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.


Thursday, October 21, 2021
oil tanker crew member
Incidents

WISTA Supports Midshipman X And Condemns ‘Horrific And Egregious’ Assaults At Sea

by John Konrad (gCaptain) This week the U.S. branch of Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) issued a strong statement of support for Midshipman X, the anonymous 19-year-old US...

3 hours ago
Total Views: 273

Friday, October 15, 2021
Admiral Ann Phillips MARAD
News

Biden Appoints US Maritime Administrator With Zero Shipping Experience During Worst Shipping Crisis In Decades

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) The FAA is headed by a pilot, NASA is headed by an astronaut, the US Marine Corps is headed by a Marine but for the...

October 15, 2021
Total Views: 33977

Tuesday, October 12, 2021
maersk-ship-stack-logo
Incidents

Maersk Tweets Messages Of Support For Midshipman X

A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S, has joined a growing chorus of voices, that are speaking out in support of Midshipman X, the college student the US Merchant Marine Academy who published an...

October 12, 2021
Total Views: 2086

Sunday, October 10, 2021
Photo Of USMMA Midshipman With Class Ring
Incidents

Rape At Sea – An Open Letter To USMMA Midshipman X

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) Today Deputy Maritime Administrator Lucinda Lessley ordered a one-day safety stand-down at the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) to address the reported rape of...

October 10, 2021
Total Views: 28315

Friday, October 1, 2021
USMC LCACs Inbound
Ports

Dear Port Of Los Angeles, It’s Time To Call The Marines

By John Konrad (OpEd) Gene Seroka, Executive Director Of The Port Of Los Angeles, is fighting a war of attrition that history shows he will loose. Fortunately there is a better way. The Marine Corps Way.

October 1, 2021
Total Views: 25442

Ports

Port Regulator In Brazil Target Bunge

By Ana Mano (Reuters) Brazil’s port regulator targeted the local unit of global grains merchant Bunge and two port agents in an investigation announced on Tuesday, threatening the trader’s dominant...

October 1, 2021
Total Views: 909

Thursday, September 30, 2021
Navy

US Navy Is Both Decommissioning And Building More Of This Failed Ship

by John Konrad (gCaptain) You maybe confused by this headline but so are we. USS Freedom (LCS 1), the lead ship of the Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship, recognized little more...

September 30, 2021
Total Views: 8330

Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Blog

OPED – El Capitan Quixote And An Impossible Dream

What’s your most impossible dream for the maritime industry? by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) We have built billion-dollar ships, we have shared two world records with shipmates, we wrote a...

September 28, 2021
Total Views: 2509

Sunday, September 26, 2021
Navy

‘I Had The US Navy By The B*lls’ Says Fat Leonard In New Podcast Series

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Fat Leonard is the worst scandal to hit the US Navy since Tailhook in 1991, but – despite 33 federal indictments, 22 guilty pleas and tens of millions...

September 26, 2021
Total Views: 7498

Wednesday, September 22, 2021
USNS Choctaw County
Navy

US Navy Launches Joint Station Beirut

The US Navy’s fast transport ship USNS Choctaw County arrived in the port of Beirut on Monday to participate in the US Navy’s first joint Central Partnership Station (CPS) mission...

September 22, 2021
Total Views: 2941

Shell Electric Ferry
Environment

Shell To Launch Singapore’s First Fully Electric Ferry

Shell has ordered at least three electric ferries to transport its Singapore employees. Expected to set sail in the first half of 2023, the new 200-seater single-deck ferries will be...

September 22, 2021
Total Views: 865

Friday, September 17, 2021
battleship firing main guns
Navy

US Navy Ships Are Too Small To Defend Themselves Says New US Congress Report

by John Konrad (gCaptain) In a new study titled Navy Lasers, Railgun, and Gun-Launched Guided Projectiles the US Congress reports the two most important limitations that Navy surface ships currently...

September 17, 2021
Total Views: 5462

Thursday, September 16, 2021
Ocean Rebellion protest
Environment

NSFW – Ocean Rebellion Attacks IMO Again, And Again, And Again

NSFW Warning: This article contains nudity.

September 16, 2021
Total Views: 3777

US Offshore Wind Growth 2021
Environment

US Offshore Wind Pipeline Grew 24 Percent Despite COVID-19

During the COVID pandemic the US offshore wind pipeline grew 24%, with 35,324 megawatts now in various stages of development.

September 16, 2021
Total Views: 805

Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Offshore

Head Of Vineyard Wind Project Compares US Cabotage Laws To ‘Soviet Central Planning’

Today via twitter, President Biden called a ‘Red Alert’ for developing wind energy projects. But as of today, only seven wind turbines have been installed in US waters. A Spanish-owned...

September 15, 2021
Total Views: 3878

Environment

Electric Ship Battery Maker Announces IPO

Marine battery manufacturer Corvus Energy plans an initial public offering (IPO) later this year on the Norwegian Stock Exchange, said the company’s CEO today. Corvus builds giant batteries for ships such as ferries, cruise ships, and tug boats, and expects the global market...

September 15, 2021
Total Views: 1631

Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Windoc Ship Smoking
Evergreen

Windoc Incident – Story Behind YouTube’s Most Chilling Video

In August 2001 the Bulk Carrier Windoc was lined up on the Welland Canal’s Bridge 11 in Ontario Canada. After receiving the flashing amber approach light indicating that the bridge...

September 14, 2021
Total Views: 12609

Thursday, September 9, 2021
Suicide Awareness
Accidents

Suicides Aboard Ships Are Rising At An Unprecedented Rate

Suicides aboard ships are rising at an unprecedented rate. Are we doing enough to help mariners in mental distress at sea?

September 9, 2021
Total Views: 3435

hospital ship Global Mercy in Suez Canal
Maritime News

Suez Canal Gives Free Passage To World’s Newest Hospital Ship

The Suez Canal has donated free passage to the world’s newest hospital ship Mercy Ships’ newbuild Global Mercy. The ship is currently on the last leg of her journey to the...

September 9, 2021
Total Views: 4929

Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Finance

Saltchuk Ends Offer To Buy Overseas Shipholding Group

Shares of Overseas Shipholding ($OSG) fell over 20 percent to just $2.13 in early morning trading after Saltchuk Holdings ended discussions on a potential offer to buy the company. Overseas Shipholding Group, is...

September 8, 2021
Total Views: 2253