Monday, September 17, 2012

Oceanografia Signs with Kongsberg on New DP Training Center Oceanografia S.A. de C.V., one of Mexico’s largest offshore vessel operators specializing in underwater survey, diving, pipe laying construction and maintenance operations, has signed a multimillion dollar contract with...

September 17, 2012
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Saturday, July 14, 2012
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Maritime Continuing Education…What Have You Done Today?

Technology is changing the shipping industry.  Regulations affecting the shipping industry are constantly changing and evolving.  The way in which we conduct routine operations onboard vessels changes as standard practices...

July 14, 2012
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Tuesday, February 21, 2012
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Philippine Transmarine Carriers Hosts IMO Sec’y General, Presents Top-Shelf Training Facility for Seafarers

In his first official visit to the country after assuming office last January 2, International Maritime Organization (IMO) Secretary General Koji Sekimiz underscored the importance the IMO has bestowed on the...

February 21, 2012
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Friday, February 10, 2012

Fighting Piracy with Education: University of Greenwich Offer World’s First Masters Degree in Maritime Security

The University of Greenwich says it will soon be offering the world’s first Masters degree in Maritime Security that is designed to help the international shipping industry tackle sea-based threats...

February 10, 2012
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Thursday, January 5, 2012
Press Releases

Workboat Academy Opens Mate Training Program In New Orleans

The Workboat Academy and Houston Marine, a member of the Falck Alford Group, have signed an agreement to offer the Workboat Mate Program at the Houston Marine’s campus in New...

January 5, 2012
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Monday, January 2, 2012

Symbols of US Maritime Decline

By Clay Maitland, Our government’s present inability to land a cargo of gasoline via a U.S.-flagged vessel in icebound Nome, Alaska, symbolizes the shortage of foresight of our maritime policy...

January 2, 2012
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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

King’s Point – A Heritage Worth Saving

By Clay Maitland Every year, the cadets and faculty of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy hold a dinner, known as the Battle Standard.  It commemorates the cadets who have lost...

December 21, 2011
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Sunday, December 11, 2011
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Emergencies at Sea – Practicing What Can’t be Practiced

Standing on the bridge wing of a container ship years ago, a captain was telling me all about the Williamson Turn and how effective it was at putting his massive...

December 11, 2011
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Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Truth About Cold Water Recovery

Sitting in the chief’s office of Coast Guard Station Fairport Harbor in Mentor, Ohio, I’m reading the legal release that I have to sign if I want to be part...

November 10, 2011
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Monday, October 17, 2011
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Sail Training at Maine Maritime Academy

By Captain G. Andy Chase, Professor of Marine Transportation, Maine Maritime Academy   In this modern age, all maritime schools are spending a great deal of money and time buying and training...

October 17, 2011
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Wednesday, May 18, 2011
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Fast Rescue Boat – Kongsberg Introduces New Simulator

Fast Rescue Boat training is one of the most enjoyable classes mariners need to take. Open ocean and fast boats combine with great locations like San Diego and Fort Lauderdale...

May 18, 2011
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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

US Navy to Merchant Marine transition advice

Thanks to M_R_Thurman for the Forum post… So, I’m writing this no reason other than to help other Navy guys that wish to transfer over to the Merchant Marines. I’m...

December 28, 2010
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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

“T/S State of Maine” on final voyage

We’re sure that there quite a few readers of gCaptain that have fond memories of the T.S. State of Maine (ex USNS Upshur), which is why we wanted to pass...

November 23, 2010
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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

RADM Philip Greene ‘78 Named 11th USMMA Superintendent

Via email comes news that the US Merchant Marine Academy has a new incoming Superintendent A KINGS POINTER FOR KINGS POINT RADM Philip Greene, Jr. ’78 Named 11th Superintendent of...

August 25, 2010
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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Marine Flares – More Than Meets the Eye

Imagine, if you can, the confluence of events that would have to take place to leave you with marine flares being your primary method of signaling distress.  The number of devices that...

August 10, 2010
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Monday, July 19, 2010

To be or not to be, a captain?

To be or not to be, a captain? By John G. Denham It is safe to assume that most sea farers at one time or another have wanted to be...

July 19, 2010
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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Top 5 Most Interesting Maritime Training Courses

One of the most fun and rewarding aspects to a career a sea are the classes mariners get to take. From small arms training to fast rescue boat, we get...

July 7, 2010
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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Hawsepipers: Why They’re Needed Now More Than Ever

The following is an article written by the good folks at the Towmasters blog: There is a powerful belief these days that you absolutely must have an advanced higher (formal)...

June 9, 2010
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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

YOUblog Featured Article: Diary of a PMI/Workboat Academy Cadet

This YOUblog featured article was submitted by one of gCaptain’s top contributors, Ordinaryseaman, otherwise known as Anthony, who was recently accepted to PMI’s Workboat Mate Program. — Howdy everyone! For...

March 9, 2010
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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

New “Q-Max” LNG Carrier for Port Revel

In 2009, Sogreah, a firm of consulting engineers working in the fields of water, energy and the environment, launched the Otello, a 1:25 scale model of one of the world’s...

March 3, 2010
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