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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

Sunday, July 1, 2007

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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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: 36

Saturday, June 30, 2007

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: 137

Friday, June 29, 2007

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: 1345

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: 586

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

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: 102

Monday, June 25, 2007

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: 25

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: 257

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: 720

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: 29

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

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
Total Views: 18


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: 10

Sunday, June 17, 2007

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

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: 167

Thursday, June 14, 2007

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: 61

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

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: 16

Monday, June 11, 2007
Lifesaving Incidents

Environmental Catastrophe Possible Averted as M/V Pasha Bulker Salvage Operation Continues

After pouring over the media reports and available facts I’ve decided the story can best be said by our resident maritime experts, gCaptian’s r.

June 11, 2007
Total Views: 262

Sunday, June 10, 2007
Fire Incidents

Philippine Ferry Incident – 255 People Caught in Ship Fire

Details are still emerging on a wood hulled ferry that caught fire shortly after departing Manila, Philippines. So far five people are confirmed dead and many

June 10, 2007
Total Views: 76

Lifesaving Incidents

Video – Coast Guard Helicopter Rescue of Pasha Bulker

Here is some good quality video of the brave Coast Guard helicopter rescue of the Pasha Bulker’s crew. For a photo slideshow of the incident go HERE and

June 10, 2007
Total Views: 146

Friday, June 8, 2007

MarEx Newsletter Responds to Email Flood from USCG Editorial

Our favorite maritime newsletter The Maritime Executive today responded to an article in their May 31st Newsletter that “drove more traffic than any

June 8, 2007
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