Mooring Fatality – St. Kitts Line Handlers Drown Assisting Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship

Royal Carribean's Independence of the Seas is berthed at the City Cruise Terminal, Southhampton, England. Photo By Mathew Reeve

CNN reports the drowning of two line handlers assisting Royal Caribbean’s Independence of the Seas during her departure from St.Kitts on Wednesday. Passengers told CNN that the longshoremen were in a small boat attempting to remove the last mooring lines when wake from the cruise ship's azipod swamped the vessel throwing the two men into the water. According to The Times … [Read more...]

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 the rest, many of whom … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

2013 Holiday Gift Guide

Coffee Gifts

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 Gift Guide  is a selection of the finest gifts of 2013. Drink 1) … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]