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.


Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Lifesaving Incidents

Container Ship MSC Napoli Photo Slideshow

If your browser does not support the slideshow you can still view the photos HERE. The above photos slideshow is of the Container Ship “MSC Napoli”

July 17, 2007
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Lifesaving Incidents

Container Ship Sinking Video – “MSC Napoli” Salvage with Explosives

The beached vessel “MSC Napoli” was broken in two with the use of explosives as part of the $100m and rising salvage attempt. The Guardian UK tells

July 17, 2007
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Best Handhelf Marine VHF Icom M72

Richard’s Maritime Ramblings blog has a great post on thier favorite handheld VHF radio, the Icom IC-M72. While I am certainly not up to date on the

July 17, 2007
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Monday, July 16, 2007
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Nautical Trivia 10-Point Dividers – What is that?

A free set of gCaptain stickers from our Logo Store to the first person who identifies the item on the right. A second set of stickers to the person

July 16, 2007
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Quote of the Week

This “Qoute of the Week” comes from Fred Fry of Maritime Monday fame. If you want to solve the problem of car traffic, just subject car drivers to

July 16, 2007
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Sunday, July 15, 2007
Incidents

Damaged Cruise Ship Docks in Vanatu

We mostly think of Vanuatu as a flag of convenience state, not a port of refuge but that is what it has become for the P&O cruise ship Pacific

July 15, 2007
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Video

The New Tacoma Narrows Bridge

After five years and over $700 million dollars the new Tacoma Narrows bridge opens to traffic today. It is the longest bridge constructed in the US since the

July 15, 2007
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Saturday, July 14, 2007
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A day of rest.

Just a quick note to inform you we will be taking Sunday off for some site maintenance. Till then please visit our forum, read an old or random post

July 14, 2007
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Friday, July 13, 2007
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LNG Ships – Past, Present & Future

The always thorough My Life at Sea blog has the best article I have read to date on the history, inner workings and future of Liquid Natural Gas Carriers.

July 13, 2007
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Past and Future “Photo of the Day” picks.

Browser doesn’t support the show? TRY THIS Here is the place to view past Photo Of The Day pictures from our homepage. Stop back frequently, the

July 13, 2007
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Discover Maritime News

Here are just some of the latest headlines from our Maritime News Discoverer: Published Stories EMPRESS OF THE NORTH TO RESUME SOUTHEAST ALASKA OPERATIONS

July 13, 2007
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Thursday, July 12, 2007
Oil Spill

Tanker Grounded off Coney Island, NY

After experiencing a steering problem the tanker “White Sea” ran aground off of Coney Island New York. The Gotahamist tells us: The White Sea, has

July 12, 2007
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Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Lifesaving Incidents

Trouble in Paradise, Ro-Ro Sinks Off Ibiza Spain

Reports are starting to arrive of the Ro-Ro ship “Don Pedro” sinking off the coast of Ibiza, Spain. In a translated version of the story local

July 11, 2007
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Incidents

Boston Ferry Collision

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ko1agnNqBPY The Above footage was taken by the Coast Guard during a post collision inspection of the Boston Ferry

July 11, 2007
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Photo

Greenpeace’s Arctic Sunrise – Ship of the Day

I’ve recently been enjoying the Ship of the Day site over at blogspot. The site description tells the basics “This site shows a particular Ship of

July 11, 2007
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Announcing gCaptain’s Maritime Job Board

<a href=”http://www.simplyhired.com/” target=”_blank”>Job search</a> by

July 11, 2007
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Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Video

MEGASHIP OOCL Atlanta – Video

July 10, 2007
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Incidents

Ital Florida – Container Casualties

Ship Spotting Forum brings us photos of the Ital Florida entering port. We have read conflicting reports on how this happened so check the site cargolaw.com

July 10, 2007
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Monday, July 9, 2007
Lifesaving Incidents

Captain of the beached ship “DenDen” Speaks

Hopefully you remember the DENDEN from our previous post, if not CLICK HERE to get up to speed. Today we found an interview with the vessel’s master;

July 9, 2007
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Interesting

Offshore Inspection of Shipping Containers

Fred Fry focused our attention on Popular Science Magazine which has a story on a new concept to scan containers before they reach our ports. The idea is that

July 9, 2007
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