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, 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
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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
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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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Monday, July 23, 2007
Uncategorized

News Flash – Two Largest US Drilling Contractors Merge

In surprising news today Transocean and GlobalSantaFe have announced a merger. TheStreet.com tells us… Transocean and GlobalSantaFe agreed to merge,

July 23, 2007
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Uncategorized

gCaptain Tip – Check USCG License Application Online

Have you submitted your application to West Virgina and are awaiting a response? Try the USCG’s new website Homeport to check its status online. New to

July 23, 2007
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Sunday, July 22, 2007
gCaptain

Quiz – What is the most dangerous place aboard ship?

For the answer you will need to visit Bob Couttie’s Maritime Accident site and listen to the podcast titled “The Case Of The Deadly Saviour“.

July 22, 2007
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gCaptain

gCaptain Newsletter – 20th July 2007

Our July 20th Newsletter is now live: Link If you would like to receive the newsletter on the date its published sign up for our mailing list:

July 22, 2007
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Friday, July 20, 2007
Uncategorized

Discover Maritime News

Here are some stories from our Maritime News Discoverer. Published Stories: UK Merchant navy fleet sinks to less than 300 Ship sinkings highlight industry

July 20, 2007
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Lifesaving Incidents

EPIRB Failure aboard the “Sean Seamour”

A harrowing story of the Emergency beacon failure aboard the sailing yacht "Sean Seamour". EPIRB links, information and winter North Atlantic

July 20, 2007
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Thursday, July 19, 2007
Uncategorized

Top 3 China Trade Charts

An industry friend of mine recently told me that if you mapped world shipping activity it would look like a 1938 battle map with china at the center. So

July 19, 2007
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Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Incidents

Unhappy Boat Owners – Cargo Offloading Gone Wrong

Cargolaw.com brings us two very unhappy boat owners (click on the photos for info on what happened): After the

July 18, 2007
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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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Uncategorized

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
Uncategorized

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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