5 Lessons Learned From The Deepwater Horizon You Can Use Today To Keep Yourself Safe

The Deepwater Horizon tragedy teaches the general public and regulators about the safety culture in the offshore industry and the environmental risk associated with deepwater drilling.  As a seagoing professional, here are five things you can do to keep you safer while working at sea. Proximity And Preparedness The physical and mental state of the Deepwater Horizon … [Read more...]

Prepositioned For Disaster – Lessons From Military Sealift Command

From hurricanes to tsunami's earthquakes, today's levels of population growth coupled with global climate change is putting an increasing number of people at risk. What is not changing rapidly is the development and implementation of ideas to mitigate crisis. What seems most promising is the idea that, rather than create new plans for new problems, borrow the ideas and … [Read more...]

Great Links for Tracking Hurricanes

With Hurricane Gustav now a Category 4 and gaining strength, the 2008 season is really starting to peak in strength.  So gCaptain has put together a list of the best hurricane tracking website to help keep you informed and stay safe.  Below are links and graphs we are using to track Gustav IBISeye.com tracks any active tropical depression, tropical storm or hurricane with … [Read more...]

Twitter Yourself From Disasters

If we only had one technology related wish for 2008 it would be that every mariner watched this video. Reminder: This is important people! FROM WIRED: While micro-messaging service Twitter may be one of the best tools for citizen reporting in emergencies such as the Southern California wildfires, the service's real usefulness is its ability to get messages to users' … [Read more...]