small but the implications are large and the reason for the error gives...

October 22, 2007
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Saturday, October 13, 2007
Lifesaving Incidents

Pasha Bulker Incident Report – Nearly Unbelievable

Photo By suburbanbloke In a post unusually harsh for gCaptain standards I asked some tough questions about actions taken by the captain of the doomed ship, Pasha Bulker. Here’s a...

October 13, 2007
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Monday, September 10, 2007
Lifesaving Incidents

EPIRB Failure – F/V Papa George

What is the single most import piece of electronics aboard your ship? For me it’s the EPIRB. If all else fails I will need help fast and the EPIRB is...

September 10, 2007
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Saturday, August 4, 2007
gCaptain

Ask a Maritime Expert. Response Guaranteed

Need background information for your newspaper, blog, research paper…? Need help with your job search, career plans, maritime training, coast guard licensing….? We are trying a new feature at gCaptain;...

August 4, 2007
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Saturday, June 23, 2007
Lifesaving Incidents

Pasha Bulker – Photo Slideshow

Here is a random selection of the best (and worst) photos of the coal ship “Pasha Bulker” grounded on Nobby’s Beach courtesy of Flickr. For those unfamiliar with the infamous...

June 23, 2007
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Friday, June 22, 2007
Lifesaving Incidents

Maritime Experts Consider Dismantling Pasha Bulker For Scrap

In an interesting turn of events the salvage team working to remove the Coal Ship that ran aground on a popular Australian beach believe Pasha Bulker is damaged worse than...

June 22, 2007
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