Sunday, December 30, 2007

Launching Of A Free-Fall Lifeboat

. Here’s the arial view; . Finally, here’s how they test these boats: . For more info on the history behind these types of lifeboats visit

December 30, 2007
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Incident Photo Of The Week – M/V Hanjin Pennsylvania

After a brief hiatus we return to a popular gCaptain feature “Incident Photo Of The Week“. This weeks photo is the aftermath of a 2002 fire aboard

December 30, 2007
Total Views: 317

Friday, December 28, 2007

Maritime Podcast – MAIS Episode 4

Episode 4 of “Messing About In Ships“, our joint-venture podcast with Sea-Fever, has been posted to iTunes. This week’s topics include; A

December 28, 2007
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Sunday, December 23, 2007

Upcoming Maritime News – Weekly Picks

  Here are gCaptain editor’s Top 10 upcoming picks of the week from gCaptain’s Maritime News Discoverer. Please Vote on the ones you like to

December 23, 2007
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The Ultimate Christmas Gift For A Future Mariner

With a 5m LOA (nearly three times larger than G.I. Joe’s Carrier) Gizmodo brings us the World’s Largest Toy Aircraft Carrier: “an absolutely

December 23, 2007
Total Views: 15

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Launching Kite Power

The 433 ft long “Beluga SkySails” in an undated image. Turning ocean winds into gold while cutting greenhouse emissions in the process might sound

December 16, 2007
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Saturday, December 15, 2007

A Video Tour Of Basic Tanker Ops

Video look at some of the jobs on bard Oil

December 15, 2007
Total Views: 21

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Maritime Podcast – Episode 02

Here’s episode 02 of Messing About In Ships, your new maritime podcast. This week’s topics include; Listener Comments Antarctic Cruise Ship Sinking

December 13, 2007
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AIS Conversation Continued – SHIP VS BOAT

Earlier this week I received a request from our friend Ben Ellison at Panbo to poll our readers on the use of AIS. He was especially concerned with the

December 13, 2007
Total Views: 9

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

AIS-B, Automatic Information System For Boats. A Welcome Change?

We have already proclaimed our love of AIS, the technology that helps watchkeepers identify surrounding vessel traffic, but currently this technology only lets

December 11, 2007
Total Views: 8

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Big Announcement… gCaptain’s First Podcast

We are thrilled to announce a new endeavor from the editors of gCaptain and leadership gurus at Sea Fever Consulting… A Maritime podcast; Messing About

December 8, 2007
Total Views: 8

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Bridge Damage on the Matson Kauai

A harrowing weather story from the Pacific Northwest. Washington State Department of Ecology’s Website tells us; The Kauai, a 720-foot container ship

December 6, 2007
Total Views: 60

Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Lifesaving Incidents

Official Report on the M/V Pasha Bulker

The ship that made gCaptain famous is back in the headlines. The M/V Pasha Bulker, a 76,741 deadweight ton Panamax bulk carrier launched in 2006, is the

December 5, 2007
Total Views: 109

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Tug-of-War | USCG Icebreakers VS Great Lakes Freighter

YouTube user 20greatlakes07 recently put together this video of the USCG Icebreaker Mackinaw’s unsuccessful, but valiant, attempt to free the Great Lakes

December 4, 2007
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Friday, November 23, 2007

Preventing Future Cosco Busan Type Incidents – NPR Audio

A gCaptain reader forwarded the following National Public Radio appearance by our friend Kelly Sweeney, author of the book “From the Bridge, Authentic

November 23, 2007
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Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Oil Spill

San francisco Oil Spill Hearings – A Response to Admiral Bone, USCG

Yesterday my comments were published on the front page of The San Francisco Chronicle in an article titled; “Hearing today at Presidio – tough

November 20, 2007
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Friday, November 16, 2007
Oil Spill

Cosco Busan Crew Remain Silent During NTSB Interview

In other news The San Jose Mercury News tells us; The International Maritime Organization saw the Cosco Busan oil spill coming: Last year, it banned new ships

November 16, 2007
Total Views: 17

Monday, November 12, 2007

Razzle Dazzle Ship Paintings

Our friend Richard Rodriguez pointed us to these paintings as seen on the Dark Roasted Blend blog. We have covered this story recently so if you are asking

November 12, 2007
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NOAA Celebrates 200 Years of Science

NOAA’s (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Boulder campus will celebrate and commemorate the agency’s 200-year legacy in science with

November 12, 2007
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Sunday, November 11, 2007

Merchant Marine Blues – Music Video For our veterans some light fair for this fine Sunday… Ramblin’ Jack Elliott singing Woodie

November 11, 2007
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