Tuesday, September 14, 2021
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Windoc Incident – Story Behind YouTube’s Most Chilling Video

In August 2001 the Bulk Carrier Windoc was lined up on the Welland Canal’s Bridge 11 in Ontario Canada. After receiving the flashing amber approach light indicating that the bridge...

3 mins ago
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Thursday, July 16, 2015

WATCH: How to Survive a Shipwreck – EPIC HOW TO

Don’t ditch your cell phone. Don’t drink your urine.

July 16, 2015
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Monday, February 3, 2014

Real Life Castaway Says He Survived 13 Months Lost At Sea

Efforts are underway to confirm the identity (and story) of a mystery castaway who washed up last week on a Marshall Islands atoll after allegedly surviving more than 13 months adrift in the Pacific Ocean on a 24-foot fiberglass boat.

February 3, 2014
Total Views: 6

Friday, May 31, 2013
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Miracle at Sea: Sailor Survives After Spending 2 Days Inside Sunken Ship

As reported earlier this week, tragedy struck offshore Escravos, Nigeria on Sunday 26 May when the anchor handling tug Jacson 4 sank in heavy weather.  Divers recovered 10 bodies from...

May 31, 2013
Total Views: 121

Friday, April 12, 2013

The Truth About Cold Water

Note: With the spring boating season upon us, the U.S. Coast Guard warned today that although the air temperatures are warmer, the water is still cold and presents a significant danger...

April 12, 2013
Total Views: 3469

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Survival Tip – Worst Case Scenario, Survive With Your Kindle

With a starting price of around $70 the Amazon Kindle has been adopted by countless readers around the world, but did you know it could also save your life? Picture this...

March 29, 2012
Total Views: 3

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Big City Emergency – How To Bug Out At Sea

A friend recently asked me to write a supplemental to his book Emergency: This Book Will Save Your Life. Specifically he was interested in how to escape a big city when...

February 7, 2012
Total Views: 23

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Adrift – A True Holiday Story Of Hope And Survival At Sea

Many of us are guilty of it; doing something dumb early in life to impress a girl. In this way the three South Pacific teens are no different from the...

November 27, 2010
Total Views: 29

Sunday, July 11, 2010

10 Things to remember if you’re shipwrecked

Here is a unofficial pick of 10 things that you should remember if you are shipwrecked. These tips come from Yan Martel’s prize-winning novelLife of Pi, via listverse.com 1. Shelter...

July 11, 2010
Total Views: 433

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Abandon Ship Ditch Bag

Have an Iridium, VHF or SSB handheld radio aboard? What about a portable GPS? Create an Abandon Ship Ditch Bag that is waterproof, floats and will survive a fire. Here’s...

April 25, 2009
Total Views: 29

Thursday, February 28, 2008
Lifesaving Incidents

Rescue On The High Seas- USCG Helicopter Crew Interviewed

INTERVIEW WITH USCG RESCUE HELICOPTER CREW This past July, in a gCaptain and Robin Storm exclusive, we brought you the Lessons Learned by North Atlantic freak wave survivor Jean Pierre...

February 28, 2008
Total Views: 72

Thursday, January 17, 2008
Lifesaving Incidents

In Pictures: Ice Prince Rescue and Sinking

The BBC has a great photo slideshow of the M/V Ice Prince sinking. You can find it HERE.

January 17, 2008
Total Views: 14

Monday, January 14, 2008

English Channel Abandoment – M/V Ice Prince

Last night the timber ship M/V Ice Prince became unstable and was abandoned in the English Channel. The Press Association tells us: Attempts are to be made to take in...

January 14, 2008
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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 NOVA’s “Pioneers of Survival...

December 30, 2007
Total Views: 95

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 Sinking of the Texas Clipper Pasha Bulker Incident...

December 13, 2007
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Thursday, November 22, 2007

Holiday Gift Guide | Spot Globalstar Messenger – Emergency Locater

Panbo, the marine electronics blog, brings us today’s gCaptain Holiday Gift Suggestion. The unit is the SPOT Satellite Messenger & Emergency Locater and it’s fairly amazing. First a note. This...

November 22, 2007
Total Views: 5

Friday, July 27, 2007

10 Lessons Learned For Sailing in Severe Weather

In a gCaptain exclusive we were able to discuss the May 2007 abandonment of the s/v Sean Seamour II with her captain Jean Pierre de Lutz. This story was first...

July 27, 2007
Total Views: 22

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

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: 440