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, 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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gCaptain

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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Uncategorized

gCaptain Quick Tip – Port Arrivals

Looking for ship arrivals? Check out Portarrivals.com. Search by: Port Country Region Vessel

July 9, 2007
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Sunday, July 8, 2007
Photo

Offshore Rig Disaster Links

We covered this link in our post “Piper Alpha Disaster – 19 Year Anniversary of Tragedy” but I think the site is good enough to warrant its

July 8, 2007
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Friday, July 6, 2007
gCaptain

gCaptain’s Maritime Newsletter

Our first Newsletter is out! Click the envelope above to view it or sign up to receive future newsletters via email. We always send it out to registered

July 6, 2007
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Uncategorized

Discover Maritime News & Links – Top This Week

Here are the top Maritime News Discoverer stories & links of the week as voted on by our readers. MARAD crew seeking way to recycle aging fleet Hurricane

July 6, 2007
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Uncategorized

Strait of Magellan – Cruise on the Carnival Splendor

It isn’t often that we cover Cruise Ship news as this segment of the industry is already ripe with bloggers and media attention but it isn’t

July 6, 2007
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Thursday, July 5, 2007
gCaptain

Site Redesign

To all our readers, We have been amazed at the success of gCaptain and have decided to increase the amount of resources devoted to this site. The first major

July 5, 2007
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Monday, July 2, 2007
Video

How long have you been at sea? – Video

How long have you been at

July 2, 2007
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Lifesaving Incidents

Pasha Bulker is Finally FREE!

It’s officially we’ve had reports from our resident reporters Ian & MarkL, fellow bloggers and the “real” media all confirming that

July 2, 2007
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Sunday, July 1, 2007
gCaptain

The Week’s Top Posts

Here are the top posts for the end of June: Pasha Bulker – Photo Slideshow A random selection of the best (and worst) photos of the coal ship

July 1, 2007
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gCaptain

gCaptain Starbucks Contest Winner Announced

On June 9th we announced the first ever gCaptain reader contest! To recap: The first 10 people to sign up for the three main sections of our site will

July 1, 2007
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Incidents

Pasha Bulker Swung Out but Leaking Oil

The Sydney Morning Herald brings us this update: THE Pasha Bulker has budged but is still stuck fast on the reef at Nobbys Beach, Newcastle. Damage to the

July 1, 2007
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Saturday, June 30, 2007
Incidents

What Are You Sinking About?

Here’s a great video (just play it on mute) of maritime disaster footage from around the world.

June 30, 2007
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