Monday, October 25, 2010

James Bond is Envious – Kongsberg’s C’Inspector

Meet one of the newest maritime security toy; Kongsberg’s C’Inspector UUV. Not sure what a UUV is? Well neither did we but we quickly discovered

October 25, 2010
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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Most Dangerous Hour In Shipping

Question: What is The most dangerous hour in shipping? Answer: 22:24 to 23:45 There are three watches aboard ship 00-04 (i.e. 0000 to 0400 and 1600 to 2200) is

October 20, 2010
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Friday, October 15, 2010

Health Effects Of Working The Night Shift – A Cause Of Concern

Photo by OneEighteen We have some bad news to report for mates working the 00-04 watch. Like UV rays and diesel exhaust fumes, working the graveyard shift will

October 15, 2010
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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Our Biggest Export to China; Recycling Material (aka Trash)

From the “Maritime Monday” archives a popular post from original MM author Fred Fry a story straight from the trash heap….. “Guangzhou

August 5, 2010
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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Ghost Ship – The Flying Dutchman

The legend of The Flying Dutchman is said to have started in 1641 when a Dutch ship sank off the coast of the Cape of Good Hope: In the

July 15, 2010
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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Collision Avoidance Tip – Call his boss!

It’s the classic scenario from the Academy… You are the stand on vessel with no room to maneuver and a zero CPA contact is bearing down on you. You

May 28, 2009
Total Views: 34

Monday, December 17, 2007

The Ocean’s Tyrannosaurus Rex

The Star Tribune points us to a new prehistoric discovery; Remains of a bus-sized prehistoric “monster” reptile found on a remote Arctic island may

December 17, 2007
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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Underwater Ocean Turbines

We have taken a look at ways to harness the ocean’s immense power before but this alternative energy solutions is slightly different. Using subsea

December 12, 2007
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Monday, December 10, 2007
Maritime Security

The Protector – Anti Piracy Robot

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjtH70edsGQ Want to know more about The Protector? Popular Mechanics tells us; Robots versus pirates—it’s not as

December 10, 2007
Total Views: 66

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all our readers at home and away at sea. Since launching gCaptain in late May we have logged over 100,000 unique visitors and over

November 22, 2007
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Thursday, November 15, 2007

Chinese Sub and the Carrier Group

While we have been preoccupied with the Bay Bridge Allision readers of our Maritime News Discoverer know of this troubling news from the pacific; When the U.S.

November 15, 2007
Total Views: 66

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Kappsized Clarification

Kappsized Clarification?! By James MacGuire In my last article Kappsized or Scuttled?!, I forwarded a client question which was, “Do I HAVE to file these

November 14, 2007
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Monday, November 12, 2007

Map of Effected Beaches – San Francisco / Cosco Busan Oil Spill

Click for Full Resolution Version If you’re looking for interactive google maps CLICK

November 12, 2007
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Oil Spill

Cosco Busan – Questions For Investigators

Chronicle photo by Michael Macor After visits from California powerbrokers Arnold Schwarzenegger and Diane Feinstein yesterday the head of the US Coast Guard,

November 12, 2007
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Sunday, November 11, 2007

Bridge Resource Management – A New Focus On Watchkeeping

First a note… I am publishing this short clip ahead of my next article because of its importance! While preparing our upcoming “questions for

November 11, 2007
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Veterans Day Comment

I just wanted to share this comment from our reader Martin Tregoning MNI: As a former UK SAR Mission Controller who also attended Governors Island, I can

November 11, 2007
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Saturday, November 10, 2007

Nelson’s Blood

In 1805, British Admiral Horatio Nelson was killed during the Battle of Trafalgar off the coast of Spain. Most sailors were simply put to rest at sea, but as

November 10, 2007
Total Views: 105

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Antartica’s Dwarf Killer Whale

Boing Boing and Cryptomundo bring us news of a new species of Killer Whale. Revealing once again how little we know about our oceans’ inhabitants,

November 7, 2007
Total Views: 6

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Maritime News of the Week – gCaptain’s Top 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

November 3, 2007
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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Poll – Single Best Improvement

<a href=”http://www.polldaddy.com” >Poll Survey</a> – <a

October 31, 2007
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