Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Coast Guard Morro Bay – Surfboat Training

The following happen so close to gCaptain Headquarters here in Morro Bay California that our CEO called from his ship to make sure the building was secure and

April 30, 2008
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Monday, April 28, 2008

Houston Ship Channel – 500 Knot Transit

This morning Fred Fry pointed us to this amazing time lapse video by our favorite maritime photographer. Click HERE for the

April 28, 2008
Total Views: 7

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

How not to anchor a ship – Video

April 9, 2008
Total Views: 0

Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Ship Design

The Twin Marine Lifter – Heavy Lift Monster

MarineLog brings us info on the new Heavy Lift design by SeaMetric International. The Twin Marine Lifter will consist of 2 DP class 3 heavy transport vessels

April 1, 2008
Total Views: 80


Starting the Wartsila – Video Starting a Wärtsilä 6 L 64… for a truly amazing engine read our post: The Wartsila-Sulzer Super

April 1, 2008
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Saturday, March 29, 2008
Lifesaving Incidents

Bourbon Dolphin Report

Incidents always have a human factor. Fathers are lost at sea leaving friends, family, wives and sometimes young children behind. Media reports and incident

March 29, 2008
Total Views: 401

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Alternative Energy From Our Oceans

IMC has a very complete post on alternative energy ideas for harnessing power from our oceans. They tell us; Wave power refers to the energy of ocean surface

March 27, 2008
Total Views: 1

Friday, March 21, 2008

Skysails – First Ocean Voyage A Success

Discoverer user mateMB has pointed us to news of Beluga shippings Skysails project to cross the atlantic with the use of a kite. In yesterday’s press

March 21, 2008
Total Views: 65

Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Lifesaving Incidents

Queen of the North TSB Canada Video

Video of TSB report on sinking of Queen of the North. Click on the blue ‘Start Presentation’ button. (its slow loading). It also has video

March 19, 2008
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Friday, March 14, 2008

A Video Overview Of The Shipping Industry

Here is a short video overview on todays shipping

March 14, 2008
Total Views: 9

Friday, February 29, 2008

Humor: The front fell off

In the vein of Abbot and Costello’s “Who’s On First,” only related to ships. Thanks to BitterEnd reader Robert S, of Seattle and

February 29, 2008
Total Views: 20

Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Lifesaving Incidents

Cruise Ship “Voyager” Battling Storm – Video

Here is some video of the cruise ship Voyager battling the 2005 cyclone Valentina off the coast of Majorca. The full story: LINK

February 12, 2008
Total Views: 22

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: 9


What Are You Sinking About?

g Captain's favorite video - what happens if you call the German Coast Guard when your ship starts sinking? What are you thinking about?? We're thinking this

January 25, 2008
Total Views: 6

Monday, January 21, 2008

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
Total Views: 3

Monday, January 7, 2008

A Video of Unwanted Fame

If you think Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears are the only ones suffering from Fame just be glad your not the captain of this brand new ship! This summer

January 7, 2008
Total Views: 28

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

December 30, 2007
Total Views: 98

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
Total Views: 8

Saturday, December 15, 2007

A Video Tour Of Basic Tanker Ops

Video look at some of the jobs on bard Oil

December 15, 2007
Total Views: 14

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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