Author: John Kettlewell

Nine Out of Ten DSC Calls Not Linked to GPS

The U.S. Coast Guard has sent a letter to the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) requesting assistance in resolving several major problems with the use of radios equipped to provide Digital Selective Calling (DSC). DSC radios, which are now the…

Harbors in Oregon and California Sustain Tsunami Damage

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Tsunami Warning in Pacific

NOAA has issued a Tsunami warning for the Pacific area. See Update below. A devastating earthquake in Japan has caused widespread damage and triggered a tsunami that has already come ashore in Japan. The tsunami should be hitting Hawaii this…

Thousands of Anchors Missing

Need a few dozen (or more) spare anchors? Thousands of "orphaned" anchors went missing in the Gulf of Mexico during the cleanup operations surrounding the BP oil disaster. According to this article in the Wall Street Journal more than 30,000…