Sunday, September 5, 2021
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Lifesaving Incidents

Safe Boating Practices This Labor Day Weekend

The Coast Guard reminds mariners and beach goers to exercise caution and practice safe boating during the Labor Day holiday weekend.  Labor Day weekend traditionally marks the winding down of...

September 5, 2021
Total Views: 617

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Boating Fatalities Have Surged During the Pandemic

Boating fatalities surged during the pandemic as more kooks and qualified captains hit the water. The U.S. Coast Guard released its 2020 Recreational Boating Statistics Report on Wednesday showing 767...

June 30, 2021
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Monday, October 28, 2019

Securité, Securité, Securité : Transat Jacques Vabre 2019

A warning to vessels transiting the Atlantic Coast of France through the Cape Verde Islands to Brazil: A double-handed sailing race started from Le Havre, France on Sunday, 27 October,...

October 28, 2019
Total Views: 19

Friday, August 30, 2019
Maritime News

Spotlight on Safety Paper Looks at Maritime Calamities that Should Have Never Happened

By Captain John Loftus – As one of the co-authors of “Spotlight on Safety”, I was onboard as part of the presentation team sponsored by the International Organization of Masters, Mates...

August 30, 2019
Total Views: 24

Friday, July 27, 2018
Maritime News

OSHA Finds Dozens of Safety Violations in Fatal Kentucky Shipyard Towboat Explosion

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited five contractors for safety and health violations after three employees were killed and two others critically injured...

July 27, 2018
Total Views: 168

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Knife Tip Injury

An Alarming Number Of Shipping Companies Are Banning Knives, Here’s How To Stop Them

by Capt. John Konrad (gCaptain) A disturbing and dangerous trend is growing offshore. Despite overwhelming evidence that knives are essential to the safety of life at sea, shipping companies are...

June 13, 2018
Total Views: 181

Monday, May 21, 2018

This Might Be The Best Maritime Commercial Ever [VIDEO]

This VLinc video, produced by gCaptain’s own Mario Vittone, might be the best maritime commercial ever but it’s certainly the most true. We also consider Mario’s new series of Safety...

May 21, 2018
Total Views: 59

Sunday, May 6, 2018

VIDEO: Maritime History, Technology & Seamanship

Sailing, marine technology and nautical history. What lessons can shipping learn from these apparently disparate segments of the maritime world? In this video Richard du Moulin presents real case studies...

May 6, 2018
Total Views: 63

Monday, April 23, 2018

Risk And Reward At Sea

By Captain George Livingstone – Choosing to be a professional mariner is more than a professional choice, it’s a life choice.  There are few other professions like it.  The stress and...

April 23, 2018
Total Views: 13

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Editorial: Public Demand for Commerce – Going “All In” To Eliminate Accidents

By Capt. George H Livingstone I recently saw the movie “Sully”, I recommend it to anyone with an interest in aviation or marine transportation.  It is a Clint Eastwood Directed...

October 26, 2016
Total Views: 4

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Mariner Fatigue

Dead Tired

By Jaquelyn Burton (Coeval, Inc.) A person who has been awake for 17 hours faces the same risk of a crash as a person who has a BAC reading of 0.05 g/100ml and those...

May 25, 2016
Total Views: 73

Thursday, January 7, 2016

World’s Tallest Evacuation Chute Approved to 81 Meters – PHOTOS

VIKING Life-Saving Equipment says it has received type approval for its record setting 81-meter evacuation chute developed in response to the increasingly large rigs being introduced in the offshore industry....

January 7, 2016
Total Views: 58

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Bulk Carrier KIND SEAS Detained in Washington Over Multiple Safety Violations – Update

Monday Update: The detention of the MV Kind Seas has been lifted by the Coast Guard, according to the ship’s managers. “Managers of the Kind Seas report that Class NK has...

April 26, 2015
Total Views: 18

Friday, February 14, 2014
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Know Your Equipment – Digital Selective Calling

By Captain Richard Madden, Those on deep-sea vessels frequently overlook the lessons learned from brown-water and fishing vessels.  This is unfortunate as it is much nicer to learn from others’...

February 14, 2014
Total Views: 1

Thursday, November 28, 2013
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Petition to Install CCTVs on Ferries Gathers Momentum

Bob and Marianne Fearnside’s son Richard disappeared one evening while traveling home this year on a P&O Cruises ferry. “He went on deck for a cigarette and never returned” the...

November 28, 2013
Total Views: 1

Friday, September 20, 2013

USCG Detains Bulker in Portland After Numerous Fire Hazards Found On Board

Sounds like the Panamanian-flagged MV Stargold Trader is lucky it hasn't already spontaneously combusted.

September 20, 2013
Total Views: 7

Tuesday, July 16, 2013
pilot ladder failure

Check Your Pilot Ladders

The UK Maritime Pilots note that during a recent pilot disembarkation from a dry cargo vessel, both ropes on the pilot ladder parted simultaneously causing the pilot to fall approximately...

July 16, 2013
Total Views: 104

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Yes, Bananas Are Dangerous

Years ago if you wanted to import bananas you had two choices. You could pick the bananas when they were still green and un-ripened so they would arrive a week...

June 29, 2013
Total Views: 414

Monday, June 24, 2013
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Shipping’s Regulatory Framework Shames the Industry

By Bill Redmond It would not be unreasonable to ask if now is the time for the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) to be administered an effective enema, such has been...

June 24, 2013
Total Views: 53

Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Press Releases

Implementing an Effective Safety Culture – ICS Launches Free Guidance to Shipowners

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has published new guidance for shipowners on how shipping companies and crews can implement an effective ‘safety culture’. The new ICS Guidelines, being distributed...

June 11, 2013
Total Views: 115