US Navy Launches Official Anti-Pirate Video Game

Pirates Navy Video Game

*+-Tired of reading about piracy online? Think you have what it takes to outsmart pirates? Well the US Navy is offering you an opportunity to help! At the Annual MARLO Conference, representatives from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA presented a new video game that encourages gamers to use innovative thinking and new approaches to combat […]

FLIR’s New Cooled Midwave Thermal Night Vision Camera

FLIR cooled midwave infrared thermal camera

*+-Last month FLIR Systems introduced the MU‐Series, the most technologically advanced thermal night vision system available to the maritime industry today. The multi‐sensor payload comes standard with a cooled midwave infrared, high‐resolution 640 x 512 thermal camera—the first time this technology has ever been available to private and commercial boat owners—and a high‐resolution color camera, […]

The Disaster Diaries – From Sailor To Survivalist [Book]

Disaster Diaries Book by Sam Sheridan

*+-Like most mariners, I like to be prepared for the unexpected. This doesn’t mean I’m building a survival bunker in my backyard, and I don’t have any MREs buried in a secret location, but having experienced extremely foul weather at sea, I recognize that sometimes “storms” come with little warning The problem is how do […]

Globe Wireless And Airmar to Effectively Open the Italian Market

*+-Globe Wireless and Arimar have announced today that they have entered into a long-term cooperation agreement to provide Globe Wireless products and services to Italian flagged vessels. As part of this agreement, Arimar will act as the billing agent for Globe Wireless Italian flagged vessel. This collaboration will significantly enhance Globe Wireless’ offering of communication […]

Bravery At Sea: Turning Towards The Dangerous And Unexpected

CGC Halibut Lifering

*+-Southern California brings images of convertibles twisting along coastal highways, miles of superb beaches and near perfect weather. The description is accurate. Among the many highlights of California are two of my favorite places, the serene and enchanting fishing town of Morro Bay California, home of gCaptain HQ, and the city of Santa Barbara‘s Mediterranean-like climate […]

Baltic Ace Sinking Begs the Question: Are RoRo’s Safe?

The M/V Cougar Ace seen listing on its port side in July 2006.

*+-Equipped with built-in ramps and long tiers of decks, Roll On Roll Off (RoRo) ships are essentially floating parking garages that allow vehicles to be driven aboard the ship at the loading port and driven off at another. The use of the vehicles’ own wheels makes loading RoRos much faster and more effective than traditional […]

Cyber Monday – Donations & Gifts


*+-Have you started your holiday shopping? While most of the United States is scouting the internet for holiday shopping deals many in New York City are still recovering from the ravages of Hurricane Sandy. Directly in the path of the storm’s destruction were some of best maritime programs for youth starting careers at sea and […]

Introducing T&T Salvage


*+-T&T Salvage, LLC is the new name of T&T BISSO. The change follows the Teichman Group’s acquisition of BISSO MARINE’s fifty percent share of T&T BISSO, LLC. The acquisition brings the renamed company fully under the umbrella of the Teichman Group of companies. At the same time the groups operation based in Singapore will be […]

Conrad’s Typhoon – A Vivid Tale of Storm Survival at Sea

Conrad Typhoon

*+-With collapsed buildings, fires, flooded subways, a beached ship, and scorched transformers throughout New York City, some residents are thinking there is no worse place to be on earth right about now, but that may not necessarily be true.  In some cases, the worst place to ride out a hurricane is aboard a ship, but what […]

Google Sets Up Hurricane Crisis Response Center


*+-Already responsible for the loss of at least one ship, late-season Hurricane Sandy is expected to make landfall again tonight on the east coast of the United States.  The Google Crisis Response team has assembled a Hurricane Sandy map to help you track the storm’s progress and provide updated emergency information. The Google Earth blog also reports that Google […]

Simrad Named Best Autopilot


*+-Simrad, owned by Navico – the world’s largest marine electronics company – announced this week that its professional-grade autopilot system, the Simrad AP80, received “Best Autopilot” in this year’s National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) Product Awards. Continuing a long-standing tradition as an industry favorite, the honor represents the 43rd NMEA distinction for Simrad branded autopilot […]

Shipyard Maintenance Aboard the VLCC Maersk Navarin [VIDEO]


*+-Shipyard maintenance comes as a mixed blessing. It disrupts the daily routine of a ship while requiring long hours of work and the supervision of projects not normally performed by ship officers and crew.  The rewards however, are numerous and the maintenance performed during overhauls is essential. Few emotions compare to sailing from drydock on […]