Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The Human Element of HSEQ – The full package of safety management

Alert! Issue No.26, via The Nautical Institute You cannot produce a safety management system on the cheap, nor expect people to snap to attention and follow procedures when the top...

May 4, 2011
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Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Maritime News

Positive trend in ship safety is now broken, says DNV President

Photo: DNV President Tor E. Svensen © DNV/Nina Rangøy, Nina Rangoy “Year on year improvements in ship safety is now turning into a negative trend. This is extremely worrying and...

April 19, 2011
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Monday, April 18, 2011
Engineering News

Bollinger Shipyards recieves prestigious safety award

The Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) has awarded the 2010 “Award for Excellence in Safety” to the Gulf Coast’s Bollinger Shipyards.   The award is given to member companies who...

April 18, 2011
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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

US Interior Secretary Salazar: ‘Not Done’ Responding To Deepwater Horizon

WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)–After a year in which the Obama administration revamped rules for oil and gas drilling in U.S. waters, the administration is considering further regulations affecting the industry, U.S....

April 12, 2011
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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Top Transocean exec’s to donate ‘safety bonuses’

Transocean’s senior management team, led by Chief Executive Officer Steven Newman, announced today that they are voluntarily donating the safety bonuses that were awarded to them for 2010 to the...

April 6, 2011
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Monday, April 4, 2011
Offshore News

“2010 Safest Year In Company History” Says Transocean – Safety Bonuses Paid To Company Executives [UPDATE]

By Daniel Gilbert and Tennille Tracy Of THE WALL STREET JOURNAL Transocean Ltd. (RIG, RIGN.VX) had its “best year in safety performance” despite the explosion of its Deepwater Horizon rig...

April 4, 2011
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Friday, April 1, 2011
Maritime News

USCG Praises Foss Maritime for Safety, Compliance Leadership

Photo: Foss Enhanced Tractor Tug Lindsey Foss awaits a tanker in the Puget Sound courtesy Foss Maritime SEATTLE, WA, March 31, 2011 — U.S. Coast Guard admirals from commands in...

April 1, 2011
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Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Maritime News

Pacific Maritime Association honors Foss’ outstanding safety record

A major maritime employer group has recognized the outstanding safety record of the Foss Maritime workers who tie up and release ships at Puget Sound ports. The Pacific Maritime Association...

March 30, 2011
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Saturday, March 26, 2011
Death Rate per watts used - nuclear, coal and oil

Deadliest Natural Resource – Oil, Coal or Nuclear?

Most are aware of the ecological problems with the “Big 3” sources of global energy. Coal is by far the most polluting and nuclear is clean but carries cataclysmic possibilities – in...

March 26, 2011
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Saturday, March 5, 2011
Maritime News

SafeLink R10 SRS – Kannad Marine Launches Personal AIS-Based EPIRB

Kannad Marine will launch the SafeLink R10 SRS (Survivor Recovery System) at the Miami International Boat Show in conjunction with new US Distributor, Survitec Survival Products Inc., Booth No.1642.The SafeLink...

March 5, 2011
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Monday, February 28, 2011
Maritime News

Seagoing labor urges improved standards for self-defense against piracy, supports embarked military detachments for U.S. merchant vessels

Responding to a request for comments on the U.S. Coast Guard’s policy regarding rules for the use of force for self-defense of U.S.-flagged vessels, six U.S. seagoing unions – including...

February 28, 2011
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Saturday, February 12, 2011
Crab Fisherman in Distress Calling Mayday

World’s Deadliest Occupation – Safety And Preparation In The Dungeness Crab Fishery

The waters of the Pacific Northwest offer some of the most treacherous yet bountiful work opportunities in the world. Dungeness crab fleets hailing from Oregon and Washington state are among...

February 12, 2011
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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Lifeboat Safety Survey

[vimeo][/vimeo] Quick, Bob Couttie from Maritime Accident Casebook needs our help! MAC is carrying out a series of surveys among various industry stakeholders with regard to lifeboat safety. It is...

December 18, 2010
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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

“EMILY” – The Emergency Integrated Lifesaving Lanyard

Continuing with our interest in safety equipment and the latest lifesaving technology, we were happy to stumble across this system that is currently being tested by lifeguards at Malibu’s Zuma...

December 7, 2010
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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

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,...

November 9, 2010
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Competition calls for innovative life jacket designs

Here at, we are big proponents of safety in the workplace and often times for us professional mariners, that means reporting on technologies that are going to keep us...

November 9, 2010
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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

USCG issues advisory on cell phone use

Recently, the USCG issued a Marine Safety Alert warning operators to have policies in place on the use of cells phones and other devices that may distract crew members from...

November 2, 2010
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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Flight deck cargo nets, what for?

Does anyone still have cargo nets strewn across their flight deck?  And if so, why?  Comment in the Forum.

October 5, 2010
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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Personal Locator Beacons – EPIRBS For Your Lifejacket

gCaptain has long been a fan of the idea behind SPOT’s personal locator devices but gCaptain readers have pointed out a major concern, a SPOT it is not a PLB...

September 15, 2010
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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

All I hear Is Drilling, Drilling, Drilling

In today’s examination of Harry Thierens, BP’s vice president for drilling and completion, Deepwater Investigation board chairman Captain Hung Nguyen uttered strong statements about safety and the culture of deepwater...

August 25, 2010
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