Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Incident Photos: Independence Day Grounding in U.S. Virgin Islands

U.S. Coast Guard photos This week’s incident photos are of the 89-foot passenger ferry Royal Miss Belmar grounded in the U.S. Virgin Islands on July 4, 2011. According to a...

July 6, 2011
Total Views: 8

Monday, June 27, 2011

Doug Pine – Scary moment for gCaptain and friends

  We were alarmed to hear this morning that over the weekend, one of gCaptain’s oldest and dearest friends, Doug Pine’s tug sank in the Bering Sea.  Fortunately, Doug and...

June 27, 2011
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Thursday, February 3, 2011

USS Cape St. George Assists Iranian Mariners

From USS Abraham Lincoln Strike Group Public Affairs Office USS CAPE ST. GEORGE, Arabian Gulf (NNS) — Guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71) provided assistance to an Iranian...

February 3, 2011
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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Incident Photos – Amver’s final rescue of 2010

This weeks incident photo comes to us via Ben Strong of Amver. If not for the partnership between Pole Star and Amver the Greek ship Vanessa A would never have...

January 12, 2011
Total Views: 2

Monday, January 3, 2011
Lifesaving Incidents

Ice-locked in the Sea of Okhotsk, 500 are awaiting rescue by Russian icebreaker

Just in from the Associated Press… MOSCOW – A Russian icebreaker labored Monday through howling winds and heavy snow as it tried to reach icebound ships in the Sea of...

January 3, 2011
Total Views: 24

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

USCG Releases Top 11 Rescue Videos of 2009

Every year, the Unite States Coast Guard releases a video compilation of the most compelling rescues of the year and today the USCG released its 2009 compilation.  The video (shown...

December 16, 2009
Total Views: 15

Friday, September 11, 2009
Lifesaving Incidents

TITAN Salvage Team nominated for the IMO’s 2009 Exceptional Bravery at Sea Award

The TITAN Salvage team involved in the dramatic, 12-hour cliff-top rescue of the 25 crewmembers onboard the grounded cargo ship Fedra and one rescue swimmer last year has been nominated...

September 11, 2009
Total Views: 66

Thursday, May 21, 2009
Lifesaving Incidents

Amver Awards Today in Washington

Via Amver Blog Are you coming to the U.S. Amver Awards Ceremony in Washington, DC today? Information on the ceremony can be found here. Besides U.S. Amver award recipients guests...

May 21, 2009
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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

M/V Selendang Ayu Oil Spill and Sinking

On Monday, Alaskan state officials announced that the owners and operators of the bulk freighter, M/V Selendang Ayu, that sank off the north shore of Unalaska Island in the Bering...

April 29, 2009
Total Views: 361

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Maritime Medical Evacuation And Rescue At Sea – Global Rescue Maritime

Last week we brought you information on marine license insurance and in our continuing quest to look at non-traditional protection available to mariners we bring you Global Rescue – Maritime!...

December 9, 2008
Total Views: 74

Sunday, October 12, 2008
Lifesaving Incidents

Video – Deadliest Catch Ocean Challenger Rescue Coast Guard comes to the aid of the Ocean Challenger as the crab fleet listens to the news. Video of USCG ( United States Coast Guard ) rescue of...

October 12, 2008
Total Views: 61

Monday, September 15, 2008

Coast Guard Continues Efforts in Houston – Video

This video released by the Pentagon Channel reports on the USCG’s continued efforts in and around the Houston area following Hurricane Ike. For more of the best video clips released...

September 15, 2008
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Sunday, May 18, 2008

Rescue At Sea – A Video . If you liked this video click HERE for one similar.

May 18, 2008
Total Views: 1

Sunday, February 3, 2008
Lifesaving Incidents

Grounded Ship – Video Of Helicopter Rescue

The BBC Tells us; A cargo ship captain who was seriously injured in a force 10 gale off the Isles of Scilly is in hospital after being rescued by helicopter....

February 3, 2008
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Friday, January 25, 2008

USCG Boat Rescue – Video

During a January 4 storm, two 47-foot Motor Life Boats from Station Golden Gate responded to calls and assisted four boaters in distress, towing one of the vessels to shore...

January 25, 2008
Total Views: 8

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Happy Birthday AMVER

Bitterend brings us the anniversary of AMVER: Originally known as the Atlantic Merchant Vessel Emergency Reporting (AMVER) System, it became operational on July 18, 1958. Amver began as an experiment,...

January 23, 2008
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Thursday, January 17, 2008
Lifesaving Incidents

In Pictures: Ice Prince Rescue and Sinking

The BBC has a great photo slideshow of the M/V Ice Prince sinking. You can find it HERE.

January 17, 2008
Total Views: 15

Monday, January 14, 2008

English Channel Abandoment – M/V Ice Prince

Last night the timber ship M/V Ice Prince became unstable and was abandoned in the English Channel. The Press Association tells us: Attempts are to be made to take in...

January 14, 2008
Total Views: 6

Friday, July 27, 2007

10 Lessons Learned For Sailing in Severe Weather

In a gCaptain exclusive we were able to discuss the May 2007 abandonment of the s/v Sean Seamour II with her captain Jean Pierre de Lutz. This story was first...

July 27, 2007
Total Views: 22

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Top 10 Rescue at Sea Videos from the U.S. Coast Guard

From the boats to ships to natural disaster this video from YouTube user USCG Imagery is a compilation of the top 10 USCG rescues at sea. Have a better rescue...

June 5, 2007
Total Views: 459