search and rescue

Monday, September 12, 2011

Trinity II’s lifeboat found in Gulf of Mexico, at least 3 reported dead

Mexican state-owned petroleum company Pemex reported Sunday that 7 of the ten missing persons from the abandoned Trinity IIhave been found alive in the

September 12, 2011
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Friday, September 9, 2011

Search continues for liftboat crew missing in Gulf of Mexico

UPDATE: Read HERE for Monday update on this incident. Ten people are missing after a liftboat contracted by the seismic data services company, Geokinetics,

September 9, 2011
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Friday, July 29, 2011

Deadliest Sea: A True Story of Life and Death on the Bering Sea [INTERVIEW]

Rob Almeida’s interview with Kalee Thompson, author of Deadliest Sea.  This incredibly well written book details the sinking of the F/V Alaska Ranger in

July 29, 2011
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Friday, July 1, 2011

USCG completes 25,000th search and rescue mission using Rescue 21 system

Rescue 21 coverage map courtesy USCG General Dynamics C4 Systems announces that the U.S. Coast Guard completed the 25,000th Rescue 21 search and rescue mission

July 1, 2011
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Sunday, May 1, 2011


Some years ago in a now defunct navy journal an article was written about what people think when they fall overboard. Several predominant factors were

May 1, 2011
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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

EasyRescue AIS SART – The Must Have Safety Device Of The Future

gCaptain has long been a proponent of Personal Locator Beacons (PLB), the handheld sized versions of EPIRB’s and we have even gone as far as saying

October 5, 2010
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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.

August 10, 2010
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Tuesday, July 27, 2010
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Deepwater Horizon – Are Emergency Support Vessels Needed?

In October 2009 the Transocean rig Marianas began drilling a well named Macondo, but she suffered damage in a hurricane and was replaced by the Deepwater

July 27, 2010
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Thursday, March 18, 2010

AIS SART – New Technology And The Sharing Critical Information

AIS has been a revolutionary product and, regardless of your opinion on its use, has changed the way mates handle heavy traffic situations. Jotron, makers of

March 18, 2010
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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

SARSAT Satellite Tracking with Google Earth

Today we look at SARSAT information embedded to Google Earth. Ryan Erickson at the Unofficial CG Blog tells

July 21, 2009
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Friday, June 26, 2009

Cittia De Salerno Rescue – Incident Photo Of The Week

This week’s incident photo of the week is the rescue of the sailboat Cittia De Salerno’s captain, Gianfranco Tortolani, on the USA to UK segment of

June 26, 2009
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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Air France Flight 447 – Commercial Ships Race To Assist

  Brazilian Air Force and Navy assets are currently being deployed to the crash zone of Air France Flight 447 . The BBC tells

June 2, 2009
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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Search & Rescue Control Center – Interesting Photo Of The Week

This week we bring you a photo of the USCG’s Maritime Rescue And Coordination Center in Boston. The Unofficial Coast Guard Blog tells us: Scattered

December 30, 2008
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Thursday, October 2, 2008

Spot Messenger’s Secret Bunker – Houston TX

Panbo brings us a peek inside the secret underground bunker of SPOT Messenger. They write; My PMY March column about SPOT is now online, and you’ll see

October 2, 2008
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Saturday, May 24, 2008

MAIS 23 – Interview With C-130 Rescue Pilot

Download MP3: Messing About In Ships podcast episode 23 – May 15, 2008 Subscribe Via iTunes HERE Shownotes: In this episode Capt. Kelly Sweeney gives us

May 24, 2008
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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Happy Birthday AMVER

Bitterend brings us the anniversary of AMVER: Originally known as the Atlantic Merchant Vessel Emergency Reporting (AMVER) System, it became operational on

January 23, 2008
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