2018 Holiday Gift Guide

Santa's not the only one making lists and checking them twice this time of year. We know plenty of you out there in the are compiling wishlists in your tally books, guessing what your loved ones are pining for. This is where we come in. From coffee gear to gadgets and goodies, gCaptain's 2018 Holiday Gift Guide  is a selection of the finest gifts of … [Read more...]

Wood Charts – gCaptain’s Favorite High End Holiday Gift

Over the years we've shared dozens of amazing products - from gifts for the working sailor to small stocking stuffers - in our Holiday Gift Guides and we have received a few emails asking what, apart from our own merchandise, single gift idea is our favorite. The answer: BelowTheBoat 3D WoodCharts! The brainchild of artist Robbie & Kara Johnson, … [Read more...]

Who Sunk The Battleship?

Again. There was a collision at sea again. Last Thursday, as you most likely have already seen, there was a collision between a Nato Warship, the frigate the KNM Helge Ingstad, and a 250-meter tanker, the Sola TS. The tanker had just left its berth and was under tug escort when a head-on situation developed between the Sola TS and the KNM Helge Ingstad. The Vessel Traffic … [Read more...]

Veteran’s Day In Peace And War

by Salvatore R. Mercogliano, Ph.D. (gCaptain) This Veteran’s Day we remember the thousands of Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen, and Coast Guardsmen who gave their lives in defense of the United States of America.  We should also remember the thousands of merchant mariner veterans who set sail under the flag of the United States and exposed themselves to risk and … [Read more...]

Sexual Assault And The Jones Act – What Are The Victim’s Rights?

With the increase in public discussions on sexual abuse aboard ships we sat down with Steve Gordon, of Gordon Elias Seely, a Jones Act lawyer with experience representing victims of sexual assault, to ask him questions about this thorny topic.   You have seen an increase in the recent number of legal inquiries from rape victims, is this due in part to the #metoo … [Read more...]