Messing About In Ships

Messing About In Ships podcast episode 33 by Peter A. Mello
January 31, 2009, 6:23 pm
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Messing About In Ships podcast episode 32 by Peter A. Mello

(64 minutes)

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This episode features initial thoughts on US Airways Flight 1549 incident (Sea Fever Coverage HERE) and an Interview with AMVER.

MAIS Now On Podcast Alley by gcaptain
June 22, 2008, 9:36 pm
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Messing About In Ships Podcast Episode #17 – TWIC by gcaptain
March 30, 2008, 7:48 am
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This week we bring you the real life experience obtaining a TWIC ( Transportation Worker’s Identification Card ) with Captain Kelly Sweeney, monthly contributor to Professional Mariner magazine and author of From the Bridge: Authentic Modern Sea Stories.

For more real life experiences in obtaining TWICs visit the TWIC Page of gCaptain’s Forum.

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Where’s the TWIC section on TSA’s – Evolution Blog?Tips:
-Make sure to pre-enroll AND make an appointment
-Pre-enroll by computer (not phone) and bring printed copies.
-Use protective gloves when handling paints, chemicals or dirty materials during the weeks prior to your TWIC appointment.Fingerprinting:
-Biometrics are good for identification NOT as a password

3% of transportation workers are estimated to have worn away their fingerprints.
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Real Time TWIC information by mariners at gCaptain’s Forum. Post your story today:
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Stay Informed via TWIC blogs:
gCaptain blog TWIC pages

Latest TWIC News:

Google News – TWIC

Who must obtain a TWIC:

According to NVIC 03-07, the following individuals must obtain a TWIC:

“1) All credentialed U.S. merchant mariners with active credentials. This includes all persons holding a Coast Guard-issued Merchant Mariner License, Merchant Mariner Document, or Certificate of Registry;

“2) Anyone allowed unescorted access to secure areas of U.S.-flagged vessels, facilities, and Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) facilities subject to 33 CFR Parts 104, 105, and 106 respectively (hereafter referred to as vessels and facilities);

“3) A vessel pilot;

“4) All individuals working aboard towing vessels that push, pull or haul alongside tank vessels.”


Messing About In Ships Podcast Episode # 16 by Peter A. Mello

Messing About In Ships podcast episode #16 has launched.

(54 minutes)

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Indiana Dunes Hosts Severe Weather Program on April 13

The Indiana Dunes State Park Nature Center is hosting a special weather program, titled “Severe Weather and You” on at 2pm, Sunday April 13. The special speaker, Rob Stormer, holds twin engineering degrees and is a Senior Master Salvor handling ship accidents worldwide. He is also a Skywarn severe weather storm spotter and tornado chaser and has spotted and chased storms both shore-side and at sea.

Rob will emphasize severe weather preparedness, and also discuss local severe weather phenomena that is experienced along the Great Lakes. In addition, a real life disaster tabletop exercise using the audience to role play first responders will be demonstrated to fully grasp severe weather response.

Though the program is free, there is the standard park gate fee of $5 for Indiana vehicles and $10.00 for out of state vehicles. Annual park passes are available. For more information about this program or others at Indiana Dunes State Park contact the Nature Center at (219) 926-1390.  Keep an eye on Robin Storm’s Severe Weather Watch for more information.

Listener/reader comments

David Toste – Hi Peter, just wanted to drop you a quick email since your always wondering about your listeners. I’m located just outside of Toronto(Canada), not in the Maritime biz, but a sailor on Lake Ontario. I believe I heard about the podcast on Furled Sails Podcast and have been listening almost right from the being. Really enjoy it even thought I’m not in the biz.

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Kristinn Soffanias Runarsson – “Great podcast! listener from Iceland.”

Storm Watch with Rob Stormer

Sea Stories

John – Queen of the North TSB safety board

Peter – London Bridge Twitter

How the Red Cross uses Twitter during disasters (Hint: So can YOU)

Internet Ports of Call

John – Lloyds List blog

Peter – Daily Source Code

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Poster Contest Entries by gcaptain
January 28, 2008, 2:37 pm
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The following are some of the entries to our Print and Post Sticker Contest.

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MAIS Poster – Free gCaptain Stickers by gcaptain
January 27, 2008, 4:05 pm
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All readers who take a digital photo of the poster hanging in a public space will receive free gCaptain stickers. Simply email the photo and your address to info @ gCaptain.comThe person who hangs the poster in the most interesting place will also receive a FREE gCaptain t-shirt!You may also receive free gCaptain stickers by sending a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope to: podcast@messingaboutinships.comgCaptain StickersgCaptain Stickersc/o Unofficial Networks1079 Balboa StreetMorro Bay, CA 93442USAHaven’t listened to our podcast yet? Visit our podcast page or subscribe via iTunes.Offer Good While Supplies Last. Ship Photo by Telstar Logistics