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


Monday, August 6, 2007
Uncategorized

Skyway Bridge Accident And Collapse – May 9, 1980, Tampa Florida

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMjBGLxMdP4 In light of the Minnesota bridge collapse I wanted to share the mayday called immediately following the Skyway

August 6, 2007
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Saturday, August 4, 2007
gCaptain

Ask a Maritime Expert. Response Guaranteed

Need background information for your newspaper, blog, research paper…? Need help with your job search, career plans, maritime training, coast guard

August 4, 2007
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Lifesaving Incidents

Video of the ‘Mangaorean Titanic’

The ship ‘DenDen’, or as local residents have nicknamed her ‘The Mangaorean Titanic’, was an early story covered by gCaptain in

August 4, 2007
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Interesting

Artist Attacks – ISPS Scare Aboard The Queen Mary 2

This must be the week of the unusual submarine. We have discovered Chinese subs on Google maps, luxury submarines for the uber-rich, and news of Russia using

August 4, 2007
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Friday, August 3, 2007
USCG

Coast Guard Licensing Changes At The NMC

By now you should know that all licensing requests by U.S. Mariners are routed through the Coast Guard National Maritime Center‘s new headquarters in

August 3, 2007
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Wednesday, August 1, 2007
Uncategorized

Discover Maritime News

Here are some stories from our Maritime News Discoverer. Published Stories Ouch! Superyacht goes crash – from Practical Boat Owner magazine Rubber Ducks

August 1, 2007
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Photo

Life Under The Antartic Ocean

Time has an amazing photo slideshow titled Life Under The Antartic Ice

August 1, 2007
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Interesting

One Million Lives Rescued by the United States Coast Guard

While we were celebrating our numbers and sending you to Robin Storm’s post on recent Coast Guard rescues yesterday the saviors of the sea were reaching

August 1, 2007
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Tuesday, July 31, 2007
gCaptain

Updates and Rescue Links

In response to your overwhelming support of our site we have reached our goal of 100,000 views ahead of schedule and thus are investing in some new features.

July 31, 2007
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Monday, July 30, 2007

If it’s Monday…

No longer are Mondays a day to dread. If you have a case of the Mondays then head over to Fred Fry’s Maritime Monday for links to the best

July 30, 2007
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gCaptain

gCaptain.com – 100,000 Pageviews and Counting!

July 30, 2007
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Saturday, July 28, 2007
Ship Crashes Into Dutch House
Incidents

Get Some Sleep! Ship Accident Photo Of The Week

July 28, 2007
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Incidents

Ship Collision Off Coast of Japan

Two ships have collided off the coast of Japan. Shipping Times tells us: On July 27, 2007, at 01:50 local time, M/V Alpha Action, chartered by Nippon Yusen

July 28, 2007
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Friday, July 27, 2007
Navy

Ship Engine Falls Off Truck – San Diego

In some offbeat news a 200 ton diesel-electric engine slid off a truck in downtown San Diego this morning while being transported to NASSCO’s shipyard.

July 27, 2007
Total Views: 262

Incidents

10 Lessons Learned For Sailing in Severe Weather

In a gCaptain exclusive we were able to discuss the May 2007 abandonment of the s/v Sean Seamour II with her captain Jean Pierre de Lutz. This story was

July 27, 2007
Total Views: 41

Thursday, July 26, 2007
gCaptain

Shirts Are In!

I ordered a set of t-shirts for friends and family. They arrived today and rest assured they look great! So good in fact, I am offering a coupon to

July 26, 2007
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Incidents

Say Goodbye to the Pasha Bulker

Say goodbye to the Pasha Bulker. The ill fated ship that ran up on an Australian beach last month is finally under tow on her way to an unkown

July 26, 2007
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Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Incidents

Ships Collide In Fog – Panama Canal

Panama Guide brings us news of a collision between the bulk carrier White Mist (IMO 7821506) collided with the bulker Miltiades (IMO 8208323) south of canal

July 25, 2007
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Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Maritime Security

Weapons Aboard Ship?

Our friends at MaritimeLinks covered a story on the recent Somali pirate incidents. To conclude the post they write: I would recommend to anyone of my friends

July 24, 2007
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Weather

Rogue Waves – A Call To Action

On my first long voyage as Second Mate and I was rounding the tip of Africa on our way to the Bay of Bengal when I noticed a slight

July 24, 2007
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