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


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
Total Views: 15

Monday, July 2, 2007
Video

How long have you been at sea? – Video

How long have you been at

July 2, 2007
Total Views: 18

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
Total Views: 30

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
Total Views: 2

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
Total Views: 28

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
Total Views: 14

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
Total Views: 7

Friday, June 29, 2007
Interesting

Message in a bottle – $100 reward for toy ducks lost at sea

The Daily Mail of the UK brings us this story: “Thousands of rubber ducks to land on British shores after 15 year journey”. Apparently in 1992 a

June 29, 2007
Total Views: 1072

Lifesaving Incidents

Pasha Bulker – Questions and Answers

We have been receiving a lot of comments and interaction regarding our coverage of the Pasha Bulker story. There are many stories to cover on the seven seas

June 29, 2007
Total Views: 99

Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Video

Download YouTube Videos

The top 10 best maritime videos of ships, coast guard rescues at sea, funny commercials and maritime

June 27, 2007
Total Views: 78

Monday, June 25, 2007
gCaptain

Announcing Maritime Forum – Guest Posts

Today I’ve launched a new feature on our Maritime Forum – Guest Posting. While we still encourage you to Sign-up to use our site we realize this

June 25, 2007
Total Views: 16

Saturday, June 23, 2007
Lifesaving Incidents

Ship Aground off Indian Coast

A ship reportedly heading to Dubai has run aground on a beach in Mangalore India. Three people are confirmed dead the others have been rescued after jumping

June 23, 2007
Total Views: 140

Lifesaving Incidents

Pasha Bulker – Photo Slideshow

Here is a random selection of the best (and worst) photos of the coal ship “Pasha Bulker” grounded on Nobby’s Beach courtesy of Flickr. For

June 23, 2007
Total Views: 349

Friday, June 22, 2007
Lifesaving Incidents

Maritime Experts Consider Dismantling Pasha Bulker For Scrap

In an interesting turn of events the salvage team working to remove the Coal Ship that ran aground on a popular Australian beach believe Pasha Bulker is

June 22, 2007
Total Views: 12

Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Uncategorized

Response to LNG Crewing Agreement Post

I have received a few emails regarding Sunday’s story about a DHS agreement to crew one quarter of LNG ships with American mariners. In a post titled

June 19, 2007
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Uncategorized

Discover Maritime News

Here are the top stories from our Maritime News Discoverer. Prison term for tanker chief engineer QE2 To Become A Floating Dubai Hotel APL tests way to cut

June 19, 2007
Total Views: 2

Sunday, June 17, 2007
Uncategorized

1/4 of LNG Crews must be U.S. Mariners

Breaking news from Massachusetts Maritime Academy. During the graduation speech yesterday a MARAD administrator announced a deal was made with two terminal

June 17, 2007
Total Views: 5

Friday, June 15, 2007
Incidents

Maritime Experts Delay Salvage of Grounded Vessel

The latest word from Newcastle, Australia is to wait before re-floating the grounded coal ship “Pasha Bulker”. The West gives us information

June 15, 2007
Total Views: 63

Thursday, June 14, 2007
Interesting

Hospital Ship Comfort Departs to South America

In some of the most positive military news of recent memory we get word of preparations being made aboard the USNS Comfort for tomorrow’s departure on a

June 14, 2007
Total Views: 53

Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Uncategorized

Inside the New San Francisco Bay Bridge

Telstar Logistics brings us the scoop on the construction of the new Bay Bridge in San Francisco. They write: We live in a time of many wonders and miracles,

June 12, 2007
Total Views: 9