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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


Friday, August 24, 2007
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
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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
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Thursday, August 23, 2007
Photo

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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Interesting

Google Earth – New Sky Feature

Google earth is quickly becoming an amazing product. You can track Tropical Storms, inspect subsea objects and view AIS (vessel tracking) data. Now google has

August 23, 2007
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Wednesday, August 22, 2007
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gCaptain Reading List – Favorite Maritime Books?

In light of our previous post, we ask… What are your favorite Maritime Books? (To answer click

August 22, 2007
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Maritime Books of The Week – Navigation

Shiptalk, the British mariner’s website, has a book suggestion for us: “The Last Navigator”; by Steve Thomas, chronicles the author’s

August 22, 2007
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Video

Video – Ship Demolition Gone Wrong

August 22, 2007
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Top 10 Trading Partners – #1 Not China

U.S. Trade Balance, by Partner Country 2006 in descending order of trade turnover (imports plus exports)   Source: United States International Trading

August 22, 2007
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Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Video

Container City – Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65C9OLvmjpI You can find out more about container city at their homepage: LINK Links: Container City Photo Gallery Shipping

August 21, 2007
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gCaptain Navigation Buttons

Some Buttons to help you navigate gCaptain. Click on the ones that interest you! 1) Like our favorite random story site Stumble Upon. Read a random gCaptain

August 21, 2007
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Monday, August 20, 2007
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Ebba Maersk – World Largest Sistership

“Ship of the Week” brings us the fifth in the Maersk E-Class Container Ships and Sister Ship to the Emma Maersk: The Ebba Maersk (IMO: 9321524,

August 20, 2007
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Interesting

Speed From Efficiency – The Sea Phantom

Looking like a James Bond craft but powered by a simple outboard the Sea Phantom’s design focuses on efficiency to bring speeds over 70knots. Wired Blog

August 20, 2007
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Video

Using Google Earth to Track Hurricanes

Additional Links For Google Earth Storm Tracking: Google Earth Blog: Best Storm Tracking Tools Storm Tracking with Google Earth – Video Google Earth

August 20, 2007
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Incidents

The Nightmare of the Ship M/V Alpha Action

We brought you the story of a collision between the bulk carrier M/V Alpha Action and and container ship M/V Wan Hai 307 late last month in a post

August 20, 2007
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Sunday, August 19, 2007
Weather

5 Interesting Hurricane Tracking Charts

Here is a list of gCaptain’s picks for the most interesting ways to track Hurricane Dean. 1) IBISeye.com’s Hurricane Tracker. Click on past and

August 19, 2007
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Saturday, August 18, 2007
Video

Saturday Afternoon Fun – Riding The Shaft Video

Reason #72 why I’m not an engineer; Dangerous Initiation Rituals or as the cadets would say; “Bringing new meaning to Getting the Shaft“. My

August 18, 2007
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Incidents

Pasha Bulker – Postscript

Our top commenter from down under, Ian, has sent me a wrap-up of the Pasha Bulker story: “PB left our shores several weeks ago under tow to an Asian

August 18, 2007
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Friday, August 17, 2007
Video

Remember your first time transiting the Panama Canal?

August 17, 2007
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Thursday, August 16, 2007
Video

Video – Not so bright boaters

Yes, If I was the sailor here I’d have given the container ship more room to pas the QM2…. but that’s just

August 16, 2007
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Wednesday, August 15, 2007
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Interesting

gCaptain’s Favorite Maritime Photographer

We use flickr to bring you the Photo Of The Day on our homepage and more than a dozen times a single photographer’s work has been featured; OneEighteen.

August 15, 2007
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