Sexual Assault And The Jones Act – What Are The Victim’s Rights?

With the increase in public discussions on sexual abuse aboard ships we sat down with Steve Gordon, of Gordon Elias Seely, a Jones Act lawyer with experience representing victims of sexual assault, to ask him questions about this thorny topic.   You have seen an increase in the recent number of legal inquiries from rape victims, is this due in part to the #metoo … [Read more...]

A Candid Interview With Ally Cedeno Of Women Offshore

We recently had the opportunity to sit down and talk with Chief Mate Ally Cedeno, founder of the influential and inspiring organization Women Offshore. In addition to getting an MBA degree and actively sailing offshore Ally has built an important and valuable online resource for an industry in which women comprise a small but growing minority. What is the bottleneck for … [Read more...]

The Most Dangerous Hour In Shipping Is NOT 23:00 To Midnight

Most professional mariners agree that the most dangerous hour of shipping is the hour between 23:00 and 24:00 - this is because it’s the one hour when the most junior officer, the 3rd Mate, is alone on the bridge of most ships - but a new book by New York Times bestselling author Daniel Pink suggests that the most dangerous time of shipping starts at 13:00 in the … [Read more...]

Seasickness. What Is It? What Causes It? Is There Any Hope?

In today's episode of The REAL gCaptain Podcast we tell you everything you need to know about the horrible, nasty and disgusting condition known as seasickness. We also offers advice from professional mariners on curbing the nausea. Related Articles: Top 50 Cures For Seasickness Our Favorite Simple Seasickness Cure: Anti-Nausea Ginger Gum   Don't … [Read more...]

Is Sexual Harassment A Legitimate Maritime Issue In 2018?

In the recent decades the shipping and offshore industries have spent millions of dollars on Human Resource departments and initiatives to prevent sexual harassment aboard ship. Our question is... have they solved the problem? In today's episode of we explore the prevalence of rape and sexual harassment aboard ships. Don't miss the latest episode.... subscribe to our … [Read more...]