Tim Konrad

Tim Konrad is the founder of gCaptain's sister site UnofficialNetworks.com.

Saturday, July 31, 2010
Mary Celeste = the greatest maritime mystery of all time.

Mary Celeste = the greatest maritime mystery of all time.

Undoubtedly the most famous of all the real-life ghost ships, the Mary Celeste was a merchant ship that was found derelict and adrift in the Atlantic Ocean in

July 31, 2010
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Ship Photo of the Week – Storm in Valparaiso, Chile

This weeks photo comes to us via boston.com/bigpicture. Waves batter a merchant vessel stranded along the coast during a heavy storm in Valparaiso City, Chile,

July 31, 2010
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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

NASA Hurricane Forecasting – GRIP

The Genesis and Rapid Intensification Processes mission, or GRIP, will use 15 cutting edge instruments, a Global Hawk UAV, a McDonnell Douglas DC-8 and a

July 27, 2010
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Sunday, July 18, 2010
Ship Design

MV Mont, Knock Nevis, Jahre Viking – World’s Largest Supertanker

MV Mont, formerly Knock Nevis, was the largest ship ever built. Before her final journey as the MV Mont she was known as the Knock Nevis and was a

July 18, 2010
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2010 Submarine Cable Map

Click on image for enlargement. 2010 Submarine Cable Map TeleGeography’s popular Submarine Cable Map has been fully updated for 2010. The latest edition

July 18, 2010
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Friday, July 16, 2010

MV Doulos: The World’s Oldest Passenger Ship

MV Doulos Update 2010: On March 18, 2010, Doulos was handed over to her new owner, Mr Eric Shaw, Director and Chief Executive of BizNaz Resources International

July 16, 2010
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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Port of Singapore – The World’s Busiest Container Port?

The Port of Singapore holds the title of world’s busiest container port because it handles the largest amount of total shipping tonnage. It also

July 15, 2010
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Ghost Ship – The Flying Dutchman

The legend of The Flying Dutchman is said to have started in 1641 when a Dutch ship sank off the coast of the Cape of Good Hope: In the

July 15, 2010
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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

German Water Bridge – Magdeburg Canal Bridge

The Magdeburg Canal Bridge This could be the worlds strangest bridge but here at gCaptain we think it is pretty cool. Germany’s water bridge known as the

July 14, 2010
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Sunday, July 11, 2010

10 Things to remember if you’re shipwrecked

Here is a unofficial pick of 10 things that you should remember if you are shipwrecked. These tips come from Yan Martel’s prize-winning novelLife of Pi,

July 11, 2010
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Holland America – Nieuw Amsterdam

Nieuw Amsterdam – 1905: “Built by Harland & Wolff at Belfast, Holland America’s first Nieuw Amsterdam was launched in 1905 and made her

July 11, 2010
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Thursday, July 8, 2010

gCaptain Forums are Back up and Running!

Dear gCaptain Forum Members, The gCaptain Forums are back up and running.  It appears that a on or around June 29th, an unexpected surge of traffic to

July 8, 2010
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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Garbage Patch – Plastic Island in the Pacific

With all the recent talk of the Gulf Oil Spill and its effect on the marine environment it is good to take a moment and look at some of

July 6, 2010
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Saturday, July 3, 2010

How Does Heavy Lift Work?

rigzone.com brings us this look into how heavy lift works? With major drilling and production facilities located offshore, the oil and gas industry must rely

July 3, 2010
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Friday, July 2, 2010

Oasis Of The Seas – Royal Caribbean

Oasis of the Seas set a new record of carrying over 6,000 passengers. She is owned and operated by Royal Caribbean International. “The ship was completed

July 2, 2010
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Sunday, June 20, 2010

China’s Containers

This map from worldmapper.org uses relative size to show proportion of all shipping containers being loaded and unloaded in each country. There are more

June 20, 2010
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Sunday, May 23, 2010
Norwegian Epic Cruise Ship: Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Epic Cruise Ship: Norwegian Cruise Line

In 2009 most of the hype in the cruise industry was about Royal Caribbean’s new cutting edge ship Oasis of the Seas. In 2010 the ship that is making

May 23, 2010
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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Huge Wave Hits Cruise Ship.

Huge wave hits cruise ship. Amateur video taken aboard a cruise ship shows a massive wave smashing windows and flooding parts of the vessel. Two passengers

May 16, 2010
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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Freefall Lifeboats – Is there a safer way?

Eide Marine Tech brings us a new Freefall lifeboat design. In a press release they

January 27, 2010
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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Waterspouts – Tornadoes At Sea

When tornado’s strike over sea they are known as Waterspouts. The Florida Keys see the largest number of waterspouts per year with as many as 400 to 500

January 14, 2010
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