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.


Monday, March 14, 2022
Navy

Blockade Of Ukraine – Did Turkey Put NATO Shipping At Risk?

When Volodymyr Zelenskyy asked Turkish President Erdogan to close off Russia’s access to the Black Sea he may have gotten more than he bargained for. By

March 14, 2022
Total Views: 11291

Sunday, March 13, 2022
Video

What Happened To Nuclear Cruise Ships?

With sleek, futuristic lines and shining red and white paint, the world’s first nuclear passenger ship N/S Savannah was designed to stand out but what

March 13, 2022
Total Views: 4364

Saturday, March 12, 2022
NATO MARCOM
Navy

NATO Warns Ships Away From Russia’s Largest Port

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) Yesterday NATO’s Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM) issued an urgent warning to ships operating in the Black Sea. The

March 12, 2022
Total Views: 9299

Thursday, March 10, 2022
Shipyard

Boris Johnson Launches New UK Shipbuilding Strategy With Billions In Funding

This week Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the release of a refreshed UK National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSbS), laying out plans for a £4 billion ($5.2B

March 10, 2022
Total Views: 2570

Hawaii Fuel Depot Tanks WWII
Navy

Watch: Hawaii Naval Bunker Tank Closure And The Jones Act Explained

As gCaptain reported early this week, US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin announced that Hawaii’s Red Hill bunker storage depot, the world’s

March 10, 2022
Total Views: 3097

Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Norwegian-born shipping tycoon Fredriksen
Maritime Security Incidents

Billionaire Orders Tanker To Load Toxic Russian Cargo Near War Zone

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) Yesterday, while Joe Biden shutdown US ports to Russian oil, Frontline tankers (NYSE: FRO), founded by the billionaire John

March 9, 2022
Total Views: 16916

Monday, March 7, 2022
red hill fuel tank
Navy

US Navy To Shutdown World’s Largest Underground Bunker Fuel Tanks

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Today US secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin announced the closure of the Red Hill fuel storage depot in Hawaii, which is the

March 7, 2022
Total Views: 199147

USCG

46 Year Old Icebreaker Breaks World Record

The US Coast Guard icebreaker Polar Star reached a position of 78 degrees, 44 minutes, 1.32 seconds south latitude in February holding a distance of

March 7, 2022
Total Views: 12464

Sunday, March 6, 2022
Odessa Port Defense Look-ouy
Navy

The Maritime Blockade Of Ukraine Is Working

By Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) In the early days of the war, the rapid intermodal supply of materials via roads, rail, and airports is important for winning

March 6, 2022
Total Views: 89926

Friday, March 4, 2022
Mega Container-ship CMA CGM Louis Bleriot
Shipping

CMA CGM Cautions On Sanctions And War Fallout

by Gus Trompiz (Reuters) CMA CGM on Friday said intense shipping demand that swelled its earnings last year was continuing in early 2022 but the war in

March 4, 2022
Total Views: 6913

Vice Admiral Jack Buono USMS
Defense

Popular US Merchant Marine Academy Admiral Jack Buono Resigns

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Yesterday Vice Admiral Jack Buono is resigning his position as Superintendent of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), ending a

March 4, 2022
Total Views: 4970

Navy

US Navy Salvages Sunk Stealth Fighter Jet From South China Sea

The United States Navy has recovered a state-of-the-art F-35C Lightning that fell into the South China Sea after a landing mishap in January. The aircraft was

March 4, 2022
Total Views: 8874

Thursday, March 3, 2022
Russian minesweeper
Navy

NATO MEMBER OWNED SHIP SINKS OFF ODESA – Russia Used Civilian Ship As A Human Shield

UPDATE: “The Estonian-owned cargo ship Helt SUNK on Thursday off the Ukrainian port of Odesa after an explosion,” Igor Ilves, managing

March 3, 2022
Total Views: 27274

Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Ship Mine Underwater
Navy

Russia May Have Mined Ukrainian Waters Says NATO

by John Konrad (gCaptain) NATO’s Allied Maritime Command today said there is a high risk of collateral damage on civilian shipping in the northwestern

March 2, 2022
Total Views: 4697

Navy

Northern Black Sea Is Now A ‘Warlike Area’ As Navy Fails To Protect Shipping In NATO Waters

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) While the US Navy and large NATO powers remain notably absent from the Black Sea few assets are available in the region to

March 2, 2022
Total Views: 9570

Monday, February 28, 2022
Ports

American Pilot Refuses To Board Russian Ships

UPDATE: Scroll down to find the US Coast Guard’s official response to this article. by John Konrad (gCaptain) The senior ship pilot of a major American

February 28, 2022
Total Views: 179851

News

Container Lines Suspend Russia Bookings

COPENHAGEN/LONDON, Feb 28 (Reuters) – Ocean Network Express (ONE) on Monday suspended container bookings to and from Russia hours after Maersk

February 28, 2022
Total Views: 6034

Sunday, February 27, 2022
Defense

Ukraine’s Secret Weapon: Seafarers

Editors’ Note: According to the 9/11 commission report, the United States and its allies suffered from a failure imagination prior to the attacks. This

February 27, 2022
Total Views: 18493

NS_CHAMPION
Ports

UK May Close Ports To Russian Ships

Today the Guardian reported that the UK may restrict Russian ships from using British ports after it emerged that an oil tanker owned by Sovcomflot,

February 27, 2022
Total Views: 4505

Saturday, February 26, 2022
Navy

Turkey Did NOT Close The Bosphorus To Russian Ships

In the last hour several media outlets worldwide began reporting that Turkey closed the Dardanelles and Bosphorus straits to Russian ships, but, Reuters is now

February 26, 2022
Total Views: 14713