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AIS Vessel Tracking Provides View of USS Fitzgerald Collision

Posted by Chris Leslie on Jun 22, 2017 6:07:00 AM

 Early Saturday morning, a US destroyer, the USS Fitzgerald, was hit by a container ship just off the coast of Shimoda, Japan. The collision claimed the lives of seven US Navy Sailors. In the aftermath of this tragedy, both sides are trying to figure out exactly what happened.

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Seven Crewmen Rescued from Sinking Cargo Ship

Posted by Chris Leslie on Jan 19, 2017 6:07:00 AM

Last Friday night, at approximately 1800 CST, a cargo ship sank in the southern part of the North Sea, about 35 nautical miles NE of Ramsgate.

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Advantages of the Revised Guidelines for Use of AIS

Posted by PortVision on Jan 12, 2017 6:07:00 AM

Back in February of 2016, the IMO adopted new guidelines for the safe and effective onboard operational use of Automatic Identification Systems (AIS). The adoption of these guidelines – per Resolution A.1106(29) – in effect revoked earlier resolutions: A.917(22) and A.956(23). The new guidelines offer vital information to mariners on the use and potential use of AIS, as well as its limits.

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US Coast Guard Upgrades Port Conditions due to Hurricane Hermine

Posted by Chris Leslie on Sep 1, 2016 7:08:22 PM

The Florida Gulf Coast is preparing for the arrival of hurricane Hermine. Hermine has just been updated from a tropical storm to a Category 1 hurricane.  Hermine is expected to make landfall sometime late Thursday night to early Friday morning.

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Using PortVision to Track NASA's Last Space Shuttle Tank

Posted by Chris Leslie on Jun 16, 2016 6:07:00 AM

On April 12th, NASA shipped its last-existing, built-for-flight space shuttle external tank from it's Michoud Assemby Facility in Louisiana to the California Science Center so it can be displayed with the space shuttle Endeavour. Once opened, in 2019, this exhibit will be the only place to see a fully authentic space shuttle in a launch pad-like configuration.

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Tracking Tropical Storm Colin with Oceaneering's PortVision 360

Posted by Chris Leslie on Jun 7, 2016 5:07:00 AM

On Monday, Florida's Governor, Rick Scott, declared a state of emergency in numerous counties as Tropical Storm Colin reached the state with 50-mile-per-hour winds and torrential rainfall along the northern Gulf Coast. Colin is expected to impact nearly the entire state. Communities can expect heavy rain, high winds, rip tides, lightening, and even tornado and hail damage.

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