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


Friday, August 10, 2007
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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
Total Views: 56

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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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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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
Total Views: 2145

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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