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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, September 5, 2007
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‘Bringing the Ocean to the World’ – Hi-Tech Subsea Research

The University of Washington is embarking on “…a NASA-scale mission to basically enter the Inner Space, and to be there perpetually. What

September 5, 2007
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Tuesday, September 4, 2007
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Watchstander Fatigue – Sleeping on Watch

The Shipping Gazette has an interesting article on a study conducted by World Maritime University that shows 73% of mariners admit to having fallen asleep on

September 4, 2007
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Shipyard

The Fairfield Titan

Shipping Times brings us the story of the Fairfield Titan: When constructed in 1911 it was the biggest crane in the world. Over the years it has lifted

September 4, 2007
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Monday, September 3, 2007
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MARPOL and the Death of an Albatross

Our friends at Never Sea Land bring us a story on the fate of an Albatross after consuming plastic. Cynthia Vanderlip, manager of the State of Hawaii’s

September 3, 2007
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Sunday, September 2, 2007
Video

Supplying McMurdo Station – Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Pg6CdettEQ Video Notes: The annual supply ship the American Tern being unloaded at McMurdo Station, Antarctica. Time-lapse

September 2, 2007
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Maritime News Bookmarklet

You can easily submit stories to gCaptain’s all new Maritime News page. Just bookmark the link below in your favorite browser. After that, the only thing

September 2, 2007
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Saturday, September 1, 2007
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gCaptain – Maritime Mobile Edition

We continue to roll out new features as part of our latest site re-design. You may notice our forum is changing as we speak (it is still usable however)

September 1, 2007
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Ship Design

Floating Nuclear Power Plants – Russia

The Wall Street Journal brings us video on Russia’s newest idea, floating nuclear power plants. Thanks to Sea-Fever for the

September 1, 2007
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Maritime Custom Searches – Google Powered

Introducing gCaptain’s new AJAX search technology! This is exciting news. We just put the finishing touches on our new Google powered search engines, a

September 1, 2007
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Photo

Tug Boat Race – Photos

Head over to Tugster for some amazing pictures of yesterday’s NYC tug boat race: NYC Tugboat Race, Part 1 NYC Tugboat Race, Part 2 (via Fred

September 1, 2007
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Friday, August 31, 2007
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Trouble for the Hawaii Superferry

The Seattle Times tells us: Hawaii Superferry halted service between Honolulu and the island of Kauai indefinitely after the Coast Guard advised that it could

August 31, 2007
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Thursday, August 30, 2007
Interesting

Living Under The Sea – Trilobis

Popular mechanics brings us the Trilobis 65 a low cost (relatively) subsea semi-submersible home. They tell us: At first glance, the Trilobis looks as if it

August 30, 2007
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Wednesday, August 29, 2007
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gCaptain Blogroll – Near Coastal

I wanted to take some time and thank some of our partner sites; Maritime Experts from around the web. I also wanted to take the time to explain each

August 29, 2007
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gCaptain Contest Preview

We have been dropping subtle hints all month but we have been shopping and are about to announce our big contest. Get a head start by visiting our Maritime

August 29, 2007
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Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Video

Stability Error – Video

August 28, 2007
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Monday, August 27, 2007
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gCaptain Blogroll – Big Ships

I wanted to take some time and thank some of our partner sites; Maritime Experts from around the web. I also wanted to take the time to explain each

August 27, 2007
Total Views: 3

Friday, August 24, 2007
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Discover Maritime News

Here are some upcoming stories from our Maritime News Discoverer. Vote on the ones you like to have them published. Danes admit paying pirates to free cargo

August 24, 2007
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Weather

Tsunami Warning System

It was December 2004 and crew change was the day after Christmas so my relief was kind enough to give me the holiday and relieved me a few days

August 24, 2007
Total Views: 14

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Flying First Class

Are you a frequent flyer with plenty of miles to burn? We didn’t think so but you can still dream about The Best First Class Experiences: LINK Fixed LINK

August 24, 2007
Total Views: 2

Thursday, August 23, 2007
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Hurricane Dean Ship Photo

This photo was emailed to our tips address. It’s showing the aptly named tanker M/V Wave Ruler battling Hurricane Dean during a voyage to deliver aid to

August 23, 2007
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