But the best feedback is that from gCaptain’s daily readers:
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I wouldn’t be surprised if Sebastian Junger is a subscriber.”
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William H. Watson, Governor & Vice President, Maritime Security Council
“Having sailed deep sea tankers for almost twenty years, with the last ten at a desk, I truly enjoy your website. It keeps me updated with the latest developments in the Maritime industry ashore and afloat. Whether it be piracy updates, financial news, new building info, or product development, its all valuable info for anyone in the Maritime industry. Its timely and often news breaking. The photos are cool too. Keep up the good work! “
Capt. Eric Halbeck. Operations Manager, MJLF & Associates