Too Many gCaptain Readers Are Being Idiots At Sea

Please drop everything now and go buy a PLB, EPIRB or AIS SART! Yes, they really are that important... in today's episode of The REAL gCaptain Podcast we explain why. Don't miss the latest episode.... subscribe to our podcast today via: Anchor Google Podcasts Pocket Casts RadioPublic Spotify Stitcher Coming soon to iTunes. … [Read more...]

How To Learn To Tie ANY Knot

  In today's episode of The REAL gCAptain Podcast we teach you how to master any knot and remember it for life! Material Needed: A great knot book or Grogs Animated Knots One arm's length of 550 Paracord.   Don't miss the latest episode.... subscribe to our podcast today via: Anchor Google Podcasts Pocket … [Read more...]

A Simple Way To Prevent Fatalities At Sea

The saying goes that today's marine safety regulations where written in the blood of mariners who sailed before us... but is that statement true? Or is the USCG and IMO forgetting important lessons from the past? In today's episode of The REAL gCaptain Podcast we explore historical incident investigations and propose a simple idea for preventing future fatalities at … [Read more...]

Top 10 Reasons Why Ship Officers Fall Asleep On Watch

Have you ever fallen asleep while on watch at sea? In today's episode of The REAL gCaptain Podcast we offer advice on getting more sleep and better quality sleep aboard ship so that you are fully alert and awake on watch. Don't miss the latest episode.... subscribe to our podcast today via: Anchor Google Podcasts Pocket … [Read more...]

Should iPhones Be Allowed On The Bridge Of A Ship?

Most of today's Captains are reluctant to allow mobile phones on the bridge of their ships because they tend to pull the eyes of watchstanders away from the windows and bridge equipment and towards the device in the palm of their hand.  But what if smartphones could help you maintain a better lookout? What if they could help increase situational awareness in engine … [Read more...]