Tuesday, April 9, 2019
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Maritime News

Wärtsilä Introduces First Commercially Available K-Band Maritime Radar

Finnish technology group Wärtsilä has launched the first commercially available K-band maritime radar to help increase safety in busy ports. By detecting far smaller objects and at a much higher...

April 9, 2019
Total Views: 53

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

SBX-1 SPOTD, The World’s Largest X-Band Radar

Today’s Ship Photo Of The Day (SPOTD) show’s the U.S. Navy’s Sea-Based X-Band Radar (SBX-1) underway in the Pacific. Few are aware or familiar with this awesome ocean-going platform the...

August 17, 2016
Total Views: 701

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The Best Boating Radar For Professionals

What happens when the radar stops rotating? In the case of new radar technology the answer is better picture quality and navigation. Simrad, Raymarine and Garmin radar interfaces. During the...

April 24, 2012
Total Views: 134

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Radar is out? Stop cursing and grab a plotting sheet.

Ok your entering the fairway at Galveston and your radar goes out, what is plan B? How about handing the mate a plotting sheet and sending him to the AIS?...

September 10, 2009
Total Views: 6

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

VTS Photo Gallery – A look inside maritime vessel traffic services worldwide.

Our friend Richard Rodriguez of the BitterEnd Blog had an excellent post titled VTS – Working with large vessels, that gives Puget Sound boaters tips on communicating with the numerous...

August 18, 2009
Total Views: 77

Friday, September 19, 2008
Oil Spill

Cosco Busan – Radar Images And NTSB Transcript

Back in November we worked with a number of organizations to bring you the path of the Cosco Busan on the day of its allision with San Francisco’s Bay Bridge...

September 19, 2008
Total Views: 6

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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Friday, November 16, 2007
Oil Spill

Cosco Busan – Questions,Questions,Questions

By Bob Couttie  Once the US National Transportation Safety Board has produced the transcripts of the voyage data recorder from the Cosco Busan (Formerly the Hanjin Cairo, the Hanjin name...

November 16, 2007
Total Views: 7

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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