Monday, October 23, 2017
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Weather

Typhoon Lan Heads Out To Sea, Three Dead In Japan

by Elaine Lies (Reuters) A rapidly weakening typhoon Lan made landfall in Japan on Monday, setting off landslides and flooding that prompted evacuation orders for tens of thousands of people,...

October 23, 2017
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Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Blog

Any Port in a Storm?

By Captain George Livingstone One of the great ‘maritime’ authors of the 20th century is Jan de Hartog, born in Holland, his seagoing career spanned the glory years of Dutch...

June 23, 2016
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Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Maritime News

One Dead, Two Injured After Wave Hits North Sea Drilling Rig COSL Innovator

One person has died and two other were injured on Wednesday after a large wave hit a semi-submersible drilling rig operating in the North Sea. Statoil confirmed the incident in...

December 30, 2015
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Wednesday, December 10, 2014
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News

UK Storm Drives Wind Turbines to Record Output Levels

Wind power generation is forecast at near yesterday’s record later today, peaking at 6,747 megawatts at 9 p.m. London time, according to Bloomberg’s wind model.

December 10, 2014
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Tuesday, January 15, 2013
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Interesting

Weather Bomb Explodes in the Western Pacific [UPDATE]

16 January Update:  A major hurricane force storm continues over the western North Pacific with winds up to 65 knots and significant wave heights up to 20 meters (about 66...

January 15, 2013
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Monday, January 14, 2013
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News

Dangerous Storm Brewing in Northern Pacific Could Be Stronger than Sandy

A dangerous winter storm is developing rapidly over the western North Pacific east of Japan, one that has the potential to be even more powerful than Hurricane Sandy. During the...

January 14, 2013
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Monday, October 29, 2012
Blog

Hurricane Survival – No Place for Absolutes

By Mario Vittone As I write this, the Coast Guard is still searching for two sailors missing from the the tall ship Bounty; the ship itself lies on the bottom...

October 29, 2012
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Maritime News

Maersk Line – How Do Ships Ride Out Storms Like Hurricane Sandy? [INTERVIEW]

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/52383530[/vimeo] Steffen Conradsen, Head of Global Execution at Maersk Line, the world’s largest containership owner, gives us some insight into the decision-making process when ships encounter storms like Hurricane Sandy....

October 29, 2012
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Sunday, October 28, 2012
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Maritime News

MOL Container Ship Says Screw Hurricane Sandy and Puts the Throttle Down [UPDATE 2]

While every other ship off the east coast of the United States steaming eastward trying to get the hell out of the way of Hurricane Sandy, the MOL Paramount, a...

October 28, 2012
Total Views: 42

Thursday, September 27, 2012
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Super Typhoon Jelawat Complicating Standoff Over Disputed Islands

(Bloomberg) — Taiwan warned of floods and landslides as the second super typhoon in two weeks ripped through the East China Sea and headed for islands where Chinese and Japanese...

September 27, 2012
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Tuesday, August 28, 2012
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Incidents

Chinese Ships Battered in Typhoon, 5 Dead, 10 Missing

(Bloomberg) — Typhoon Bolaven killed at least eight people as it lashed the Korean peninsula with strong winds and heavy rain, capsizing fishing boats and grounding aircraft. Five fishermen from...

August 28, 2012
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Sunday, January 29, 2012
Blog

What’s the Worst Sea-State You’ve Ever Been In?

We asked the question this evening on our Facebook page and thought you all might be interested in seeing some of the responses… What’s the worst sea you’ve ever been in?...

January 29, 2012
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Thursday, September 1, 2011
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Weather

Anadarko: Nonessential Workers Removed From 3 Gulf Platforms

(Dow Jones) Anadarko Petroleum Corp. (APC) said Wednesday that it has removed nonessential workers from the company’s Gunnison, Nansen and Boomvang oil platforms in the Gulf of Mexico as a...

September 1, 2011
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Friday, August 12, 2011
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Blog

A Thousand Year Storm…

By John J. Miller Tropical Storm Emily petered out over Cuba last week, but the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration warns of “high hurricane activity” in the months ahead, with...

August 12, 2011
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Friday, July 29, 2011
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Maritime News

BP Evacuating Three US Gulf Platforms For Tropical Storm Don

HOUSTON (Dow Jones)–BP PLC (BP, BP.LN) said Thursday it is pulling all personnel from offshore oil platforms located in the southern Green Canyon area of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico as a...

July 29, 2011
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Tuesday, July 19, 2011
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Incidents

Damaged FPSO May Cost Maersk Oil 5.3M BOE UK Production [REPORT]

COPENHAGEN (Dow Jones)–Danish oil and gas company Maersk Oil stands to lose production of up to 5.3 million barrels of oil equivalent due to extensive repair works on a floating...

July 19, 2011
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Saturday, August 7, 2010
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Photo of the Week – BOURBON MISTRAL

Photo by Lars Grepstad On the North Sea – Photo of the Bourbon Mistral The Bourbon Mistral platform supply vessel was the first ship with the Ulstein’s X-Bow design which...

August 7, 2010
Total Views: 30

Saturday, July 31, 2010
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Ship Photo of the Week – Storm in Valparaiso, Chile

This weeks photo comes to us via boston.com/bigpicture. Waves batter a merchant vessel stranded along the coast during a heavy storm in Valparaiso City, Chile, 121 km (75 miles) northwest...

July 31, 2010
Total Views: 1

Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Weather

Beaufort Scale – Graphics

. Nautical charts and pubs change nearly as fast as the tide sending each sailing second mate back to kintergarden’s cut & paste lessons each time a new notice to...

January 12, 2010
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Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Blog

Cruise Ship In Storm – Cruise Ship Balmoral Hits Rough Seas – Incident Photos

For the full list of gCaptain’s incident photos, CLICK HERE For most, the notion of a bad time on a luxurious vacation aboard a cruise ship is eating some rotten...

January 27, 2009
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