Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Shark at the wreck of the USS Tarpon
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How Are Shipwrecks Found And Protected In United States Waters?

Shipwrecks are the stuff of epic tales and imagination. Some sank in battle, some in transit. They were war machines, whalers and luxury cruise liners. Their doomed crew and passengers...

January 20, 2021
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Saturday, January 16, 2021
Leadership Is Language Book
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Book Review: Leadership Is Language

In his new book "Leadership Is Language, The Hidden Power of What You Say and What You Don't", former submarine commander Captain L David Marquet (USN Ret) dives deep into one of the most thoroughly investigated marine disasters, the sinking of the El Faro, and surfaces with new ideas on leadership and language.

January 16, 2021
Total Views: 1098

Saturday, December 5, 2020
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Captain Of Chaos – Masters Of Luck And Rule Tyrants

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Over the past few years a few of my fellow captains and I have been working on new ways to teach Bridge Resource Management (BRM). We...

December 5, 2020
Total Views: 9633

Thursday, December 3, 2020
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Interview With Rear Admiral Jack Buono, Superintendent of the USMMA at Kings Point

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Last week gCaptain had the privilege of interviewing Rear Admiral Jack Buono, USMS. Two years ago Buono was appointed as the thirteenth Superintendent of the United...

December 3, 2020
Total Views: 3284

Wednesday, December 2, 2020
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Board Diversity Action Alliance Launches Without A Single Maritime Company

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Just under a month since the start of the Board Diversity Action Alliance, big-time businesses including Albertsons, Centene Corp., Nordstrom Inc., and Under Armour have joined the...

December 2, 2020
Total Views: 1532

Tuesday, November 17, 2020
US MERCHANT MARINE CAPTAIN
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Forbes Challenges The Biden Administration To Act Now On Maritime Appointments

by John Konrad (gCaptain) In August 2017 President Trump swore in Rear Adm. Mark H. Buzby as MARAD Administrator, the top civilian maritime position in the United States. In the...

November 17, 2020
Total Views: 5909

Wednesday, November 11, 2020
American Flag Ship
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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...

November 11, 2020
Total Views: 78

Thursday, November 5, 2020
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Despite COVID Fears Yachts Depart For Historic Sydney to Hobart Race

by Amlan Chakraborty (Reuters) – This year’s Sydney to Hobart yacht race will proceed with COVID-19 measures in place following Tasmania’s decision to open borders to New South Wales, the...

November 5, 2020
Total Views: 68

Tuesday, October 13, 2020
u.s. china trade war
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China’s Maritime One Belt Road Goes Digital As US Navy Spends Billions On Weapon Technology

by Captain John Konrad V (gCaptain) The stock of China Merchants Energy Shipping (CMSE – SHA) climbed higher after the release of the company’s latest investor report where the company announced that...

October 13, 2020
Total Views: 108

Wednesday, September 30, 2020
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Op-Ed: The Popular Mechanics Of Maritime Innovation

by John Konrad (gCaptain) During a popular maritime innovation event today the Chief Innovation Officer of a major shipping company painted an enthusiastic picture of the future complete with shipboard...

September 30, 2020
Total Views: 58

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Mercy Ships Women Officers
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Hundreds Sign Up For This Week’s All Digital Women Offshore Event

This week, female cadets at maritime academies across the United States will join over 200 paid participants attending a virtual conference organized to inspire and educate women about opportunities in...

September 29, 2020
Total Views: 14

Monday, September 28, 2020
Book: The Captain, The Missionary, and the Bell
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Book Review: The Captain, The Missionary, and the Bell: The Wreck of the Steamship Atlantic

By Dr. Craig E. Philip (OpEd) In January of 1996, as President of Ingram Barge Company, I walked into the main lobby of the Seamen’s Church Institute (SCI) for the first...

September 28, 2020
Total Views: 30

Thursday, September 24, 2020
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Is Today World Maritime Day Or Maritime Fail Day?

Today is World Maritime Day, and a search of Google News reveals that the IMO has failed during what – because of the fact that more than 300,000 seafarers are...

September 24, 2020
Total Views: 47

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
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This Is How Important Articles About The Maritime Industry Are Researched And Written

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Today at 05:15 after waking up, after adjusting the heat, after donning a warm wool sweater, after grinding my favorite beans, after french pressing a pot,...

September 22, 2020
Total Views: 25

Monday, September 21, 2020
Photo Of USMMA Midshipman With Class Ring
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It’s Time For Kings Point To Step Up To The Plate

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) The United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) at Kings Point (KP), New York is our nation’s only service academy dedicated to an industry but, because...

September 21, 2020
Total Views: 273

Sunday, September 20, 2020
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WATCH: Marine Finance And The Power Of Dumb Questions

By Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) In our article “THIS IS NOT A DRILL”  we sounded the alarm on the failure of the US Merchant Marine. We followed that article with...

September 20, 2020
Total Views: 57

Friday, September 18, 2020
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Why Is ‘Big Data’ Important To Shipping?

In this podcast episode, Matt Morgan sits down with David Hirschman of the Blue Economy Podcast to discuss maritime market intelligence. How are data analytics shaping the future of global...

September 18, 2020
Total Views: 29

Tuesday, September 15, 2020
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Watch: gCaptain’s Impassioned Call For Change

It’s time, to be honest. gCaptain is overwhelmed and the industry is breaking. (Note: This is part one of a two part video. Click here to watch PART2) And here’s...

September 15, 2020
Total Views: 96

Friday, September 4, 2020
Inland Waterway Barge ZULU 2
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Why We Need To Rethink Inland Waterways

Op-Ed by Antoon Van Coillie (Blueline Logistics) A tsunami is gathering pace that  will overwhelm the inland waterway transport industry in Europe over the next 10 to 15 years, and will...

September 4, 2020
Total Views: 69

Wednesday, September 2, 2020
FDNY Fire Chief Hugh Halligan
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THIS IS NOT A DRILL – A Long Story About A Short Meeting To Save US Shipping

EDITORIAL NOTE: Elements of this story have been fictionalized for brevity. OP-ED By John Konrad (gCaptain) Those five words have special meaning. They motivate like no other. They ring for...

September 2, 2020
Total Views: 79