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Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Uncategorized

Happy Birthday AMVER

Bitterend brings us the anniversary of AMVER: Originally known as the Atlantic Merchant Vessel Emergency Reporting (AMVER) System, it became operational on

January 23, 2008
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Monday, January 21, 2008
USCG

Coast Guard C-130 Air Drop – Video

A short clip from our friends at the USCG; Kodiak, Alaska-Jan 17, 2008–An Air Station Kodiak C-130 crew perform drop training. USCG video by PA1 Kurt

January 21, 2008
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Saturday, January 19, 2008
Incidents

Cosco Busan Pilot’s Medical Records Questioned

Cosco Busan Photo by Noah Berger/Associated PressOctober 15th 2003 the Staten Island ferry crashed into a concrete pier killing eleven people and leaving 71

January 19, 2008
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Friday, December 28, 2007
Lifesaving Incidents

Top 10 USCG Resuces of 2007 – Video

  The US Cost Guard gives us their Top 10 Rescues of 2007: 1. Coast Guard rescue crews assist with over 160 rescues in the flood-ravaged Pacific Northwest.

December 28, 2007
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Thursday, December 13, 2007
Oil Spill

Pilot Liability – Changes In Law and Industry Culture

In this week’s edition of The Maritime Executive Newsletter managing editor Joseph Keefe, weighs in on the changing dynamics of the Master, Pilot and

December 13, 2007
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USCG

Ship Security Officer Training Mandated For US Mariners

Effective January 1, 2008, mariners sailing in the capacity of Ship Security Officer (SSO) will have to show evidence of being “qualified” to hold that

December 13, 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
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Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Oil Spill

Proposed Bill Mandates An Increase Of VTS Authority

(Photo by PA2 Prentice Danner, USCG) This morning Senator Barbra Boxer and Representative Nacy Pelosi, Speaker of the House, announced a bill giving the U.S.

December 4, 2007
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USCG

Tug-of-War | USCG Icebreakers VS Great Lakes Freighter

YouTube user 20greatlakes07 recently put together this video of the USCG Icebreaker Mackinaw’s unsuccessful, but valiant, attempt to free the Great Lakes

December 4, 2007
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Saturday, December 1, 2007
USCG

USCG Cruise Ship Medivac – Video

Every wonder what happens if you need to be helicoptered off a cruise ship? The USCG has released this video of a medivac operation off the coast of Mexico.

December 1, 2007
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Friday, November 30, 2007
Oil Spill

Admiral Bone Responds to Critisism

Rear Admiral Craig E. Bone is not one to back down from criticism, his comments regarding questions we posed to the San Francisco Chronicle were strong and to

November 30, 2007
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Thursday, November 29, 2007
Incidents

Ridiculous Item of the Month – Madatory VTS Instructions

Fairplay brings us the most ridiculous item of the day; Vessels transiting US harbours could come under tight navigational controls in the wake of the Cosco

November 29, 2007
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Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Oil Spill

San francisco Oil Spill Hearings – A Response to Admiral Bone, USCG

Yesterday my comments were published on the front page of The San Francisco Chronicle in an article titled; “Hearing today at Presidio – tough

November 20, 2007
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Oil Spill

Oil Spill Hearings – Video

Click on the above image to see video on today’s congressional hearings into the Cosco Busan Incident and resultant oil ship in San Francisco Bay. Final

November 20, 2007
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Friday, November 16, 2007
Oil Spill

VTS Warning to Cosco Busan Pilot

National news sources are publishing a story about the VTS warning to the Cosco Busan’s pilot Jim Cota. In a story titled “Ship Got No Alert From

November 16, 2007
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Wednesday, November 14, 2007
USCG

Where is my license? NMC / REC Delay Chart

For those mariners awaiting license review at the Coast Guard’s National Maritime Center ( USCG NMC ) here’s a breakdown of the status of all

November 14, 2007
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Oil Spill

Cosco Busan Audio Files – San Francisco Oil Spill

Coast Guard Photo By CWO Scott Epeprson I thought I would list a few podcasts, interviews and audio files that relate to the Cosco Busan Incident and the

November 14, 2007
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Monday, November 12, 2007
Engines

Ship Types 101 – San Francisco Bay Bridge Oil Tanker Collision

I have been amazed lately by the number of errors in both media reports and political commentary related to the the container ship Cosco Busan that allided

November 12, 2007
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Sunday, November 11, 2007
USCG

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
Oil Spill

San Francisco Bay Bridge Damage Survey – Video

Official USCG damage survey video of the Bay Bridge after the Cosco Busan allision earlier this week. Thanks to Marine Buzz for the find. Click here for our

November 10, 2007
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