Sunday, September 5, 2021
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...
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,...
Friday, August 30, 2019
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...
Friday, July 27, 2018
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...
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
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...
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...
Sunday, May 6, 2018
Monday, April 23, 2018
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...
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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....
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...
Friday, February 14, 2014
Thursday, November 28, 2013
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...
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.
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Saturday, June 29, 2013
Monday, June 24, 2013
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...
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
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...
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