Tim Konrad

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

Friday, November 6, 2009

Anchor Handling Tug DOLPHIN III – Interesting Ship of The Week

This weeks Interesting Ship is Dolphin Marine international Dolphin III Towing and Anchor Handling Tug. The Dolphin III has been in service since 2001 and is

November 6, 2009
Total Views: 51

Friday, October 9, 2009

First Radio Distress Signal?

The first RADIO DISTRESS SIGNAL was transmitted from the East Goodwin Lightship on 17 March 1899 when the merchant vessel Elbe ran aground on the Goodwin

October 9, 2009
Total Views: 422

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Freedom Ship

Freedom Ship is a concept for a floating city proposed by Norman Nixon of Freedom Ship International. Current naval engineering techniques are inadequate for

July 29, 2009
Total Views: 77

Friday, May 15, 2009

World’s First Wave Farm

In an effort to bring our readers more “green” stories, we take a look at the worlds first wave farm off the coast of Portugal. dvice.com brings us

May 15, 2009
Total Views: 9

Sunday, February 22, 2009

MV Saldanha: Hijacked by Pirates

Earlier today the Greek-owned cargo ship MV Saldanha was seized by pirates in the Gulf of Aden. The BBC brings us more on this story. The BBC’s Jonah

February 22, 2009
Total Views: 918

Monday, February 16, 2009

5 Great Presidential Quotes on the Merchant Marine

To celebrate US Presidents Day we would like to bring you 5 of our favorite Presidential quotes on the Merchant Marines. 1. President John Adams, Memoirs No

February 16, 2009
Total Views: 367

Thursday, January 15, 2009

gCaptain’s NEW FORUM

_ We are very please to announce that we have completed the major upgrade to our forum software. The new software adds a host of new functionality including: *

January 15, 2009
Total Views: 35

Monday, January 12, 2009

250 Feared Dead In Indonesia Ferry Accident

Rescuers are lossing hope for some 250 passangers of a Indonesian ferry that sank in high seas off the cost of central Indonesia early yesterday morning. 

January 12, 2009
Total Views: 2

Friday, January 9, 2009
Maritime Security

Sirius Star Released By Pirates

The Saudi tanker, Sirius Star, has been released after a ransom of $3 million dollars was paid to the pirates holding the ship off the cost of Somalia. A

January 9, 2009
Total Views: 9

Thursday, January 8, 2009

NPR Piracy Podcast

Here at gCaptain.com we are big fans of National Public Radio. Like many of our readers, the gCaptain team, spends allot of our time traveling from place to

January 8, 2009
Total Views: 1


2009 Brings New Anti-Piracy Task Force

Anti-piracy measures in the Golf of Aden will be steeped up in 2009 after more than 100 attacks in 2008. The United States will lead a new anti-piracy task

January 8, 2009
Total Views: 8

Saturday, December 27, 2008

The BBC Box

Follow the BBC Box – a shipping container that BBC News is tracking througout the year to tell the story of international trade and the global economy.

December 27, 2008
Total Views: 107

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas

We like that wish all our readers a VERY MERRY

December 25, 2008
Total Views: 4

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Solo Rowing Mission Around the World

Oliver Hicks, 27 year old British adventure, pushes off this week from Wellington, New Zealand in an attempt to complete the first ever solo circumnavigation

December 24, 2008
Total Views: 28

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger

. Marc Levinson is the author of, The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger. In this interview Marc talks about

December 23, 2008
Total Views: 183

Monday, December 22, 2008

Undersea Cable Repairs Are Underway in Mediterranean

A French team of engineers on board the cable repair ship Raymond Croze have begun to repair the underwater cables that were severed late last week in the

December 22, 2008
Total Views: 35


USNS Mercy: United State’s Floating Hospital

The USNS MERCY (T-AH 19) was originally built as an oil tanker. Then in 1986, the ship was converted into a floating hospital. “Her primary mission is to

December 22, 2008
Total Views: 9

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Undersea Cables Cut: Loss of Internet

An undersea cable has been cut leaving 14 Countries without high speed internet access. wired.com brings us more on this developing story. Reports from the

December 20, 2008
Total Views: 6

Friday, December 19, 2008

Forum Discussion: Animal Planet Whale Wars

The gCaptain.com Forum now has nearly 900 active users who discuss wide variety issues that apply to the professional mariner. Some are deadly serious. Others

December 19, 2008
Total Views: 0

Thursday, December 18, 2008
Maritime Security

Weekly Roundup: Piracy Headlines From Around The World

Piracy in the Golf of Aden continue to grab headlines around the world. Here is a look at some of the top headlines from this weeks. BBC Chinese ships

December 18, 2008
Total Views: 74


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