Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Marine Flares – More Than Meets the Eye

Imagine, if you can, the confluence of events that would have to take place to leave you with marine flares being your primary method of signaling distress.  The number of devices that...

August 10, 2010
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Friday, June 11, 2010
Oil Spill

NIC Welcomes OSHA To The Gulf – But Do Mariners?

In the testimony of Steven Tink, BP head of Health, Safety and the Environment, gCaptain was critical of his wide knowledge of OSHA regulations, regualtions that currently do not apply...

June 11, 2010
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Friday, April 16, 2010

Tokyo MOU identifies lifeboats as most frequent detainable deficiency for 2009

Yesterday, the Tokyo MOU released its Annual Report on Port State Control in the Asia-Pacific Region for 2009, summarizing the results of inspections carried out by member Authorities.  For this...

April 16, 2010
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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Confined Space Entry Hazards – The Death Of An Expert

Photo by Pedronet Even experts can become casualties of hazards in confined spaces and you don’t have to be inside a confined space for the hazards to hurt you warns...

January 20, 2010
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Friday, October 9, 2009
Lifesaving Incidents

Time To Rethink SOLAS? Why a behavioral economist may have the answer.

What does behavioral economics have to do with lifeboat safety? Lifeboat safety has been a major topic recently with davit related incidents and injuries hitting a fever pitch in recent...

October 9, 2009
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Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Maritime News

Safety at Sea=PAP

Safety at Sea=PAP By John G. Denham In my naval experience I hated inspections more than storms. Most of the inspectors were knowledgeable, competent but tended to harp on what...

June 16, 2009
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Saturday, April 25, 2009

Abandon Ship Ditch Bag

Have an Iridium, VHF or SSB handheld radio aboard? What about a portable GPS? Create an Abandon Ship Ditch Bag that is waterproof, floats and will survive a fire. Here’s...

April 25, 2009
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Sunday, March 1, 2009

Aluminium Phosphate Pellets – The Case Of The Tablets Of Love

Photo by wheatfields Known in some countries as ‘tablet of love’, aluminium phosphate pellets used for fumigation aboard ship represent a significant hazard to sefarers.  As the latest Maritime Accident...

March 1, 2009
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Friday, December 5, 2008
maritime security

America’s Waterway Watch – A Coast Guard Public Service Announcement

The United States Coast Guard is trying to remind mariners and the American public in general to remain vigilant.  They have a short journal entry concerning the America’s Waterways Watch...

December 5, 2008
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Friday, September 19, 2008

Incredible Engineering: The Maeslant Barrier

The Maeslant Storm Surge Barrier is one of the largest moving structures on the planet.  The barrier, completed in May of 1997, was the final stage of the Delta Works,...

September 19, 2008
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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Pilotage Paradox – A Look Into The Cosco Busan Allision

Pilotage Paradox by Paul Drouin The Cosco Busan accident, as with many others that have the same root cause, can be categorized into what I call the pilotage paradox. For...

September 17, 2008
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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Safety Reminder – Never Stand Under A Load

Safety First – Container Terminal In Hongkong – Click here for another funny movie. Safety Reminder – Never stand under the load of a crane… you never know what may...

May 29, 2008
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Thursday, May 8, 2008

Incident Photo Of The Week – Lifeboat Bottle Explosion

The Marine Safety Forum gives us information on this lifeboat air bottle explosion: A gas bottle exploded in a lifeboat of a vessel during the process of charging it up...

May 8, 2008
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Monday, February 4, 2008

Confined Space Casualties – A Call For Help

Bob Couttie of Maritime Accident Casebook is giving MAIIF a helping hand researching accidents in confined spaces and is looking for your help. He writes: I know there are more...

February 4, 2008
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Friday, December 7, 2007
Oil Spill

Hebei Spirit Oil Spill – 81,000 Barrel Oil Spill Of South Korea Coast

Click Photo For Details Bloomberg News tells us: South Korea’s coast guard sent boats to contain the country’s biggest oil spill in more than a decade after a Hong Kong-registered...

December 7, 2007
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Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Offshore News

The BOEM’s New “Drilling Safety Rule”

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), formerly known as the MMS, released two new directives today under an “emergency rule-making process”.  Their new “Drilling Safety Rule” and the “Workplace...

September 11, 2007
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