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John Konrad

Captain John Konrad is the founder and CEO of gCaptain and author of the book Fire On The Horizon. He is licensed to captain the world's largest ships and has sailed from ports around the world. John has built some of the world's most advanced ships and managed billion-dollar offshore construction projects in some of the world's harshest marine environments. John is a distinguished alumnus of New York Maritime College. @JohnKonrad

Saturday, July 6, 2024
Training Ship Empire State VII arrives at SUNY Maritime College in the Bronx, New York
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New Training Ship Aborts European Cruise Amid Technical Troubles

New York Maritime College’s new training ship, Empire State VII, is canceling its planned European port visits during its maiden summer cruise and

July 6, 2024
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President Biden talks with US Naval officers after departing Air Force 1

Biden Declares Checkmate on China in Pacific – Naval Experts Disagree

by John Konrad (gCaptain) After a blitz of appearances promoting Operation Prosperity Guardian early in the year, the White House has been mostly silent this

July 6, 2024
Total Views: 7853

Saturday, June 22, 2024
Cover of the book The Neptune Factor: Alfred Thayer Mahan and the Concept of $ea Power Nick Lambert

Book Review – Mahan And The Money Of Seapower

By John Konrad (gCaptain) Alfred Thayer Mahan’s importance and strength lie in his groundbreaking ideas on sea power and its crucial role in national

June 22, 2024
Total Views: 2454

Thursday, June 20, 2024
Green Shipping In Conflict: The Clash of ESG, Venture Capital, and Red Sea Attacks

Green Shipping In Conflict: The Clash of ESG, Venture Capital, and Red Sea Attacks

The IMO and industry leaders have voiced outrage and concern following the reported sinking of the M/V Tutor and the deaths of seafarers.

June 20, 2024
Total Views: 818

Wednesday, June 12, 2024
General Flynn Army Pacific Commander

Op-Ed: Shattering the Lynchpin Myth: The US Army’s Misguided Dominance in Pacific Strategy

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain Op-Ed) In a viral video with over 200,000 views on X, General Charles Flynn, a 4-star Army commander in the Pacific and

June 12, 2024
Total Views: 3513

Monday, June 10, 2024
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Black And White In A World Of Grey

June 10, 2024
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Wednesday, May 29, 2024
US Navy warship and US Merchant Marine tanker underway at sea

Yorktown Institute Calls For New Merchant Marine War College and Maritime Policy Overhaul

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) The Yorktown Institute has joined a cacophony of voices sounding an alarm on the critical state of the US Merchant Marine,

May 29, 2024
Total Views: 2309

Thursday, May 23, 2024
Senator Mark Kelly and the Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro at MARAD headquarters for a speech about the US Merchant Marine

Op-Ed: Senator Kelly Throws U.S. Maritime Industry a Lifeline — Let’s Seize It

By Captain John Konrad (gCaptain Op-Ed) Yesterday, following encouraging remarks from the Secretaries of Transportation and the Navy, Senator Mark Kelly

May 23, 2024
Total Views: 2565

Sunday, May 19, 2024
Navy Secretary Del Toro speaking in front of an American flag

Navy Secretary Backs U.S. Maritime Revitalization Plan

In the Senate Armed Service committee meeting on Thursday Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro endorsed the call to action plan published by members of

May 19, 2024
Total Views: 2409

Sunday, April 28, 2024
FADM Bull Halsey smoking and writing letters

Dear Admiral, Bull Halsey Did Not Have A Recruiting Crisis – OPED

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain OPED) In the crucible of World War II, iconic figures like Fleet Admiral William “Bull” Halsey and General Douglas

April 28, 2024
Total Views: 6650

Saturday, March 30, 2024
Key Bridge collapse helicopter view

Demolition Work Begins On The Francis Scott Key Bridge

by John Konrad (gCaptain) The Unified Command started clearing debris from the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse today. They did not specify when they will

March 30, 2024
Total Views: 8514

The Shipwreck MV Dali

High Pressure Gas Pipeline Halts Salvage of MV Dali

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) Salvage efforts to remove the MV Dali from Baltimore’s Key Bridge were delayed indefinitely yesterday after a high-pressure

March 30, 2024
Total Views: 78468

Wednesday, March 27, 2024
USACE survey's Baltimore bridge collapse

US Army Deploys More Than 1,100 Specialists to Baltimore

by John Konrad (gCaptain) The U.S. Army has activated an emergency operations center for the Corps of Engineers (USACE) in Baltimore. This action mobilizes

March 27, 2024
Total Views: 12746

Tuesday, March 26, 2024
Ship Dali bridge collision photo

BREAKING: MV Dali Cited for Propulsion Issues Before Baltimore Incident

According to records from the public ship safety database Equasis, MV Dali – the ship that collided with Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge this

March 26, 2024
Total Views: 61029

Biden on phone with maritime officials in the Port of Baltimore following bridge incident

Can Biden Deliver On His Promise To Baltimore?

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) The collapse of Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge this morning was a terrifying event, deeply affecting a public

March 26, 2024
Total Views: 3246

Ship Dali bridge collision photo

Ship Lost Control Before Hitting Baltimore Bridge

The Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore collapsed early today after the large containerships Dali struck a primary support column. Two individuals were

March 26, 2024
Total Views: 67444

Saturday, February 3, 2024
Adm. James Stavridis

Stavridis Says Cyber And Military Escalation Against Iran Could Last Weeks

In an insightful interview yesterday with Lester Holt of NBC, retired Admiral James Stavridis, the former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO, provided

February 3, 2024
Total Views: 1586

Sunday, January 28, 2024
Modern Loose Lips Sink Ships poster

Loose Lips Do Not Sink Ships, Public Apathy Does

By Captain John Konrad (gCaptain OpEd) Last week, two US-flagged ships manned by US Merchant Mariners were targeted by Houthis and forced to turn around. This

January 28, 2024
Total Views: 8988

Monday, January 15, 2024
Naval diplomacy in London

Beyond G7 Gunboats: The Case for Naval Diplomacy to Secure the Red Sea

Both the G7 and the US-led military coalition have been unsuccessful in protecting trade in the Red Sea, Black Sea and other maritime regions. Is there a more

January 15, 2024
Total Views: 7604

Saturday, January 13, 2024
US Navy CNOs Gilday and Franchetti in Dress Uniform

A Navy In Crisis: It’s Time For The Conference Of Admirals

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain OpEd) Today, the US Navy is experiencing two contrasting situations. On one hand, the USS Carney and other warships continue

January 13, 2024
Total Views: 133150


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