Disaster Statistics – Ship Losses Reach 10 Year Low

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*+-Martime disasters including high profile incidents – such as the Costa Concordia disaster, Sewol ferry sinking and Norman Atlantic ferry fire – have made banner headlines in recent years but, interestingly, the overall number of ships lost at sea is declining. Back in 2007, 170 large vessels were lost and this fell to just 75 […]

“New” Shipwrecks Appearing In Lake Michigan’s Unusually Clear Water

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*+-During a routine US Coast Guard patrol in April, assisted by unusually clear visibility, an aircrew captured these amazing photos of newly emerging shipwrecks along the Lake Michigan shoreline. These photos were taken near Sleeping Bear Point northeast along the shoreline to Leland, Michigan up to Northport. Information on the shipwrecks is scarce, the USCG […]

UN To Investigate The Impact Of High Seas Fishing

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*+-Fish populations have declined significantly over the past 60 years as a result of overfishing and a new study suggests a culprit: fishing on the high seas. The study, published March 25 in the Public Library of Science Biology peer-reviewed journal was conducted by professors Crow White of Cal Poly and Christopher Costello, of UC Santa Barbara who […]

Featured Collection: Shanghai Shipyards [HD PHOTOS]

A labourer welds part of the structure of a ship which is under construction at the Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding company's shipyard in Shanghai October 14, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

*+-China laid out a detailed three-year plan in early August to restructure its massive shipbuilding industry, urging local governments to halt approvals of new projects and companies to build high-tech vessels. While state-owned and better quality private shipyards now have enough construction orders to keep busy into 2015 or 2016, the future looks grim for […]

gCaptain Radio Episode 24 – Sick Leave

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*+-This week marks the 23rd episode of gCaptain Radio sponsored by Six Maritime. gCaptain Radio is a weekly talk show discussion with gCaptain founder John Konrad and radio host Jeff Eckles. gCaptain Radio is recorded each week and available to download via mp3 or as an iTunes podcast.   Click HERE to subscribe via iTunes! Or click HERE to access the RSS Feed for your android device. […]

gCaptain Radio Episode 23 – Standoff

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*+-This week marks the 23rd episode of gCaptain Radio sponsored by Six Maritime. gCaptain Radio is a weekly talk show discussion with gCaptain founder John Konrad and radio host Jeff Eckles. gCaptain Radio is recorded each week and available to download via mp3 or as an iTunes podcast.   Click HERE to subscribe via iTunes! Or click HERE to access the RSS Feed for your android device. […]

2013 Holiday Gift Guide

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*+-Santa’s not the only one making lists and checking them twice this time of year. We know plenty of you out there in the are compiling wishlists in your tally books, guessing what your loved ones are pining for. This is where we come in. From coffee gear to gadgets and goodies, gCaptain’s 2013 Holiday […]

gCaptain Radio Episode 21 – Stealth Destroyer

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*+-This week marks the 21st episode of gCaptain Radio sponsored by Six Maritime. gCaptain Radio is a weekly talk show discussion with gCaptain founder John Konrad and radio host Jeff Eckles. gCaptain Radio is recorded each week and available to download via mp3 or as an iTunes podcast. Click HERE to subscribe via iTunes! Or click HERE to access the RSS Feed for your android device. Or […]

gCaptain Radio Episode 20 – Google Mystery Barge

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*+-This week marks the 20th episode of gCaptain Radio sponsored by Six Maritime. gCaptain Radio is a weekly talk show discussion with gCaptain founder John Konrad and radio host Jeff Eckles. gCaptain Radio is recorded each week and available to download via mp3 or as an iTunes podcast. Click HERE to subscribe via iTunes! Or click HERE to access the RSS Feed for your android device. Or […]

gCaptain Radio Episode 19 – Kidnapped

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*+-This week marks the 19th episode of gCaptain Radio sponsored by Six Maritime. gCaptain Radio is a weekly talk show discussion with gCaptain founder John Konrad and radio host Jeff Eckles. gCaptain Radio is recorded each week and available to download via mp3 or as an iTunes podcast. Click HERE to subscribe via iTunes! Or click HERE to access the RSS Feed for your android device. Or […]

d’Amico To Build Four Chemical Tankers

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*+-Luxembourg – October 24th, 2013 – d’Amico International Shipping S.A. (Borsa Italiana: DIS), an international marine transportation company, operating in the product tanker market, announced that its operating subsidiary d’Amico Tankers Limited (Ireland) has entered today in a shipbuilding contract for the purchase of four (4) additional product chemical tanker vessels (39,000 dwt Handysize) at […]