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Thursday, March 20, 2008
Oil Spill

Sailor, Mariners, seafarers and to whom it may concern. Cosco Busan Pilot Charged

Sailor, Mariners, seafarers and to whom it may concern by Captain John Denham The Department of Justice has submitted “information relative to a criminal

March 20, 2008
Total Views: 15

Monday, March 17, 2008
Oil Spill

Criminal Charges filed against Cosco Busan Pilot

The damaged Cosco Busan is seen in Oakland, Calif., on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007 The Associated Press is reporting that criminal charges were filed today against

March 17, 2008
Total Views: 19

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

License Creep

(Ed. note: This entry is reposted in it’s entirety with permission from Red Right Returning. Doug Gould is a fellow tower from the East Coast.) Are you

March 11, 2008
Total Views: 119

Saturday, March 8, 2008

US Coast Guard gets tough with it’s image

US Coast Guard Commandant Thad Allen   US Coast Guard Commandant Thad Allen said in a recent email: “USCG activities involving U.S. and foreign

March 8, 2008
Total Views: 7

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Sleep Week Crew Endurance Management

This is National Sleep Awareness Week and the NTSB wants to share information on Crew Endurance Management. They write: Endurance involves the body’s

March 6, 2008
Total Views: 12

Friday, February 29, 2008

San Fran – “Over 100 liable for COSCO BUSAN Oil Spill”

The following post is written by Fred Fry: This is from the 13 December 07 Haight’s Maritime Items email newsletter: San Francisco sues everyone re oil

February 29, 2008
Total Views: 6

Thursday, February 28, 2008

I want to ba an Ocean Ranger

Seven Seas Mariner in Skagway, Ak …not really, the cadence actually sounds more alluring than the job. I’d like to see the old Love Boat series

February 28, 2008
Total Views: 10

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

February 28, 2008
Total Views: 224

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

USCG Tug And Towing Endosement – Proposed Changes

The Contra Costa Times article “Critics Fear More Barge Disasters” of February 19, 2008 and the KGO TV Channel 7 report on tug boat licensing

February 27, 2008
Total Views: 7

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

The USCG Launches New Website

The Coast Guard has launched a new website with Video, Podcasts and Photos featured on the homepage. In the official Press Release they write: I am excited to

February 26, 2008
Total Views: 6

Ship Design

My TWIC enrollment experience – less that stellar

It comes as no surprise that we in the United States are security aware. Possible threats create new legislation on a regular basis. Today, I enrolled for my

February 26, 2008
Total Views: 160

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Ship Of The Week – USCG Cutter Bertholf

Launched last week the Bertholf is the United States Coast Guard’s newest cutter. Click HERE to visit the ship’s homepage and HERE for shipyard

February 20, 2008
Total Views: 9

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

A Word On Vessel Traffic Service

A Word On Vessel Traffic Service by Captain John Denham The purpose of a Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) is to provide active monitoring and navigational advice

February 19, 2008
Total Views: 119

Sunday, February 17, 2008

US Mariner Licensing Consultants

As a member of the first “class” of mariners to fall under the new USCG training requirements for Chief Mate / Master I have enough Coast Guard

February 17, 2008
Total Views: 215

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Evolution Of Security – A Blog By TSA

In an unusual turn of events the TSA (United States’ Transportation Security Agency) has launched a blog! While the review on NPR‘s show “On

February 16, 2008
Total Views: 16

Monday, February 11, 2008

Artificial Intelligence – Can VTS be far behind?

Artificial Intelligence by Richard Rodriguez is reporting that the US Air Forces is looking to artificial intelligence for controlling

February 11, 2008
Total Views: 7

Friday, February 8, 2008

USCG TO Continue HF Weather Broadcasts

USCG Press Release 7 Feb 2008: Last April the Coast Guard asked for public comment on the need to continue broadcasting high frequency (HF) high seas weather

February 8, 2008
Total Views: 6

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Independent Panel Releases Report on Cosco Busan

San Francisco, CA (28 January): A panel of outside experts formed by the commandant of the Coast Guard to study the response to the Cosco Busan oil spill today

January 31, 2008
Total Views: 6

Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Fire Incidents

Bravo on My Watch – By The Artful Blogger

Bravo on My Watch By The Artful Blogger I review shipboard incidents every day. It’s what I write about. Unfortunately, there’s plenty of material

January 30, 2008
Total Views: 74

Friday, January 25, 2008

USCG Boat Rescue – Video

During a January 4 storm, two 47-foot Motor Life Boats from Station Golden Gate responded to calls and assisted four boaters in distress, towing one of the

January 25, 2008
Total Views: 11


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