Monday, October 22, 2007
Photo

The ms Hjördis, in ice and fog.

This amazing photo of the ms Hjördis comes to us via Fred Fry’s weekly must read; Maritime Monday.

October 22, 2007
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Friday, October 19, 2007
Engines

Crash Astern Test – Video

Here is some video of engine room operations during a crash astern test for sea trials. Nothing too exciting but you can find more sea trial test of the Hansa...

October 19, 2007
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Saturday, October 13, 2007
Lifesaving Incidents

Pasha Bulker Incident Report – Nearly Unbelievable

Photo By suburbanbloke In a post unusually harsh for gCaptain standards I asked some tough questions about actions taken by the captain of the doomed ship, Pasha Bulker. Here’s a...

October 13, 2007
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MSC

hospital ship comfort returns from humanitarian voyage

Back in June we brought you the departure of one of our favorite ships, the USNS Comfort hospital ship. You can read that article including ship details HERE. Today PilotOnline...

October 13, 2007
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Friday, October 12, 2007
Uncategorized

hawaii superferry – a ship captain’s perspective

A ferry at the center of much debate (including a record number of comments on this blog) has sailed into a storm that will likely sink her dream. The problem...

October 12, 2007
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Wednesday, October 3, 2007
Uncategorized

E.P.A. Petitioned to Limit Ship Emissions

Photo by Seth White The New York Times has the story on a California petition to limit ship emissions: The California attorney general and a coalition of environmental groups have...

October 3, 2007
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Monday, October 1, 2007
Interesting

ship graveyards – ghost ships at rest

Today Fred Fry linked to an interesting post containing photos, video and the stories behind some of the world’s largest iron graveyards. One of the more interesting entries is of...

October 1, 2007
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Saturday, September 29, 2007
Uncategorized

kite powered ships

We are always on the lookout for “green” stories so were pleased when a friend forwarded a link to Skysails, a German based company looking to augment tradition ship propulsion...

September 29, 2007
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Saturday, September 1, 2007
Ship Design

Floating Nuclear Power Plants – Russia

The Wall Street Journal brings us video on Russia’s newest idea, floating nuclear power plants. Thanks to Sea-Fever for the link.

September 1, 2007
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Monday, August 27, 2007
Uncategorized

gCaptain Blogroll – Big Ships

I wanted to take some time and thank some of our partner sites; Maritime Experts from around the web. I also wanted to take the time to explain each one...

August 27, 2007
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Monday, August 20, 2007

Ebba Maersk – World Largest Sistership

“Ship of the Week” brings us the fifth in the Maersk E-Class Container Ships and Sister Ship to the Emma Maersk: The Ebba Maersk (IMO: 9321524, Port of Registry: Copenhagen,...

August 20, 2007
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Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Interesting

gCaptain’s Favorite Maritime Photographer

We use flickr to bring you the Photo Of The Day on our homepage and more than a dozen times a single photographer’s work has been featured; OneEighteen. Why do...

August 15, 2007
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Uncategorized

The Largest Ships Ever Built – List

August 15, 2007
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Saturday, June 23, 2007
Lifesaving Incidents

Pasha Bulker – Photo Slideshow

Here is a random selection of the best (and worst) photos of the coal ship “Pasha Bulker” grounded on Nobby’s Beach courtesy of Flickr. For those unfamiliar with the infamous...

June 23, 2007
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Thursday, June 14, 2007
Interesting

Hospital Ship Comfort Departs to South America

In some of the most positive military news of recent memory we get word of preparations being made aboard the USNS Comfort for tomorrow’s departure on a humanitarian mission to...

June 14, 2007
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Tuesday, June 5, 2007
USCG

Top 10 Rescue at Sea Videos from the U.S. Coast Guard

From the boats to ships to natural disaster this video from YouTube user USCG Imagery is a compilation of the top 10 USCG rescues at sea. Have a better rescue...

June 5, 2007
Total Views: 385