Ship Incident Rate Steady Despite New Technology – Why?


-+*“Of all the systems on board a vessel, a human being is the most complex, and perhaps the most difficult one to integrate into a system of safer transportation.” -Tracy Murrell, Director, Office of Marine Safety, National Transportation Safety Board. For the last few decades, the maritime industry has greatly improved the reliability and user […]

Top 10 Ways to Fail at a Job Interview

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-+*By Matt Fuhrman After observing the results of 5,000+ interviews and analyzing the patterns of who gets hired and who does not, here are the top 10 ways candidates have failed during the interview process: 10. Asking “What is in it for me?” A potential employer is looking for ways that you will add value to […]

Rob Almeida Discusses Korean Ferry Sinking with CCTV

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-+*CCTV America spoke with gCaptain’s Rob Almeida on the sinking of the South Korean ferry, Sewol. In his interview he shares his thoughts on the fateful decisions that were and were not made on the day the Sewol capsized and sank. Here’s what he had to say: “More than anything, I’d like to express my […]

Gerry Wang: “Deals in Pipeline”


-+*Gerry Wang, CEO of Seaspan, says the industry is in the very early innings of the increase in container volumes, standing firmly by his prediction of a seven percent increase in 2013.

gCaptain Exclusive: Interview with Tom Boardley, Marine Director at Lloyd’s Register

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-+*While at the Connecticut Maritime Association Conference in Stamford, Connecticut, I met up with Tom Boardley, Marine Director at Lloyd’s Register.   Headquartered in London, Lloyd’s Register (LR) is the world’s oldest ship classification society and a member of the International Association of Classification Societies.  LR’s marine business is their largest division with 8,000 vessels […]

Teekay CEO Peter Evensen: Ski Bum Turned Ship Finance Wizard

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-+*At the Connecticut Maritime Association conference last week in Stamford, Connecticut, I sat down with Peter Evensen, President and CEO of Vancouver-based Teekay Corporation (NYSE:TK).  RA: Where are you from originally Peter? PE: I’m from originally outside Washington, DC. in Arlington, Virginia. I can never really tell people I’m a Virginian because they then say, […]

Interview with Captain Walbridge of the Bounty

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-+*Captain Robin Walbridge and the crew of the Bounty made a port call in Belfast, Maine this past August and gave a very telling interview with one of the local media outlets. Skip to 10:35 for the beginning of their conversation about heavy weather sailing. Before you fully draw all your conclusions however, I recommend […]

Interview with Henrik Uhd Christensen, CEO of VIKING Life-Saving Equipment

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-+*While in Hamburg, Germany last month I sat down with Henrik Uhd Christensen, the Chief Executive of VIKING Life-Saving Equipment, a familiar brand to many who work on ships and offshore rigs around the world. Tell me a bit about what VIKING is up to these days. There’s a lot going on.  We operate with a […]

A Few Minutes with Tom Kirk from the American Bureau of Shipping [INTERVIEW]

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-+*Amid the throngs of maritime professionals from around the world and the huge expanse of the 2012 SMM Hamburg conference, I sat down with the American Bureau of Shipping’s Director of Environmental Programs, Tom Kirk for a chat… Tom, can you tell me about the environmental side of ABS right now, what are the challenges […]