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

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

February 12, 2011
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Saturday, December 18, 2010
Blog

Lifeboat Safety Survey

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/5089338[/vimeo] Quick, Bob Couttie from Maritime Accident Casebook needs our help! MAC is carrying out a series of surveys among

December 18, 2010
Total Views: 28

Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Blog

“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

December 7, 2010
Total Views: 79

Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Blog

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

November 9, 2010
Total Views: 334

Uncategorized

Competition calls for innovative life jacket designs

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

November 9, 2010
Total Views: 26

Tuesday, November 2, 2010
USCG

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

November 2, 2010
Total Views: 183

Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Uncategorized

Flight deck cargo nets, what for?

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

October 5, 2010
Total Views: 21

Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Blog

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

September 15, 2010
Total Views: 683

Wednesday, August 25, 2010
USCG

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

August 25, 2010
Total Views: 5

Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Marine Flares – More Than Meets the Eye
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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.

August 10, 2010
Total Views: 928

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

June 11, 2010
Total Views: 8

Friday, April 16, 2010
Incidents

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

April 16, 2010
Total Views: 35

Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Incidents

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

January 20, 2010
Total Views: 31

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

October 9, 2009
Total Views: 26

Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Uncategorized

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

June 16, 2009
Total Views: 14

Saturday, April 25, 2009
Uncategorized

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

April 25, 2009
Total Views: 69

Sunday, March 1, 2009
Incidents

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

March 1, 2009
Total Views: 74

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

December 5, 2008
Total Views: 19

Friday, September 19, 2008
Interesting

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

September 19, 2008
Total Views: 886

Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Collision

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

September 17, 2008
Total Views: 93
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