Are Merchant Mariners Veterans?

https://youtu.be/mLa08JlmMNs by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) I have a confession to make.... I don't want to post this video. I don't want to share a video of me crying with hundreds of thousands of gCaptain readers. I don't want to wear this hat. I don't want to stand up to be recognized during veterans day. I have not served in war and I, a United States Merchant Marine … [Read more...]

Trade War: Containers Don’t Lie, A New Book By Lori Ann LaRocco

Today the decorum of trade negotiations has been replaced with a trade war reality show leaving the world as a whipsawed spectator. For the first time in history, the curtain of trade negotiations has been torn off, creating a turbulent, emotional environment of fear, anxiety, and hope. Global markets and businesses both large and small are trying to navigate the Twitter storms … [Read more...]

California Wild Fires Strike Maritime College

https://youtu.be/rXQGYx1JJEc At 09:43 local time, Califonia Maritime Academy officials published an emergency tweet "EVACUATE CAMPUS. Fire has jumped the freeway".  The California State University Maritime Academy is one of 23 campuses in the California State University system and is one of seven degree-granting maritime academies in the United States. It is located … [Read more...]

A Fresh Look At Bridge Resource Management

Shortly after graduating SUNY Maritime College in 2000 I was required to enroll in a Bridge Resource Management before I could sail on my new US Coast Guard Third Officers license. BRM training came from the aviation industry’s Crew Resource Management (CRM). This training focuses on group dynamics, leadership, interpersonal communications and decision making. One of the most … [Read more...]