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, June 7, 2007
Lifesaving Incidents

Update: All crew members rescued from M/V Pasha Bulker

UPDATE: Hunter’s Best informs us that all 22 people have been evacuated from the ship: EMERGENCY crews have successfully airlifted 22 people from a coal

June 7, 2007
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Lifesaving Incidents

Update: 2 more ships at risk of grounding

More information is starting to emerge from Australia on the coal ship Pasha Bulker From the Sydney Morning Herald: At least two more ships are at risk of

June 7, 2007
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Lifesaving Incidents

Breaking News: Thousands of people lining beaches to save ship’s crew. brings us this breaking news story: Ship aground – fight to rescue crew Thousands of people are lining Newcastle’s beaches in driving

June 7, 2007
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Thousands of Jumbo Squid spotted near Long Beach

Fisherman have discovered thousands of Jumbo Squid off the Southern California coast this week. The site tells us: Thousands of Jumbo squid

June 7, 2007
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MARAD Outfitting Ships with Wireless Networks

Maritime Links has a story on Shipboard Wireless Networking upgrades on MARAD Vessels: In times of wars or emergencies, it falls to the Transportation

June 7, 2007
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Discover Maritime News – Upcoming Stories

Here are some of the upcoming stories in our Maritime News Discoverer section: MMA Training Ship Skipper returns to Maine Alaska towns miss ship that ran

June 7, 2007
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Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Video of the Emma Maersk – World’s Largest Container Ship

Here is some video of the Emma Maersk, the World’s Largest Container Ship, at sea. Comments from the video: The first build of Maersk Line’s

June 5, 2007
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Top 10 Rescue at Sea Videos from the U.S. Coast Guard

From the boats to ships to natural disaster this video from YouTube user USCG Imagery is a compilation of the top 10 USCG rescues at sea. Have a better

June 5, 2007
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Monday, June 4, 2007

The Deadliest Catch – Rogue Wave Edition

Some Rogue Wave Footage from “The Deadliest Catch” Here is another

June 4, 2007
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Saturday, June 2, 2007

Discover Maritime News

Here are some upcoming stories from our Discoverer News Section: Boat carrying suspected NKorean defectors enters northern Japanese port Maine Maritime ship

June 2, 2007
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Thursday, May 31, 2007

NTSB Report out on NYC Container Ship Grounding

Our favorite email newsletter Maritime Executive (better known as MarEx) brings us the NTSB report on the New Delhi Express Accident in New York Harbor. The

May 31, 2007
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Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Lifesaving Incidents

Empress of the North Must Relocate to Continue Repairs

The Alaska Cruise Ship Empress of the North must move south to continue repairs to the hull. The AP tells us: The cruise ship Empress of the North must

May 30, 2007
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Friday, May 25, 2007

Happy Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day, See you again on

May 25, 2007
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Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Lifesaving Incidents

Empress of the North – Photo Essay

Flickr is becoming a strong player in the Web 2.0 world. From breathtaking pro-quality pictures (we use it for our homepage’s photo-of-the-day) to

May 23, 2007
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Lifesaving Incidents

Wanted: 3rd Mate, Captain & future scapegoat

I’m going to keep this posting short before my contempt for HR departments shows (too late, I know). The Seattlest points us to brand new job vacancies

May 23, 2007
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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Revive old CDs & DVDs

Recently in my move to Morro Bay I found an old box with navigation supplies and a stack of CD’s from my 3rd Mate days, unfortunately they were scratched

May 22, 2007
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Monday, May 21, 2007

Discover Maritime News & Stories

Here are some of the top stories of the day from our Maritime News Discoverer: Photos: How to build an offshore wind farm First North Korean cargo ship arrives

May 21, 2007
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Alaska Cruise Ship – New Mate, Wrong Turn

Sources close to gCaptain tell us the cruise ship that hit a rock near Juneau Alaska last week was being navigated by a young third mate on his first

May 21, 2007
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Saturday, May 19, 2007

National Maritime Day

May 22nd is National Maritime Day but most of the activities will be held this weekend. What is Maritime Day? Here’s MARAD’s answer: May 22nd is

May 19, 2007
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Friday, May 18, 2007

Alaska Cruise Ship Incident Has Ties to Exxon Valdez Grounding

A common misconception of the public is that the Exxon Valdez grounding was the direct result of an intoxicated Captain. Those of us in the industry know this

May 18, 2007
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