Sunday, December 30, 2007
Video

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 NOVA’s “Pioneers of Survival...

December 30, 2007
Total Views: 94

Blog

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 the M/V Hanjin...

December 30, 2007
Total Views: 193

Friday, December 28, 2007
Uncategorized

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 Mariner’s Perspective Captain Kelly Sweeney, master mariner, monthly...

December 28, 2007
Total Views: 0

Sunday, December 23, 2007
Uncategorized

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 have them published. Saved from...

December 23, 2007
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Interesting

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 enormous Lego aircraft carrier. Made from over...

December 23, 2007
Total Views: 8

Sunday, December 16, 2007
Uncategorized

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 like some sort of alchemy for...

December 16, 2007
Total Views: 4

Saturday, December 15, 2007
Video

A Video Tour Of Basic Tanker Ops

Video look at some of the jobs on bard Oil Tankers

December 15, 2007
Total Views: 13

Thursday, December 13, 2007
Uncategorized

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 Sinking of the Texas Clipper Pasha Bulker Incident...

December 13, 2007
Total Views: 3

Uncategorized

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 upcoming...

December 13, 2007
Total Views: 4

Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Uncategorized

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 us track large ships. This is about...

December 11, 2007
Total Views: 3

Saturday, December 8, 2007
Uncategorized

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 In Ships. Starting today, gCaptain’s...

December 8, 2007
Total Views: 3

Thursday, December 6, 2007
Photo

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 operated by Matson Lines, was sailing near Cape...

December 6, 2007
Total Views: 24

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 subject of a...

December 5, 2007
Total Views: 50

Tuesday, December 4, 2007
USCG

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 freighter Edgar B. Speer from ice in Lake...

December 4, 2007
Total Views: 16

Friday, November 23, 2007
Incidents

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 Modern Sea Stories“. Captain Kelly brings up...

November 23, 2007
Total Views: 1

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 queries for spill captain.” Prior to...

November 20, 2007
Total Views: 3

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 from being built...

November 16, 2007
Total Views: 8

Monday, November 12, 2007
Photo

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 “Why are...

November 12, 2007
Total Views: 18

NOAA-Ice-Ship-Rainier
Weather

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 a dedication ceremony, public activities, and teacher training from 9:30 a.m....

November 12, 2007
Total Views: 0

Sunday, November 11, 2007
Video

Merchant Marine Blues – Music Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3G_kLxZ8FM For our veterans some light fair for this fine Sunday… Ramblin’ Jack Elliott singing Woodie Guthrie’s Talking Merchant Marine Blues. Lyrics:

November 11, 2007
Total Views: 2