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


Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Interesting

gCaptain’s Favorite Maritime Photographer

We use flickr to bring you the Photo Of The Day on our homepage and more than a dozen times a single photographer’s work has been featured; OneEighteen.

August 15, 2007
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Uncategorized

The Largest Ships Ever Built – List

August 15, 2007
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Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Engines

Video – How Gas Turbines Work

Another great

August 14, 2007
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gCaptain

Tropical Storm Tracking

Tracking Tropical Storms? Try our new Weather Dashboard. Our dashboards grab the live NOAA maps our editors use aboard their ships to track weather systems and

August 14, 2007
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Monday, August 13, 2007
gCaptain

Maritime Magazine – gCaptain Ad Debut

An Exciting Announcement – Maritime Executive Magazine An exciting announcement from gCaptain… Our new internet ad will debut on an upcoming issue

August 13, 2007
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Video

Time Lapse Video – Container Ship Loading

August 13, 2007
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Lifesaving Incidents

Ships Collide and One Partially Sinks Off Gibraltar

The Shipping Times tells us: “The Panamanian cargo Vessel NEW FLAME, carrying a cargo of scrap metal and the Danish Product Tanker TORM GERTRUDE collided

August 13, 2007
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Uncategorized

Discover Upcoming Maritime News

  Here are some upcoming stories from our Maritime News Discoverer. Vote on the ones you like to have them published. Robin Storm: NOAA UPDATES ATLANTIC

August 13, 2007
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Sunday, August 12, 2007
Navy

Stealth Warship – HMS Daring

We don’t usually cover Navy stories but think the stealth design on a ship this size is impressive, even if the radar signature is not 100% invisible.

August 12, 2007
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Video

Video – How fast is you’re ship?

August 12, 2007
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A Mariner’s Telephone Prayers Answered

When I started sailing commercial ships (10+ years ago now) I made a promise to myself that I’d quit when my first child was born. Now as I write

August 12, 2007
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Engines

Victory Ship Engine Room Tour

Also read our post Ship Engines – Wartsila-Sulzer Super Engine – The Emma Maersk’ s Enormous Power

August 12, 2007
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Saturday, August 11, 2007
Incidents

Company Quick To Blame Captain

In a recent incident aboard the Russian Cruise/Research vessel Alexey Maryshev, passengers where injured when an iceberg, which the vessel was navigating close

August 11, 2007
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Friday, August 10, 2007
Uncategorized

DSC for the Handheld Marine VHF

As mates, masters and pilots of really big ships we get plenty of bragging rights on the waterfront but the small guys have one thing on us, cool handheld

August 10, 2007
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Say Goodbye to the Delta Queen

I have been sitting on this story for a few weeks but could not come up with the words to describe the loss of this historic ship and the

August 10, 2007
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Fire Incidents

LMSR Ablaze in Boston

This just in from the Boston Globe: Firefighters battled through smoke and heat to quench a blaze early this morning in the bowels of a Navy ship in dry

August 10, 2007
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Thursday, August 9, 2007
Maritime Security

IMB’s Maritime Security Hotline Goes Live

Launched this June the International Maritime Bureau’s Maritime Security Hotline is a confidential phone line that enables the seafarer and others in the

August 9, 2007
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Wednesday, August 8, 2007
Offbeat

Rescue At Sea – Lego Life Saved

A daring rescue at sea was performed by tourists at the Dutch resort of Zandvoort yesterday. The efforts began when a large orange head was observed floating

August 8, 2007
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Tuesday, August 7, 2007
Interesting

gCaptain Blog Photo Spelling

August 7, 2007
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Uncategorized

India Considers Barring Old Ships

The Indian government is considering a law barring ships over 25 years of age from docking in the country’s ports. The Economic Times of India tells us:

August 7, 2007
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