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Announcing The ULTIMATE Ship Shirt

News from gCaptain - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 18:07

After months in the making, countless back and forth emails and phone calls with our design team… we are proud to announce gCaptain’s brand new Ultimate Ship Shirt! This t-shirt is super soft and lightweight and very durable. The design is sublimation printed, with vivid colors that pop all-over the shirt! For today only order […]

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill May Be Biggest Since 2010

News from gCaptain - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 13:54

BSEE Gulf of Mexico Region Director Lars Herbst on Monday initiated a Panel Investigation Monday into an oil release from subsea infrastructure located about 40 miles southeast of Venice, Louisiana in water 4,463 feet deep. The five-member panel is made up of inspectors, engineers and accident investigators, who will issue a report containing findings, recommendations and […]

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Search Continues for Missing Man After Platform Explosion on Lake Pontchartrain

News from gCaptain - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 12:24

The U.S. Coast Guard was continuing to coordinate search efforts for a missing man on Monday after an explosion on an oil platform in Lake Pontchartrain near Kenner, Louisiana on Sunday night. The fire on the platform, which is owned by Clovelly Oil Co., has been extinguished. A Coast Guard helicopter crew launched from Air […]

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Tidewater CEO Retires After Completing Financial Restructuring

News from gCaptain - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 11:59

New Orleans-based oil services company Tidewater Inc. (NYSE: TDW) announced today that Jeffrey Platt has decided to retire from his roles as CEO, President, and a director of Tidewater following the completion of the company’s financial restructuring in June.  Platt’s retirement is effective as of October 15, 2017, and the Board of Directors has appointed Larry Rigdon as its […]

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Tanker Raises Anchor, Finds Torpedo Off England

News from gCaptain - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 11:33

A pretty scary situation in the southern England last Friday as a tanker pulled up an old test torpedo when it raised its anchor in Portland. A diving unit was dispatched to the scene where they immediately evacuated the majority of the crew from the Maltese-flagged MT Skaw Provider. However, six crew members including the […]

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Editorial: Why the U.S. Embraced the Jones Act a Century Ago

News from gCaptain - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:42

This column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of gCaptain. By Stephen Mihm (Bloomberg View) — Repealing the so-called Jones Act, which is slowing desperately needed aid to Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, is obviously the right thing to do. But the growing movement in Congress to scrap it — including Republican […]

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Three Dead as Ophelia Batters Ireland

News from gCaptain - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 09:33

By Clodagh Kilcoyne LAHINCH, Ireland, Oct 16 (Reuters) – Three people died as Tropical Storm Ophelia battered Ireland’s southern coast on Monday, knocking down trees and power lines and whipping up 10-metre (30-foot) waves. Over 360,000 homes and businesses were without electricity with another 100,000 outages expected by nightfall, Ireland’s Electricity Supply Board said, describing it […]

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Salvors Struggle to Refloat Grounded Longliner Near Honolulu

News from gCaptain - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 08:42

A salvage team and other response crews are continuing efforts to remove the 79-foot fishing vessel Pacific Paradise which ran aground last Tuesday off Honolulu. The vessel remained grounded as of Sunday despite several attempts to tow it from the reef off Waikiki’s Kaimana Beach during high tides. The vessel is located about 1,000 feet […]

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Tall Ship ‘Oliver Hazard Perry’ Loses Power, Hits Boats in Newport Harbor, RI

News from gCaptain - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 07:55

The U.S. Coast Guard has reported that the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, Rhode Island’s official sail training ship, lost power and hit multiple boats before grounding in Newport Harbor, R.I. on Sunday night. The Coast Guard said the tall ship was leaving Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival with 12 crewmembers aboard when it lost power and began […]

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SUNY Maritime To Host LNG Bunker Conference

News from gCaptain - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 07:45

Next month SUNY Maritime College will host a conference, LNG: Not just a cargo. The conference will include presentations and panel discussions about LNG bunkering. “For years, shipping companies have focused on transporting LNG,” said Eric Johansson, professor of Marine Transportation, and vice-chair of the professional education and training department. “While the need for LNG […]

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Metal Shark Delivers First Two Potomac Riverboat Company Passenger Vessels

News from gCaptain - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 04:33

The first two passenger vessels built by Louisiana-based shipbuilder Metal Shark for Entertainment Cruises’ Potomac Riverboat Company division have been delivered to Washington, D.C. and are now in service. The two 88’, 149-passenger high speed aluminum catamaran vessels “Potomac Taxi I” and “Potomac Taxi II” departed Metal Shark’s Franklin, Louisiana shipyard in mid-September, traveled the […]

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ABS and Green Award Join Forces to Set Standards for Safety and Excellence

News from gCaptain - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 02:30

ABS, a leading provider of classification and technical services to the marine and offshore industries, announced it has joined the Green Award certification network. As an incentive provider, ABS offers Green Award Certificate holders discounts on software and training courses to encourage high safety and environmental standards in shipping. “ABS is proud to join forces […]

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Maritime Monday for October 16th, 2017: Mappaemundi

News from gCaptain - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 23:14

To Celebrate Friday the 13th, here is a list of 13 Old Sailor Superstitions! image: A Maritime Classic: The Pig and Rooster Tattoo   U.S. Coast Guard Northeast News Release: Rhode Island’s tall ship SSV Oliver Hazard Perry loses power, hits multiple boats before grounding in Newport Harbor   Hole the Size of Maine Opens […]

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One Missing, Six Injured in Platform Explosion on Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana

News from gCaptain - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 20:17

One person is missing and six others have been injured after an explosion on an oil platform in Lake Pontchartrain near Kenner, Louisiana, Sunday evening, the Coast Guard has confirmed. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report from a witness at approximately 8 p.m. of an oil platform explosion. The Coast Guard said Sunday […]

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Coast Guard Responding to 300,000 Gallon Crude Oil Spill in Gulf of Mexico

News from gCaptain - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 11:37

The U.S. Coast Guard and other federal agencies are responding to a crude oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The Coast Guard said Saturday its Sector New Orleans received a report from the National Response Center at 1:30 p.m., Friday of a discharge from a damaged pipeline associated with a subsea well approximately 40 miles southeast of Venice, […]

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The “Navy Way” is the Wrong Course

News from gCaptain - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 15:11

A Ship Pilot’s Perspective on What’s Happening to the U.S. Navy By Captain Paul E. Lobo – As a retired Lieutenant-Commander in the US Naval Reserve, and a San Francisco bar pilot with over 31 years’ experience, I find the recent collisions of US Navy vessels and the resulting loss of life disheartening and incomprehensible. And, […]

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Outlook Gloomy for Container Shipping as Rates Continue to Slide

News from gCaptain - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 14:46

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Container spot rates from Asia to North Europe slumped below $700 per teu this week, losing a further 3.9% in value. They now stand at $686 per teu, while for Mediterranean ports, rates slid 5.8% to $652 per teu. In January freight rates per teu for both were in excess […]

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Ophelia May Become Ireland’s Strongest Storm Since 1961

News from gCaptain - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 11:27

By Kelly Gilblom, Peter Flanagan and Brian K. Sullivan (Bloomberg) — Category 2 Hurricane Ophelia is threatening everything from farms to a golf course owned by the family of U.S. President Donald Trump as it heads for Ireland. Ophelia’s top winds were 100 miles (155 kilometers) an hour by 3:40 p.m. London time on Friday, reaching the […]

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Norwegian Offshore Supply Vessel First to Replace LNG Engine with Battery Power

News from gCaptain - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:54

The Norwegian offshore supply vessel Viking Princess has become the first vessel of its kind to have one of its main engines replaced with battery power. Viking Princess completed sea trials and the new hybrid energy system was handed over to Eidesvik Offshore on October 9, 2017. Eidesvik and signed a contract with Finnish engine […]

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Nickel Ore Liquefaction Eyed in Bulker Sinking Off Philippines; 11 Crew Members Missing

News from gCaptain - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:42

Eleven crew members of a Hong Kong-flagged bulk carrier are missing after their ship sank Friday off the coast of Philippines in what appears to be a possible case of nickel ore liquefaction. The Japanese Coast Guard reported Friday it had received a distress call from the 57,000 dwt MV Emerald Star, which was sailing about […]

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